The Game With No Name Math Trade

October 22, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, GURPS, Hero system, RPG Hub 
Matt Golec of the Penny Press design team has hosted a no-ship math trade at Carnage for some years now, coming up with thematic names to make us grin as we figure out what games we don’t want to own … Conti[...]
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Campaign Concepts: Little Folk

October 22, 2014 from RPG Character A Week
Filed under: RPG Hub 
"Little folk" refers to real little folk from legend and fantasy: not halflings or traditional fantasy gnomes, but folklore gnomes (the ones small enough to find shelter under a toadstool), pixies, and a handfu[...]
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Minis for Charity: Part 1 Conquistadores

October 22, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In case you don't know, I am taking part in a charity event at Moonlite Comics, in Frankfort KY, this coming weekend. To help raise some funds, I will be donating a number of painted minis (around 40) to raise money! Eve[...]
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Cryptworld, Chill, And Other Pacesetter Horrors Discussed On The Dead Games Society Podcast

October 22, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
Chad and Michael of The Dead Games Society interviewed Your Truly a few weeks ago for the DGS Podcast. And today the podcast went live. It was a great interview and great fun to do. If you'd like to know a bit about the [...]
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Character Class as Goal Setting

October 21, 2014 from The Rhetorical Gamer
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I’ve been writing long posts recently and I thought I’d take a breather and explore a small idea I had today. Character classes are a strange thing. Some people absolutely hate class-based systems, some peopl[...]
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Designing a Boffer LARP System (Part 28)

October 21, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Some of the things that have been mentioned earlier in the series relate to long term playability of a campaign. In part 8 I mentioned the idea of campaign resets, and how I don't like them (see the section in italics at[...]
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RPG Review – Unrighteous Villains

October 21, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: 4e, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub, World of Darkness 
By Endzeitgeist This pdf clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page how-to-use, 1 page ToC (including CR/MR), 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of[...]
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Alien: Isolation Review

October 21, 2014 from Points of Light
Filed under: Review, RPG Hub 
We'd actually purchased a PlayStation 4 several months ago, right before we moved. Given a lack of any games that we could give two fucks about, it's function beyond a very expensive brick didn't debut until a few weeks[...]
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Earthdawn 4th Edition Dice Roller

October 21, 2014 from Earthdawn Blog
Filed under: Earthdawn, RPG Hub 
The following dice roller software was originally created by Spader as a 3rd edition dice roller. The great thing about it was the possibility to use different dice tables by simply editing the file...[...]
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RPG Brainstroming: Wonders of a Fantasy World

October 21, 2014 from 6d6Fireball
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The seven wonders of our world include the Pyramids, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Gardens of Babylon. What wonders would existing in a fantasy world where magic is real? Let us have your ideas in the comments and you&[...]
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Conference this Week

October 21, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: Non-RPG, RPG Hub 
Hey all.I am headed to an Education Conference this week and will be out till Friday evening.Posting will be sporadic.  I have a few more horror movies in the hopper, but most will be this weekend.Looking forward to[...]
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VirtuaCon After Action Report: Corruption Uncovered, Avatars Arrested & Cyber-Apes Smashed

October 21, 2014 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: Play, RPG Hub 
VirtuaCon was awesome. It was one of the best convention experiences I’ve ever had- on or offline. I ran three games; a fourth didn’t go because I had a brief crisis that ate up the morning. I played with[...]
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[Tuesday Map] Cragmaw Hideout in the Coolant Processing Facility

The goblin trail leads to this cave, and presumably within they are holding the missing dwarf and fighter – maybe …Continue reading → [...]
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Carnagecast 56: Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League

October 21, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
This week on Carnagecast, we talked with Al Spader from Jetpack Comics about Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, Wizards of the Coast’s new Adventurers League organized play structure and what Dungeons & Dragon[...]
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Who Does That?

