GRRR Review: Rewind – Temporal Tales

August 29, 2016 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here is my 2nd Review for the Game Reviews Round Robin (GRRR) kindly organized by Eleri Hamilton. Rewind: Temporal Tales Copyright 2015 by Todd Zircher The dragon’s massive wing smashed into Robert’s shield and se[...]
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A different kind of Ether…

August 29, 2016 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
It’s no secret that this blogger holds a certain affection for the pulps, in whatever form they might take. With that understanding, it is no surprise that if weird science were to be brought up, we might soon be d[...]
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Gen Con 2016 Report Part 7 – An Evening with Monte Cook

August 29, 2016 from LivingDice
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
The title ruined the surprise. In my previous post, I teased how Gen Con, on Thursday night, was one of the best gaming experiences of my life. Now you know. I played a game of Numenera run by the legendary Mon[...]
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Tarot Witch of the Black Rose for Villains & Vigilantes

August 29, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: Character, RPG Hub 
We have two great comic-related Kickstarters going on right now, one just getting going and the other about to end.We have the update to the classic super-hero RPG Villains & Vigilantes from +Jeff[...]
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Happy Little Bluebirds Fly

August 29, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I do believe I nearly missed the opportunity to wish a dear friend a happy birthday. Well that just won't do. Not at all, not at all. Happy Birthday to The Wizard of OZ!According to my information, the 1939 film was[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 25

August 29, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: advice, RPG, RPG Hub 
Wow. These get harder as the Challenge goes on, no?What makes a good, or great character? Not what most players think I'll tell you that.This is gonna get ranty...Players nowadays are all about Player Empowerment, or Pla[...]
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The Energizer Bunny: Spell Storage Solutions Pt 4

August 29, 2016 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: campaign setting, Campaigns, Inspiration, pathfinder, RPG Hub 
This entry is part 5 in the series Spell Storage Solutions This is the fourth part of a very intermittent series that is examining alternatives and possible implications to the standard spell storage solutions built into[...]
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The Ups and Downs of Fully Episodic Games

August 29, 2016 from Unofficial Games
Filed under: Game Design, RPG, RPG Hub 
Especially during summers,  I try to run episodic games.  What I mean by that is that every session is fully self contained  (even if I have to force the issue) and that there is no case where the same pla[...]
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RPGaDAY2016: Day 29

August 29, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
If you could host a game anywhere on Earth, where would that be?Hmm. I think I answered this one, a little bit, on Day 27 with "a haunted* house".But I suppose a "haunted*" castle would be more fun. Or even just a real c[...]
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Common NPC Ideas (and why you care)

August 29, 2016 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Other Systems, RPG Hub 
A couple of posts ago, it was about NPC Ideas, and you might be wondering why you care about NPCs that aren’t enemies to be killed.  Let’s run some examples:Non-Role-Playing Game - The player wants to bu[...]
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Getting Great Ideas because they’re wrong

August 29, 2016 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Other Systems, RPG Hub 
OK, so you’re watching some non-existent movie about the crusades and they introduce the two main characters - a European knight and an Arabic soldier.  They have to team up to defeat the evil guy from one of [...]
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National Park Dungeoncrawl

August 29, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Need a dungeon map for you next adventure? Just stock one of these cave national park maps.Here's Carlsbad Caverns:And Mammoth Cave (at least the tour routes):[...]
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Terrain: Grand Stairs

August 29, 2016 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The grand stairs for the large temple are a pretty solid piece all by themselves. I decided to play around with tiles on the steps themselves to make them look a little more interesting. I'm not really thrilled with the [...]
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Fanzine Focus IV: The Stronghold #1

August 29, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On the tail of Old School Renaissance has come another movement—the rise of the fanzine. Although the fanzine—a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon[...]
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RPG a Day 2016: “It’s full of stars!” – Day 29

August 29, 2016 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Non-RPG, RPG, RPG Hub 
Welcome back folks! There are just three days left to go in this year’s challenge. #RPGaDay 2016 has been a lot of fun. Let’s tackle the last few topics. Today it’s all about wish fulfillment. I first t[...]
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Dial G for Gamer: GURPS Supers

August 29, 2016 from Siskoids Blog of Geekery
Filed under: podcast, Reviews, RPG Hub 
Dr. G, Man of Nerdology, recently started a show about superhero gaming over at the Pulp 2 Pixel Podcast Network, and was kind enough to invite me to participate seeing as I co-host an annual DC Heroes podcast with the I[...]
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Reavers on the Seas of Fate, Season Five, Third Session

