#5 – Origin of the Spider-Woman

Fri 18 August 2017 by Michael Dismuke from Marvel Plot Points

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. Enigma led Moondragon, Stronghold and Blackhawke (a.k.a. Nightwing, a.k.a. the Emerald Canary) on a clandestine mission to infiltrate Hydra and track …


Some first impressions of Blades in The Dark

Fri 18 August 2017 by Wil Hutton from Aggregate Cognizance

We took a little impromptu camping trip this weekend, so I was able to spend a bit more time reading

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Four Pagodas of Kwantoom

Fri 18 August 2017 by Dyson Logos from Dyson's Dodecahedron

My love of Kabuki Kaiser’s solo D&D masterpiece “Mad Monks of Kwantoom” isn’t much of a secret. So when I …

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#RPGaDay 2017 Day 19

Fri 18 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for the 19th day of 2017’s #RPGaDay is: Which RPG has the Best Writing. The question can be looked at from several angles, and in the video below, I do just that, offering up suggestions for inspiring writing, explanatory writing, blue-blazes great writing, technical writing, and ...

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OSR Commentary - High Level Play, AD&D Dieties & Demi Gods, & Operatic Old School Campaigns With 'Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung)'

So another GenCon is on us & social media is a buzz with the latest Con news, numerous pictures, etc. All my best to my young friends & family that are there.The amount of buzz coming out this year's GenCon reminds me of  Eighty Four & the year I learned about ...

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Kickstart Your Weekend: My Last Sunrise

Fri 18 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

If it didn't have me at "Gothic Miniatures" or at a Dracula mini it had me at their witch mini.

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Prowlers & Paragons – Sean’s Pick, 081817

Fri 18 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Amidst the chaos and clamor of Gen Con 50 – where I am wandering the halls or rolling some dice as you read this – I am closing out my Super Games Week with a fantastic gem created by my dear friend and partner-in-crime, Leonard Pimentel. This is the first edition of ...

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Mini-Dungeons: Caves (C-1) - Lizardfolk Tunnels

Fri 18 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Within the pages of this book, you will findthe first of three mini-dungeons in a short series set in caves. This one being the Lizardfolk Tunnels! You will be able to drag and drop this mini-dungeon as you need, at any time your players wish to travel between towns, or ...

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A Fault In Our Stars: Starfinder, ADnD 2E, and Repeating History

Fri 18 August 2017 by James Spahn from Halfling's Luck

So I wanted to talk a bit about Starfinder and how I see it. Not as a game or in comparison to White Star, but as a business move and why I think Paizo chose to release a sci-fi adaptation of their juggernaut fantasy roleplaying game. But to do that ...

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RPGaDAY Eighteen

Fri 18 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

Which RPG have you played the most in your life? No question, Dungeons & Dragons takes the title. I started playing when I discovered the game at age ten (I even wrote about it once), and I don’t think more than a few months have gone by since then when ...

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A Calm Blue

Fri 18 August 2017 by Troll Lord from The Troll Dens

The calm blue lies between you and the falls. It is but a simple thing to cross it . . .

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The Defenders: The First Act (Episodes One, Two, And Three)

Fri 18 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

SPOILER ALERT: I've tried to be as vague as I can on story details, but there may be some details here that you might not want to know before you see the show, if you want to enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Picking up from ...

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The Living Preview Part 3 – Character Creation

Fri 18 August 2017 by Guest Author from Tribality

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 This week’s installment covers the character creation process system for The Living. Below you will find a summary of the process, including a sample character creation, and a blank character sheet for further review: CHARACTER SHEETS KICKSTARTER The Kickstarter campaign for The Living ...

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RPGaDAY #18 - Most played RPG

Fri 18 August 2017 by David Dolph from Big Ball of No Fun

Which RPG have you played the most in your life? 

Dungeons & Dragons.

This is the game I started with. Sometimes I will either grow tired of it or want to try something new, but I always end up wanting to run a game with it eventually. Curiously I always end ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Which RPG Have You Played the Most in Your Life?

Fri 18 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

Easy: Victory Games’ James Bond: 007. I bought a first edition copy in 1983 and have used it until about 2010, since when we haven’t had an espionage game running. Partly, this is a function of having worked in the industry, partly it was a response to the real ...

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Fleamarket Friday: A New Faction Has Invaded The Savage Core...

Fri 18 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

A new faction has been introduced to Savage Core, Lucid Eye's pulp Hollow Earth skirmish game.

The Id are androgynous alien invaders suitable for use in multiple arenas outside of this game (I'm eyeing them to add to my alien contingent for a more outré Dungeons & Dragons scenario ...

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NPC Fluff Generator 1: Demon Cult

Fri 18 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Do you love to use random tables to roll up details of your campaign world? Are you inspired by what the luck of the dice hands you to work with? Do you like demon cults? Then this is the product for you. Over 30 pages of random tables that allow ...

