[Son of BADASS!] Preview: Evil Plan Creation Table

April 28, 2015 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Just because I don’t want people to forget about BADASS! I’m posting a preview of the upcoming second edition of 2011’s action movie satire RPG titled “Son of BADASS!” [...]
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One Page Dungeon WIP

April 28, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I totally didn't realise that we were most of the way through the One-Page Dungeon contest, so I've started scribbling some ideas down. An ancient and degraded pit carved into the ground long before anyone can remember, [...]
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Whitebox20: Combat & Goblins

April 27, 2015 from Lost Papers of Tsojcanth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Combat rules took a while to decide. Literally, it’s what I thought about for the past few weeks when I woke up at night. I wanted it based on the W20 check rules, and Melee and Missile be skills. It could have bee[...]
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Video Unboxing Torn Armor

April 27, 2015 from G*M*S Magazine
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I am not one for wargames because they take too long to play (usually) and I am not one for long games. When Alyssa Faden came up with Torn Armor, I was hooked and i backed the Kickstarter. Then I had Alyssa in the podca[...]
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A Personal Statement Why I’m Happy that BOOM! Studios is Publishing Tribute to Charles M. Schulz

April 27, 2015 from Cinerati
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Charles M. Schulz's PEANUTS comic strip has long been a cornerstone of American Pop Culture. The glimpses into the lives of Charlie Brown and friends have resonated with audiences for decades and now BOOM! Studios is pub[...]
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The Dragonslayers Assemble!

April 27, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: 3.x, RPG Hub 
The Dragonslayers are fresh off their victory over the Tomb of Horrors.  We had one near casualty and one character that had to take that other character back. They are now headed home but the Barrier Peaks are in their[...]
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U is for Undead

April 27, 2015 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I really like the idea of undead, but they seem like such an overused idea in fantasy roleplaying games. I'm sure everyone's sick of vampires by now. Is anybody scared of mummies? Zombies are all the hottest rage. These [...]
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Fabled Lands: Cities of Gold and Glory Review

April 27, 2015 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Cities of Gold and Glory is the second entry into the Fabled Lands gamebook series, expanding the world into the green and pleasant land of Golnir, which is essentially Arthurian Britain, which suits me fine.If you decid[...]
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Elements of a Homebrewed Campaign

April 27, 2015 from Greyhawk Grognard
Filed under: 1E, Legacy D&D, RPG, RPG Hub 
I've been giving some thought lately to setting up a homebrew campaign for some 1st Edition gaming. I'm a big proponent of Gygax's "bulls-eye" method of campaign design; sketch out the broader world first, and then do ev[...]
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Wayism (A to Z Challenge, W)

April 27, 2015 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: RPG Hub, World Building 
Wayism The Way is the Way.  Wayism is as much a philosophy as a belief in higher powers, while existing before the Sundering, it has spread widely since then filling a need among people for guidelines to live by.&nb[...]
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Kiel Chenier creates a mindblowing trailer: You won’t believe what happens next!

April 27, 2015 from Unofficial Games
Filed under: Game Design, RPG, RPG Hub 
So that trailer is cool, it has the wonderful art of Jez Gordon, the voice work of Cole Long, and the production skills of Kiel Chenier.  Fantastic.I also figure anyone who reads my blog is neither unaware of nor u[...]
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Disease and Despair – the healing-resistant nightmare

April 27, 2015 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: Campaigns, Inspiration, pathfinder, RPG Hub 
Another filler article today, I’m afraid. By skipping half the things I was supposed to do over the weekend I finally got my sleep schedule back to something approaching my standards of normality. One of the things[...]
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What’s Up? What I’m doing?

