Return of the Man Rider

Sat 24 June 2017 by Jez Gordon from Gibblet Blizzard

Session Thirteen (Vaults of Vyzor): Joins cadre of powerful warriors summoned across space and time. Definitely felt out of place. Dusty too. Have been frozen in carbonite for last two years. No princess to kiss when woke up. Sad, but woke. Have joined party exploring Vaults of Vyzor: Slovenia Troll plus Dog of Awesomeness +1, Barnie the well oiled muscletron plus One Eyed Otto, and one armed Yareh.

This is why Operation Blazing Sword exists

Sat 24 June 2017 by Erin Palette from Lurking Rhythmically

Even though it's been a year since Pulse, LGBTQ people are still at risk in this country. Despite being a tiny portion of our nation's demographic - only 3.4% of all Americans - we still have a whopping 20-25% chance of being victims of violent hate crime. 

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HJRP1914 Tension, Prophecy, Fallacy, Oh My!

Sat 24 June 2017 by Stu from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

HJRP1914 Your hosts: Stu, Kurt, Maire, Stork. In this Episode: We’ll talk about How to create tension in a scene that isn’t combat? Sam From Lakewood writes in for some prophesy advice. Kitor suggests a new logical...

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New Vampire RPG survey

Sat 24 June 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

I've shared my big 3 vampire movies above, what are your top 3? Vampire origins? Would you prefer an origin story that describes how/why vampires exist? The downside to that is it demystifies the setting. Or no origin setting? Vampire: the Requiem tried to do multiple vampire origins ...

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The Tavern is Closed Today Out of Respect to Stewart Wieck's Passing

Sat 24 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I have no wisdom to share. Nothing to say that will lessen the pain for family and friends.

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Cybernetics and Augmentations

Sat 24 June 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

A common trope of many science fiction stories is the ability of characters to be able to improve themselves with science, often in the form of cybernetic enhancements. In the Starfinder Core Rulebook, these kinds of augmentations fall into a few broad categories—cybernetics, biotech, and personal upgrades. Cybernetics and ...

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The Dolphinquisition - An MCCRPG Archaic Alignment

Sat 24 June 2017 by James Walls from Living for Crits

That was the title of last night's special Mutant Crawl Classics  adventure I ran for charity. Earlier in June, I set out to run an online role-playing game session through the Lawful Good Gaming organization that would benefit Ocean Conservancy. So put out a call for players interested in ...

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LEGO egg bursts into a Facehugger

Sat 24 June 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Daniel Stoeffler’s Facehugger and egg is a LEGO masterpiece. The Facehugger itself is a meter long while the egg is some 50cm high. That feels like about the right size to me. Deadly LEGO. We’ve featured LEGO Facehuggers before on Geek Native like this one from Carlos Valero ...

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Back This: Beasts and Barbarians Steel Edition

Sat 24 June 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

This new edition will update the timeline of the setting, features both a Player's and Game Master's book that will be in full color starting at just $25.

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OSR Saturday Retro Old School Campaign Set Up Second Reel With Ray Harryhausen's 1963 Jason & The Argonauts

In Eighty One on a baking hot Saturday afternoon a bunch of kids myself included were treated to a bunch of classic films including this one. I had read about the Nineteen Sixty Three Jason & The Argonauts picture numerous times in Famous Monsters of Filmland. But to see it on ...

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Sat 24 June 2017 by admin from Spes Magna Games

In the picture, we see Thérèse of Lisieux in costume as Joan of Arc. The photograph dates from early 1895, about two years before Thérèse’s death from tuberculosis at the age of 24. Her sainthood was declared in May 1925 by Pius IX. Thérèse is the patron saint of ...

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[OPINION POLL] Capes: Are They Fashionable Or Not?

Sat 24 June 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

Ralph Hinkley (William Katt) Is The Greatest American Hero...

I've been revisiting the classic 1980's superhero TV show The Greatest American Hero lately and it got me thinking about superhero costumes and, in particular, the prevalence of capes as an integral motif of the genre.

To the general ...

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Character Stock Art Volume III

Sat 24 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

9 Pieces of origional character art to be used in any Dungeon Master's Guild products.

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A Minuscule Immovable Lab

Sat 24 June 2017 by Typhoonandrew from The Iron-Bound Tome

A quick post with an odd purpose – to shrink a room or lab down to a tiny size so it is easier to transport. For this to work the lab or building would need to be constructed specifically as …

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Lost in Translation 215 – Batman (1966)

Sat 24 June 2017 by Scott Delahunt from Seventh Sanctum

With the recent death of Adam West, it’s past due to take a look at his most endearing role, the 1966 Batman TV series and feature film. Lost in Translation covered the origin of Batman back while analysing Batman Fluxx. Created in 1939 in the pages of Detective Comics ...

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ICE - Cyberspace: Sprawlgangs & Megacorps

Sat 24 June 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

From the back of the book:

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Stewart Wieck Passes at Age 49

Sat 24 June 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

It’s with a heavy heart that I have to pass the word that I just learned of the untimely passing of Stewart Wieck of Nocturnal Media. Stewart was someone that I did not know personally but we communicated from time to time about RPG projects his company was publishing ...

