Drama vs. Realism vs. Game: Scenes

December 18, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
The heroes are in the middle of a political campaign, trying to win the support of the populace for their next effort. A key constituency is the kobolds of the Kobold Ghetto, and the players have decided to gain its favo[...]
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A Fox’s Guide to Conlangs (Part 1)

December 18, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Conlang is an abbreviation of “Constructed Language”, the practice of creating such things is referred to as “conlanging”. Conlanging is a hobby as old as fantasy literature, and perhaps even old[...]
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Legacies: The Battle for Gytha is about to launch

December 18, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Well I have 2 of the planned 6 adventures pretty much ready to move to playtest. I have posted an open invitation for people to playtest the adventure on the Legacies Facebook group. Join us if you can or want to playtes[...]
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Starter Adventures for Sale

December 18, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Yesterday I received my copy of Starter Adventures from Lulu.  I was pleased with the way it turned out.  This is my first experience dealing with POD.  I tried RPGNow first, but found it difficult to navi[...]
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5e Dungeon Masters Guide: The Paradoxical Economy of D&D

December 18, 2014 from Blog of Holding
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Game Design, RPG Hub 
The D&D Dungeon Masters Guide is out now, and it's a very cool resource filled with lots of new rules for treasure, magic items, world building, new downtime activities, and optional rules! Also, my name is in the pl[...]
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[Let’s Study The Strange by Monte Cook Games] Part 5: Creatures & NPCs

December 18, 2014 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’ll confess that the most amusing chapter of The Strange would have to be the Bestiary. If a game goes and labels itself “Strange” and expressly states that it is a setting that allows pretty much anyt[...]
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Goblins vs. humanoids

December 18, 2014 from Greyhawk Grognard
Filed under: Legacy D&D, RPG, RPG Hub 
I've long felt that the "goblinoid races" (goblins, hobgoblins, bugbears, and norkers) form a sort of sub-group within the broader category of humanoids in the implied (A)D&D universe, but this implicit unifying feat[...]
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Expedition to Castle Ravenloft: Castle Crashers

December 17, 2014 from Points of Light
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Cast Felicia (level 4 human thief) Gamamyr (level 5 elf wizard) Kyr (level 5 living star) Locum (level 5 slayer) Mim (level 5 witch w/ familiar) SummaryThe last time they had visited the village, the townsfolk were st[...]
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Atomic Robo: RPGs I Like

December 17, 2014 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
I’ve had a chance to read through the Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game a couple of times now. Here’s what I think. Production… The book’s gorgeous. Atomic Robo’s a substantial 6.75 x 1[...]
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Two Weeks until the Sea of Stars Kickstarter begins

December 17, 2014 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
Yes, and I am terribly unprepared.  But I will get it started this year even if only barely. I will definitely have a short adventure, Rogue Island, as a free download so that people can get a taste of the Sea of St[...]
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D&D’s 40th Anniversary Has Been A Busy One

December 17, 2014 from RetroRoleplaying
Filed under: RPG Hub 
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, and thus far it's been far more than a note on the calendar. Often, a major milestone for an entertainment product will be marked si[...]
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Owl & Weasel Wednesday #22 January 1977

December 17, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There is no page 131977 was a big year. It started out really cold but it also gave us two of the biggest genre movies and two of the biggest directors to ever be tangentially associated with RPG and D&D in particula[...]
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Movie Trailer ~ Cinderella

December 17, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Babylonian Music!

December 17, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Okay this is pretty cool. After a great deal of research and study and attempting to understand the ancient languages she is singing in, crossed and compared with modern variants, Stef Conner has composed a number of tra[...]
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The Case For Mystara in 5e D&D

December 17, 2014 from DM Samuels RPG Musings
Filed under: Legacy D&D, RPG, RPG Hub 
I was a guest on the Round Table podcast last night and we speculated about future published settings for D&D 5e. There are various and sundry reasons for and against every setting we discussed, but I don’t wan[...]
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Word of the Day — Knacker

December 17, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A knacker is a person in the trade of rendering animals that have died on farms or are unfit for human consumption, such as horses that can no longer work. This leads to the slang expression "knackered" meaning very tire[...]
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The GM as Magician

December 17, 2014 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Just a brief rumination that occurred to me while driving home today. There's a lot of tips about how to GM better games. And that's all well and good. But keep in mind something as you GM - you are like a magician to[...]
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Christmas Kills: The Legend of Holiday Group Collapse

