The Judges Guild Psychic Witch

Wed 24 May 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

A few weeks ago I was made aware of the Judges Guild Journal. A newsprint 'zine made by JG back in the 70s "dedicated to Swords and Sorcery fantasy gaming".  In particular, I was made aware of issue 7 (p) and their witch class.


Daily Adventure Map 034

Wed 24 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

The Grinning Frog is delighted to present for the inspiration of all Dungeon Masters out there a map page from the archives of legendary Rogue and Adventurer Jimmy the Quick. The map is annotated with Jimmy's own thoughts outlining his experiences as he stealthed his way through this dungeon ...

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Breezango and Playing Comic NPCs Correctly

Wed 24 May 2017 by Colin McLaughlin from Tribality

Worlds/Settings Homebrews Worlds/Settings Zoolander is one of my favorite films. It’s endlessly quotable, and the character presentations do a fantastic job of illustrating the dichotomy between the perceptions of those inside the fashion industry and those outside of it. If you told me you were crossing Zoolander ...

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HackMaster - HackJammer

Wed 24 May 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

From the back cover:

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Netrunner Counter Trackers

Wed 24 May 2017 by Geek Ken from Geek Ken

A while back I made some simple credit and click trackers for Netrunner. They weren’t going to win over anyone with how they looked but the cards were functional. I seem able to stretch my collection and get a few people playing but couldn’t say the same with ...

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Magical businesses that should be in your RPG

Wed 24 May 2017 by colinice from IronCrown

There are a number of reasons that magical businesses may not be present in your roleplaying game. Perhaps magic is particularly rare or difficult to manage, perhaps magic is regarded with distrust by the majority of the population or perhaps …

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Cortex Prime

Wed 24 May 2017 by Tracy Barnett from Gnome Stew

I’ve been lucky enough to know Cam Banks for about six years, now. In fact, the first time I mat Cam, I interviewed him about the then-brand-new Leverage RPG. I had no idea what I was doing, but he was kind enough to talk to me. Fast-forward to now ...

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Forty Year Old Fanboy Update #5

Wed 24 May 2017 by Tobie Abad from TAGSESSIONS

Woke up at 3pm and I think I'm trying to battle against jetlag. Spent the most of the morning tracking the packages we had ordered and discovered that some of our purchases did not arrive. So we're gonna have to double check with the sellers on what happened ...

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May 24, 2017: SJ Games And Shane White At PaizoCon This Weekend!

Wed 24 May 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator
Guy and I are on our way to Seattle for PaizoCon, May 26-29! Four days of tabletop gaming, with a focus on Paizo's awesome Pathfinder RPG, await us. So I think it's time to reveal some of the surprises waiting for you! First up, we've got ...
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XP Over Time Instead of Per Session

Tue 23 May 2017 by A.L. from Reality Refracted

One of the few things I dislike about my current L5R game is that somewhere along the way I lost control of the passage of time. This isn't a serious problem, but over the course of about 18-24 months of sessions we've passed maybe 2 months in game ...

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1D20 Random Vicious Gargoyle Encounter Table For Your Old School Campaigns

The souls of the worshipers that make bargains with the powers of Chaos become trapped within the Outer Darkness. These souls attract a myriad of particles of stone, dirt, dust, and worse in the darkness between worlds this becomes a pseudo living body for the monster. Minds, former lives, personality ...

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Fiction Review: Lovecraft Country

Tue 23 May 2017 by Daniel Stack from 19th Level

“Arkham,” Atticus said. “The letter says Mom’s ancestors come from Arkham, Massachusetts.” Arkham: home of the corpse reanimator Herbert West, and of Miskatonic University, which had sponsored the fossil-hunting expedition to the mountains of madness. “It is made up, right? I mean—”  

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Tuesday Magic Item – Library Bane

Tue 23 May 2017 by seaofstarsrpg from Sea of Stars RPG Design Journal

“Don’t let him tear that!” shouted Gollaon, throwing a dagger at the spy.  Who ducked beneath it but momentary lost the firm grip on the paper needed. “Right!” said Voddick feinting toward the paper and then driving his knee into the spy’s stomach. “Bastard!” wheezed the spy trying ...

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Rhym Campaign Setting released

Tue 23 May 2017 by JP Chapleau from JP on Gaming

For those of you who have been following this blog, you know that I have been working with JD Conrad at putting the finishing touches to Rhym. Well the wait is FINALLY OVER!

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Buccaneer: Through Hell or High Water, The Blackwood and Tall Pines Kickstarters

Tue 23 May 2017 by Tommy Brownell from The Most Unread Blog on the Internet. Ever.

A trio of Kickstarters caught my attention, so I thought I would bring them to yours: Powered by Savage Worlds, Buccaneer looks to pretty much cover the Pirates of the Caribbean niche (and just in time for the new movie), being more grounded than fan favorite 50 Fathoms, but more ...

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August: Gen Con 2017

Tue 23 May 2017 by Sean Reynolds from Monte Cook Games

MCG will be at Gen Con 2017 (August 17–20) in Indianapolis, Indiana! We’re at booth #2519 in the exhibit hall, near the rightmost entrance: The Gen Con event finder is live! We’re still getting the dates and times of our seminars finalized; the following aren’t 100 ...