August 28, 2016 from Geek Related
Filed under: Actual Play, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Third Session (13 page pdf) – “Ra-ha-DOOM!” – A layover in Azir, also known as Port Godless, gets complicated when some of the crew are sold into slavery. A mix of diplomacy, wealth, and viol[...]
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Combat Descriptions

August 28, 2016 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
A lot of my early Role Play experience came in the form of AOL chatrooms. The free form nature of the rooms aside, one of the clear dividers between the great players and the good ones was the ability to describe what th[...]
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#RPGaDAY 28 2016 – Every Gamer Must Have Read This Book

August 28, 2016 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There is one book that I believe is at the foundation of all gamer’s pasts, or if it’s not, it should be. It’s a classic tale of a hero’s quest, but one told in an ancient, different world, b[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 24

August 28, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: Champions, RPG, RPG Hub 
Wow. Interesting question.By way of an answer, allow me to tell you the tale of Nelson, and the Gift of Champions.***When I was in Junior High (what you youngster now call 'Middle School'), and High School, there was a b[...]
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Deep Space Supernaturals

August 28, 2016 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
I always wanted to do a vampire game set on the outer planets...where the damage of the sun was reduced to occasional minimal amounts of regular damage. And where immortal beings sat in icy palaces on the dead plains of [...]
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D&D Did You Know’s: Dragonlance was the Original Ravenloft

August 28, 2016 from Intelligence Check
Filed under: RPG Hub 
“D&D Did You Know’s” is another open-ended series that I’ll be doing. In this case, it’s going to be short posts wherein I highlight tidbits of D&D lore that I think are interesting,[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 23

August 28, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I don't have any best 'worst luck' stories. I mean, not of my own. I could tell you about the occasionally hilarious bad luck some of my players have had over the years, but that doesn't really do anything for me at[...]
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Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game Box

August 28, 2016 from LivingDice
Filed under: Review, Reviews, RPG, RPG Hub 
Elderwood Academy produces a line of leather-bound, wooden game accessory storage boxes that stormed onto the gaming scene at Gen Con 2016. Elderwood kindly forwarded one of the Spellbooks to me and this is my review. Th[...]
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#RPGaDay Day 29: Where on Earth?

August 28, 2016 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG, RPG Hub 
Today’s #RPGaDay Question: If you could host a game anywhere on Earth, where would that be? This is another question aimed at the social side of gaming, and it looks at the things hosts consider and/or dream about [...]
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Loz Con 2016 summary

August 28, 2016 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: Call of Cthulhu, Legacy DnD, RPG Hub 
So "Loz Con 2016" took place over the weekend of August 12th—14th. The generous host, Lawrence Whitaker, summed up the grand event in the following Design Mechanism post:LozCon 2016 was a lot of fun. With 7 attende[...]
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Resurrection, For or Against?

August 28, 2016 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Resurrection, for or against?  It is an honest question.  I'm looking to see how others handle it in their games.   I'm looking to get ideas to rift off of.  I have my own idea about how to handle it [...]
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A Villain Team?

August 28, 2016 from LizardGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A Terrifying Trio So this crawled into my head as a villain team for some supers game I’ll never run. Caught in an undersea volcanic explosion, a scuba diver was mutated into a hideous lava covered monstrosity with[...]
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Subterranean Heaven

August 28, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG, RPG Hub 
Who says mythic underworlds have to be dark and unpleasant? The underworld of Patala in Hindu cosmology is described as more luxurious than celestial heavens. It's the abode of various clans of Asuras and nagas. The sage[...]
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RPGaDAY2016: Day 28

August 28, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What film or novel would you be most surprised that a friend had not seen or read?I have to admit I am always very surprised when someone in RPG circles tells me they have never read J.R.R. Tolkien. To me it is so integr[...]
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Game Day: Saga Edition Revisited

August 28, 2016 from Nuketown
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Star Wars: Saga Edition is back ... at least with the Blackrazors. Our original Saga Edition run took place from 2008-2011 during the dark days of the Edition Wars. Turned off by 4e, burned out on 3e, we turned to a syst[...]
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Sunday Inspirational Image

August 28, 2016 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Druid's TempleBy Martin Black[...]
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Fanzine Focus IV: The Undercroft #4

August 28, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On the tail of Old School Renaissance has come another movement—the rise of the fanzine. Although the fanzine—a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon[...]
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RPG a Day 2016: “I find your lack of good taste disturbing” – Day 28

August 28, 2016 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: advice, Fluff/Inspiration, Non-RPG, RPG, RPG Hub 
And here we are just three days away from the end of #RPGaDay 2016. Ok so I cheated by covering days 1, 2 and 3 in one post and then  21, 22, 23 and 24 in another, but hey, I’ve written on all of the themes fo[...]
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#RPGaDay 26 and 27

