Weird Realms of the Borderlands

September 25, 2016 from Willfully and Persistently
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Looks like I'll be running a D&D session at the Weird Realms opening shindig. (Yeah, I know there's not much at that link just yet. I'm mostly just including it for future reference.) They're doing a thing where a bu[...]
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Creative Sunday – Mayim Bialik and Grok Nation

September 25, 2016 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
Mayim Bialik who is the actress behind Amy Farrah Fowler on the Big Bang Theory (who I first encountered when she played Blossom in the show of the same name) who, besides being a very funny lady, is also an activist for[...]
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Game Day: Of Death and Polearms

September 25, 2016 from Nuketown
Filed under: RPG Hub 
After a few months of talking about the game, my monthly Saturday gaming group decided to give D&D 5th Edition a try. Rather than run a playtest campaign like the Blackrazors, our dungeon master is running us through[...]
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Speed Character Creation

September 25, 2016 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
Pretend you’re trying to create characters for a point based game like Legend Quest.  (Point based means you are given a certain number of points to create your character and you spend them on the things that [...]
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Questing GM’s Game Master Tools, Aids, Apps & Hacks

September 25, 2016 from Questing GM; A Borneon Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub, Tools 
It has been years since I've participated in a RPG Blog Carnival. My records show that my last entry went as far as 2010 when I actually even hosted one (gods, it feels so long ago that I had actually forgotten about it)[...]
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AD&D Players Handbook part 27: 3rd-Level Cleric Spells

September 25, 2016 from Save Or Die!
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG Hub 
There are twelve third-level spells for clerics in the Player's Handbook.  Six of those were introduced in OD&D: continual light, cure disease, locate object, prayer, remove curse and speak with dead.  Anim[...]
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ORC Edinburgh: Moving On

September 25, 2016 from Bill Heron
Filed under: RPG Hub 
ORC Edinburgh (Open Roleplaying Community Edinburgh) is the RPG community website I’ve been running for several years. It has been a challenge. The RPG scene in Edinburgh has grown exponentially, along with other t[...]
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All The World’s Monsters, Volume 1 Part 2

September 25, 2016 from LizardGames
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Old School, Review, roleplaying, RPG, RPG Hub 
All The World’s Monsters, Volume I Part II Subsection III, Paragraph VII Whereas the party of the first part…. Welcome back to another installment of the walkthrough of All The World’s Monsters, Volume[...]
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Sunday Inspirational Image: The Grand Canal

September 25, 2016 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There is really something magical about Venice... Something about the was light and water interact.by Federico Paolo Nerly[...]
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The Balancing Act

September 25, 2016 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Balance isn't about making things equal, it's about preserving interesting choices.CharactersStarter Packages lightly balance characters with higher scores against those with lower, by giving the low-rolling player bette[...]
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Elimination of Duplication

September 25, 2016 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
After a few days break, working on other projects, I looked back at "Tales" and realised that there was something that simply felt like it was a odd duplication within the rules. Two of the mechanisms seemed to be doing [...]
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HRJP1717

September 24, 2016 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: Podcast Episode, RPG Hub, Savage Worlds 
HJRP1717 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill Show Notes!  Paul from Philly writes in about a wrench-throwing player and how it’s not all fun and games. Audrey from Texas writes in about Numenera and GMing and Stu[...]
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The Dragon God’s Head

September 24, 2016 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A recent drawing I have completed for the Elthos RPG Core Rules Book. Came out pretty nice, so I thought I'd share it here. :)[...]
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Pick a Card, Any Card

September 24, 2016 from Trollsmyth
Filed under: RPG Hub, RPG theory 
Few RPGs use cards. Of those commonly seen today, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Savage Worlds, which uses cards to adjudicate initiative. This is an excellent use and takes good advantage of the[...]
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Cthulhu ‘Old Style’ like its 1980

September 24, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In the wake following the publication of The Black Hack has come a slew of games that either added to the Dungeons & Dragons-style fantasy of The Black Hack or took the Old School Rennaisence play style/player f[...]
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2016 Dungeons & Dragons Colouring Book

September 24, 2016 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, RPG, RPG Hub 
The 2016 Dungeons & Dragons “Monsters and Heroes of the Realms” Colouring Book is finally out! I got my copies …Continue reading →[...]
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Who doesn’t like ice caverns?