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The Noble Art of Jousting

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

The Noble Art of Jousting. Learn how to run a jousting tournament for fifth edition D&D. Can be used by DMs as a mini-adventure in its own right or as a fun addition to a longer game. Includes full rules, advanced options and stats for opponents. Let the games ...

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James Bond, Super-Spy

Tue 23 May 2017 by Sean Bircher from Wine and Savages

I felt something was needed upon the passing of Sir Roger Moore, the James Bond of my childhood (though not my personal favorite). All of us can only wish we enjoy such a successful career and a life so filled with love and purpose as Sir Roger. I'm sure ...

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Tentative - Tavern Talk Live Call In Show - Test - 10 PM to 1030 PM Eastern Thursday May 25th.

Tue 23 May 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Alright. I've done some research, so it SHOULD work in theory, just need to test how WELL it works in practice.

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Hartkiller's Horn Story Award Cards

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Free swag! Players love it and a tactile reward makes sessions more memorable. Plus, these cards help DMs and Players alike by having legible reference points for what story awards each PC has earned, along with the mechanics involved for the award. Simply have your players write the name of ...

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Homebrewed Class - Tinkerer

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Homebrewed Class: Tinkerer  Design Notes     The following D&D 5E design of the Tinkerer class was created to provide a class that was proficient in building steam-punk type contraptions and a construct. The Tinkerer’s inventions have effects similar to those normally accomplished through magical means. Overall, Tinkerers should be ...

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INDEX CARD RPG Core Set

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from DriveThruRP.com Hottest Titles

Enter the CORE! ICRPG CORE is finally here, with a full rule book and miniature set to get YOUR game table kicking ass! >> A full rules set: Classic 7 dice, D20 roll-over system, and all the combat and RP mechanics, character classes, timers, targets and elements you need to play ...

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Working more on Game 4

Tue 23 May 2017 by Admin from Concrete Lunch Gaming

Today was my morning off. Got up early (6:30am), had coffee and breakfast, chilled, read, and then spent two hours working on Game 4 of CyberTex. I’m doing Scene 1 in 3 parts — 1a thru 1c. These will deal with separate, concurrent events for each of the PCs ...

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New X-O Manowar Out This Week...

Tue 23 May 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

I don't recall what it was that persuaded me to pick up the first issue of the latest volume of X-O Manowar, but not only did it impress me greatly but it contributed to a complete change in my comic book reading focus.

This title introduced me to the ...

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Wayfarer Class

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Want to create your own creature companion and travel the multiverse together? A woman with dark hair walks silently along a winding path. She is accosted by bandits, but in an instant, a fiendish black hound with fire licking from its lips rushes to her side, with an unbridled fury ...

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The Sounds of PaizoCon Approach!

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

I am very excited to be heading back to Seattle with Syrinscape for PaizoCon 2017. Syrinscape has had such huge growth over the last twelve months and we are keen to hang out with our best most devoted fans at PaizoCon, and we've got some really great plans for ...

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Now what's next for Ad Astra?

Tue 23 May 2017 by Gaiseric from Dark•Heritage

If I stick to "neighboring" areas, that means I need to do the Principality of Tan Kajak and the other little Imperial colony that borders on Tekeli-li, but which for some reason I didn't name yet next. (8 worlds)  Then I've got a few republic allied systems (1727 ...

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[Von Plays…] World of Warcraft and Gothic Spaces: The Horror of Bradensbrook

Tue 23 May 2017 by Von from GAME OVER

In which I mash-up a lightweight academic-style paper on World of Warcraft with the whole 'commentated playthrough' thing, and see how it works.

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Some Commentary On The Free OSR Fanzine Underworld Lore Issues 1-3 For Your Old School Campaigns

Wormskin magazine  From  Necrotic Gnome Productions  is a an old school twisted fairy tale sandbox setting which if you haven't gotten into I would because its perfectly aligned with B/X Dungeons & Dragons. Its really an odd little setting but in a good way. I'll get into Wormskin ...

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What Next After The Best Doctor Who Episode Of The Capaldi Run?

Tue 23 May 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

A 5,000 year-old Pyramid stands at the centre of a war zone, where the Chinese, Russian and American armies are about to clash. There are many problems with that, but the one that intrigues the Doctor is this: there wasn’t a pyramid there yesterday.

The Doctor, Bill and ...

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The Goon – Sean’s Pick, 052317

Tue 23 May 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Pinnacle launched a couple of very intriguing Kickstarters, linked to very popular Dark Horse Comics properties. This one gives you one of the strangest RPG experiences you’re likely to have, set in a world where not-very-good people need to be the heroes their community deserves. The Goon™ Roleplaying Game ...

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Invisible Sun Design Diary 7: The First Session

Tue 23 May 2017 by Monte Cook from Monte Cook Games

When I created Numenera, I wrote in a design diary that I didn’t like character creation. I said that I like getting right into the action, and that character creation was sort of the “necessary evil” that had to be done so I could interact with the setting, interact ...

