Collection of Curiosities: The Vial

October 30, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Miscellaneous vials can show up in a lot of places in your game. You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also pick the one th[...]
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National Game Design Month Kicks Off Nov. 1st! So What’re YOU Creating?

October 30, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
It's nearly November and time to get your creative juices flowing! While others are trying to churn out their Great American Novel, I and other gamers will be participating in National Game Design Month, or "NaGa DeMon."[...]
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Jakie gry komputerowe związane z historią będą najodpowiedniejsze?

October 29, 2014 from motorcitygamewerks.net
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Panuje opinia, że współcześnie gry komputerowe są do tego stopnia powszechne, że odciskają piętno na całych pokoleniach. Trwają cały czas spory o to, czy spęd[...]
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Marvel reveals Future Imperfect as part of its 2015 uber event

October 29, 2014 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Another day, another reveal for Marvel's cryptic 2015 super event. So far we've seen the likes of Civil War, Years of Future Past, Planet Hulk, Armor Wars, Secret Wars and more. Now the house of ideas has dropped Future [...]
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Wrath of the Righteous Chapter One, The Worldwound Incursion – Third Session

October 29, 2014 from Geek Related
Filed under: Actual Play, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Third Session (17 page pdf) – It’s all Mogadishu style combat in the streets of Kenabres as we try to get back to base. We fight cultists and cavaliers and carrion-eaters and cosplayers. We kick off with[...]
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Trick-or-Treat: The Witching Hour(s)

October 29, 2014 from Points of Light
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Hopefully you've had your fill of The Ghoul, because now that it has slunk away it's The Witch's turn on our Trick-or-Treat sale!Melissa ended up doing a lot of research on witches in order to get a list of moves. F[...]
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Owl & Weasel Wednesday #15 April 1976

October 29, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Welcome back to the Owl & Weasel! Let's set the controls for April 1976 and see what we can learn about the hobby's history.In something of a first O&W features a number of new "SF/F" games.  Page 1 (and 7) [...]
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RPG Review – Mythic Minis 15: Feats of Treachery

October 29, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: 4e, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub, World of Darkness 
By Endzeitgeist Mythic Minis 15: Feats of Treachery clocks in at 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This time, we’re all about feats of treachery, s[...]
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RPG Review – Mythic Minis 14: Archmage Path Abilities

October 29, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: 4e, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub, World of Darkness 
By Endzeitgeist This Mythic Mini clocks in at 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This time, we’re all about abilities for the archmage path so let’[...]
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Investigating new dark avenues

October 29, 2014 from RPG Treehouse
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I’ve set out upon a new mission, to better myself as a gamer. I’m trying to learn a different way to play and run games. Investigative horror (IH). Course, it’s not completely new to me! Cthulhu has bee[...]
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The Hierarchy of Materials [Grit & Vigor]

October 29, 2014 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
Machines are a pain in the butt.Well, really, they're a challenge, and challenges are half the reason to design a game.The challenge in this case is dealing with 100 years of machine technology in a systematic way that [...]
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Skills

October 29, 2014 from Alex Schroeder
Filed under: Old School, RPG, RPG Hub 
A recent discussion on Google+ prompted me to explain how I use skills: I usually don't use skills and backgrounds explicitly in my B/X game but rather I ask the player: do you think your character would know this? Is th[...]
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RPT#627: How to Create a Critical Path Walkthrough

October 29, 2014 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In This Issue How to Create a Critical Path Walkthrough Getting Back in the Game How to Create a Critical Path Walkthrough What is a Critical Path Walkthrough? Wikipedia says a critical path is “the longest necess[...]
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News as Campaign Glue

October 29, 2014 from Hill Cantons
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
For some time I have been putting together a laundry list post of “best practices” for running long campaigns online. (The current weekly Google Plus game is rolling into its fourth year—about half th[...]
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The Times They Are a-Changin’

October 29, 2014 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
This blog has existed for over 6 years now. Back in August 2008 the RPG blog community has looked quite different from today. Blogs were nothing new – even back then – but there were way less active roleplayi[...]
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Cartography of Theah

