And I’m back!

September 2, 2014 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, RPG Hub 
I’ve returned from my business trip to Singapore last Saturday night, but with a few social obligations and my Wedding Anniversary yesterday I’m only really beginning to settle in to the old routine just now.[...]
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Why D&D?

September 2, 2014 from Incredible Vehicle
Filed under: 4e, roleplaying, RPG Hub 
I thought I’d fallen out of love with roleplaying. But it’s not so simple, is it? I hadn’t given D&D Next a second thought, disappointed after hearing rumors about spell memorization being back, tha[...]
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Pathfinder Human Ethnicities

September 2, 2014 from World of Alidor
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
A friend sent out a note on human ethnicities for Pathfinder to figure out and flesh out our characters. I tend to play Cheliax or Taldane humans and now I know which is which for role play and background. I Alidor games[...]
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Cryx Monday: The Necrotech

September 2, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Another goodies from the Cincycon mega-lot. This necrotech is an interesting figure. The sculpt is good and it paints up real nice. JP[...]
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Classic D&D Walkthrough Prints Now Available For Pre-Order

September 1, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I'm sure many of you have seen and enjoyed the classic D&D module walkthrough maps posted over at Wizards of the Coast. Well now pre-orders for prints of those amazing works are now being taken over at Mockman Press![...]
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#RPGADAY: Most Memorable Encounter

September 1, 2014 from Points of Light
Filed under: 4th edition, RPG Hub 
The most memorable campaign I ever ran was A Sundered World, which was also my last full-on 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons campaign (though, I'd like to change that). Overall I'd say that the campaign had a lot&[...]
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GM Games August Sales Report: A Nod to the Artists

September 1, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
July 22nd saw the release of The Manor #7.  The great thing about this issue is I got to meet and work with several people I'd never met before or hadn't spoken to before.  I mean +Jim Magnusson comes out of no[...]
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Hoard of the Dragon Queen reviewed: the final chapter

September 1, 2014 from RPG Treehouse
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Ok, let’s round this sucker up. Ultimate spoilage. The Cult have made a somewhat unlikely alliance. There’s this Cloud Giant, and he flies around in an ice castle powered by his dead wife’s spirit right[...]
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Why the Gem of the Flanaess?

September 1, 2014 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
A long while back there was a discussion in our weekly Greyhawk chats about the Azure Sea and that sparked an esoteric question in my head which I thought better explored in length here: Why the Gem of the Flan[...]
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What makes a good dungeon?

September 1, 2014 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
Last night in Pathfinder my players stumbled across a building that was pretty much a large office complex. GM's familiar with the module Burnt Offerings might have an inkling as to which building I'm talking about - but[...]
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Monster Mondays: Molluetuesk

September 1, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A molluetuesk is a large cave-lurking beast that appears similar to a huge horseshoe crab, which opens itself up into a cavernous opening. Its “mouth” very closely resembles an iridescent tranquil pool of wat[...]
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Vorpal Wind

September 1, 2014 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So here's one of my favorite bits of dodgy old background material from an obscure RPG.  And incidentally, it totally works as a half-assed justification for campaign-hopping FLAILSNAILS shenanigans.Vorpal Wind A Vo[...]
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Variant Acoylte (Hoard of the Dragon Queen)

September 1, 2014 from Thieves' Cant
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Below you will find a more sorcerous acolyte. I like the idea that dragon-blood sorcerers would work with the Cult of the Dragon, and this simple fix spices up the encounter variety.Right now, I've got the True Acolyte p[...]
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101 Days of Rifts: Monday Pointers Labor Day 2014

September 1, 2014 from Places To Go, People To Be
Filed under: Palladium, Rifts, RPG Hub 
One of the great things about this series is doing research. I’ve found a lot of things I did not realize were out there and now I can share some of it. D4: Mad Dog’s Multiverse This is... [[ This is a conten[...]
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Amazing Adventures Week!

September 1, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I love doing posts where I take a deep dive into a particular book or system.This week I want to cover Amazing Adventures by Jason Vey and produced by Troll Lord games.They are currently working on a 2nd Edition (which w[...]
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Kickstart These: CAV, Battle Systems & Boss Monster iOS

September 1, 2014 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There are a few cool looking Kickstarters up right now. Here’s a few that I’ve been pointed to that look pretty awesome. Reaper Miniatures CAV: Strike Operations Reaper is converting their Combat Assault Vehi[...]
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A Population Of Dinosaurs and the impact on RPG ecologies

How many types of dinosaurs were there? And how can a theoretical examination of the question be applied to RPG games? This is going to be one of the more unusual posts here at Campaign Mastery. For a start, it’s f[...]
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#RPGaDAY Round Up