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Wild Races Reborn

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Three races from the 3rd Edition sourcebook Races of the Wild are given new life in the Forgotten Realms. This document is an excerpt from the upcoming adventure Outcasts under Sunset Mountain, an adventure that pits an outcast group of mind flayers against the insidious Zhentarim of Castle Darkhold.

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Races, Classes and where to find them.

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This pdf is a quick refference sheet with all the official classes and races ever released for the 5th edition and where you can find them. All the links included are for publicly legal released files. 

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GM 101: Does Story trump Rules?

Tue 23 May 2017 by Marty Walser from Raging Owlbear

Another Facebook thread tweaked my interest a few weeks back where the poster simply asks, “Do Rules trump Story? Or does Story trump Rules?”

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The Lord Weird Slough Feg – Traveller

Tue 23 May 2017 by BeRKA from The Zhodani Base

The Lord Weird Slough Feg made an album named Traveller. (I have this CD.) This is about a non canon adventure in the Spinward Marches. Baltech Budapest is a space pirate. Professor Rickets pays him to go to Querion subsector. There he finds an important secret abot the Vargrs.

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Hata

Tue 23 May 2017 by Gaiseric from Dark•Heritage

Number of Worlds: 11, 13, 3

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Meet 17, Adv 3, 5/6/17

Tue 23 May 2017 by Vanadorn from Vanadorn D&D Campaign

Haven't had a good bar brawl in a while in my games so it was time to have one. This little scene actually jumped at me a few years ago when GOT had Lady Catlyn brace Lord Tyrion @ some nameless tavern and a bunch of her bannerman jumped to ...

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History of Cyberpunk RPGs (Part One: 1988-1992)

Tue 23 May 2017 by Lowell Francis from Age of Ravens

In the last year, I’ve been turned around on cyberpunk rpgs. Between Kuro, The Sprawl, and especially The Veil, I’ve seen new approaches that dig into the parts of the genre I find interesting. They’re about characters, not loadouts, creds, or maximum metal. The Veil has a ...

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Kickstarter - Archive: Historical People, Places, and Events for RPGs (System Neutral)

Tue 23 May 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

In the way back, before I was a blogger, before I was a cop, before I worked retail - I was a college student. Not thinking so clearly back in the fall of 85 I decided to defer my major and just take the core requirements and classes that interested me ...

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new gods quick reference

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Here is a quick reference to some of the new gods from McGovern's adventures with some fun facts on who they like/hate and hot the clergy is

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Secret of the Ennos Estate

Tue 23 May 2017 by Dyson Logos from Dyson's Dodecahedron

On the south side of Dawnharbor, near the Fairie’s Citadel, is the small Ennos Estate – a pleasant two-story stone …

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Top Secret NWO – Kickstarter Launch Date – June 19

Tue 23 May 2017 by admin from Follow Me And Die!

This just in my inbox: Top Secret: New World Order launches on Kickstarter June 19th Hi ! This is Susan from the TSR crew. I want to thank you again for signing up for updates for Top Secret: New World Order, the espionage game from Merle M. Rasmussen. It’s an ...

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Lupin III: The Revenge of Mamo! – Daisuke Jigen

Tue 23 May 2017 by Sean Bircher from Wine and Savages

Daisuke Jigen

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New Releases Tuesday: Covencraft

Tue 23 May 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

It's Tuesday and that means new releases!

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Knight City Is Still Pootling Along While Our Gaming Group Is Working Undercover...

Tue 23 May 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

Lyonesse - the home of Steve's character, Sea Lord

Although the Tuesday Knights are well and truly embedded in Pete's revived Top Secret SI campaign, that hasn't stopped me fiddling about with my Knight City superhero setting.

Having mentally locked up at the prospect of running the game ...

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Daily Adventure Map 033

Tue 23 May 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

The Grinning Frog is delighted to present for the inspiration of all Dungeon Masters out there a map page from the archives of legendary Rogue and Adventurer Jimmy the Quick. The map is annotated with Jimmy's own thoughts outlining his experiences as he stealthed his way through this dungeon ...

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A commonly missed point

Tue 23 May 2017 by Gaiseric from Dark•Heritage

A commonly missed point Another post from Jeffro about D&D and how much Tolkien influenced Gygax. He's not wrong. I think the notion that Gygax was indeed not all that thrilled with Tolkien, and only put in a few superficial Tolkien-like elements due to incredibly high demand for ...

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The Cold Gate Clan

Tue 23 May 2017 by Jesse Cohoon from Tribality

(Author’s note: I know I promised more on pollution next time, but was wanting to give the topic a break. There will be another article on the topic at some later point, maybe even next week. In the interim, this is another piece in my world-building articles that I ...

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Biweekly Monster-Agglomerate

Tue 23 May 2017 by jameseck from Mind Weave Role-Playing Platform

Marvin was enjoying the warm feather bed he’d hired at the Prodigal Pint when he was awakened by a sound in the room with him. He rolled subtly over, gripping the dagger under his pillow. Another rustle near where he …

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