October 29, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Check out Guardnacho’s alternative take on the geography of 7th Sea‘s Theah, particularly if, as the RPGnet poster put it, you like maps that reflect “basic geography concepts like water flowing downhil[...]
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Ten Truths: How I’d Start a Campaign

October 29, 2014 from Glimm\'s Workshop
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, RPG Hub 
It’s been a long time since I’ve DMed an ongoing campaign. Since my last one ended a few years ago, the longest game that I’ve run is a 5-session play through of Lost Mine of Phandelver, the D&D 5e [...]
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 29

October 29, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG Hub 
With only 3 days left in the challenge, we’re down to 3 rooms (my count was off yesterday) on the first floor of the Haunted Mansion from Heroic Maps. Today’s room is on the front of the house and holds some [...]
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Review: A Touch of Evil

October 29, 2014 from Geek Ken
Filed under: 4e D&D, Review, RPG Hub 
To get into the spirit of Halloween I’ve been wanting a horror-themed board game for a while now, something that would capture that feeling of investigation some and have monsters to face off against. I’m a [...]
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My post apocalyptic future needs… Motorcycle chariots

October 29, 2014 from Roleplay Geek
Filed under: Fluff/Inspiration, RPG Hub 
In the 80s we had our fair share of visions of a post apocalypse future, my favourite being Mad Max, which had motorcycle gangs but sadly none of them had motorcycle chariots...Is this not a sport fit for the "Ayatollah [...]
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RPT #8: Imaginary Languages Excite the Brain and Add Depth to Your Campaign

October 29, 2014 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Contents Imaginary Languages Excite the Brain and Add Depth to Your Campaign Help Request: Campaign Journals Imaginary Languages Excite the Brain and Add Depth to Your Campaign I remember the first time I played using t[...]
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On Languages

October 29, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What does messing around with a language add to a game?Well, for some styles of play, a hell of a lot.Currently I'm running a fifth edition Forgotten Realms game. It's the first fifth edition game I've ever run. It's th[...]
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Loot: More Traveller Stuff

October 29, 2014 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, Reviews & First Looks, RPG, RPG Hub, Traveller 
This morning I had three books that I ordered from DriveThruRPG a while ago in the mail. Initially  I tried to order these books from a local shop, but it seems most German and UK distributors don’t have acces[...]
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Designing a Boffer LARP System (Part 34)

October 29, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Maybe it's just the sessions that I've been involved in, but it doesn't seem very often that religious characters go out of their way to evangelise their belief to others. I've seen it in a few games, usually on the part[...]
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So what’s up with Philippine Gamer?

October 29, 2014 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
It’s been a while since my last post on the blog, hasn’t it? Things are changing in my life right now, with work responsibilities getting more demanding and the fact that I’m going to be a dad in a few [...]
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October Movie Challenge: Vampire Happening (1971)

October 29, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
October Movie Challenge: Vampire Happening (1971)Vampire Happening or Gebissen wird nur nachts came up in my searches for a Countess Bathory like figure.  I saw it and noticed that it was directed by Freddie Fr[...]
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Tips For Running A Horror One Shot

October 29, 2014 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: advice, GM, RPG Hub 
This year Halloween falls on a Friday. For gamers like us that gives a great opportunity to run one shots that match the Holiday's theme and flavor, and while that can just mean the supernatural a lot of folks think it e[...]
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Designing a Boffer LARP System (Part 33)

October 29, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Something I find common to many RPGs is a definitive quasi-supernatural meta-history for the setting. Quite often it has vague parallels to the Judaeo-Christian myth, with a single god creating the world, then creating a[...]
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From the other side of the Screen

October 29, 2014 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG Hub 
+Tim Shorts commented on his three favorite campaigns. I was involved in all three/four for of them.3. Arthurian Mixed with the CrusadesIn the early 90s Tim started what I call in my mind fits like a glove campaigns[...]
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Season 6 Episode 21 – Dokuwiki the Wiki Sith Lord for Your Campaign Notes

October 29, 2014 from RPG Circus
Filed under: Podcasts, RPG Hub 
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 21 of RPG CircusEpisode Topics Does the GM need to be a Player as Well? A case for using Dokuwiki for your Campaign notes Hosts Jeff Tristan Show Links Tabletop Games on the Rise in Su[...]
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[Cryptworld] New Thing: Mad Scientist