April 27, 2015 from The Geek Life Project
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
It’s been a while since I did sort of self motivational post about what the heck I’ve got on my plate so here you go. Blogging: Well still at it obviously but I’m still scratching my head about the futu[...]
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Daily Cosplay

April 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
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Being Caveman

April 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
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I'm not sure why, when I think about cavemen, that the thought of it appeals to me so . . . perhaps its because I don't actually live in a cave and can idolize the life . . . but whenever I picture them hunched over thei[...]
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These Guys

April 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
These two idiots ruined it for everyone.[...]
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The Deep Quiet

April 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In the world of Aihrde the ocean bottoms are referred to as 'The Deep Quiet." Those who slip beneath the waves of the Dulzine Ocean, the Amber Sea or any of the manifold bodies of water are said to have "gone to the Deep[...]
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Armor Up

April 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Bijou - Sergio Torregimeno[...]
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Word of the Day — Poison Ivy

April 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Toxicodendron radicans, commonly known as poison ivy (older synonyms are Rhus toxicodendron and Rhus radicans), is a poisonous North American and Asian flowering plant that is well known for causing an itching, irritatin[...]
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Villain of the Week

April 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Your Villain for the week...though this one might be a bit tough. I love the smaller spiders crawling around and the harnass is just cool.[...]
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RPT#654: How to Use Meddling Gods to Make Life Very Interesting for Your Players

April 27, 2015 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Five different ways to make lives interesting for the PCs with meddling gods. My world-building framework always starts with the gods because they influence my fantasy games so much. Gods should be active agents in games[...]
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Our Heroic Age

April 27, 2015 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Though we played a lot of fantasy games (mostly AD&D) in my middle and high school years--probably more than anything else--our longest campaigns (defined as the same characters in the same setting/situation) were in[...]
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Staging a Scene vs. Detailing a Location

April 27, 2015 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: design, Inspiration, RPG Hub 
Last Friday I took apart a great Dungeon Crawl Classics module from Goodman Games and attempted to put it in terms of production elements. Words, pages, artwork, etc. Today I want to approach it from a different point of[...]
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Cert or Card Background

April 27, 2015 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
We’re running a DCC game with rotating DMs. With DCC, the various long term- and side- effects of magic items …Continue reading → [...]
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On Über in Gaming

April 27, 2015 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I bought some comics.I haven't bought comics in a long time, because the books are heavy and take up a lot of space. Comixology to the rescue.Some interesting tidbits, before I get to the actual gameable content of &Uum[...]
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A to Z of Vampires: Wurdalak

April 27, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Off to Russia again today to visit the family preying Wurdalak!  The wurdalak was popularized by the film, Black Sabbath (from which the famous band gets their name!).  I covered this movie in my last October Horror M[...]
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Back to Basics Narrative Tool of Scaling; Definition – World Building Game Style?

April 27, 2015 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub, World Building 
Scope and Scale: Individual vs Individuals with organizations. If I were to look at the Novels and Stories I'm currently into, they are different from the stories that focus on individuals and their heroism in the f[...]
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Random Map Monday Has Been Interupted

April 27, 2015 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This weekend I focused my attention on finishing all my writing for The Manor, issue #8.  It's been a long time coming.  It was great to get the last article done.  I'm waiting on one last piece of art.&nb[...]
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Beyond the Wall- New Character Playbook and Class- The Cursed

April 27, 2015 from Wrath of Zombie
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The other day I posted a new character book and class- the Exiled Monk.  Yesterday I posted my houserules that I am incorporating into my soon-to-be Beyond the Wall game. This campaign is going to be more fantastica[...]
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W: Weird

April 27, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
"Here they are again." Nimble pointed to the floor. "Three toed this time."Rathgar turned to Feris "You've been keeping track. Does this match anything you know?" "Bloody footprints that appear and disappear with varying[...]
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Scarytown

April 27, 2015 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There are stories of people stumbling into made-up places. These aren't real, they're just from novels, paintings, or old wives' tales.Key Principles of Made Up PlacesYou can only go there if you know the story. The[...]
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Round Table 66 – Fantasy Grounds and Modifying Classes

April 27, 2015 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
James Introcaso sits down with Andrew Kane, Vegas Lancaster,  [...]
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UD193: 5th anniversary gaming stories!

April 27, 2015 from Undergopher Central
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
FIVE YEARS!!!! WOOOOT! UnderDiscussion is five years old and we decided it was time to tell you some classic gaming stories! [...]
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Experiments in building a 5e D&D race: The Shardmind.

