Visit D&D’s Known World!

May 24, 2017 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Wizards of the Coast have put up an amazing Known World bundle up at RPGNow, it includes the D&D Rules Cyclopedia (the compilation of the Basic, Expert, Companion, and Masters rules) as well as all 14 (!) Known World[...]
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The Great Debate: Story vs Rules

May 24, 2017 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Bannister Nicholas posted some interesting thoughts on the topic of Does Story Trump Rules?... it's a messy subject because there's a huge amount of room for debate, and the terms are not really definitive, and there's [...]
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The Great Debate: Story vs Rules

May 24, 2017 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Bannister Nicholas posted some interesting thoughts on the topic of Does Story Trump Rules?... it's a messy subject because there's a huge amount of room for debate, and the terms are not really definitive, and there's [...]
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New Dungeon Crawl Classics Sheets

May 24, 2017 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
With my DCC RPG warrior “Big” Helmut finally reaching level 4, I figured it was time to move him off …Continue reading →[...]
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The Judges Guild Psychic Witch

May 24, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A few weeks ago I was made aware of the Judges Guild Journal. A newsprint 'zine made by JG back in the 70s "dedicated to Swords and Sorcery fantasy gaming".  In particular, I was made aware of issue 7 (p) and their [...]
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Breezango and Playing Comic NPCs Correctly

May 24, 2017 from Colin McLaughlin
Filed under: Character, RPG, RPG Hub, World Building 
A look at the WWE tag-team of Breezango, and how to leverage them in your table-top games.[...]
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Netrunner Counter Trackers

May 24, 2017 from Geek Ken
Filed under: 4e D&D, RPG Hub 
A while back I made some simple credit and click trackers for Netrunner. They weren’t going to win over anyone with how they looked but the cards were functional. I seem able to stretch my collection and get a few [...]
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XP Over Time Instead of Per Session

May 23, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
One of the few things I dislike about my current L5R game is that somewhere along the way I lost control of the passage of time. This isn't a serious problem, but over the course of about 18-24 months of sessions we've p[...]
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Tuesday Magic Item – Library Bane

May 23, 2017 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
“Don’t let him tear that!” shouted Gollaon, throwing a dagger at the spy.  Who ducked beneath it but momentary lost the firm grip on the paper needed. “Right!” said Voddick feinting tow[...]
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Rhym Campaign Setting released

May 23, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For those of you who have been following this blog, you know that I have been working with JD Conrad at putting the finishing touches to Rhym. Well the wait is FINALLY OVER! I can finally announce that the Rhym Campaign[...]
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Welcome to your doom

May 23, 2017 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Sorcerer of the Blue Mask has designed the four main structures of his fortress to each feature one of his hobbies.The Citrine Hall, home to craftsmen who construct musical instruments designed in dreams.The Rosy Cha[...]
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Welcome to your doom

May 23, 2017 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Sorcerer of the Blue Mask has designed the four main structures of his fortress to each feature one of his hobbies.The Citrine Hall, home to craftsmen who construct musical instruments designed in dreams.The Rosy Cha[...]
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Stealing from the 13th Age – The Escalation Die

May 23, 2017 from Tower of the Lonely GM
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Howdy folks! We’re back (sort of). Lately I’ve been considerably consumed by work, work, family, a little more of work, and the fact that both my children inherited my Innate Racial Traits of Asthma (Ex) and [...]
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History of Cyberpunk RPGs (Part One: 1988-1992)

May 23, 2017 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
LOG LINEIn the last year, I’ve been turned around on cyberpunk rpgs. Between Kuro, The Sprawl, and especially The Veil, I’ve seen new approaches that dig into the parts of the genre I find interesting. They&r[...]
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History of Cyberpunk RPGs (Part One: 1988-1992)

May 23, 2017 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
LOG LINEIn the last year, I’ve been turned around on cyberpunk rpgs. Between Kuro, The Sprawl, and especially The Veil, I’ve seen new approaches that dig into the parts of the genre I find interesting. They&r[...]
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The RPG Room Chaosium and Jeff Richard

May 23, 2017 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: news, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
A company that has been going on for longer than most, Chaosium has brought some of the most emblematic and beloved franchises to the RPG world. Glorantha, RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu… all of them prolific lines th[...]
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Secret of the Ennos Estate

On the south side of Dawnharbor, near the Fairie’s Citadel, is the small Ennos Estate – a pleasant two-story stone …Continue reading →[...]
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The Cold Gate Clan

May 23, 2017 from Jesse Cohoon
Filed under: RPG Hub 
(Author’s note: I know I promised more on pollution next time, but was wanting to give the topic a break. There will be another article on the topic at some later point, maybe even next week. In the interim, this i[...]
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New Releases Tuesday: Covencraft

May 23, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub 
It's Tuesday and that means new releases!Out today the next book in the Strange Brew series for Pathfinder, Covencraft!Strange Brew: Covencraft for the Pathfinder RPGWitches can be--and often are--portrayed and represent[...]
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New Releases Tuesday: Covencraft

