ACKS: Mind Flayer

Wed 11 January 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

Illithids or Mind Flayers have a humanoid body with an octopus-like head. They have four tentacles around a lamprey-like mouth, and require the brains of sentient creatures as part of their diet. An illithid who snares a living creature in all four of its tentacles can extract and devour its living brain. Their eyes are pale white, and they can see perfectly well in both darkness and light. Their sense of hearing is slightly poorer than a human's; they have difficulty distinguishing between several sounds mixed together, yet they are good at discerning from what direction sounds came from. Their skin is purplish blue to gray-green and covered in mucus, and is very sensitive to sunlight. They loathe sunlight, though it does not actually harm them.


Announcing Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle and Twitch Marathon!

Wed 11 January 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

Dynamite, Paizo, and Humble Bundle have teamed up again to bring you Humble Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape! To celebrate, we're going to be streaming all day from the Paizo office with gaming and Q&A sessions covering Pathfinder Worldscape, Starfinder, and more. You can join the livestream directly on ...

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Ash Wednesday - Stan Miller (Stan Against Evil)

Wed 11 January 2017 by Justin Isaac from Halls of the Nephilim

One of my favourite shows this past year was Stan Against Evil. It's a comedy horror series on IFC created by Dana Gould. The series owes a lot of Evil Dead and is very similar to Ash vs Evil Dead in a lot of ways. The main difference in ...

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Mindjammer: Traveller Edition – Sean’s Pick, 011117

Wed 11 January 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

A couple of years ago, Modiphius released an ENnie-award winning posthuman sci-fi RPG called Mindjammer. Using the Fate Core rules, it blew people away with its depth and its excellent treatment of the concepts. For those wanting a more classic, crunchy RPG system in which to play with this fascinating ...

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So… 2017

Wed 11 January 2017 by doctormitch from The Imaginarium of Doctor Mitch

So it’s 2017. A while since my last post. I wonder if anyone is still reading? This isn’t going to be a profound restart post, but I do want to tell you about a few things I’ve been working on. It’s been long enough since last ...

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Flames in the East

Wed 11 January 2017 by Troll Lord from The Troll Dens

And it rose in the east in a great wrath and its flames lit the heavens...

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Kort'thalis Publishing Day 1/11

Wed 11 January 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

For the longest time, 111 has been my number.  It has tons of associations for me and I consider it to be the numerical representation of myself.

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Con Man Ken is Offering Acting Lessons Tonight

Wed 11 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Go figure, a time sensitive post.

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel – Actual Play 1-3

Wed 11 January 2017 by jamesintrocaso from World Builder Blog

A new episode of the podcast Rudy Basso and I make, Have Spellbook, Will Travel, is up on the show’s site! And here is Part 3 of our Actual Play podcast! Also – uh – sorry, but we’re going to push back the return of new HSWT main episodes to ...

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New Movie: The Lure

Wed 11 January 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Mermaids are not something I think about or use very often.  I will admit that after "Splash" came out I wanted to try an underwater campaign, or at least an ocean-based one. But I don't remember actually ever using a mermaid, merman or even a triton in my games.

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Cave Magic Web Comic 1-57: Night Time Silhouette III

Wed 11 January 2017 by Jason from Wielding a Bohemian Ear Spoon

You can start from the beginning here: Cave Magic Web Comic

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Hi-Rez Expo 2017, in brief

Wed 11 January 2017 by Colin McLaughlin from Tribality

If you know what HRX is, then we should talk about this past weekend. If not, I am not surprised. HRX is the Hi-Rez Expo, a four-day convention put on by, and celebrating, Hi-Rez Studios, a Georgia-based video game company. You might remember them as the company behind the woefully ...

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Neoplastic Press Products Steeply Discounted

Wed 11 January 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Here’s some great news for you horror inclined fans out there. Rafael Chandler announced yesterday that he was fire selling all of his products! Why? He claims to have broken even on all his projects and want to pass things on so more people can enjoy his stuff. Per ...

