Gen Con 2014 Games Played

August 18, 2014 from LivingDice
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Gencon 2014 enters history and I once again survived four marathon days of gaming glory.  This report will focus on the games I played and some the trip itself. Future entries will focus on the vendors and products.[...]
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Star Wars Quirks

August 18, 2014 from The Rhetorical Gamer
Filed under: design, RPG, RPG Hub, Star Wars 
Anyone familiar with Fantasy Flight RPGs knows that while they are pretty good at making good games… the Force is not particularly strong with their editorial teams. The more I run my Age of Rebellion game (and my[...]
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Under Starter’s Orders

August 18, 2014 from RPG Treehouse
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Another edition, another starter set. If 5e is an attempt to bring back all the edition war casualties to the D&D homeland, then arguably, the starter set should sit outside of those considerations right? After all, [...]
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Fate Accelerated Giveaway!

August 18, 2014 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: RPG Hub 
One of my favorite game systems is Fate Accelerated, and this weekend, at GenCon, it won the Gold at the Ennies for Best Family Game. To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of the Fate Accelerated print book. Though [...]
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RPG Video Review – D&D Player’s Handbook

August 18, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Review, Reviews, RPG Hub 
First Impressions–Should I buy it By Evaldas Bladukas We were talking about trying out different types of content and this is a great example of what we meant. OK so the audio isn’t great – it was a le[...]
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Gen Con 2014 in Review. Part 1: D&D is back

August 18, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Well another Gen Con is behind us.  Once again I ate more than I should, stayed up later and spent more money than I really should have.D&D is Back!I ended up play about 28 hours worth of D&D 5 over the con.[...]
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Dispelling Myths: GURPS is too rules heavy

August 18, 2014 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: GURPS, RPG Hub 
There is only one way to dispel the myth and its to actually count the pages (plus notes on average word count).  Its annoying when people use anecdotal evidence and throw around opinion like facts. In order to quan[...]
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Peakvale setting: The Slumberer Beneath

August 18, 2014 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub, Tunnels and Trolls 
This continues a series of posts looking at the Peakvale campaign setting for Tunnel & Trolls. The Dhezereth Dwarves have long lived in the awful knowledge that something exists below them. Deep in the heart of [...]
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RPG Video Review – Achtung! Cthulhu, a review in honour of the D-Day landings anniversary

August 18, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: 4e, Reviews, RPG, RPG Hub, World of Darkness 
By Evaldas Bladukas and Elaine Bladukiene The long awaited part two of our WW2 double bill is finally here. From soldiers to Shoggoths, Achtung! Cthulhu strives to deliver two tropes that inspired many artists mashed in[...]
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[Adventure] The Molds & Slimes of Vilnid

I love a great creative challenge.  You might hear me complain about the whole “Blog Challenge” phenomenon where all kinds …Continue reading → [...]
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Epic Game of Thrones Board Game Customization

August 18, 2014 from Troll and Flame
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I have a friend. This friend has imagination, a hot glue gun, and way more free time than I do. He spends some of that free time modifying board games. Both by adding extra rules, cards, pieces, etc. And by mak[...]
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I want you to star in a new USR adventure

August 18, 2014 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Do you want your namesake to be in the new urban fantasy adventure for USR, Full Moon Defence Squad: Box of Tricks? All you need to do is join the USR Google Plus community. I will be selecting a few people to star in th[...]
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Are Treasure Hordes Too Small?

August 18, 2014 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
I was looking through some Victorian paintings at the Victorian British Painting blog (not just a clever name), and came across this one by Benjamin Walter Spiers. One heck of a horde, but fantasy gaming standards. No co[...]
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GenCon 2014: What I learned.

August 18, 2014 from The Douchey DM
Filed under: advice, RPG Hub 
Here I am at home, recovering from another trip to the Best Four Days in Gaming. That’s right, I was able to attend my fourth GenCon in Indianapolis this year. It was an amazing experience to say the least, and p[...]
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#RPGaDAY: Favorite Game System

August 18, 2014 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Today’s #RPGaDAY is a tough one. My tastes shift so often, it’s difficult to decide. I think that Fate Accelerated at the moment is my favorite. I’m a big fan of light systems, and FAE really lends itse[...]
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#RPGaDAY 18: Favorite Game System

August 18, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The #RPGaDAY prompt was concocted by Dave Chapman of Autocratik. Grab the list and join in! When it comes to running role-playing games, I like a fairly low complexity. I’ve got enough going on talking to everyone [...]
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Bonus Actions for 5E: A Sweet Candy Center

August 18, 2014 from The Geek Life Project
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Well, I’ve had chance to play and run a little Fifth Edition D&D. Did a little pick up game with meat space group, started messing around with a hangout game, and, heck, I even started going to the FLGS went in[...]
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Shades Of Suspense Pt 1 – Eight Tips for Cliffhanger Finishes

Cliffhangers are a wonderful way to end a gaming session because they end play at a moment of high drama that leaves the players anxious to get back to the gaming table, and that tend to be fairly memorable because of th[...]
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Some basic Majestic Wilderlands Info.

