Female Friendly

September 16, 2014 from Dragonlance D&D Game Blog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
If you haven't already heard, Sean K Reynolds has a blog post talking about Female-Friendly Campaigns, with some do's and don't's. It's something I think every GM and player should read and try to take to heart.  I'm[...]
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Running a game of Fate – Tianxia

September 16, 2014 from The Omnipotent Eye
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Having played a few sessions of Fate, and having seen how much it's been talked about, I took the plunge and ran a game myself. The publisher of Tianxia has a great blog post about running demo games of Tianxia. I stole [...]
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Video Unboxing – Cubist

September 16, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Cubist is a very strange proposition for a game. But then, this is a game co-designed by Alf Seegert, a designer who is known for creating strange games with strange themes that, invariably, work very well indeed. The R[...]
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#6MMRPC Week 2

September 16, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This past week I found myself stuck all day in one of the nicest cities to be stuck in for a day - Frederick Maryland. The weather was beautiful though a little overcast, which did help keep the temperature down. I decid[...]
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GM Advice Desperately Needed (I’m In Way Over My Head)

September 16, 2014 from Rule of the Dice
Filed under: Advice/Tools, RPG, RPG Hub 
What was I thinking?I just had 14 people sign up to play a game I've never run, in a system I'm not familiar with, in a setting we just made up over the weekend. And Cthulhu help me, I think I'm going to go ahead with [...]
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Southlands and the Arabian Nights

September 16, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Some things naturally go together, like cake and ice cream. Among them are incredibly rich and unique campaign settings and adventures that stir them to life. Kobold Press combines the distinctive flavor of the Middle Ea[...]
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Designing a Boffer LARP System (Part 6)

September 16, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
As it stands, the "Dust 2 Dust" LARP system seems pretty good. it's got a lot of the things I'm going for and if I was a lazy designer I'd just hack the current set up to push it more in the directions I'm aiming.I try n[...]
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Building A World – Part 3 – Details of the Land Mass

September 16, 2014 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I apologize for the lack of visual aids for this. I tried, but had some issues with the scanner to picture thing that I'll hopefully have worked out for the update to come on Thursday. Today is mostly a recap of what we [...]
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October is coming

September 16, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Well it is getting down in temperature here and my thoughts are turning to October.October is usually a busy time around here. both here at home and at The Other Side.This October I am planning to participate in two blog[...]
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Usagi Yojimbo

September 16, 2014 from RPG Character A Week
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here's a character you may not have thought about for a while, though he's still going strong in the comics. He's not nearly as skillful as he appears in the comics, as characters on this blog are typically at first leve[...]
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101 Days of Rifts: Audience Participation

September 15, 2014 from Places To Go, People To Be
Filed under: Palladium, Rifts, RPG Hub 
As I said Saturday I’m now a Megaversal Ambassador. For my first demo game I want to cash in on Guardians of the Galaxy with a comic book space opera game. Generally, I consider all Palladium... [[ This is a conten[...]
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What’s in a boxed set: the picture post

September 15, 2014 from Lost Papers of Tsojcanth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The always awesome Jeremy Duncan drew the pregen character illustrations. One of each of the five Great Schools, plus a member of the School of Artifice (nowhere near as prestigious and proper as the Great Schools). The [...]
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Cryx Monday: Reaper

September 15, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Another goodies from the CincyCon Mega-lot. This time a reaper warjack. Again, I used the same rusted-up technique I used for the rest of this lot's jacks. I am not a fan of the pose, either he's too hunched to stand on [...]
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D&D 5e PHB Readthrough, Chapter 4: Personality and Background

September 15, 2014 from Geek Related
Filed under: Review, Reviews, RPG, RPG Hub 
Twenty pages of actual roleplaying-related information in a Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook?  What’s the world coming to? Welcome to the next in the series of my D&D Fifth Edition PHB r[...]
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Halberd Fantasy Roleplaying: Dragon Rat

September 15, 2014 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Image: Rat Dragon by deviantetienneSome said that the union of dragon and vermin was impossible, but they soon changed their tone when a great furry winged beast descended on their village and torched their homes. Dragon[...]
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Why I Love the Southlands