December 17, 2014 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: Advice/Tools, RPG Hub 
Every year it’s the same: Players get busy, and before you know it, you don’t have a gaming group for much of November and all of December. This is a dangerous time for any gaming group, as it has the danger [...]
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Let There be Dragons

December 17, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Update

December 17, 2014 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So I've got a serious offer to write a second dungeony dragony type book, even though the first one is still delayed.  (I've seen a sample of the new layout and a draft of the cover and they are both hella sweet, by[...]
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Now for a word about Traveller

December 17, 2014 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: advice, RPG Hub, Traveller 
Traveller has always been one of my favorite science fiction RPGs. One of the hallmarks of Traveller is its dedicated fanbase and the fact they have supported the game continuously since its publication. First with Fanzi[...]
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Battle of the Five Armies today!!!

December 17, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In a few hours I'll be sitting in what will probably be a mostly empty theater (what do you expect for a noontime showing on a Wednesday?) watching the IMAX 3D version of the final installment of The Hobbit movie trilogy[...]
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The Loreshapers Tabletop Game Design Contest!

December 17, 2014 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Loreshapers Tabletop Game Design Contest is about making fun tabletop roleplaying games for the masses. The contest has two parts, a 24-hour game component and a 72-hour game component. Stuffer Shack is sponsoring th[...]
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On the Hoard of the Dragon Queen: Episode 6, Part II

December 17, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Castle Naerytar Why do the cultists drag the treasure thousands of miles north, only to fly it back south only a hop, skip, and a jump from Greenrest? A logical question, and the answer is pretty clear. The cult is co[...]
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New Release – The Oddvent Oddpendium!

December 17, 2014 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Oddvent Oddpendium is a a 22 page compilation of material for Into the Odd, including:- Three Adventure Sites.- Random Tables from What's on that Island? to I push the glowing red button!- Three new types of characte[...]
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ELDEMY02 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play Eldemy 02

December 17, 2014 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: podcast, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
ELDEMY02 Game System: DnD5E GM: Stu Venable Players: Bill, Bruce, Kimi, Kris, Tyler. Please Note: Happy Jacks Actual Play Podcasts are published unedited. Recordings include side conversations, interr[...]
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Review: Silent Night, Darkest Night

December 17, 2014 from Rule of the Dice
Filed under: pathfinder, Reviews, RPG, RPG Hub 
"You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen. The other reindeer from that song have all been eaten, by Rudolph. This monstrous reindeer was made fun of when he was growing up, but then he kept growing, dwarfing[...]
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Reincarnation

December 17, 2014 from Alex Schroeder
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
for #Narcosmos, by Rafael Chandler[...]
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Keith Baker (Gamer to Gamer)

December 17, 2014 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
James Introcaso sits down with Keith Baker, creator of the  [...]
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Bastion’s Favourite Gum Brands

December 17, 2014 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Chewing gum is huge in Bastion. Some flavours are designed for freshness, others are designed to show off how tough the chewer is with bolder flavours. A pack of five sticks costs 10p, and enthusiasts relish opportunitie[...]
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Collection of Curiosities: The Reflection Pool

December 17, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
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Water stretches out before you, reflecting the sky above. But what is within the pool? Perhaps the water element has more than just water in it! You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided [...]
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Convert To Fate To Test The Character

December 17, 2014 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
One of the fun things that marks FATE different from a lot of other RPGs is what set of rules the mechanics are designed to replicate. Simply put, where most RPG mechanics are designed to replicate the physical reality o[...]
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Ancient Archers

December 17, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here is a mixed group of ancient Mediterranean archers. These fellows can be used in pretty much every conflict around the Mediterranean! They can be Jews, Romans, Greeks, Carthagenians, Egyptians, Iberians, Macedonians,[...]
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A Fox’s Guide to…

December 17, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
A few months ago, I put forward the idea of a blog series about constructed languages, an artform known as "conlanging". As someone who has studied linguistics, I figured this might be interesti g to explore for a few po[...]
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Tuesday Magic Item – Dark of Night Cloak

December 17, 2014 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
Under the long night, the figure spread the dark cloth upon the neglected stones and began a chant that was ancient when the world was young.  At midnight, the last words were said and the figure cut their palm and [...]
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Odd Encounters – Mask