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Blacktide Cove

Fri 18 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

From the Ship's Log of the Sprite: ...I can hear them fish-men. All the time with their chanting and hissing and whatnot. There's some kind of religion going on here, down below. We can't understand what they say, but it's something God-like, sure as spray on ...

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In the Shadows

Fri 18 August 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

Publisher Blurb:

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RPGaDay August 18th

Fri 18 August 2017 by Craig from LunarShadow.net

18th) Which RPG have you played the most in your life? In terms of total hours it would have to be Torg, I was in a long campaign of it and have run a couple of campaigns of it. Total play time would be around a year and a half ...

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RPGaDay2017 #18

Fri 18 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

Which RPG have you played the most in your life? I've probably sent more time LARPing than anything else, and for this the most hours of preparation, telephone call back-room dealings and politics, engagement on a regular basis, all point to White Wolf's Minds Eye Theatre. Including the ...

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Images from the Sprawl (part 2)

Fri 18 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

Here's the second batch of images. They spread a bit more in subject matter and experimental style...but generally maintain the vibe.

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Stonehell: Small Men, Slime, and Flowers

Fri 18 August 2017 by David Brawley from Tower of the Archmage

Eiric, wizard 5 (Kat) Both Eiric and Matthias have relatively staid parties in town, gather everyone up, and head back into the dungeon. A group of the Ghost Beggars nod warrily at them in the Antechamber, but no one seems interested in engaging in either talk or combat. Heading down ...

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#RPGADAY2017 - Day 18

Fri 18 August 2017 by Justin Isaac from Halls of the Nephilim

Day 18: Which RPG you played the most in your life?

I've definitely played more D&D than anything else. I started playing with 2e (along with some 1e and basic thrown in) when I was 10. Six years later I switched to 3e when it was released. When ...

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Behind the DM Screen (July 2017)

Fri 18 August 2017 by TheTome from The Tome Show

In this episode, Jeff, Mike, and Sam talk about their games from July 2017, and follow it up with a discussion about maps, minis, and Dwarven Forge in your game.

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In Other News...

Fri 18 August 2017 by JB from B/X BLACKRAZOR

It's shortly after midnight (12:05am, my time) and though I spent the day lifting and carrying 1000 pounds of paving stones (and 300 pounds of sand) I am watching

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Design Flow: Gear

Fri 18 August 2017 by Phil Vecchione from Gnome Stew

The last new chapter of Hydro Hackers that I wrote was about Gear. It is the last thing I designed for the game. After this, I will be just adding text and mechanics to all the existing chapters of the game. Gear was a tough thing for me to wrap ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 17

Fri 18 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 17 for August 17th for #RPGaDay is trying to make a discreet inquiry into which of the games we have on our shelves or in our digital archives, but have yet to play. Which among them has waited for us the longest, but remained unused. Imagine the sadness and ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 18

Fri 18 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question 18 for August 18th’s dose of the daily event #RPGaDay for the Year of Our Gaming, 43 (Old Gameless Calendar, 2017) asks us to declare which game we have played the longest. It does not have to be contiguous, but what ultimately has ended up being the game ...

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Fleamarket Friday: Hail To The Chin...

Fri 18 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

The latest collection of light-hearted memoirs from genre icon and all-round legend Bruce Campbell, entitled Hail To The Chin: Further Confessions Of A B Movie Actor, are now available from all good bookstores.

Campbell is, of course, the star of the Evil Dead movies, as well as the Ash vs ...

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The Possessed

Fri 18 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

The possessed are individuals who draw their power from the forces of the supernatural, slowly becoming one of these forces overtime as their power and connection to the preternatural grows. Chose the entity that you wish to possess your soul, the dark soul of a demon from unspeakable places, the ...

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RPGaDAY 2017 #17

Fri 18 August 2017 by JB from B/X BLACKRAZOR

From the #RPGaDAY2017 challenge (info here):[as I'm starting this thing a little late, I shall be doubling up on my daily posts until I catch up. Early posts will be post-dated to the date they were originally supposed to appear]Which RPG have you owned the longest but ...

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Grab the Zach Best RPG Bundle for a great cause

Fri 18 August 2017 by Scott Malthouse from Trollish Delver

I've been away from the internet for a bit, but I wanted to let you know about the Zach Best Family Benefit Bundle, which contains more than $180 worth of roleplaying magnificence for just $10. Zach Best is a beloved creator and founder of Conjecture Games, making excellent supplements ...

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Champions – Professor Moriarty

Fri 18 August 2017 by Thoth from Emergence Campaign Weblog

Creator of Americas Unlimited, Engineer of a dozen freeware secure peer-to-peer encrypted communications networks, Enabler of Social Protest, Father of Spam, Inventor of the Pop-Up Ad, Patron of LOLCats, Financier of TVTropes, Designer of Denial Of Service Attacks, Data Harvester, Hacker Extraordinaire, Trans-humanist… The charge was Computer Hacking. Many people ...

