I just sent the following email to LPJ. [To LPJ]I am sending you this to let you know at this time: [June 30th] 10:47pm CDT, I have removed all NeoExodus products from RPGNow. They still show on their search engine, bu[...] Read on >>
Summer arrived with the Summer solstice and it certainly feels like it here, with some brutally hot days, hope things are more mild wherever you may be, dear reader. July is -of course- named after that all around skille[...] Read on >>
Note: This is part of the Dyvers Project on RPGs. We are supposed to talk about RPGS we love and why we love them. This is my second part.
RPGS I Love: C. J. Carella's WitchCraft RPG
WitchCraft is, hands down, my f[...] Read on >>
“That big fellow’s locket is quite nice,” whispered Voddick with a discrete gesture. “I had not realized he was a bodyguard,” replied Gollaon, equally quietly. “Indeed?” queried [...] Read on >>
Instaplanet Coming up with a planet on the fly can be hard… coming with a few locations on that planet on the fly can be even HARDER. Instaplanet is so you can generate the interesting things in the surround[...] Read on >>
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Look what I got.
+Bryce Whitacre's Victorian RPG Baker Street is out to backers of the Kickstarter.
It looks great and I can't wait to try it out.
Hope to have a review up soon!
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When I discovered D&D as a freshman in high school way back in 1978, I immediately wanted to Gamemaster my own world. That was my instant reaction. I was duly informed that our town’s Society of Gamemasters was[...] Read on >>
Hey I got an ENnies nomination! Since this is my 997thpost I’m filling these entries with countdowns as we head to 1000, therefore....
WHO REMEMBERS CLEOPATRA 2525?
On earlier lists I broke Post-Apocalyptic ga[...] Read on >>
While I am not the video game fanatic that my wife is (few people are), I do enjoy playing them from time to time. One of my favorite video game franchises at the moment is the Dragon Age series. So I have[...] Read on >>
Seventh Session (11 page pdf) – “Nip and Tuck” – The Teeth of Araska limps away from port and tangles violently with both privateers and venereal disease. Each takes its own toll. If you&rsqu[...] Read on >>
Thank you to everybody – both publishers and fans, as w […][...] Read on >>
Exactly one week from the moment this post goes live, Bones III is due to launch.Are you excited yet?[...] Read on >>
For weeks now, I have been telling you that I'm hard at work on the Player's Guide for Tyrants of Saggakar. Well now is time to provide you with some REAL teasers. Here is the overall table of contents. There will be som[...] Read on >>
Last week Johnn Four asked around for anyone with a few ideas or resources on how to create some interesting random items. And funny enough, I thought at some point I actually had such an idea buried. (My notebooks are [...] Read on >>
Here are the reviews for May for the Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge.
Lots of books this month!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
All things must end...I started my reread of the Harry Potter series with[...] Read on >>
A final map in my trilogy of experiments using the Squarehex mega hex mapping paper (as I write this again, …Continue reading →
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Rann, as originally appearing in Showcase #17 (1958) is in the Alpha Centauri system. It's home to an advanced civilization reminiscent of advanced civilizations throughout planetary romance--which is to say advanced in [...] Read on >>
Before I share my thoughts on this year’s nominees, let’s have a look on the categories and which products have been nominated this year: Judges’ Spotlight Winners Dragons in the Stacks: A Teen Libraria[...] Read on >>
Welcome back Greyhawk maniacs! After last week I'm quick to promote a new page in the third chapter of our ongoing Castle Greyhawk graphic novel. Check out page twenty-one and follow some witty banter by fiction fab[...] Read on >>
Fantaji uses four “Tiles” that make up the Fantaji Engine: Characters, Obstacles, Themes and Conditions. Most of you will recognize that these are the primary building blocks that compose a scene in most stor[...] Read on >>
Due to my vacation last week and several other things going on (Dungeonmorph Dice & Cards as well as other card decks) we need to push our deadline out a bit. I simply wasn’t able to make my usual midpoin[...] Read on >>
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By Endzeitgeist Disclaimer: I received the hardcover of this book for the purposes of an unbiased, critical review, which I hereby provide. This review is based on the 256-page hardcover and not on the pdf –hence,[...] Read on >>
I normally try to keep my posts here strictly geek related. It has been long enough since I posted last though that I thought a quick update was warranted before I (hopefully) begin posting regularly again.So a lot[...] Read on >>
It would appear that Peter Jackson really is quite fond of Hobbit-holes ('Smials').Also: here are the most metal deaths of Middle-earth. A decent list, but shouldn't the death of the Witch-King of Angmar be somewhe[...] Read on >>
Just saw that Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game has been nominated for ENnie Awards in two categories: Best Family Game and Best Game!Both are surprises, honestly, but I'm especially surprised (pleasantly!) at the Best F[...] Read on >>