September 1, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A big hand to everyone who participated in the first #RPGaDAY blogathon, and to Dave Chapman for coming up with and promulgating the idea. #RPGaDAY represents the single most sustained run of writing and posting I’[...]
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RPT Gems #1

September 1, 2014 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What Do Players Want Most? In his Engaging Characters and Stories video, Troy Alford from Nerd Rage tells us why players show up to sessions. He makes a great point I’ve not heard elsewhere. And you can leverage t[...]
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GM Jam: Changeling the Lost: Play on Target Podcast Special Ep. 3

September 1, 2014 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: Podcasts, RPG Hub 
This week Play on Target tries a new experiment where we “Take Aim At” a particular rpg or setting. To explore that we’ve gather several experienced GMs who have run the game. This first episode looks[...]
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surprising PC demographics from the 5e backgrounds

September 1, 2014 from Blog of Holding
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Let's assume that all PC backgrounds and traits are assigned randomly (there are 13 backgrounds so about 7.5% of PCs have each background). Out of every 1000 Player Characters: 15 are fire eaters. (d10 entertainer routin[...]
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Fighting Fantasy To Age Conversion: Blacksand

September 1, 2014 from Dragon Age Oracle
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The time came at last where I ran Blacksand for the group. Blacksand is another Fighting Fantasy book similar to Dungeoneer, in that it was made specifically for players to run for a group, as opposed to the usual FF sta[...]
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Azandir Campaign Log #5

September 1, 2014 from The Outsyder's Blog
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Characters: Fash - Whisper Gnome Fighter-Rogue (Stetson) Snapdragon - Kender Wizard-Alchemist (Jammie) Telamar - Half-Drow Ranger-Cleric (Me) Fjury - Human Fighter-Paladin (Jake) Master Meatbeard - Human Fighter-Rogue[...]
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Handprints Under Glass…

September 1, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG Hub 
(A brand new Little Spaces product is coming out this week and I wanted to share a taste…) (Medium/In Stasis/10/Science/Wounded/Open Space) The emergency beacon was the only thing that caught our attention. T[...]
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This Means War…

September 1, 2014 from Game Knight Reviews
Filed under: Campaign, RPG, RPG Hub 
Welcome back to the Front. Have you ever notice that when open up a history book or browse a multitude of news media sources odds are that it tends to be filled with wars and conflicts? The reasons for war (or “con[...]
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[WFRP 2e] Morrslieb’s Shadow 39

September 1, 2014 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
My PCMaximillian Morningglory, Halfling Vampire HunterMagnus the PonyMy companionsUdrin Sor-Valdir - High Elf WizardLudovic Hasselhoff - Human Entertainer (Absent)Durak Braksson - DwarfNPCsTegort [...]
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On Hoard of the Dragon Queen, Episode I Remix: Part I

September 1, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
People have already covered at length the problems with Hoard of the Dragon Queen.I'm going to run it, which means, I'm going to fix it. I'm not going to do it alone -- I'm going to blatantly steal from +Daniel Davis, [...]
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Round Table 32 – Sexual Harassment at the Table

September 1, 2014 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
Round Table 32 - Sexual Harassment at the Table PARENTAL/TRIGGER WARNING: Just a quick heads up to our listeners, this podcast discusses topics of a sexual harassment, abuse of DM power, and other subjects of an adult [...]
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Anygame System – Gamer Guide to Small Wars Manual part 1

September 1, 2014 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Any Game System or GM will benefit from this Free Public Domain Book! It will highlight Tasks  any Adventure (aka Operations) the PCs will engage. Note that this book has Pack Animal care and logistics notes, which [...]
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The Lady or the Tiger

September 1, 2014 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Our WaRP Weird Adventures game resumed yesterday and found our heroes re-united, but no closer to finding Urst's treasure. As an eldritch darkness seemed to be growing in the shadowy corners of the upstairs, they decide [...]
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Sunday Funnies: Hockey imitates life

September 1, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
It's been so hot here in Kentucky, that I find myself thinking about the cooler days... and HOCKEY! This closes out August. [...]
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Object of the Princeling’s Quest

September 1, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In "The Scavenger's Tale", the scavenger keeps rescuing a young man who is looking for a princess to rescue. Since the scavenger is that princess, and since she keeps rescuing him, maybe be should show an image of the "i[...]
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Fate Core vs. Dresden Files RPG

September 1, 2014 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
Hello there! How is your labor day weekend going? For me, I'm working all weekend (minus Saturday) as it is Move In day/weekend at the University. Anyhow, with that in mind I figured I'd talk a bit about FATE and how com[...]
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A Confession

September 1, 2014 from RPG Blog II
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So.I'm a Christian.Not just sort of a "yeah, I suppose God exists and I go to church now and again" Christian, but an evangelical Christian who loves Christ with all his heart, believes deeply in the love and truth of th[...]
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101 Days of Rifts: Palladium and OSR

