Planescape: Torment Returns on April 11th

March 29, 2017 from Cinerati
Filed under: RPG Hub 
When Bioware released Planescape: Torment in December of 1999, they did so just as 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons was gasping its last breath. Planescape was an odd choice to base a large scale computer rpg upon. The[...]
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Against the Dark Lord (Always)

March 29, 2017 from The Rhetorical Gamer
Filed under: Old School, RPG, RPG Hub 
I’m back. Because I could not be silent. I know that I put the blog to bed a while ago but recent events have upset my ability to let it go… On this blog, I have been a huge supporter of Adventurer Conqueror[...]
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Release the Kraken on Tramur’s Lakehouse!

Every month that Patreon funding remains over the $400 mark I sift through my back catalog and bring up a …Continue reading →[...]
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Improvisation hypothesis: Ideation Techniques

March 29, 2017 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub 
from the Gaming Skills Open Doc* So I just finished Unframed by Engine Publishing. Among my other studies (found in the Gaming Skills doc) is that one unifying hypothesis is that Improvisation is similar to mastering a[...]
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Screwing over the rest of the party… When is it reasonable?

March 29, 2017 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
“Hello, I’m your neurosurgeon, Doctor Michael Clauberg. Don’t worry, this won’t hurt—much!” It’s usually a bad idea to screw over the rest of your party, but, just sometimes, it&[...]
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Traveller: No Hero’s Journey

March 29, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Game Design, Other Systems, RPG, RPG Hub, Traveller 
00During the preparation of my upcoming Traveller campaign I realized something about Traveller: it’s different in one important aspect from most other roleplaying game. Characters don’t get new abilities ove[...]
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Wednesday Comics: New Image Fantasy

March 29, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Image Comics has been on a roll of late. Case(s) in point: Two relatively new fantasy collections you might want to check out.I mentioned 8House, the science fantasy series of series by Brandon Graham and various collabo[...]
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Rhym Megamap Preview

March 28, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I have sent to Vistaprint for a vinyl map of Rhym. People really enjoyed my NeoExodus map and it really was an important tool to show people where things happens. This will be particularly useful in my own adventure "Bl[...]
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Mythras Swords and Sorcery Advice

March 28, 2017 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Thinking of running a ‘swords-and-sorcery’ style Mythras (RuneQuest 6) campaign? This thread at the RPGsite contains some helpful advice.(Also, this older thread on using Mythras for Hyboria [the world of Con[...]
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Winning

March 28, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
Last Friday I posted a Matt Colville video about the slog. Monday I posted a Mat Colville video about Losing. Today I want to talk about Winning. Winning is something kind of strange in RPGs. As a child when explaining t[...]
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Tuesday Magic Item – Heart of Battle

March 28, 2017 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
“Our new officer is quite the tactician,” said Voddick, carefully slotting new quarrels into his box of such. “Agreed.  But it may not all be natural talent,” said Gollaon waxing a bow string[...]
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Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

March 28, 2017 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So it turns out that the Planescape teaser that I mentioned earlier was for the forthcoming 'Enhanced Edition' of the Planescape: Torment computer role-playing game. ("NewbieDM" was right!)Here is the official annou[...]
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Game Tech: Teamwork Tactics

March 28, 2017 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
ROLL TO VOLTRONI’ve run a lot of superhero games: Champions and Mutants & Masterminds campaigns across multiple editions. Plus I’ve had shorter dalliances with ICONS, Villains & Vigilantes, Aberrant, [...]
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Videric’s Hollow

“The crone Amylindis is whom you will have to find for those herbs you seek. She has built a small …Continue reading →[...]
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Kickstarter: Exilium–An Open D6 SF RPG

March 28, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, RPG, RPG Hub 
00Today Greg Saunders, the designer of “In Flames” contacted me. He is currently trying to fund “Exilium” which is a reimagining of the aforementioned “In Flames” RPG. So what is Exili[...]
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MOTE26 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Mote of Sin – Vampire the Masquerade

March 28, 2017 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
mote26 GM: Stu Players: Stork, Samantha, Tim, Jesse, Mac, Kimi This is the final episode before our Spring hiatus due to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. We’ll begin again with Session 27 in June. See you...[...]
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UA: A Trio of Subclasses Breakdown

March 27, 2017 from Brandes Stoddard
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
This week’s Unearthed Arcana wasn’t the downtime actions/ways to spend cash post that Mearls has intermittently teased for months now, but that’s okay. Instead, we get three more subclasses – a mo[...]
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Maps! My Real Maps!