October 29, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
An Evil Experimenter for Cryptworld MAD SCIENTISTSTR: 3 (45) --- WPR: 5 (75)DEX: 5 (75) --- PER: 3 (45)AGL: 4 (60) --- PCN: 6 (90)STA: 3 (45) --- PWR: 80ATT: 1/53% --- WND: 12MV: L 75&dagge[...]
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Early ‘treats’ for Halloween

October 29, 2014 from Dungeon Mastering
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Just to be clear, DungeonMastering.com is written to be as ‘System Neutral’ as possible to allow as broad a leadership as possible.  Certainly d20 design is hard to ignore, so apologies... [[ This is a c[...]
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Sins of the Crusade Season 2, Episode 2: Desperate Enemies

October 29, 2014 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: Campaigns, RPG Hub 
Thanks for +Mike Dulay , +Il Pella , +Alais Legrand , and +Thunder Clonch. +Wilton Heath was unable to join but gave a heads up early. I think there were many disconnections for me[...]
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Top 3 Campaigns I Have Played In

October 29, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Over at 5 Stone Games the post today was, What are the Three Best Campaigns You've Played In?  I thought it was a great question and I loved his answers.  Here are my top three.3. Arthurian Mixed with the Crusa[...]
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Episode 99: Rebels and What’s Next

October 29, 2014 from Accidental Survivors
Filed under: Podcasts, RPG Hub 
WARNING: Instances of very strong language may offend some listeners. Episode 99: Rebels and What's Next     * Rob is drinking Muskoka Detour.     * Fraser is drinking Shocktop. It is pret[...]
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Tuesday Magic Item – Sword of Libertas

October 28, 2014 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
“Stand aside for your betters,” commanded the guard in his colorful uniform.  “You move!”  He prodded a young woman with a cane who was moving with insufficient haste. “Why?”[...]
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Marvel announces slew of new movies, includes two-part Avengers Infinity War

October 28, 2014 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Marvel Studios are currently holding their fan event and the comic movie powerhouse has ust announced the titles of its upcoming phase three films up to 2019, including an Avengers two-parter: Infinity War.Here's a break[...]
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Into the Lair of the Vampire Queen

October 28, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Over the weekend my oldest son celebrated his birthday (which is today) and we went through The Hanging Coffins of the Vampire Queen.We didn't get through it all, but we had a great time. I ran this under Dungeons & [...]
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Upon the Downs

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
These great trees tower above the moss covered ground, their leafy canopies blotting out the light of the sun. However, grassy knolls, open meadows and slow-running brooks pocket the forest deeps and break the sinister [...]
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Into the Darkenfold

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Here ya go: Start Wars

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The U.S. Dept. of Defense is working on its latest combat vehicle, the JLTV. Designed to replace the Humvee the JLTV can operate in all manner of combat situations, but is specifically designed to protect troops in rear [...]
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Only .99 Cents!!!

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Bring in Halloween right with our ALL NEW adventure: Night of the Spirits. Get it now for ONLY .99 cents. Print and Digital! That’s a buck! Also don’t miss The Nine World’s Saga Volume II: Odin&rsquo[...]
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Movie Trailer ~ Extraterrestrial

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I want to believe...but  holy crap![...]
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Carnagecast 57: Gulveig

October 28, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: Podcasts, RPG Hub 
Ray flies solo in Carnagecast this week as Andrew Valkauskas, designer of the Fate of the Norns: Ragnarok talks about his new card game Gulveig, what Carnage-goers can look forward to at the convention next month and pla[...]
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Armor Up

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Pegaso Models[...]
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Word of the Day — Tollhouse Inn (and cookies)

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Toll House Inn of Whitman, Massachusetts, was established in 1930 by Terry and Ruth Graves Wakefield. Toll House chocolate chip cookies are named after the inn.Contrary to its name and the sign, which still stands [...]
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Not Mountain Dew

October 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
But the Roman gladiators drank something or the other. Archeologists unearthed the intact skeletons of several gladiators in Turkey not long ago and in attempt to understand their diet better analyzed their bones. It wou[...]
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