September 24, 2016 from Greyhawk Grognard
Filed under: Legacy D&D, RPG, RPG Hub 
Photo courtesy Legendary RealmsLegendary Realms has just launched a new Kickstarter for their new line of terrain. This time, the offering is ice, beautifully cast from semi-translucent resin. These pieces are perfect fo[...]
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Forced Filmography 44: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

September 23, 2016 from Undergopher Central
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
This movie has great production design, but no writers. [...]
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Notes on OD&D – Part 29

September 23, 2016 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So, where were we? OMG... it's been how long since my last post?! WOW! Time is absolutely ZOOMING! Ok Ok. Well, nothing to do now but carry on where we left off last time. Here we go. On to the next and final batch [...]
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Or…I can do some giants…

September 23, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Well. My son's game fell through due to illness of half the players (schools are Petri dishes...).  So it looks like we might be doing our Come Endless Darkness game this weekend.  Which means going after some [...]
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Barrowmaze For 5th Edition

September 23, 2016 from Troll and Flame
Filed under: Old School, RPG, RPG Hub 
Barrowmaze Complete for D&D 5th Edition KickstarterI've bought the original Barrowmaze, Barrowmaze II, Barrowmaze Complete and loved every single one.  The concept is original and executed brilliantly. Maps are [...]
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Working on Treasure Tables

September 23, 2016 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: advice, RPG Hub 
In this day and age if you going to make a detailed set of random tables take the time to code them in for Inspiration Pad Pro or tablesmith and generate a 1000 results. I been working on random treasure generation for m[...]
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the Mastervale Estate

September 23, 2016 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Labyrinth Lord, RPG, RPG Hub 
Bearing obvious similarities to the mansion of the Dervel Merchants in blueridge, the Mastervale Estate is slightly more regular in …Continue reading →[...]
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Wait… Does This Mean Wil Wheaton Is a Hydra Agent?

September 23, 2016 from A Rust Monster Ate My Sword
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Did anyone else happen to notice this at the end of Captain America: Winter Soldier?I may be mistaken, but those look suspiciously like Wesley Crusher uniform surface-to-air missiles. Weaponized Wesley? Wow - that Struck[...]
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Encounters Seeds formula part II

September 23, 2016 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In a recent Musing I talked about a formula to create encounter seeds fast: What if? + one source of inspiration = one encounter seed. I also provided three example sources of inspiration: The Monster Manual The New[...]
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The Elthos Project

September 23, 2016 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Well, it feels like only a few days have passed, but in fact it's been months of hard work. The Elthos Project is a vast and sprawling concept that includes not only the lovely Elthos RPG Core Rules Book (PDF), but also[...]
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A Haunting Encounter

September 23, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Although there is no scenario in the rulebook for Shadow of the Demon Lord, the first RPG released by Schwalb Entertainment following a successful Kickstarter campaign, one of the excellent decisions upon the part o[...]
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Some Counter-factual Covers I Forgot

September 23, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG, RPG Hub 
After Monday's post, I realize I hadn't tagged a series of fake covers I did a few months ago for our Hydra Cooperative products in the style of Mayfair's Role-Aids line:Here's Mortzengersturm with a Michael Whelan cover[...]
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Gamer to Gamer – Craig Campbell

September 23, 2016 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
James Introcaso sits down with Craig Campbell of NerdBurger Games. He’s the mastermind behind Murders & Acquisitions and a designer who left his mark on Dungeons & Dragons. This pod[...]
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