Of the First Light

April 16, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
When the first lights of Mailahm fell upon the ground Moridus' purpose blossomed and strange plants and grasses grew, spreading across the land, drinking the silvery light of the moon. And these are accounted the first l[...]
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Imaginarium

April 16, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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The Blood Moon

April 16, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For those of us who missed it, like me….here's some video. [...]
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Castles & Crusades Kickstarter News

April 16, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
TLG is wrapping up Haunted Highlands and shipping begins this week, Codex Nordica is at the printers but the real news comes in with the Castles & Crusades Kickstarter.We've sold out of the Players Handbook, Monsters[...]
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Adventure Hooks: Necromancy

April 16, 2014 from Dungeon's Master
Filed under: 4e, RPG Hub 
Necromancers are known for their power over the dead and undead. In D&D, Wizards who specialize in necromancy often have evil in their heart and an overwhelming desire for power at all costs – especially the po[...]
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The Astral Prison

April 16, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here is a little something I've been working on.The basic premise is an interdimensional prison asteroid, made from an ancient magic and caught in a limbo realm between Purgatory and the Astral plane. It is here that man[...]
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The Religion

April 16, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I read this morning where the Island Nation of Malta is offering extensive tax breaks for studios in hopes of attracting more film makers to the island. Its a small isle in the middle of the Mediterranean with Libya and [...]
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South Lands and Wild Dwarves

April 16, 2014 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I'm always thinking about my Warhammer game, even if it's not currently in progress. I think I came up with a fun little idea, but let me provide some background.I keep talking about the South Lands. They were an area th[...]
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Lords of Light – The Thundarr the Barbarian Story

April 16, 2014 from Greyhawk Grognard
Filed under: Legacy D&D, RPG, RPG Hub 
Check out this amazing short documentary on one of the great formative cartoons of my childhood.h/t to +Noah Stevens[...]
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N is for Nymph

April 16, 2014 from The Outsyder's Blog
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
I don't know why, but I have had on my mind quite often lately the idea of using traditionally "good" creatures as opponents in RPGs. A few days ago, I wrote up some plot hooks that might lead a group of heroes[...]
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Season 6 Episode 7 – Printing in the 3rd Dimension

April 16, 2014 from RPG Circus
Filed under: news, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 7 of RPG CircusEpisode Topics Gaming Go Bag 3D Printers and Gaming Environments in Gaming Hosts Jeff Jay Ben Show Links CCP Games Halts Development of World of Darkness MMO KS: HeroShe[...]
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On A Board Game of Thrones

April 16, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So our regular Dungeon Master was out of town this last weekend. We took the opportunity to engage in some board gaming!We played, Game of Thrones the boardgame.It's really very good.It looks long, complicated, and slow.[...]
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It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect

April 16, 2014 from RPG Blog II
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There was an interesting thread the other day on theRPGsite, asking Game Masters to describe their worst campaign as a GM. My thoughts immediately went back to a HARP campaign I ran a few years back, where I wasn’t[...]
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Screen Play: McDiary 001

April 16, 2014 from The Canon Puncture Show
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Greetings Tribe! This is the first episode of a new show Rich is doing for the Geeky and Genki network. We’re launching it here as things are put in place on G&G. And to get the show a little exposure with an [...]
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Strange New Worlds: Niribae

April 16, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
System Name: NiribaeSector: 5-7Star Number & Type: F IIIPlanet Number & Type: 2 - H, T Inhabitants: Avians (native name unpronounceable) feathered flying humanoidsDescription:The Niribae system is somewhat resou[...]
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A to Z of Witches. N

April 16, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
N is for Nox So almost a year ago exactly I submitted my "Petty God" to the Petty Gods project.I am not sure where that project is at the moment, but I am sure it will be out eventually.  In the meantime I wan[...]
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Champions – The Silverhold (Dixie Island, Montreal)

The Silverhold of Aurora Ward occupies a small island in the St. Lawrence River, about two thousand feet off the shore of Montreal proper. Centuries ago the island was supposedly used by Native American shaman to conduct[...]
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Greyhawk Wars As Backdrops

