#RPGaDAY Blogfest

July 31, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Maybe it is all the allergy drugs I am on or maybe it because I know August is going to be a busy month.But I am going to take part in the #RPGaDAY Blogfest dreamed up by David F. Chapman over at Autocratik.  D[...]
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5th Edition: The Uninspired Bard

July 31, 2014 from Points of Light
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
3rd Edition's bard was a big bag of poorly designed suck: your attack bonus was too low to make you a competent fighter, your hit points were on par with a rogue (whom you also had fewer skill points than), and you[...]
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Investigative Adventures

July 31, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
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I've been reading a bit about adventure structure in various books.  While I can whip out a fantasy d20 adventure with very little pain, I'm working on a different type of adventure.  It's an investigative adve[...]
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GenCon Approaches! And where to find me.

July 31, 2014 from Sea of Stars
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Less than two week until GenCon and I am furiously trying to get everything ready for my adventures.  This is the most sustained game preparation I do all year. Places you can catch up with me at GenCon: My L5R RPG [...]
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Happy 60th Anniversary to The Lord of the Rings

July 31, 2014 from Akratic Wizardry
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The Lord of the Rings was published on July 29th, 1954. (Okay, I’m two days late.  *sigh*)Here is a nice piece on its 60th anniversary by Ethan Gilsdorf. [...]
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#RPGaDAY Launches Tomorrow

July 31, 2014 from Held Action
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Tomorrow kicks off the #RPGaDAY blogathon concocted by Dave Chapman of Autocratik. I’ll be doing my best to keep up the pace throughout the month of August. I hope you’ll join in. All it takes is a paragraph [...]
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On Zak S.

July 31, 2014 from Trollsmyth
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If you asked me to draw a picture of an apple, I’d probably whip out something that looks a lot like the logo for Apple computers. From an objective viewpoint, the logo really doesn’t look like an apple. It[...]
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Make Games Not War!

July 31, 2014 from Stargazer's World
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Since the release of the D&D Basic Rules another war is waged in the RPG community. This time it’s not about editions but about the people who helped Wizards of the Coast to create D&D 5th Edition. D&D [...]
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Deep Magic For Hero Lab Now Available

July 31, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub 
The Hero Lab files you’ve been waiting for are here at last! Deep Magic has arrived, and you can get it here. Many thanks to Karen McDonald, Rob Smith, and Jeff Hersh for compiling these, and to Aaron Beal of [...]
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A strong wind blows: Environmental effects for RPGs

July 31, 2014 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: 3.x, Hero system, RPG Hub 
This entry is part 2 in the series House Rules from The Adventurer's Club This is part 2 of a series presenting the various House Rules that have been introduced into the Pulp Campaign that I co-GM. Today I’m prese[...]
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Daily Cosplay

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Nepeleos

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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When Nepeleos was a child he wed his mother, Imbree. They dwelt in the lands of Al Liosh for many years before she conceived a child by him. At the child’s conception, Nepeleos knew that his mother was actually Im[...]
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Doom

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Rather Mean Icecycle

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Everything it touches, dies. It reminds me of the Mel Gibson movie, Payback. When Mel's character shoots the Alligator Skin suit cases and Coburn says "That's just mean!"[...]
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Primeval Totems

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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With animal hide cloaks thrown over bronzed shoulders the small band of warriors led their people up the valley draw to the wide mouth of the cave above them. The weather had hounded them and they sought shelter, but mor[...]
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The Wandering Monster Table – Steal this Trap

July 31, 2014 from Stuffer Shack
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This is an entry for a contest – tell us about one of your traps…! Traps can be in the shape of anything, so be careful about where you put your hands![...]
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She Got Stuck

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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The Mummy Returns

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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They are reoptioned the Mummy franchise and are rolling out a whole new series of the movies. I enjoyed the Brendan Frazier flicks, especially the first one, but don't know if they need to be remade. They aren't but a fe[...]
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Sick Day