August 28, 2016 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Day 26 - What hobbies go well with RPGs?My succinct answer...What hobbies don't go well with RPGs?Drawing goes great with RPGs, drawing characters, drawing maps, drawing equipment, drawing strange symbols. In that whole [...]
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Pool Table Dungeon Mastering in Barovia

August 27, 2016 from Sly Flourish
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Barovia is a living breathing place. Though the D&D adventure Curse of Strahd sets it all out on paper, when we run our games in this fog-enshrouded sandbox, the world comes alive. Barovia is a pe[...]
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#RPGaDAY 27 2016 – Most Unusual Circumstance In Which I’ve Gamed

August 27, 2016 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The time that comes to mind was after the great blizzard of 1996 in Victoria, British Columbia. Now, although that’s in Canada you should understand that Victoria’s weather is actually the mildest of in [...]
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The Turning Tower in action!

August 27, 2016 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: Actual Play, dungeons & dragons, RPG, RPG Hub 
The Turning Tower was one of the first maps from the back catalog of maps on the blog to be re-released …Continue reading →[...]
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Rokugan SRIU Episode 9 “To the North and Winter, Part 1” (L5R Campaign Report)

August 27, 2016 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: Legend of the Five Rings, news, RPG Hub 
The core unit is back in the capital, having sorted out the mystery of the missing paving stones (and covered up an embarrassment to the Crane).   It is now late Autumn and the skies have become grey and the wi[...]
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New iconics

August 27, 2016 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For a while now, I have been thinking of adding new iconics to the group of six that has been adventuring through Saggakar for the past two years. I really like those guys, but wonder if I could add a few more to the mix[...]
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#RPGaDay Day 28: Surprisingly Unseen

August 27, 2016 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
Today’s #RPGaDay Question: What film or novel would you be most surprised that a friend had not seen or read?  We all have ‘shelves of shame’ full of books or films we want to read or watch, but ha[...]
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HJRP1713 Limiting Distractions, Slack, Traveller, DM-ADD and ALL THE TANGENTS EVER

August 27, 2016 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: Podcast Episode, RPG Hub, Traveller 
HJRP1713 Your hosts: Stu, Dave77, Joey and Tim In This Episode: SirGuido writes in about Limiting Distractions. Fredrix on the forums asks, “Whats the deal with slack?” The Prof asks for his advice [...]
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Fanzine Focus IV: Vacant Ritual Aassembly #3

August 27, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On the tail of Old School Renaissance has come another movement—the rise of the fanzine. Although the fanzine—a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon[...]
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Matt Colville’s Collabris Map in Worldographer/Hexographer 2

August 27, 2016 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: RPG Hub 
As part of testing the new version of the Worldographer/Hexographer 2 software, I made an updated version of Matt Colville’s (& community) map of Collabris.  We’re Kickstarting the new software now.&[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 22

August 27, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Ah! Damage Magnets.Are you all familiar with this phenomenon? Damage Magnets build up in characters run by people who are otherwise very lucky. Have a friend who the dice just seem to love? Rarely fails to hit, or make a[...]
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RPGaDAY2016: Day 27

August 27, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Describe the most unusual circumstance or location in which you have gamed.Ok.Anyone remember the old TV show, the Newlywed Game?  One of the standard questions was "strangest place you have ever made 'whoopie'?" wh[...]
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#RPGaDay 22 and 23

August 27, 2016 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Day 22 - Supposedly randomly game events that keep recurring?I don't know that I've played any game long enough for this to occur. Similarly, as indicated previously in this year's questions I know a group of gamers who [...]
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#RPGaDay 24 and 25

August 27, 2016 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Day 24 - What is the game you are most likely to give to others?My own game FUBAR... that reminds me, I need to get printed copies of that game organised. So far I just keep directing people to the free download at RPGNo[...]
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Khosura Street Blues: where I get lazy and tell you about how my campaign is going making a post with some pictures, plus an attempt at a Knotromancy School for W&W

August 27, 2016 from Lost Papers of Tsojcanth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’ve been running one of the two Mageblade playtest campaigns in Khosura [post in Hungarian], written by the always awesome Gabor Lux. I’m playing a prewritten module because I’m playtest[...]
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Terrain: Mausoleum

August 27, 2016 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Since I needed the mausoleum done for today's game, I decided to just knock it out. It isn't my best paint job, but it got the job done, and I'm happy with it.When last I showed it off, I'd just primed it a mid-tone grey[...]
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