April 16, 2014 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
This in depth topic came to mind today. In a fantasy campaign world, be it the World of Greyhawk, Mystara, Dragonlance and so on, does it benefit having a war going on as a backdrop? In my experience it does even if[...]
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Ship to Ship Combat – Desinging A Mechanic _ Part 3

April 16, 2014 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
Friday we talked about the goal of a Ship to Ship combat system and settled on fast, narrative, and engaging all the players. Tuesday we broke that down into the different areas of the ship, what players could do th[...]
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Brief Thoughts On SHIELD

April 16, 2014 from LizardGames
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
(Posted on FB, but it occurs to me I could use actual content here once in a while.) So, #AgentsOfShield is finally the show I wanted it to be. Contrary to some claims, neither I, nor, I think, most fans, … Contin[...]
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Kickstarter Ho (nearly)!

April 15, 2014 from Squamous Studios
Filed under: RPG Hub 
With CoC 7th edition off my stove top, at least for now, i’ve been turning my attention full time to getting all of my ducks in a row for Feed the Shoggoth’s Kickstarter. Most of that lately has consisted of [...]
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3DPBMCSHMtm: the hollow hills

April 15, 2014 from Fame & Fortune
Filed under: 3e, 4e, pathfinder, RPG Hub 
Original image by WintersKnight@DeviantArtIn this installment of 3DPBMCSHMtm, we head off to Altorr to talk faerie. The 'Fair Folk' play their inscrutable games of state.  Yet the Courts of... Click the title if yo[...]
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Tuesday Magic Item – Boots of the White-Footed Fox

April 15, 2014 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
The raiders were proving to be more than we, the local militia and the Baron’s rangers, could handle.  They struck without warning, sneaking into the villages and breaking into the houses to take what they wan[...]
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Deep Magic Now Available

April 15, 2014 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Unlimited spellpower is yours to command!  Deep Magic is here at last — a 376-page, full-color tome bound in the hide of an unknown planar being who materialized at Kobold World Headquarters, gave a piteous sq[...]
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Greyhawk through the ages

April 15, 2014 from Greyhawk Grognard
Filed under: Legacy D&D, RPG, RPG Hub 
This post is inspired by something that +Eric Franklin posted on Google+, asking about From the Ashes, and it inspired me to take a quick jaunt through the various published incarnations of the setting (Gygax's[...]
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Heroes & Witchery is back

April 15, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: Retro Clone, RPG Hub 
Dominque Crouzet's massive retro clone Heroes & Witchery is back in print and free PDF formats.http://www.dcrouzet.net/heroes-witchery/The book is massive and attempts to work in as many of the ideas seen in other Re[...]
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Why I Haven’t Kicked Recon

April 15, 2014 from Transitive Property of Gaming
Filed under: cyberpunk2020, RPG Hub 
Mercs/Megacon, the company that made Myth (which I really liked) have another Kickstarter wrapping up in a few days. Mercs:Recon looks like an interesting game, but there’s a few things holding me back. Really this is [...]
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Kaplen Applewood, the Urban Barbarian – Steal this Background

April 15, 2014 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
"For five years I followed orders, raged, and killed. I guess they thought I had enough, or were tired of trying to control me in their secret camps. I was "discharged" last year. I reported to some fancy officer in robe[...]
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Spirals, Songs, and Summons: Building History for a Portal

April 15, 2014 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: Play, RPG Hub 
Last Friday we had the good fortune to have our old friend Gene Ha drop in. He gave a presentation at a local college, but made time to sit in on for one-shot session. I'd played with Gene is high school and more recent[...]
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Gonzo Space Opera

April 15, 2014 from The Geek Life Project
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
While I was busy doing Spring Cleaning this last weekend my mind started wandering and it ended up wandering into strange territory. Namely, gonzo space opera. My first thoughts went to Machinations of the Space Princess[...]
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Braelick’s Hermitage

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
When first they met Brealick he dwelt in a small patch of earth, hollowed out by his hands high up on the hills overlooking the forested Mistbane River Valley. He was wrapped in a ragged cloak, with no shoes and little c[...]
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Daily Cosplay

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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My NTRPG Con Schedule (In Pictoral Form)