October 21, 2014 from Barking Alien
Filed under: advice, RPG, RPG Hub 
I hate dungeons.*Have I mentioned this before? I'm sure I have. If I haven't, that's a major faux pas on my part. My bad, sorry.I hate dungeons.**Now that we're clear, let me tell you  one reason why. Generally, it'[...]
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 21

October 21, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG Hub 
We’re down to the last ten days of this challenge and the dice just keep rolling… Today we’re back visiting Little Spaces: Gruesome Graves for some ideas. A few die rolls give us: Sense(s): Taste, Touc[...]
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Con Report: Huge Fun

October 21, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Thursday the 16thI arrive at the Con at the Cob hotel without a mishap like last year when my Google maps sent me to the wrong exit.  My roomie for the con, +Ken H pulled into the hotel at the exact same time. [...]
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New Magic Item – Ghost-Maker

October 21, 2014 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
“This town looks familiar . . .” the old warrior looked about suspiciously. “It has changed hands recently,” the squire said, “my Lord took it in glorious battle.  That is why it is cal[...]
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5E Background – Traveller

October 21, 2014 from Big Ball Of No Fun
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Traveller Some would call you vagrant, vagabond, tramp. drifter, but they just don't understand. You are gripped with wanderlust and enjoy the simply thrill of traveling from place to place, experiencing something ne[...]
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Whispers from the Well 10/19

October 21, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
Your weekly update of the goings on in Stonehell As reported by the tavernkeepers of the Ogre Face Inn Dangers of going it nearly alone Rare is the greed or the need to brave the depths of Stonehell without the suppor[...]
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The Rise of Tiamat: A DM’s and Player’s Overview

October 21, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Ideally, players and Dungeon Masters (DMs) who sit down to tackle The Rise of Tiamat will already have played Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Rise is a continuation of Hoard’s story about the Cult of the Dragon, but the[...]
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October Movie Challenge: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

October 21, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
October Movie Challenge: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)We had gone to see the new Dracula movie about a week and half ago (well 10 days) and my wife and I wanted to re-watch Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992.  Plus ther[...]
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THE LAST PARSEC is Fast, Furious, Fun and…Family Friendly?

October 21, 2014 from Cinerati
Filed under: RPG Hub, Savage Worlds 
I want you to try a little mental experiment for me. I want you to imagine the typical setting for the Savage Worlds role playing game. Have you got it set in your mind? Good. I want you to picture a scale of 1 to 10 a[...]
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The Vikings Have Landed – Codex Nordica Thane Unboxed

October 21, 2014 from Roleplay Geek
Filed under: Fluff/Inspiration, RPG Hub 
In some bizarre twist of history the vikings have once again sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and delivered my Codex Nordica Kickstarter Thane bundle.  There's a lot of stuff to digest but at the moment I am a happy[...]
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Superhero RPG Appendix N Challenge

October 21, 2014 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So, Barking Alien has challenged us Superhero RPG GMs to: [L]ist between 5 and 10 Superhero comic books, and 5 to 10 Superhero live action or animated shows or films, that typify your style of Superhero RP[...]
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Crossing Between the Shores

October 21, 2014 from Intelligence Check
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’ve spoken before about my love for anime. Likewise, I’ve also mentioned that I got a Netflix account a while back. Thus, it was surprising for me when I realized recently that I’d watched very little [...]
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Designing a Boffer LARP System (Part 27)

October 21, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
For those of you who don't know what Boffer LARPs look like, here's a few images from the session I attended on the weekend.On a vaguely related note, an interesting rule was adapted by this group after contact witth a C[...]
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Keep on Trucking!

October 20, 2014 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
A while back, I posted and then published a campaign idea and mini-game called Mutant Truckers of the Polyester Road. Illustrator Aaron Siddall is running a campaign based on that idea, and he has produced a nice map and[...]
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Replacment Ghostbusters RPG Cards, Ghost Die Available At Nerdy Show

October 20, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
 The Nerdy Show Ghostbusters Roleplaying Hub has announced the release of newly released equipment cards and laser-etched Ghost Die for use with the classic West End RPG "Ghostbusters!" The cards come is a sweet tuc[...]
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Daily Cosplay

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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The Red March

