Gen Con 2016 Report Part 7 – An Evening with Monte Cook

August 29, 2016 from LivingDice
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
The title ruined the surprise. In my previous post, I teased how Gen Con, on Thursday night, was one of the best gaming experiences of my life. Now you know. I played a game of Numenera run by the legendary Mon[...]
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Happy Little Bluebirds Fly

August 29, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I do believe I nearly missed the opportunity to wish a dear friend a happy birthday. Well that just won't do. Not at all, not at all. Happy Birthday to The Wizard of OZ!According to my information, the 1939 film was[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 25

August 29, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: advice, RPG, RPG Hub 
Wow. These get harder as the Challenge goes on, no?What makes a good, or great character? Not what most players think I'll tell you that.This is gonna get ranty...Players nowadays are all about Player Empowerment, or Pla[...]
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The Ups and Downs of Fully Episodic Games

August 29, 2016 from Unofficial Games
Filed under: Game Design, RPG, RPG Hub 
Especially during summers,  I try to run episodic games.  What I mean by that is that every session is fully self contained  (even if I have to force the issue) and that there is no case where the same pla[...]
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National Park Dungeoncrawl

August 29, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Need a dungeon map for you next adventure? Just stock one of these cave national park maps.Here's Carlsbad Caverns:And Mammoth Cave (at least the tour routes):[...]
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RPG a Day 2016: “It’s full of stars!” – Day 29

August 29, 2016 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Non-RPG, RPG, RPG Hub 
Welcome back folks! There are just three days left to go in this year’s challenge. #RPGaDay 2016 has been a lot of fun. Let’s tackle the last few topics. Today it’s all about wish fulfillment. I first t[...]
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Reavers on the Seas of Fate, Season Five, Third Session

August 28, 2016 from Geek Related
Filed under: Actual Play, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Third Session (13 page pdf) – “Ra-ha-DOOM!” – A layover in Azir, also known as Port Godless, gets complicated when some of the crew are sold into slavery. A mix of diplomacy, wealth, and viol[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 24

August 28, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: Champions, RPG, RPG Hub 
Wow. Interesting question.By way of an answer, allow me to tell you the tale of Nelson, and the Gift of Champions.***When I was in Junior High (what you youngster now call 'Middle School'), and High School, there was a b[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 23

August 28, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I don't have any best 'worst luck' stories. I mean, not of my own. I could tell you about the occasionally hilarious bad luck some of my players have had over the years, but that doesn't really do anything for me at[...]
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Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game Box

August 28, 2016 from LivingDice
Filed under: Review, Reviews, RPG, RPG Hub 
Elderwood Academy produces a line of leather-bound, wooden game accessory storage boxes that stormed onto the gaming scene at Gen Con 2016. Elderwood kindly forwarded one of the Spellbooks to me and this is my review. Th[...]
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#RPGaDay Day 29: Where on Earth?

August 28, 2016 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG, RPG Hub 
Today’s #RPGaDay Question: If you could host a game anywhere on Earth, where would that be? This is another question aimed at the social side of gaming, and it looks at the things hosts consider and/or dream about [...]
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Subterranean Heaven

August 28, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG, RPG Hub 
Who says mythic underworlds have to be dark and unpleasant? The underworld of Patala in Hindu cosmology is described as more luxurious than celestial heavens. It's the abode of various clans of Asuras and nagas. The sage[...]
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RPG a Day 2016: “I find your lack of good taste disturbing” – Day 28

August 28, 2016 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: advice, Fluff/Inspiration, Non-RPG, RPG, RPG Hub 
And here we are just three days away from the end of #RPGaDay 2016. Ok so I cheated by covering days 1, 2 and 3 in one post and then  21, 22, 23 and 24 in another, but hey, I’ve written on all of the themes fo[...]
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The Turning Tower in action!

August 27, 2016 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: Actual Play, dungeons & dragons, RPG, RPG Hub 
The Turning Tower was one of the first maps from the back catalog of maps on the blog to be re-released …Continue reading →[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 22

August 27, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Ah! Damage Magnets.Are you all familiar with this phenomenon? Damage Magnets build up in characters run by people who are otherwise very lucky. Have a friend who the dice just seem to love? Rarely fails to hit, or make a[...]
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