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New old school products at OBS August 18th Edition

Fri 18 August 2017 by Shane Ward from The 3 Toadstools

Zach Best Family Benefit Bundle - $12.61 CAD. Zach is in hospice, and if you can help out his family by grabbing this bundle that would be wonderful. If you can't, please share this link with your friends. - http://drivethrurpg.com/product/218759/Zach-Best-Family-Benefit-Bundle-BUNDLE Wolf Packs & Winter Snow - Strange ...

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Sorcerous Origins From the Great Beyond

Thu 17 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

From the Heights of Mount Celestia, the lowest levels of the Nine Hells, and the Infinite Layers of the Abyss come some of the most powerful and terrible individuals in all the multiverse. For many years, there have been few mortals brave or foolish enough to tread upon the domains ...

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Raven Forge - Non-Player Characters - Volume One

Thu 17 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

All of the Raven Forge Non-Player Characters in one bundle! From Acae to Zalus all of the characters you could want for your PCs to run into, from a prostitute to a gnome giant killer.

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Names From The Lost Peninsula: Over 1,000 Names For People, Places & Things Found In The Chult Region Of The Forgotten Realms

Thu 17 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Considered by most to be a backward, unsettled. land of monsters, jungles, disease, and savages, the Chultan peninsula boasts several distinct cultures and relatively stable governments that date back hundreds of years. These lands' reputations derive from their isolation from the rest of the world, the magical concealment of key ...

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The Church of the Solar Divinity - Stock 3.5 Religions Revamped and Relatable

Thu 17 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Have you ever had trouble deciding how your cleric of Pelor should react to a shrine of Yondalla? Does your cleric even believe in the existence of other gods? What’s the difference between a cleric of Obad Hai and a druid? And just how the heck does a chaotic ...

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August 18, 2017: Guest Of Honour At Worldcon 2019 In Dublin

Thu 17 August 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator

August 18, 2017: Guest Of Honour At Worldcon 2019 In Dublin I will have the great privilege of being one of the Guests of Honour at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Dublin, Ireland. The other GoHs are Bill and Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan ...

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RPG A Day 18: Which RPG have you played most in life?

Thu 17 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

Tricky question really.  I have played a lot of games and I am terribly old.  My life is long and my memory short.  It is totally going to be a

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Star Wars D6 Lives

Thu 17 August 2017 by Daniel Stack from 19th Level

I'm not certain if Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role Playing Grindhouse Edition is the longest title for an RPG but if it isn't, it's got to be awfully close. (Henceforth I'm going to abbreviate it as LotFP - originally I was going with WFRP ...

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One Shot, Delta Green/Cthulu, Final Word

Thu 17 August 2017 by Vanadorn from Vanadorn D&D Campaign

The DM of the one shot had a final after action report which he sent to all the players (and the group at large) in response to my write up and just for completest purposes, I've attached it here.

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Acquisitions Incorporated - Enter the Trash Witch

Thu 17 August 2017 by Sean from Power Score

You can listen to this show right here. Season 2 of Dice, Camera, Action just ended, and we got ourselves a surprise! A special podcast D&D game where one of the heroes of DCA joins the Acquisitions Inc team. This is a hilarious show and you should definitely check ...

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Gen Con Day 1 Recap

Thu 17 August 2017 by A.L. from Reality Refracted

Today felt like a really quick day, but I also feel like I accomplished like 90% of what I really wanted to do this convention. Namely, I managed to play some 7th Sea which was fun, and I acquired a copy of the L5R boxed set.

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Review & Commentary On The Battle For The Purple Islands By From Kort'thalis Publishing For Your Old School Campaigns

I have a very strong connections with The Islands of Purple Haunted Putrescence, its a very flexible & dangerous adventure location/setting from the warped mind of Venger Satanis. A gonzo science fantasy setting with  liberal doses of  'R' rated  sex, gore, & lots of mayhem. All of which collide with the ...

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On the Edge of Exile: The Setting

Thu 17 August 2017 by Ben Scerri from versamus ; we roll

It's time to talk about the setting of my newest Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition campaign: On the Edge of Exile. Now, it's already been established that the game is taking place in the Border Princes (the companion splat book being Renegade Crowns), but a) what does that ...

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Starfinder - Sold Out at Gen Con - In Stock at Amazon

Thu 17 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Anyhow, if you are looking to snag a copy and either missed it at Gen Con OR like me, aren't at Gen Con, your FLGS should have it as well as Amazon. If you buy from your local FLGS, check the spine and binding - there have been reports of ...

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Earimdar - Elf Duskblade D&D 5e

Thu 17 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

The scion of an ancient elfin line, Earimdar, with a full complement of spells, and armed to the teeth. His commanders have sent him out into the world for a century or two of seasoning. Resentful and sullen he is looking for a fight, or an adventuring party to join ...

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Noble Class

Thu 17 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

The idea of a Noble class has always appealed to me. This class is based upon the idea of a character focusing on the nobility aspect of their persona with areas such as supporting others rather than their nobility being merely a background.

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