August 18, 2014 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: GURPS, Inspiration, RPG Hub 
I posted about this way back when I first started writing my blog. With a couple of new players in our Monday Night group, I figure it would a good time to post a reminder that I have some  Majestic Wilderlands info[...]
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Daurogs

August 18, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss, a daurog is a Mesolithic green man. It’s an agglomeration of man, wolf, owl and vole bones, with seeds germinating within the vole remains and shooting up through the layers o[...]
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My Name Is… (Part Deux)

August 18, 2014 from Game Knight Reviews
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
As you well know, Fitz loves random generators. For some things I’m ok with them, for others, I don’t really care for them. Honestly, they are great if you are absolutely stuck … as long as the result[...]
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Warhammered Dwimmermount

August 18, 2014 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I am finally, officially starting a Dwimmermount conversion to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Since I run 1/2 to 1 level a year at the local conventions, I'm in no hurry.Right now I'm just converting some background: Starti[...]
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Round Table 30 – D&D Adventurer’s League with Chris Tulach and Chris Lindsay

August 18, 2014 from The Tome Show
Filed under: Review, RPG Hub 
Round Table 30 - D&D Adventurer’s League with Chris Tulach and Chris Lindsay James Introcaso and Topher Kohan sit down with Wizards of the Coast’s own  [...]
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Gencon 2014 Privateer Press Booth

August 18, 2014 from The Hopeless Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So in my last post I talked a bit bout how Warmachine is synonymous for Gencon with me, and that it's been the focus of more cons than not in my life. I'm not a competitive player and can't see myself ever getting into [...]
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#RPGaDAY Day 18, Favourite Game System

August 18, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
#RPGaDAY Day 18, Favourite Game SystemOh, so many I really love.But when it comes right down to it my favorite is still Cinematic Unisystem.I am also fairly partial to the various versions of "Basic" D&D out there.[...]
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Favorite Game System – #RPGaDay, Day 18

August 18, 2014 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Hard to believe we’re already on day 18 and heading into “favorites” territory for the #RPGaDay effort this month. Today is “Favorite Game System” and I know many folks who are hun[...]
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What Comes Next: The Future of D&D

August 18, 2014 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, RPG Hub 
It's the moment NOBODY has been waiting for: when I finally step out from behind my PDF copy of the basic rules and tell everyone what I think of where D&D is heading...[...]
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On 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons versus Pathfinder

August 18, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub 
This fight is not nearly as entertaining as the actual case! Which one should you play? What is going to be more fun for you at the table? Which starter set should you buy?Ding! Ding! Ding!Two enter, one shall leave!![...]
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#RPGaDay 18: Favorite Game System

August 18, 2014 from Willfully and Persistently
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This is another thing I waffle on a lot, but right now my favorite system is the one they use in the Doctor Who RPG, the Vortex System. It just seems like it always delivers a lot for even a little effort on my part. It [...]
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The Best Of Gen Con 2014

August 18, 2014 from RPG Blog II
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
After every Gen Con, the first thing I do is rest, because my legs are about ready to fall off. After that, though, it's time to assess just what the highlights (and some of the lowlights) of Gen Con were. This was a fan[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge – Day 18

August 18, 2014 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub, Star Wars 
Day 8 - Favorite Game System Now we're getting serious. What is my favorite game system? Never was there a tougher question with an easier answer. Before I give my answer though, I want to point out a[...]
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Review: How to Create Great Fantasy Maps (even if you can’t draw)

August 18, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: Review, RPG Hub 
Sometimes I go on to RPGNow and cruise around for some random thing to buy.  I always stash away some store credit for such occasions.  This time around I saw the title, How to Create Great Fantasy Maps (even i[...]
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Maps for a Fairy Tale Pointcrawl

August 18, 2014 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG, RPG Hub 
Looking around for cool fantasy maps, I've come across of number of maps of fairytales/folklore/myth. They don't have any hexes (though that could be remedied), but they've got all the encounters laid out right their for[...]
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Jewelry of the Bloodmilk Necromancer

August 18, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Bloodmilk Necromancer is not a name, or a title, but a cabal of macabre craftsmen, though few know the truth of this. Most believe there is a single individual who goes by that name. This belief has been fostered by [...]
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What’s your favourite D&D 5e class?