September 15, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
For those who love high adventure in mysterious places…lost mines and desert tombs…mighty viziers and powerful djinn…jungle valleys where white apes and dinosaurs guard fabulous treasure…. the[...]
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I’m going to a dungeon

September 15, 2014 from Incredible Vehicle
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
Hey, blog. Ever play those games where you and your companions take turns coming up with a list of things in alphabetical order? And then each person must of course recite all the ones that have come before. My wife and [...]
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In which I’m wrong again/still regarding D&D 5e

September 15, 2014 from Incredible Vehicle
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
First impressions can be misleading. Here are a few ways that D&D 5e pleasantly surprised me. Rangers Whatever you want to call it— striker, DPS— since at least 4e rangers have been solid damage-dealers i[...]
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Still Alive

September 15, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I am still here.Have had a couple of sick kids (must be the start of the school year) so my "free" time has been reduced to nothing.  Plus we didn't do our planned gaming this weekend.I am sure it is only a matter o[...]
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RPT Gems #3

September 15, 2014 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Combat Manager For Pathfinder For Windows XP, Vista and 7, and requiring .NET 4.0, this software is an: Initiative and Combat Management for Pathfinder with searchable Monsters, Feats, Spells and Rules database, Monster[...]
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The Impact Of Polished Text: The Secrets of Stylish Narrative Part 4

This entry is part 4 in the series The Secrets Of Stylish Narrative This series is predicated on the belief that the real difference between game prep and a lack of game prep could be summarized as felicity of style: bet[...]
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Daily Cosplay

September 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Olchobar

September 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
As a beardling, Olchobar ventured from his people, living upon the Sea of Erun. He traveled into the distant west. He crossed vast plains and climbed the staggered slopes of hills until he came to a snow capped chain of[...]
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Lounging on the Job

September 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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The Dunes are Live

September 15, 2014 from Hill Cantons
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Slumbering Ursine Dunes Kickstarter is live. One long haul finished, another just begun. Some astute feedback and constructive criticism over the weekend from the better minds of our circles has me busy busting rear [...]
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Philae Landing Site (a Comet’s UFO)

September 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Philae has a place to land! The landing craft that has hitched a ride on the probe Rosetta has a target to set boots to the ground. Ten years ago the craft set off from earth and arrived at the target comet about a month[...]
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Comic Preview ~ Elric

September 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here's ya go! Hardback, chronicles the epic journey of Elric!This should release this week, September 17.[...]
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Folderol Campaign, The Gully Dwarf Chronicles #1

September 15, 2014 from The Outsyder's Blog
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Tomorrow, I'll explain how the first session went, but for today's post I'm focusing on my character. It's kind of an odd topic for Outsyder Gaming because I don't normally spend much time talking about the characters I[...]
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Word of the Day — Baluster

September 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A baluster— also called spindle or stair stick—is a moulded shaft, square or of lathe-turned form, a form cut from a rectangular or square plank, one of various forms of spindle in woodwork, made of stone o[...]
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D’Angelo and Chase Back at It

September 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase are together again, this time appearing on an ABC sitcom about a married couple in their 60s, enjoying their retirement, but who end up raising their grand children. No matter what its ni[...]
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Five Encounters Direct from the Moon…

September 15, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Working on the next Little Spaces product for inspiring moon-based encounters and such, I came up with the following examples: (Sight/Shape/Ringed) After the massive collision on the dark side of the moon, we saw the fir[...]
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Selective Humanization

September 15, 2014 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Humanization and Dehumanization is something we exercise a lot in RPGs. We humanize our characters, our NPCs, and Allies, and we dehumanize enemies and other characters in order to simplify the problem solving and the co[...]
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[WFRP 2e] Morrslieb’s Shadow 40

September 15, 2014 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
My PCMaximillian Morningglory, Halfling Vampire HunterMagnus the PonyMy companionsUdrin Sor-Valdir - High Elf WizardLudovic Hasselhoff - Human Entertainer (Absent)Durak Braksson - DwarfNPCsTegort [...]
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Round Table 34 – Neverwinter

September 15, 2014 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
Round Table 34 - Neverwinter James Introcaso sits down with Alex Basso,  [...]
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The 50000 Foot View, Part 1