April 27, 2015 from Newbie DM
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Here’s my 5e version of the Shardmind, a race introduced in the 4e PHB3. The Shardmind origin is described as the shattered pieces of a gate at the edge of the far realm. Or something to that effect. Honestly, I do[...]
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This is Phase World…It’s Nothing Like Regular Rifts, Honest

April 27, 2015 from Places To Go, People To Be
Filed under: Palladium, Rifts, RPG Hub 
Tonight was character generation for the Phase World Game: Mary, a 10′ bipedal dinosaur (Seljuk) mercenary with a grenade launcher, a power halberd, a combat laser rifle, and power armor that... [[ This is a conten[...]
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Introducing New Players To The Hobby

April 27, 2015 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: advice, RPG Hub 
I talk about this here from time to time, but with the discussion on Friday I figured it might be a good time to bring it up again. Introducing new players to the hobby is both easier and harder than ever. In general, so[...]
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Sword of Kas Through Editions

April 27, 2015 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: 4th edition, RPG Hub 
It's one of those slow weekends off from gaming so let's do some comparative study of the many versions of the famous Sword of Kas! All fans of Greyhawk should know the legends of Kas, Vecna and their[...]
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[Cryptworld] New Thing: Flotsam

April 27, 2015 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
An Aquatic Blob for Cryptworld FLOTSAM STR: 5 (75) --- WPR: NA DEX: NA --- PER: NA AGL: 4 (60) --- PCN: 3 (45) STA: 4 (60) --- PWR: NA ATT: 1/68% --- WND: 0* MV: W 125 Experience: 750 A Flotsam is a form of Spac[...]
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Some 5th edition NPCs for a Feudal Setting

April 26, 2015 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The NPCs templates found in the back of the 5e Basic Dungeon Master’s Guide and the 5e Monster Manual are a great resource for a campaign. However they don’t cover the range of military types that would be f[...]
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Criticals

April 26, 2015 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Other Systems, RPG Hub 
There are a couple of places in our latest book 100 Character Histories where I used the term “pocket critical”. I’m not sure if this is a term I just made up or not, but a “pocket critical&rdquo[...]
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Beyond the Wall House Rules

April 26, 2015 from Wrath of Zombie
Filed under: RPG Hub 
At the end of May I am going to be running a game for some friends who have never RPG’d before and I figured I’d use Beyond the Wall to introduce them to the fun that is rolling dice and BSing with frien[...]
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Experiments in building a 5e D&D race: The Loxo

April 26, 2015 from Newbie DM
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
I’ve been making monsters for 5e here and there, trying my hand at some homebrew design work, so I decided to try and make a new race for the game. I felt like going outside the box in my thinking so I went with on[...]
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Dungeon World: Concerning Hirelings

April 26, 2015 from Points of Light
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
I more or less grew up on 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons, but in the rare instance that we made it to 9th-level we just kept adventuring: no one stopped to build a castle or church, and we never had any hired help. A[...]
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Arduin Grimoire, Part XII

April 26, 2015 from LizardGames
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Old School, Review, RPG Hub 
Arduin Grimoire, Part XII Alignment, Combat, And Combat About Alignment There was an “alignment chart” earlier in the book, but now we have an essay about it. It’s very clearly based on the original tri[...]
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Rethinking Domain-Level Play in the Hill Cantons

April 26, 2015 from Hill Cantons
Filed under: RPG Hub 
If you've followed this blog for longer than you reasonably should, you may remember that 3-4 years back I had spent a good deal of time exploring domain level play. Indeed I ran two whole campaigns, the Domain Game I [...]
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[Sunday Map] Kevin Campbell’s Classic Dungeon Level 1

Another Kevin Campbell piece for this Sunday. My love of Kevin’s work includes his free approach to angles, building maps …Continue reading → [...]
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Load the train—faster! faster!

April 26, 2015 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
If you thought that at twenty minutes long that Yardmaster was too long a game, then there is a solution. Funded through Kickstarter and also published by Crash Games, Yardmaster Express is a micro game that can b[...]
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Sunday Inspirational Image: Hiking Trail

April 26, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
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Villains (A to Z Challenge, V)

April 26, 2015 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: RPG Hub, World Building 
Villains Who are the villains of the Sea of Stars?  It depends on how you define villain, wikitonary defines one as: A vile, wicked person. An extremely depraved person, or one capable or guilty of great crimes. A d[...]
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How much can you say without words?

April 26, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
"I am Groot"It's not a lot but context is important and can turn a simple phrase into something funny, deep, confusing, or serious.Between studying Pragmatics (the use of language in context), and the current 200 word RP[...]
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