August 18, 2014 from Trollish Delver
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Dungeons and Dragons has returned in a big way with 5th edition and no doubt people who already have their mitts on the Player's Handbook have their favoured class. So what is it? Share your most beloved class from 5e in[...]
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Dungeon World: Spider Playbook

August 18, 2014 from Points of Light
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For better or worse, the spider playbook is now for sale on Drivethrurpg.It does everything a spider can: spin webs of any size, crawl on walls, and even inject debilitating venom or digestive juices into creatures, so t[...]
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Running Narrative Combat

August 18, 2014 from Sly Flourish
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For many of us who have spent a great deal of time running gridded combat with tabletop tactical maps and miniatures, the very concept of running battles without any visual representation can be quite[...]
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Mortellan’s GenCon Recap

August 18, 2014 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Welcome Greyhawk fans. Here is a few bits and pieces of my convention experience this year in Indianapolis:This was the year for Wizards to shine with their new edition of the Player's Handbook and crowds of people [...]
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GENCON 2014 – A Final Quick Report on Day 4 (Sunday)

August 18, 2014 from Neuroglyph Games
Filed under: news, RPG, RPG Hub 
Greetings to all, Gentle Readers and Fellow Gamers! Last night (Saturday) I was out far too late to make a report after I got in – it was insane trying to get dinner after my final panel with the Colts game in town[...]
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USR Settings

August 18, 2014 from RPG Character A Week
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There's activity on the USR front: several new settings at Trollish Delver. By my count, it's now six specific settings, (say that three times fast). Cavemen (from Go Wherever) Cyberpunk Halberd (fantasy) Full Moon Defen[...]
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Back from Gen Con

August 18, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Well I am back from Gen Con, but completely beat and everyone here has some sort of upper respiratory thing.Will post more tomorrow, but I had a fantastic time![...]
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Labyrinth Lord Dwimmermount on Drivethru RPG

August 18, 2014 from Forgotten Runes
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Dwimmermount lives! Dwimmermount LIVES! DWIMMERMOUNT LIVES!You can get it here from drivethruRPG. Now the OSR will have to find another another overdue kickstarter poster child. Unfortunately there are many candidat[...]
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A Guide to Geomorphs (Part 9)

August 17, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Some people don't like making their edges separate entities, they don't like placing their map changes in the corners of their geomorphs. For those people, I present a geomorph system like this...It might be a swamp, lik[...]
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Wonders of the World are Losers?

August 17, 2014 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Other Systems, RPG Hub 
Building both on Monuments - The Really Big Ones and Even the Losers Get LuckyWhat happens to the losers when they are really huge? I’ve always been fascinated by the Seven Wonders of the World - even before wasti[...]
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Village of the Zombies

August 17, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Sounds like a bad-good movie, right?  I think so at least.  I finished my 10th micro-adventure with bad horror movie on a Saturday night in mind.  Oh, and with a big bowl of popcorn.  There are zombie[...]
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When Kobolds Meet Tiamat (Kobold Press Tyranny of Dragons Panel; GenCon 2014)

August 17, 2014 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
This is a recording of the When Kobolds Meet Tiamat panel hosted by Kobold Press at GenCon 2014. This panel features Wolfgang Baur (founder of Kobold Press) and Steve Winter (formerly of TSR and Wizards of the Coast) di[...]
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Reavers on the Seas of Fate – Season Three, Twenty-sixth Session

August 17, 2014 from Geek Related
Filed under: Actual Play, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Twenty-Sixth Session (16 page pdf) – “The Cursed Earth” – The group hacks their way through frisky vegetation and use the druidic shrine to regenerate everyone’s missing parts! And then[...]
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RPG Review – Mindjammer. Part 2

August 17, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: 4e, RPG, RPG Hub, World of Darkness 
By Paco Garcia Jaen In the first part of my Mindjammer review, I laid the path for a positive review. In this second – and last – part I plan to actually make it very clear this is a positive review. I previ[...]
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#RPGaDAY 17: Funniest Game You’ve Played

August 17, 2014 from Held Action
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
The #RPGaDAY prompt was concocted by Dave Chapman of Autocratik. Grab the list and join in! Hands down, the funniest game I ever played was John Terra running Paranoia at OGC in New Hampshire. Which session of Paranoia, [...]
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#RPGaDAY: The Funniest Game You Played

August 17, 2014 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
It’s Sunday! Today, I’m taking my son to see Guardians of the Galaxy. It’ll be his first time. So, what’s the funniest game you’ve played? For me, it was my first and only session of Fiasco [...]
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