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New Dawn Sessions 17-20: The Liberation of Hanist

Sat 24 June 2017 by Mark Langsdorf from No School Grognard

New Dawn Sessions 17-20: The Liberation of Hanist Precis: Two new players are introduced as the PCs in my Fantasy Mass Combat game finally liberate their home nation by defeating two massive orc armies. I've been running my GURPS Fantasy Mass Combat game New Dawn for the last six ...

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[V:tM] V5 Pre-Alpha: Readthrough Review

Sat 24 June 2017 by Jon from GAME OVER

Brother Ben and I have given the fifth edition Vampire: the Masquerade pre-alpha rules a coat of looking at. Here are some key thoughts from our diatribe.

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In Memorium: Stewart Wieck

Sat 24 June 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

One of the great game designers has passed to the great game beyond the veil. I never met him, but so many of my contacts across social media say that he was a great guy as well as being a great game designer. He was the creator of my favourite ...

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2,000 miles from edge to edge

Sat 24 June 2017 by Yora from Spriggan's Den

When creating a “world map” for a fantasy setting, I generally find it rather pointless to actually make a map that shows the entire world. Most fantasy worlds aim to be late medieval to early modern in the kind of world they describe and in these time periods much of ...

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Thomepreus' curse

Sat 24 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Thomepreus’ curse is a classic crawl with elements of exploration, mystery and time travel. A curse has befallen the heroes and the source of their predicament is located in a buried temple. Here a forgotten cult have used a magical sand clock to curse their enemies. The temple seem empty ...

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[Let’s Study: Star Trek Adventures] Part 5: Reporting For Duty

Sat 24 June 2017 by pointyman2000 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer

Finally we hit the character creation chapter of the book! Now that we’ve gone over the mechanics of play, it’s time for us to put together a character in Star Trek Adventures, learn how Supporting Characters work, and how Character Development is handled mechanically. Needless to say, this ...

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Wired Neon Cities - Necrowretch

Sat 24 June 2017 by Scott Malthouse from Trollish Delver

Even florescent cyber cities have graveyards, or more specifically Necrospace. Necrospace is, in part, a sprawling mass of chalk land where the dead are put to rest, drilled out holes in the earth holding millions of capsules in turn harbouring the flesh body of the deceased. Only the rich few ...

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OSR Saturday Retro Old School Campaign Set Up With Ray Harryhausen's Clash of the Titans

There's something to be said for going back to the source material when your looking for ideas. In this case we went back to 1981's Clash of the Titans which stars  Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Burgess Meredith, Maggie Smith and Laurence Olivier. "The film features the final work ...

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Druid Option: Circle of Lesser Spirits

Sat 24 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

The Circle of Lesser Spirits is comprised of druids chosen as intercessors by some lesser deity. For whatever reason, this little god has incarnated as a beast and begun teaching you the secrets of the natural world, presumably to pursue some inscrutable purpose or achieve some goal necessary to its ...

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June 24, 2017: Stewart Wieck

Sat 24 June 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator

We received news late tonight, as I write this, that Stewart Wieck has passed away at the age of 49. His brother Steve wrote

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Valley Kingdoms: A History of the First Great Kingdom

Sat 24 June 2017 by Josh Perldeiner from The Signe of the Frothing Mug

In order to understand the history of the Valley, it is important to understand the method of timekeeping currently in use. For many generations, time was recorded with reference to the rule of the local king. That is, when King Amolun was reigning the First Great Kingdom, the year would ...

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Dungeons & Dragons - Running City Adventures

Fri 23 June 2017 by Sean from Power Score

I have been getting a lot of emails from people asking questions about how I run adventures in the city of Sigil. Today I'll try to explain the pitfalls of running city adventures/campaigns and how to avoid them. I know that running an adventure in a city is ...

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Fri 23 June 2017 by R.S. Tilton from EPIC! The RPG Blog

Well that was a Brutal week , started the week with 2 tens and an eleven hour day. However it was a GREAT week as well, because Mutant Crawl Classics was released AND the New King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard also released their new album.

But now that I have ...

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Mutant Sludge, Severed Appendages and How They Saved My Friday

Fri 23 June 2017 by Gothridge Manor from Gothridge Manor

+Christian Walker ran me through my second session exploring the Wasteland of Gath. It saved my Friday. My companion, Kerg, a dwarf of great fortitude and bravery, was struck with urge to defecate. Frantic, he ran to deposit his turtledoves into a large crate in the middle of the road ...

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Stewart Wieck has Passed (White Wolf)

Fri 23 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Stewart was 49, ate right, exercised, a specimen of good health... it's all just.. stunning that he could possibly, suddenly be gone. 

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Looking for the Perfect OSR Game

Fri 23 June 2017 by Daniel Stack from 19th Level

Objectively, of course, there's no such thing. So what's perfect for me? I'm giving it some thought as my gaming group will embarking on an old school campaign this summer. There's a few I'm considering - links go to reviews on this blog. High up on ...

