[Kickstarter] Starguild: Space Opera Noir tabletop RPG

February 6, 2016 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Let me start by giving a shout-out to author Alex White for providing me with a preview copy of his roleplaying game Starguild. I had it on my harddrive for a while when he announced the Kickstarter project but alas I ha[...]
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Steam Lunar New Year Sale!

February 5, 2016 from Rich Howard
Filed under: RPG Hub 
With the announcement of the 5e OGL/SRD and some potential changes in my work life, I’ll be taking a short hiatus from The Game Room and From the Depths. Look for announcements on new projects, PDFs, and more comin[...]
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Friday Night Videos: Songs of the Aquarian Order

February 5, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Sisters of the Aquarian Order are full of idea I have had for a number of years.  Some of those ideas have come from the music I listened too while conceptualizing it and other from music I listened to while writi[...]
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D&D 5e 2016 February Survey & Survey Results

February 5, 2016 from Michael Long
Filed under: news, RPG, RPG Hub 
We see another discussion of the previous monthly survey, with results from Rune Magic & the Rune Scribe Prestige Class, and the Unearthed Arcana Underdark-themed subclasses. Here is the excerpt from the article, and[...]
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Protected: Content Preview: Star Wars: Empire’s Twilight Actual Play

February 5, 2016 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.[...]
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Fanzine Focus: Vacant Ritual Assembly #1

February 5, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On the tail of Old School Renaissance has come another movement—the rise of the fanzine. Although the fanzine—a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon[...]
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Microlite74 Basic, Standard, and Extended Available on DrivethruRPG/RPGNow (Still Free)

February 5, 2016 from RetroRoleplaying
Filed under: Microlite74, RPG Hub, Swords and Wizardry 
Last week, I decided to try listing one of my free games, Tarnhelm's Terrible Tome, on DrivethruRPG/RPGNow as "Pay What You Want" games as a test. It was a success with over 100 downloads. I'm now going to go ahead an ma[...]
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Dark Future Ahead 14 – News from the ‘Net of a Cyberpunk bent

February 5, 2016 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
Tune in for the latest interesting and cyberpunk inspiring stories that I have found: Did you know that cheese in one of the most stolen foods in the world?  Read about the high tech band of thieves who stole nearly[...]
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Hell is for Geniuses

February 5, 2016 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
In working on my Blood & Treasure revision, I started thinking today about one of the aspects of monsters that often gets overlooked - intelligence. Starting in AD&D, monsters started getting intelligence ratings[...]
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Kickstarter: Tavern Tales

February 5, 2016 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
When it comes to fantasy role playing, most of the big names are fairly crunchy following the D&D and Pathfinder molds. While games like FATE do offer a more cinematic take, it does so through the lens of a universal[...]
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The Roadside Fortress

Roadside Fortress (with grid) Most borders remain generally undefended, with the occasional watch tower near primary points of interest. But …Continue reading →[...]
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Stonehell Tavern Talk

February 5, 2016 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Hanging on a peg in the corner of the tavern was a crutch. Siegfried Einfub, it’s owner, sat next to it in a rickety wooden chair. The howling of his laughter poured through the unshuttered windows and out onto the[...]
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Kickstart Your Weekend: Andreas Walters’ Monster Babies

February 5, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
If you remember a while back there was this great Kickstarter for the Baby Bestiary. It was fun and I liked the concept.  Plus the art was amazing. Well +Andreas Walters is back and now Baby Bestiary 2 is being Kicks[...]
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In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

February 5, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I'd initially planned to not to get any new art for the Strange Stars OSR book, instead reusing the great stuff that had been done for the Fate book, but when Jason Sholtis expressed interest in doing a piece, I had to t[...]
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Steampunk Armor for D&D 5th Edition

February 4, 2016 from Shawn
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Last week on the Campaign Trail I looked Steampunk Weapons for D&D 5th Edition. Both my homebrew setting and a little something else I’ve been working contain steampunk inspired tech. This week I look at Steamp[...]
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Discussion: Do You Track XP?

February 4, 2016 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
How much XP does your current character have in them? If the GM wanted to bring someone new in at 75% of your XP could you tell them an amount? Is it written down somewhere, or would you have to re-work your character's [...]
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Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition is Out on DriveThruRPG!