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Red March comprises that region around the Rilthwood that lies at the foot of the Grundliche Mountains. It refers to a wilderness area that is claimed by no king, but is distinct for its stone mounds and friendly thi[...]
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Imaginarium

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Royals…Foil Weird Al

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I really like Lorde's song Royals, but this Weird Al version is pretty good. Have no idea how he managed the bacterial lines.[...]
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Movie Trailer ~ The Dead Lands

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Warriors from Our Collective Past

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Race To The Moon – a lesson in story structure

I was catching up on a Documentary series recently aired on Australian TV over the weekend just passed, called “The Sixties”. Each episode attempts to encapsulate one aspect of the singular decade of my birth[...]
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Not So Sure

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
That this will catch on![...]
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Tour of ISS

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here's a pretty cool tour of the International Space Station. Astronaut Sunita Williams gives you a pretty humorous and very cool tour of living in space.[...]
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Word of the Day — Breteche

October 20, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In medieval fortresses, a bretèche or brattice is a small balcony with machicolations, usually built over a gate and sometimes in the corners of the fortress' wall, with the purpose of enabling defenders to sho[...]
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It’s a Good Day to Die

October 20, 2014 from Game Knight Reviews
Filed under: Campaign, GM, RPG Hub 
One of the trickier things to handle in a campaign is a player’s character death. Over many years of roleplaying, I’ve had my share of character deaths. Not being a computer game, there is no reload/respawn p[...]
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 20

October 20, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: design, Inspiration, RPG Hub 
Today we have another monster from an upcoming product…  Insta-NPCs #?: Monsters Most Foul will offer a way to create some interesting beasts to occupy your worlds. With just a few dice I came up with this co[...]
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Round Table 39 – DnDnG, Dynamite, and Rise of Tiamat Release

October 20, 2014 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
Round Table 39 - DnDnG, Dynamite, and Rise of Tiamat Release James Introcaso sits down with Sam Dillon, Trac [...] [...]
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The Gavid – World of Karlor

October 20, 2014 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
By Rick Herron The Gavid is a major artifact, a shield of immense power The Gavid is a major artifact – a shield of immense power – used by the forces of evil to put the entire world under their co[...]
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The OSR Scarecrow

October 20, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here is the only OSR Scarecrow you need.  This is the Scarecrow from The Witch.(Yeah I am a little late on the snark here, term start and I have a conference to go to this week.) ScarecrowAC: 9 [10]Hit Dice: 3d8* (1[...]
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[Tuesday Map] Cepheus’ Gallery

Another one of the caves leading into the catacombs beneath Triumph Mesa, this one is named after it’s primary resident, …Continue reading → [...]
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New to Rivertown

October 20, 2014 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Yesterday was the inaugural session of my 5th edition Land of Azurth campaign. Kully Keenstep (Jim, bard), Kairon (Eric, tiefling sorcerer), Waylon (Tug, frox thief), Dagmar (Andrea, dwarf cleric), and Berekose (Bob, fig[...]
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Coventry – A fan-made Savage Worlds Setting

October 20, 2014 from Geek Ken
Filed under: 4e D&D, Review, RPG Hub, Savage Worlds 
Continually I do see some discussion or a person pondering writing up a fan-made setting, when someone will aptly point out there are already some excellent ones available. As someone mentioned over in the G+ Savage Worl[...]
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Zombies! #6MMRPC

October 20, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This week's minimal update is brought to you by Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. However, in spite of the dark side's temptations, I did manage to get some paint on some minis.I made a little progress with the Deat[...]
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Rick and Morty – Packed full of Sci-Fi Tropes

October 20, 2014 from Roleplay Geek
Filed under: Fluff/Inspiration, RPG Hub 
I guess sometimes I can be accused of sleeping under a rock when it comes to the latest US TV shows, but I bet I'm not the only one.  Which is why I just have to share the love for Adult Swim's Rick and Morty.An exa[...]
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Southlands Sound Cues

October 20, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
When you venture into the Southlands, you want the right musical cues to accompany your intrepid player characters. Here’s a short list of epic music, much of it soundtracks from motion pictures with similar themes[...]
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