September 1, 2014 from Places To Go, People To Be
Filed under: Palladium, Rifts, RPG Hub 
I’m sure some of you are thinking, “Hey Herb, didn’t you start this blog because of an interest in old school game and especially old school D&D. Why are you focusing on Rifts,... [[ This is a conte[...]
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Steve Jackson’s 2013 Stakeholder Report

September 1, 2014 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: GURPS, news, RPG Hub 
The 2013 stakeholder report is up over on the SJ Games website. Whether you are a fan of SJ Games products or not this offer a unique insight into the operations of a game company with commentary on the industry by one o[...]
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How to Grow a Fantasy Economy

August 31, 2014 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Other Systems, RPG Hub 
No, this is not how to increase the size of a fantasy economy if you are a fantasy ruler. I could teach classes on that, but I won’t. This is how to take a couple of small things and start building them into much[...]
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Greyhawk is a mess

August 31, 2014 from Greyhawk Grognard
Filed under: Legacy D&D, RPG, RPG Hub 
The Marklands, 20 miles per hexIn the process of getting ready for my 5E Greyhawk sandbox campaign (in two weeks - yikes!), I started where I always start. Maps. So in the process of trying to put together a map of the G[...]
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Interview Room: Strange Magic with Bradley Crouch

August 31, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: podcast, Podcasts, roleplaying, RPG, RPG Hub 
Interjection Games has created in the last few years some supplements for Pathfinder that have taken Vancian Magic, turned it around, messed with it, added some flavour, put some touches of genius on top and created som[...]
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My favourite RPG

August 31, 2014 from RPG Treehouse
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
For me there can only be one answer. Drum roll please. It’s… Not really. It’s Dungeons & Dragons. They say your first love is the one you’ll never forget. And so it is. From the earliest expe[...]
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Believe It or Not, I’m Walking On Air

August 31, 2014 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So, this is my 800th post, and it's a special one, because in the 6 years this blog has been around I can not believe I've never posted about this.Ladies, Gentlemen, Androgynous Androids from Antares, and Telepathic&nbs[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge – The Making Of The Series

August 31, 2014 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
This month, in addition to marking my 37th year in the hobby, needs to be acknowledged for being the first one in a long while in which I beat 12 posts in 30 to 31 days. In fact, I more than doubled that.How you may ask?[...]
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#RPGaDAY 31: Favorite RPG of All Time

August 31, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The #RPGaDAY prompt was concocted by Dave Chapman of Autocratik. Grab the list and join in! Dave Chapman tasks me. Oh, how he tasks me. Over the course of #RPGaDAY, the topics have circled around the idea of favorite a &[...]
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Game Night Aug 29 – Saving Greenest in Hoard of the Dragon Queen

August 31, 2014 from Wielding a Bohemian Ear Spoon
Filed under: RPG Hub 
As we were wrapping up tour first time playing official 5th edition this Friday, a player mentioned this was one of the best nights we have had in our six year span of Friday night gaming. It was raucous, hilarious, fast[...]
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Good Art At Reasonable Prices

August 31, 2014 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A good friend of mine and her husband are hitting a rough patch money wise. She is selling her art to try and help make ends meet, and it is pretty good art if I do say so myself. Don't let the sample images on the link [...]
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#RPGaDAY: Favorite RPG Ever

August 31, 2014 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: RPG Hub 
It’s the last day of #RPGaDAY! To summarize what I talked about during #RPGaDAY this month: Star Wars and Burning Wheel. I think most of the posts I made this month pretty much spoke of those two. So, what is my fa[...]
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RPG (every 10 or so) days

August 31, 2014 from Troll and Flame
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
It's a thing -> http://autocratik.com/media/img/rpg-a-day.jpgBut, I can't be arsed to write 31 individual blog posts. You get them in several mass ramblings!22nd - Best Secondhand RPG Purchase80% of my RPGs are f[...]
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Dark Days in Noxia

August 31, 2014 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
"Noxia, the northern country of Azurth, was once a region as bright and as hopeful as any other. Its Princess might be said to have been a bit moody, true, and given to overly romantic notions, perhaps, but she was young[...]
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Casting Runes 6: A Season for All Things – Session 13 Recap

August 31, 2014 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: Actual Play, campaign setting, roleplaying, RPG Hub 
This post continues the exploration and implementation of RuneQuest 6th Edition in a sword and sorcery campaign setting. This was a short session, focused on roleplaying through the fallout of events from the previo[...]
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Favorite RPG of All Time – #RPGaDay, Day 31

August 31, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
I’ve once again fallen way behind on the #RPGaDay effort, so am just going to happily write about the last topic in the list. I do have to thank  Dave Chapman of Autocratik for starting this fan[...]
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