December 17, 2014 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
MaskSTR 14, DEX 18, WIL 12, 14hp, Armour 1. Featherless-Wing (d6).Wants to find out everything about you, and lie about its identity.A 9ft tall, unnaturally elegant, creature. Resembles a white, featherless bird. Will cr[...]
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Adventures in 5e, The Actual Session

December 16, 2014 from Game Knight Reviews
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
In the last two articles we’ve talked about character creation and module prep… now let’s get into how the actual play session went! Quite honestly, I wasn’t sure how this adventure was going to[...]
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Fachowa reperacja komputerów w serwisie komputerowym

December 16, 2014 from motorcitygamewerks.net
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Każdy sprzęt komputerowy czasami się psuje. Usterki w komputerze mogą rzecz jasna wynikać z wielu przeróżnych przyczyn, między innymi z nieodpowiedniego użytkowania komputer[...]
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Adventures that Never Were

December 16, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Found an old(er) post yesterday on the blog Save Vs. Dragon. "Classic" modules based on some classic rock songs.http://savevsdragon.blogspot.com/2012/11/classic-rock-song-titles-id-like-to-see.htmlFrankly these look so a[...]
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Injuries, and Worse

December 16, 2014 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
+Joe Banner has inspired me to push out this option for anyone that thinks Into the Odd isn't horrible enough.When you suffer Ability Score loss, but survive, roll on the appropriate table for the Ability Score that[...]
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2004: Castles & Crusades

December 16, 2014 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: Castles & Crusades, RPG Hub 
1974 is an important year for the gaming hobby. It is the year that Dungeons & Dragons was introduced, the original RPG from which all other RPGs would ultimately be derived and the original RPG from which so many c[...]
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5e DMG talks a good game about ancient dragons

December 16, 2014 from Blog of Holding
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The 5e DMG describes the tiers of the game from levels 1-4, where you fight rats in a basement, to level 17-20, where you fight "wyrms of tremendous power, whose sleep troubles kingdoms and whose waking threatens existen[...]
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On the Rational for Professional Gamesmastering

December 16, 2014 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Recently we've been talking a lot about Professional Gamesmastering. In fact, to facilitate brainstorming and discussion of this idea I started the Professional Gamesmaster Society on Google+ The first reaction was &quo[...]
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6 Party-Forming Plot Hooks (Starting In A Tavern)

December 16, 2014 from 6d6Fireball
Filed under: News, Reviews & Culture, RPG Hub 
It is one of the great cliches of fantasy gaming. The characters start the adventure as strangers in a tavern but are thrown together by events and form a party of adventurers. In this week’s RPG Thinktank we refr[...]
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Pacesetter/Mayfair Chill (And Cryptworld) Conversion Notes

December 16, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Game Design, gm tips, RPG Hub 
"Does anyone have a table or conversion tool to convert Pacesetter Chill stats over to Mayfair Chill, and vice-versa?" It's a request that seems to pop up every so often. The first edition of Chill (and Cryptworld, of c[...]
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Playtesting A Really Simple Dungeon Crawl

December 16, 2014 from Points of Light
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
My oldest loves playing board games, from Super Dungeon Explore to Forbidden Desert to Carcassonne, and my youngest has taken a very keen interest in my minis, dice, and other gaming bits, and ev[...]
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Time to go on the road with Open Spaces!

December 16, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
We’ve all been there as GMs… You know your PCs are going to be on a long journey, traveling through unfamiliar territory and potentially hitting some encounters along the way, so you pull out a few encounter[...]
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DC Cancels Batwoman

December 16, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
DC is pulling the plug on the Batwoman comic with issue #40 being the last. It is sad but not really a surprise.  Sales, and frankly the creativity, of the series has been lagging since J.H. Williams III and Haden B[...]
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On the Hoard of the Dragon Queen: Episode 6, Part I

December 16, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Let's get this series finished before the end of the year when it's time for me to run it.Before going any further, I'd like to take a minute to say Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat together is worthy of bei[...]
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5E Group Background – Family

December 16, 2014 from Big Ball Of No Fun
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
The World Builder Blog did a nice article on Group Backgrounds for 5E. Basically these are backgrounds with the assumption that the player characters are all from the same background instead of the usual individual o[...]
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