September 15, 2014 from Game Knight Reviews
Filed under: Campaign, GM, RPG Hub 
Welcome back to the Front. Last week in Framing the Picture, I discussed different options that a GM can use to get the players up to speed on the same page. So let’s look at the last fantasy world I shared with v[...]
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Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War – Wargaming Recon #122

September 15, 2014 from Troll In The Corner
Filed under: podcast, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War Steven MacLauchlan is the former Digital Content Manager for Battlefront Miniatures (maker of Flames of War) and is also the head honcho at the WWPD: News From the Front podcast. Stev[...]
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On the Visual History of the Illithid

September 15, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
How does the Dungeons and Dragons Monster depiction change through time? There was some question about this recently and it seemed like a quite interesting subject. I'm no art critic, though I do have a Bachelor's Degre[...]
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Game Props Part 2: Maps and Scroll Cases

September 15, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I think maps were the first props given out in the TSR modules.  Some sort of players map you could copy and give to them.  Always a copy because 1) you don't want to defile your adventure module 2) the players[...]
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Planning for 5e: Classes

September 15, 2014 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
My group is meeting this next weekend for character creation for inaugural 5e D&D Land of Azurth session. Just like with the races, some of the classes require some explanation and/or tweaking for the setting:The "fi[...]
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5e Stonehell: The Quiet Halls

September 15, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
On Sunday 9/7 the open table Stonehell Dungeon-crawl continued. In attendance were the following PCs:Human PaladinRogueHuman Fighter (pregen)Realizing that once again they lacked any real healing ability, they opted to h[...]
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With but a Whimper (The Death of Another Campaign)

September 15, 2014 from Rule of the Dice
Filed under: Labyrinth Lord, RPG Hub 
I am terrible at ending campaigns. To be fair, this one did have a pretty good bang before the whimper. For reference, this is what I had as an outline for our final adventure (which I didn't know at the time would be[...]
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Fuzion–Of unrealized Potential and being ahead of its Time

September 15, 2014 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Back in 1998 I stumbled upon Fuzion, an universal roleplaying game which was available for free on the internet. This was – at least for me – something new and unexpected. Back in the day, roleplaying games w[...]
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How many clones do you need?

September 15, 2014 from The Omnipotent Eye
Filed under: Old School, RPG Hub 
Today I listened to a Swedish gaming podcast, Viskningar från kryptan [Whispers from the Crypt], about a new old school game Svärd och Svartkonst [Sword and Sorcery]. Incidentally, this coincides with a new [...]
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D&D 5e Gotchas

September 15, 2014 from Sly Flourish
Filed under: RPG Hub 
At Gencon 2014 the Wizards of the Coast R&D team discussed tricks to the Dungeons and Draogns 5th Edition rules that DMs and players might forget at their (or the poor monsters') peril. Many of us[...]
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Designing a Boffer LARP System (Part 5)

September 15, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Upon recommendation, I've had a look at the rules for the Amtgard Boffer LARP system, it's got some interesting ideas in it, but it's exactly the kind of thing I'm trying to avoid in almost every sense.The combat is quic[...]
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Initiative Tracking

September 15, 2014 from RPG Character A Week
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There are dozens of ways to track combat initiative in RPGs. It's simple enough to write down a list of names, or even just trust the players to remember their order (or even, in some games, to have the players decide ea[...]
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Offset Posts This Week

September 15, 2014 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I apologize for the change, but this week we will be doing posts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday instead of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The weekend was a bit more packed than I expected it to be and I want to try t[...]
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I Got Zombie Signs!

September 15, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I went to the Halloween store with the wife.  She pushed buttons and then ran away in case the display jumped at her.  Displays were very cool and expensive.  Near the back I found these two zombie signs.&[...]
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New Covers! New Pricing!

September 15, 2014 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I haven’t made it a secret that I’m not proud of the original covers of Delves I and II. I’ve been poking …Continue reading → [...]
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[Let's Make A Cryptworld Module] Part 5: Act 2 and The Finale — Howls In The Night

September 15, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: Advice/Tools, RPG Hub 
[[This is the fifth and last in a series of blog posts where I'm using The Covetous Poet's Adventure Creator and Solo GM Guidebook to create an adventure module from scratch for the Pacesetter horror RPG C[...]
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