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Derek Yee's SWORD MASTER is a Beautiful Film in Sonata Form

Fri 23 June 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

The wuxia pian is a cinematic genre that wanders in and out of favor among the theater going public, but it is one of the most aesthetically beautiful and emotionally moving genres in film. While there are some basic similarities between wuxia and kung fu films, both often feature wandering ...

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State of The Tavern Keeper - Just Call Me Butters

Fri 23 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Today commenced with Uncle Duties at 1030 AM - last day of Kindergarten. Uncle duties today included teaching the spelling of words such as Dungeons, Dragons, Agony, Sword, Knight, Magic, Spell, Bow, Arrow and the like - she's choosing the words, so she's in tune for sure.

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[Terrain] Log works

Fri 23 June 2017 by JP Chapleau from JP on Gaming

Here are some small pieces of terrain I did for the specials at Lexicon.

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Uncommon Devotion

Fri 23 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Let the fires of faith burn bright within your heart! The Forgotten Realms is an expansive, ecclectic, and diverse land full of myriad faith traditions. Within this tome you will find a variety of new or noteworthy nods to the divine for many classes. Clerics gain the Law and Winter ...

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Take the Plunge!

Fri 23 June 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

Let me guess, another adventurer scared of getting a bit wet are we? Beneath the sea there's another world waiting for those brave enough to challenge the depths. And you're not wrong, it can be scary down there if you're not prepared. Unlike any other terrain on ...

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Cypher Chronicles, vol. 24-2017

Fri 23 June 2017 by Tammie Webb Ryan from Monte Cook Games

Iadace, and welcome to Cypher Chronicles! We’re very excited to share that No Thank You, Evil! is being translated into Dutch, and the translators are fundraising on Kickstarter right now. Please spread the word about RPG voor kinderen : Geen Monsters onder m’n Bed, and help the campaign be ...

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Veil Down Conquered (Free Preview Edition)

Fri 23 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Veil Down Conquered is a free preview of the full-length adventure KOBOLDS VS. OGRES, coming in late 2018! Veil Down is an affluent halfling village known for its vintners and farmers. But recent problems in the region have forced gangs of monsters closer and closer to civilized land, and this ...

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Whisper’s Remains

Fri 23 June 2017 by Dyson Logos from Dyson's Dodecahedron

On the western shore of the Ahr Shallows is a stony beach and sea cave known as the Whisper Shore because of cracks in the stones that whistle and whisper as waves move in and out of the sea cave below. Above the sea cave is the remains of a ...

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Telling Tales from the Loop

Fri 23 June 2017 by Lowell Francis from Age of Ravens

Should I love Tales from the Loop? I’m child of the 1980’s. I turned double digits as the decade began, so it includes my formative years, from grade to middle to high school to college. But I’ve never watched The Goonies, Explorers, or even finished Stranger Things ...

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Whispers of the Dead

Fri 23 June 2017 by jameseck from Mind Weave Role-Playing Platform

Early readers of this blog will know that I favor undead as a monster type, largely due to their psychological versatility. I also like that—even more so than still corpses—their mere presence and nature can go a long way to …

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Fleamarket Friday: CRIT HAPPENS!!!

Fri 23 June 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

Following on from his wonderful weather dice and mood dice, Andy 'Cosmo-Joe' Watkins of 6d6 Studio is running another Kickstarter for funky dice - this time twenty-siders with a skull for a 20 (indicating a "crit") and a pile of poo for a "1".

The campaign, which runs until July 22 ...

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Order in Chaos

Fri 23 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Can you make order out of the chaos? When half of the monks fail to appear to the yearly competition between two rival orders, the characters are sent to their mountainous monastery to investigate. Although their help does not go unnoticed, it may not be welcomed by the militant monks ...

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Order in Chaos Character Options

Fri 23 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Can you make Order out of the Chaos? This document contains additional options for characters taking part in Order in Chaos or another monastic adventure. In this document you will find the Zen Archer monastic tradition, five unique feats, and new rules for Fist Weapons. Also included are four new ...

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Immortal in D&D (3.5 and 5e)

Fri 23 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Inspired by Highlander and other epic fantasies of Immortal heroes, I bring you Immortals in D&D! These rules can be applied to any campaign setting to create rare heroes and villains with rivalries that stretch the centuries and possibly millennia. Become an undying emperor or lives a quiet life ...

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Additional Feats

Fri 23 June 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

These feats were designed to be universally interesting additions to the existing ones in the PHB. Each of the feats is designed to help a character shine in some way or incorporate a certain playstyle not covered by the official feats. Every feat listed here has - in one form or ...

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Warping Points advancement house rule

Fri 23 June 2017 by Typhoonandrew from The Iron-Bound Tome

A Final Twilight event as a result of extended Warping for Magi is potentially how their lives as characters will end, although to be fair many Magi in my experience are retired by story events, killed, or paused due to …

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Roll20 CON 2017

Fri 23 June 2017 by Shawn Ellsworth from Tribality

Roll20CON is the free, online-only celebration of the Roll20 Community, starting Saturday, June 24th and ending Sunday, June 25th, 2017. I’ll be on Roll20 this weekend participating in the event playing a special one-shot with my regular group. What is Roll20? “The Roll20 team is dedicated to enabling gamers ...

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