July 31, 2014 from The Other Side
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Bad News: I have a cold and feel like crap.Good News:  At least I am getting it done before Gen Con.I wanted to thank everyone that voted for me for the ENnies at Gen Con this year.  Really looking forward to g[...]
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Word of the Day — Polynya

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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A polynya (common US spelling) or polynia (common UK spelling) /pəˈlɪnjə/ is an area of open water surrounded by sea ice.It is now used as geographical term for an area of unfrozen sea within the ic[...]
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Otherworlds Through the Ice

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Bloodlines: A Supers Campaign Seed (Part One)

July 31, 2014 from Age of Ravens
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GENERATIONS OF HEROES The Bloodlines setting focuses on family lines of superheroes and how they exist in the world. As the Cold War of the 1950’s intensified, the US tested its most powerful thermonuclear weapon.[...]
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Monstrous Zombie Constrictor (Converted For AGE)

July 31, 2014 from Dragon Age Oracle
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A 15 foot long monster, as seen in Madness In Freeport’s ‘Sunken Temple of Yig’, the Avatar of Yig. This is the converted creation I made into the Age system to run it for a Dragon Age group of level 9&[...]
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Kickstarter: RPG Tees

July 31, 2014 from The Outsyder's Blog
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Some people like to keep their geekery on the down-low. Others wear it on their sleeves... or the front of their tees. If you happen to be in the latter group, Tom and Catherine Thrush may have just the shirt for you. [...]
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Dice

July 31, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Dice are just cool. There have been bazillions of them made in the past 40 odd years of gaming, but none ever so cool as these!I have a picture of my original dice somewhere but can't seem to find it. Davis still uses th[...]
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The Great Plains of Unbidden Sorrow- A Hubris Territory and Some Awesome Art

July 31, 2014 from Wrath of Zombie
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First off I wanted to share some great art by the talented David Lewis Johnson for my upcoming Hubris campaign setting! Here are two pictures of the Avarian race/class       This is the Four Goblin Cl[...]
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On the Phandelvers Part IV: Wave Echo Cave

July 31, 2014 from Hack And Slash
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Parts I, II, and III are there. Does the final section conclude with a bang or a whimper?Wave Echo CaveHaving rescued Gundren Rockseeker (or possibly not) and finding the map to Wave Echo Cave, the characters can now co[...]
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about Zak

July 31, 2014 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
It's 5am here in central Illinois and I should be writing a preposterous paper on how object oriented ontology explains the relationship between the faux medieval verse of Thomas Chatterton and John Keats's long and ridi[...]
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The Magical Alphabet!!- Q- Quiver of the Bird

July 31, 2014 from Wrath of Zombie
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Quiver of the Bird- The quiver of bird arrows were made by a shaman who worshipped the ancient Yub Yub bird!  The shaman gathered feathers of the various friends and children of the Yub Yub bird and placed them into[...]
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Strange Stars Update: History Lesson

July 31, 2014 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
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Work proceeds on Strange Stars. After some wrangling, we've gotten the layout into pretty much it's final form, so I thought it was time again to show off some pages. This is a two page spread:There are some typos in the[...]
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Oldschool Conversion of 4e D&D – The Nemesis

July 31, 2014 from Planet Algol
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I whipped up an oldschool D&D conversion of the 4e Avenger. No flavour text, but Google and all.THE NEMESIS (Fighter Subclass)Requirements: Lawful Alignment; Intelligence and Wisdom of 13, Dexterity of 15Prime Requis[...]
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13th Age Session Review: The Moonwreck Underworld

July 31, 2014 from Sly Flourish
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Experience Points People used and appreciated the averaging of dice for high level 13th Age play. For every pair of dice removed, add 1 + the max on one die. For example, 9d8+15 becomes 3d8+42. Us[...]
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DungeonMorph Dice Version 2 Coming to GenCon

July 31, 2014 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: RPG Hub 
We’ve been working on these with the manufacturer off-and-on for most of the past year:  waiting for new, better machinery to come in; revising designs; waiting for raw material; etc.  But we’re fin[...]
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Final Two Dream Date Auctions: Owen K.C. Stephens AND Pinnacle Entertainment (ft. John Goff)

July 31, 2014 from ENnie Awards Blog
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Announcing our final two Dream Dates for the 2014 ENnie […][...]
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[Fight Class] More Artwork!