April 15, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: RPG Hub 
GAMES I'M SCHEDULED TO RUN OR PLAY:        OPEN GAMING STUFF I'D LIKE TO RUN IF I FIND THE TIME AND/OR PLAYERS:[...]
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Imaginarium

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Saturn Gave Birth

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
It looks like there may be a new moon meandering around Saturn. On the outer rim of Saturn's rings we are seeing a bright bundle of light, arcing together. Its about 750 miles long, six miles wide and is much brighter th[...]
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GM Advice: Dealing with Broken PCs

April 15, 2014 from Raging Swan
Filed under: GM Advice, RPG Hub 
In a perfect world, every PC would be roughly as capable as his fellows. However through unbalanced rules, player skill or GM interference sometimes a PC gets broken. (Art: William McAusland [Outland Arts]) Broken char[...]
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Armor Up (Tzeentch Standard Bearer)

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Mirko Cavalloni[...]
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The Call of Spandex

April 15, 2014 from Willfully and Persistently
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I've been playing Champions Online to chill out here and there. It's fun, but mostly I'm either playing with strangers or solo'ing, so the plots I come up with to blend in with the game's built-in scenarios are all just [...]
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Going Brad Pit in Fight Club

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A few years ago TLG bought a new Truck for the company. Its a good vehicle, but is the first one I've driven that has all the vehicle light ups…messages, colored bulbs, little whily gigs telling you stuff about yo[...]
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Word of the Day — Billingsgate

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This one was new to me, other than in the title of a Rick Boyer book, Billingsgate Shoal. --TimBillingsgate:  coarsely abusive language.From the time of the Roman occupation until the early 1980s, Billingsgate [...]
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d20, Fate and FFG Star Wars

April 15, 2014 from RPG Character A Week
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Three of the top game systems being published today can be put together into one package: idea from one, dice from another, rules from the third. In this case, it's using the concept of success/triumph and failure/despai[...]
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Movie Trailer ~ Days of Future Past Opening Battle

April 15, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Get More: 2014 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry[...]
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Gladiator Tuesdays: Exotic Weapons

April 15, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A second set of gladiators. This time a number of varied weapons. I like how the spear-armed fellow could be added to a Greek/ Macedonian army, but with a non-standard spear. Also the one on the left with the buckler and[...]
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Adventure Hooks: Music

April 15, 2014 from Dungeon's Master
Filed under: 4e, Music, RPG Hub 
In a world of Bards and actual magical flutes, music can play a key role in your fantasy games. As a dramatic endeavor, background music can also be an awesome flourish to make a combat feel more epic. Here are some idea[...]
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M is for Medusa

April 15, 2014 from The Outsyder's Blog
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Long before Wizards of the Coast started shying away from "save or die" effects, I was avoiding them like the plague. Mostly it was because I had so few players that a single "save or die" roll could [...]
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[Tuesday Map] The Castellan’s Keep

My irregular DCC game has arrived at the Castellan’s Keep, north of the settled lands… in an area that can …Continue reading → [...]
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Reason #18 – Why I Like Published Material

April 15, 2014 from Big Ball Of No Fun
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I've already given you my Reason #21 - Why I Like Published Material. Here is another reason why I like them. They keep a DM honest. As a campaign goes on longer and longer, a DM begins to adapt to what the players bring[...]
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Strange New Worlds: Mara VII

April 15, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
System Name: Mara VIISector: 6-3Star Number & Type: 1 - A IIPlanet Number & Type: 8 - D, D, F, J, D, M, T, TInhabitants: NoneDescription: The harsh light of Mara VII burns starkly on the system’s inner pla[...]
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A to Z of Witches. M

April 15, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
M is for Morgan Le Fey (and other Morgans) Morgan le Fay by Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys Morgan Le Fey is one of the first witches from literature I ever encountered.  I remember reading tales of Ki[...]
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My Top 6 Campaigns of All Time (Part 2)

April 15, 2014 from Rule of the Dice
Filed under: Campaign, RPG, RPG Hub, Star Wars 
Last week I kicked off a list of my favourite RPG campaigns.  It was too long to get them all in on one shot, so here are the rest.  I ranked them numerically but the position on the list is fairly arbitrary - [...]
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