I first used Evernote in 2009. I didn’t think much of it; I imported my bookmarks from delicious.com (or del.icio.us as it was at the time). Evernote was fine. Not having much need for a note-taking app nor for ano[...] Read on >>
I’m still moving along with my SW/5e hack (my friend Mark from Dice Monkey and Marvel Plot Points has offered to help me out)… I’ve done some thinking about how I’d like to see it progress i[...] Read on >>
DwolmaIngredients: 7 [Abandoned (4), Dream (3)]The players in this game each take turns being the "Abandoned", a person caught between reality and dream. The "Abandoned" is blindfolded to reinforce the notion of being s[...] Read on >>
June 29, 2015 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: 3.x
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This entry is part 3 in the series Plunging into Game Physics A ‘Game Physics’ can shape plots, be revealed and extended by plots, but its greatest impact is usually more subtle and cumulative, and only exper[...] Read on >>
DragonshipIngredients: 3 [Stillness (2), Dragonfly (1)]Within the mechanisms for the game is a concept called stillness which basically determines how many turns the game lasts. It's a decent fit between the name and the[...] Read on >>
My CharacterGairloch Ironheart - Svirfneblin Priest of GrumbarCompanionsJemmabink - Gnome fighterNina - Human Paladin of Helm with her Dire Wolf mountVahael Corrolon - Human Cleric of HelmRevoltac - Elf Ranger with [...] Read on >>
The Bastard Baron's Hideaway is my 27th micro-adventure released on my Patreon page. I started my Patreon on June 11th of last year and it's been a lot of fun and given me a little more flexibility with giveaways a[...] Read on >>
Congratulations to all of the 2015 ENnie Award Nominees […][...] Read on >>
This tradition is based on my Family Tradition found in my Basic Era Witch book and on the Daughter of Baba Yaga Prestige class.
One such Daughter was Elena the Fair.
Section 15: Daughters of Baba Yaga, Copyright 2015,[...] Read on >>
Deodands are a horrible danger in the darkness of Subazurth, and the Leprous Deodand is perhaps the most feared of the lot. Not only do they favor humankind in preference to all other meals, but they spread a wasting dis[...] Read on >>
James Introcaso sits down with Wolfgang Baur, Kobold in Chief of
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AlchemicalIngredients: 4 [Dragonfly (2), Dream (2)]The Dragonfly is a character token,and the Dream is linked to the dream merchant location. Both of these could be fairly easily substituted out for something else, so ev[...] Read on >>
Recently a couple of fellow bloggers had the opportunity to look at Monte Cook Games upcoming Cypher System Rulebook. Since I wasn’t among the lucky ones, I got in touch with Shanna Germain and she was nice enough [...] Read on >>
Even with the fast combat of the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons, we might still need some tricks up our sleeves for running large piles of monsters against a number of PCs. Luckily, 5e D&D ha[...] Read on >>
Over Agitation: A Role Casting GameIngredients: 5 [Dream (3), Stillness (2)]This game blows away a lot of the conventions in the marking system, so bear with me. None of the ingredients seem particularly integrated n thi[...] Read on >>
When people talk about games and unwritten rules, frequently you'll have things come up and be referenced as "rule 0." In other words, it is a rule that comes before any of the rules in the book and thus takes precedent [...] Read on >>
I'm really excited about the work being done by Jonathon Roberts (aka +Fantastic Maps) with regard to his Fantastic Mapper project. The map depicted here took about 10 minutes to make, and I haven't added in much in the [...] Read on >>
Bear with me while I explain...here is what I want to do. One of my co-workers who is a good friend of mine also was diagnosed with cancer. Apparently it's one of the more curable varieties, but he's missing [...] Read on >>
I just made these up. Do you find me more cool and mysterious!MONKEY CATSmall Magical Beast, Neutral (N), Low to Average Intelligence; Pride (2d8)Hit Dice: 1Armor Class: 13Attack: 2 claws (1d2) or bite (1d3)Move: 50 (Cl[...] Read on >>
I spend a lot of time trying to get my fantasy cities to be cosmopolitan. You know - How do elves and dwarves fit into a mainly human setting in an intelligent manner. Why? Because my players tend to play all differen[...] Read on >>
I write an occasional column for the UK Roleplayers website. It’s a memoir of my gaming experiences over the years. You can read them here too. Anything you can imagine An Evil Empire Best Xmas prezzie Grey Dr[...] Read on >>
Sixth Session (9 page pdf) – “Dark Wings Over Riddleport” – The celebration grows toward “Project X” levels but is interrupted by a sinister old guy with a “message” f[...] Read on >>
My girlfriend's gaming group is interested in giving 5th edition a whirl, so I agreed to run a game for them. I don't know if I'll be able to get it finished in time, but I've love to run an adventure idea I've had some [...] Read on >>
Sisters of the HiveIngredients: 7 [Dream(4), Abandon (2), Stillness (1)]Dream is the obvious central aspect to this game. The game is about crafters of dream, each working in a quartet, each working to transcend (or aban[...] Read on >>
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