July 31, 2014 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
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Fight Class manuscript is still undergoing review, but just to show a little more progress on this project, here’s a sketch of some students from another artist I was able to commission for this project, Gerry de l[...]
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[Let's Study Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper's Guide] Part 5: Into the Fray & Rules of Savage Engagement

We’re looking at two chapters today, each of which deals with specific rules for Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds for handling special cases that go beyond the standard combat. Given that this is a World War 2 gam[...]
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How to Roleplay

July 31, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This has just hit my radar, and touches on many points I've made over the years.I don't usually like to point people toward other blogs, I try to provide new content of my own, but this just says a lot of things really w[...]
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Art commission

July 31, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine (Dji) whom I hadn't really spoken with in a number of years. Though both of us had gone to College together, he was back in school, getting himself trained to become an [...]
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Another Fun Roll 20 Game

July 31, 2014 from World of Alidor
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I like this technology, Roll 20 has it right for us gamers that have to travel for a living, or have gaming friends that at one time all gathered and gamed around the table, but now years later, have scattered to the far[...]
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Dungeon World: Witches & Warriors

July 30, 2014 from Points of Light
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Cast Augustine (5th-level human paladin) Jaya (5th-level human bard) Mouse (5th-level gnome thief) Augustine could not see the soldiers, but thanks to the burning brazier he could at least see their shadows. The[...]
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Owl & Weasel Wednesday #4 May 1975

July 30, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Owl & Weasel #4 takes us to 1975.Still 8 pages and still 10p.The feel of this is still very, very local.  But I did enjoy the front page story on Go (a game I have always wanted to learn).Outside of that the zin[...]
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Hey Gen Con Attendees….

July 30, 2014 from RPG Blog II
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
If you aren’t doing anything Saturday afternoon at Gen Con, why not consider joining us for the 2014 GM’s Jam (SEM1459210)? This event is focused around a fun give-and-take between Game Masters, Referees, Dun[...]
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Advanced Races Shadow Fey Now Available

July 30, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Slip Through the Shadows! Refined and ruthless, the shadow fey are masters of the Plane of Shadows, and that dark land’s code governs their magic, their plots, and their clearly superior view of things. Best never [...]
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Learning Stuff Categorically

July 30, 2014 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: GURPS, RPG Hub 
Learning stuff category helps for me. Like the confusing thing for me about Knockdown and Stunning checks.Knock down and Stunning HT check is called if you take HP/2 in damage (aka major wound) OR damage to vitals. >I[...]
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Stetsons Are Cool

July 30, 2014 from Willfully and Persistently
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I changed up my Carnage schedule a bit.Yeah, yeah, I know. Seems like I do that every year. This one won't be a big thing, though. I even got it submitted in time to get into the program book, so no errata or anything to[...]
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Daily Cosplay

July 30, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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The Mistbane River

July 30, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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The Mistbane River, or the Blue Creek, has its headwaters in the far Rhodope Mountains where it begins as little more than a trickle. It tumbles and flows, following many courses through the Shelves of the Mist, where i[...]
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Imaginarium ~ The Mistbane

July 30, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Evil Dead to the Small Screen

July 30, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Sam Rami announced at this past weekend's comic con that he is penning a new Evil Dead, but this time for the small screen. Helping him with the scripts is the man himself, Bruce Campbell. The remake of the movie that ca[...]
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d&d worlds have orange suns

July 30, 2014 from Blog of Holding
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This never comes up in D&D gameplay, but I have a theory that most D&D games take place under a sun that's dimmer and more orange than ours. This has to do with D&D's place in the Dying Earth sci-fi genre. D&[...]
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