February 4, 2016 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Not long after the Kickstarter finished, Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games has just released the second edition of his high-action Ninja RPG: Ninja Crusade. Formerly known as Wu Xing: the Ninja Crusade, this new release pu[...]
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Monster Babies

February 4, 2016 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Why didn't I hear of this earlier?I don't usually spruik Kickstarter projects, I don't know if I've ever done so here on the blog. But, when I was contacted by Andreas Walters to have a look at his new project, I was ins[...]
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[Let’s Study Degenesis: Rebirth] Part 3: Cults

February 4, 2016 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Perhaps more than just the Cultures, the biggest decision that you’ll end up making in Degenesis character creation is which of the Thirteen Cults you want your character to be in. Cults are factions that are bound[...]
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Treasures for My Peoples

February 4, 2016 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
January's Micro-Adventures are flying out the door tomorrow.  I'm sending out two laminated offerings this month, On the Banks of Pulling Creek and The Houghington House.  Those patrons that pledge $2.50 and ab[...]
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Johnn Four Made Me a Better GM, and He Can Make You a Better GM Too

February 4, 2016 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: Advice/Tools, RPG Hub 
I’ve been subscribed to Johnn Four’s RPGTips email since I started gaming. Looking back at my email, it looks like it was at least 2005, but I know it went back much, much earlier, probably back to 2000. Most[...]
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Show. Don’t Tell.

February 4, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I was thinking about my post from this morning about Tharizdun, the Temple and various things that happened in the wee hours of history. While I have a nice little mythology going here with bits that date back all the w[...]
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Cartographic Deal of the Day! 50% Off!

February 4, 2016 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Today and today only, the 2015 Dodecahedron Cartographic Review PDF is available from RPGnow at 50% off as the deal …Continue reading →[...]
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Ask The GMs: Iceberg Plotlines: Massive Plot Arcs in RPGs

This is the second of these Ask-The-GMs that I’m tackling without recourse to my usual allies and fellow-GMs. Today’s question is asks about something I’ve described using a number of different terms ov[...]
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The Assassin Class, Redux

February 4, 2016 from Brandes Stoddard
Filed under: D&D 4e, RPG Hub 
In the Rogue Class, Part Five, I discussed the Assassin in broad terms, but didn’t have enough reference text to write about it in detail. I have since corrected this fault, with a copy of Dragon Magazine #379, wit[...]
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Replacing the Temple of Elemental Evil

February 4, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Not replacing as in removing and putting something else in its place, but moving it to a different place. The "Come Endless Darkness" plot is moving along nicely. But I really need to introduce the Temple of [...]
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All the 5e SRD Creatures Laid out on Cards

February 4, 2016 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: RPG Hub 
We’ve just finished condensing, editing, and laying out all the ‘System Reference’ creatures of the 5th edition of the world’s most popular Fantasy RPGs on print-them-yourself trading cards. [...]
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Fanzine Focus: Skullfuck #1

February 4, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On the tail of Old School Renaissance has come another movement—the rise of the fanzine. Although the fanzine—a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon[...]
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Strange Stars W,X, and Y

February 4, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Over at the Fate SF blog, John Till (author of Strange Stars Fate) is in the final lap of his "Strange Stars A-Z." This week, he's covered:W for "Woon Academies"X for the nongendered pronouns "Xe-Xem-Xir"and Y for a "Yan[...]
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Twitter’s Adventure Seeds: Abandoned Places

February 4, 2016 from Siskoids Blog of Geekery
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG Hub 
I freely admit that I follow certain Twitter accounts just because the pics they post inspire some cool adventure ideas for my favorite role-playing games. A picture can indeed be worth a 1000 words, and can certainly be[...]
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Survivor’s Guilt

February 4, 2016 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Toward the end of last year I discussed an idea about using mind control in a game. The whole idea was to make the mind control a narrative aspect that the characters had no influence over, but to make the game about som[...]
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How Much XP To Give Out

February 3, 2016 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: advice, GM, RPG Hub 
On Monday I talked about how you're doing XP in your game all wrong. Today I want to talk about how much XP you should be giving out. Unfortunately, since every game uses a different scale and system for XP, I can't just[...]
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My Little Pony: Raging Barbarian

February 3, 2016 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Continuing my ponies from Impact Miniatures. At Christmas, I gave the kids their ponies, now those ponies belong to dad (for use with the kids). This fellow has a lot of character and really feels like an enraged barbar[...]
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