March 27, 2017 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I've been tweaking my Micro-Adventures Patreon a bunch lately. I added two goals and two pledge levels. I wanted to enhance the participation of my Patreon, to involve my patrons more.I've added a $175 goal where each ad[...]
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What To Do

March 27, 2017 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Has anyone ever experienced a situation in which there is a player in the group whose character holds their actions, defers to NPCs, or says that there is nothing that they're character can do at the moment?This may be t[...]
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[Cryx Monday] Satyxis raiders

March 27, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
More from the Facebook Mega-lot... This time a set of classic metal satyxis raiders. I painted them with the same skin tone as Denagra and the Skarre that will be coming in the next weeks. [...]
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Building up a Composite Scene

March 27, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Step 1: First a 3D render of the key items in the scene is generated. This render handles things that need to remain consistent in the scene. Typical examples include the Lawbringer cycle, common vending machines, and in[...]
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GaryCon 2017 Recap

March 27, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
Well folks, I'm back and recovered from GaryCon and wow was it quite different than GenCon Indy. Different as in going back in time by 20 or 30 years. Here's a rundown on the weekend that I shared with my long time [...]
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GaryCon 2017 Recap

March 27, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
Well folks, I'm back and recovered from GaryCon and wow was it quite different than GenCon Indy. Different as in going back in time by 20 or 30 years. Here's a rundown on the weekend that I shared with my long time [...]
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Cthulhu Dice Go Metal

March 27, 2017 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: Call of Cthulhu, RPG Hub 
For as long as there has been gaming, there has dice and every gamer has a set that he loves, loathes, and places the fate of his characters upon. A gamer’s dice can be as simple or as sophisticated as he wants, wh[...]
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Cthulhu Dice Go Metal

March 27, 2017 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: Call of Cthulhu, RPG Hub 
For as long as there has been gaming, there has dice and every gamer has a set that he loves, loathes, and places the fate of his characters upon. A gamer’s dice can be as simple or as sophisticated as he wants, wh[...]
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Sporadic Saturday Sweetness: 2017-03-27

March 27, 2017 from Ravenous Role Playing
Filed under: RPG Hub 
It’s been an exciting and crazy two weeks since I last posted. I went on a handful of job interviews and one of them turned into a job offer! It’s almost as much work looking for work as it is actually workin[...]
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Unearthed Arcana – A Trio of Subclasses

March 27, 2017 from Shawn Ellsworth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This week’s edition of Unearthed Arcana gives us new looks at subclasses… The Way of the Drunken Master for Monk, Oath of Redemption for the Paladin and the Monster Slayer for the Ranger. With a quick glance[...]
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Ask The GMs: When Undead Go Stale, Part 3

Having been delayed 8 hours by a massive spam attack last night (650+ spam in 6 hours – but the effectiveness of my response is clear, only 17 spam made it through my protections while writing this article), it&rsq[...]
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In My Traveller Universe

March 27, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Fluff/Inspiration, Other Systems, RPG Hub, Traveller 
00The work on my version of the Traveller universe continues. Initially I planned to create a subsector from scratch and place it at the edges of an empire which was in the process of falling apart, but that turned out t[...]
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In My Traveller Universe

March 27, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Fluff/Inspiration, Other Systems, RPG Hub, Traveller 
00The work on my version of the Traveller universe continues. Initially I planned to create a subsector from scratch and place it at the edges of an empire which was in the process of falling apart, but that turned out t[...]
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Con Weekend!

March 27, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Great weekend to start my Spring Break.Frist up, met up with a friend at AdeptiCon on Friday for some Chicago style pizza.On my way I picked up a copy of Tales from the Yawning Portal and Paternoster Investigations. &nbs[...]
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The Appendix N Podcast – Episode 40 – “The Dweller in Darkness” and “The House on Curwen Street” by August Derleth

March 27, 2017 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
August Derleth expands the Cthulhu Mythos and shows us the darkness can be held at bay with just a little bit of bathtub gin in your belly. What hidden secrets lie behind the dark glasses of Laban Shrewsberry?   ww[...]
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A Blurry Picture of my Haul of Dubious Treasures from GaryCon

March 27, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
What we've got here is: Journey to the Cloud Castle, All The Worlds' Monsters Vol. 2, DM's Book of Nasty Tricks Misfits and Magic, The Hole Delver's Catalog, Dragons of Weng T'Sen, Amazon Mutual Wants You! Vol. 1, and Th[...]
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Building a Great D&D Character

March 26, 2017 from Sly Flourish
Filed under: RPG Hub 
We here at Sly Flourish focus almost exclusively on helping dungeon masters run better D&D games. It's been my charge for eight years. Today we're going to take a slightly different approach. We'r[...]
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Last Image of the Lawbringer

March 26, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
The Lawbringer needed a few features to make it feasible as a vehicle for our Agents of the Law. It needed mirrors, headlights, indicators, seat cushioning, footplates, display consoles, and handlebars.To add a bit more [...]
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Classic Dungeons and Dragons modules to be reprinted

March 26, 2017 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG Hub 
Well this is interesting: Goodman Games has partnered with Wizards of the Coast to publish some classic D&D modules in hardback form.Here is the full press release:Jump into Classic Dungeons & Dragons Adventure M[...]
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Losing

March 26, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
I had a post written for today. It was on this topic. Then I watched this video, and Matthew Colville says it so much better than I did. So rather than subject you to my words, here's the video.[...]
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