May 23, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub 
It's Tuesday and that means new releases!Out today the next book in the Strange Brew series for Pathfinder, Covencraft!Strange Brew: Covencraft for the Pathfinder RPGWitches can be--and often are--portrayed and represent[...]
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[Kickstarter] The Veil: Cascade

May 22, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, RPG Hub 
00Cyberpunk is definitely one of my favorite genres. So I am always quite excited when a new cyberpunk game gets released or is being kickstarted. For some reason I totally missed “The Veil” though. The Veil [...]
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HJRP1909 FATE Epiphany, Likable NPCs, and more

May 22, 2017 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: podcast, Podcast Episode, Podcasts, RPG, RPG Hub 
HJRP1909 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and Jessie In this Episode: Daniel shares his epiphany about FATE. Dan from Minnesota asks about making likeable NPCs. Eran in London ask about explaining Savage Worlds in [...]
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Slimy Monday

May 22, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I got these guys years ago in a random pack. I mean slimes are useful in so many ways... Mostly to beat up your PCs, which I like... I painted them as ocher jelly, yellow mold or some other type of goo. They disgust my[...]
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Slimy Monday

May 22, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I got these guys years ago in a random pack. I mean slimes are useful in so many ways... Mostly to beat up your PCs, which I like... I painted them as ocher jelly, yellow mold or some other type of goo. They disgust my[...]
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Space Is The Place

May 22, 2017 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
It seems like the idea of a television show featuring a starship exploring outer space and battling evil is a fairly popular concept. Why, just last week there were two trailers for two different programs with this very [...]
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Veins of the Earth

May 22, 2017 from Unofficial Games
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
So Patrick Stuart (who wrote Deep Carbon Observatory) and Scrap Princess (Who did art for the Gem Prison of Zardax) have joined forces once again and produced a LotFP book.Its a good book, its the big black book that wil[...]
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Should GMs design a PC’s family?

May 22, 2017 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: campaign setting, Campaigns, pathfinder, RPG Hub 
There’s an old saying: “you can choose your friends, but you cant’ choose your family.” I was thinking about that this morning and it suddenly struck me that there was an interesting RPG-related q[...]
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Murder Hobos – Good or Bad?

May 22, 2017 from Michael Long
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What happens if you find yourself in a gaming group that is just full of Murder Hobos? I find that it is more common when I play now, that I did many-many years ago. Especially in organized play D&D games. And with o[...]
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Class-Based Thoughts on Different Types of Dwarves

May 22, 2017 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Dwarves are typically viewed as masters of mining, crafting, and warfare in RPGs. Although these stereotypes may be a starting point, in and of themselves they are, quite frankly, boring. What if these ideas could be ref[...]
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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: The History of Witchcraft

May 22, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For this Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge I "read" (listened to) two shorter books that covered roughly the same topic.  The first was "The History of Witchcraft", written by Lois Martin and narrated by[...]
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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: The History of Witchcraft

May 22, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For this Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge I "read" (listened to) two shorter books that covered roughly the same topic.  The first was "The History of Witchcraft", written by Lois Martin and narrated by[...]
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Twin Peaks and the Investigative Sandbox

May 22, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG, RPG Hub 
Twin Peaks returned to TV last night, though I haven't seen it yet since I don't have Showtime. But hey, here's a map!Also, check out this classic post on Weird Towns as "investigative sandboxes."[...]
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Twin Peaks and the Investigative Sandbox

May 22, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG, RPG Hub 
Twin Peaks returned to TV last night, though I haven't seen it yet since I don't have Showtime. But hey, here's a map!Also, check out this classic post on Weird Towns as "investigative sandboxes."[...]
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People of the Star Lands

May 22, 2017 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
THE GREAT COSMOSTHE GOLDEN LANDTHE FAR LANDSTHE ASTRAL PLANETHE STAR LANDSWhatever the academics are calling them this week, there are places beyond Deep Country. We know that the Underground connects all things, so whet[...]
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Analyzing the Best D&D Advice

May 21, 2017 from Sly Flourish
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On 4 May 2017, Gill Sulivan posted a topic to the popular Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Facebook group asking for the best D&D advice in four words or less. This resulted in over 1,400 respon[...]
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Play With Expectations

May 21, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
Some of the most fun sessions I've had as a GM have been sessions where I took the expectations the players had for the session and ran with it, but with a twist. The players still got about what they were expecting, but[...]
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Play With Expectations

May 21, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
Some of the most fun sessions I've had as a GM have been sessions where I took the expectations the players had for the session and ran with it, but with a twist. The players still got about what they were expecting, but[...]
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Comic Rewind: Hextor and Wee Jas

May 21, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Howdy Greyhawkers, here's another old comic from the vault featuring Wee Jas goddess of magic and death and Hextor god of war and stuff. These two were among my favorites to draw, Hextor cause he has six arms a[...]
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Comic Rewind: Hextor and Wee Jas

May 21, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Howdy Greyhawkers, here's another old comic from the vault featuring Wee Jas goddess of magic and death and Hextor god of war and stuff. These two were among my favorites to draw, Hextor cause he has six arms a[...]
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