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GURPS - Riverworld

Wed 11 January 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

From their website:

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Moral Man – House Of Madness Datafile

Wed 11 January 2017 by jpjolin from Marvel Plot Points

Ethan Edwards joined the Fearsome Avengers during his quest to find Spider-Man and assist in the cleanup of missing supervillains that had escaped from the Raft.  Before he had a …

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Map Pack "Entering a New World"

Wed 11 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Those are my selfmade Maps for my ongoing Homebrew Campaign "Entering a new World". Those Maps are free to download, but i do appreciate if you would like to drop a coin on it. I am fairly new to CC3+ and DD3 so i hope the work will get better ...

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Chromatic Dragons - Enhanced Enemies 1

Wed 11 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

The dragon is the archetypical monster of Dungeons & Dragons. Heck, it’s right there in the name. Unfortunately, the 5th edition dragon doesn’t always live up to the hype. Being the monster at the end of the dungeon and the big baddie that will finally push the player characters ...

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Star Wars: How the Galaxy Moves

Wed 11 January 2017 by Tracy Barnett from Gnome Stew

A Long, Long Time Ago… We all know how Star Wars starts, and that opening sentence firmly situates us in the setting. It’s not our time and it’s not our world. In fact, this has already happened. That phrase acts like an Aspect in that you can call ...

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ASHES03 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Ashes of Exodus – Mongoose Traveller 2nd Ed

Wed 11 January 2017 by Stu from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

ASHES03 GM: Stu Venable System: Mongoose Traveller 2.0 Players: Jason, Stork, Elspeth, HosierRob, Kimi      

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The Connection Between OSR Systems & Classic Era Pulp Resources For Old School Campaign Development

Wed 11 January 2017 by Needles from Swords & Stitchery - Old Time Sewing & Table Top Rpg Blog

I spent part of my evening speaking with an old friend about OSR games & in particular the Adventurer, Conqueror, King, rpg system along Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, Dark Albion, and several other OSR contenders.  I had already told my buddy Rob about this plan of going down the hobby ...

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January 11, 2017: Munchkin Musings: January 2017

Wed 11 January 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator

Happy New Year! I think we can all agree that 2016 clearly picked up a few ducks in the dungeon . . . let's hope 2017 is a better year for most people.

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GM 101: What Rolling Means

Tue 10 January 2017 by A.L. from Reality Refracted

On Monday I talked a bit on when to roll dice. Today I want to break down what a roll actually represents. Without further ado, let's get into it.

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Stars Without Numbers: Igoo (Herculoids)

Tue 10 January 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

IGOO for

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Pregenerated Character - Human Barbarian - FG Version

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

.ZIp file with xml files for levels 1-10 plus instructions. The base character is inspired by the character found here: A few notes on using the animation. Persistent effects like advantage on initiative and the luck stone should be turned on at the start of a session. Your DM may ...

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In a Pig's Eye (Godless, Starting)

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from DriveThruRP.com Hottest Titles

Old folks tell children of the scary stories of Hog, a flesh-eating goblin who lives deep beneath the earth. For those who believe the stories, Hog is a nightmarish figure who dispatches blind mutants to the surface to harvest meat and other supplies. Some who have scoffed at the stories ...

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Chainmail: Rules for Medieval Miniatures (0e)

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from DriveThruRP.com Hottest Titles

"Get the fantasy miniatures game that started it all! Chainmail is a fully fleshed out fantasy miniatures game that puts YOU in charge of your very own army. Whether you want to fight historical battles based in the trenches of reality or fantasy battles rife with magic and fantastic beasts ...

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Neoplastic Press Puts All Titles at PWYW at OBS (and at cost at Lulu)

Tue 10 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

+Rafael Chandler

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Tuesday Magic Item – Silk Slippers of Civilization

Tue 10 January 2017 by seaofstarsrpg from Sea of Stars RPG Design Journal

“I could get used to this,” said Voddick leaning back and letting the fire warm him as he sipped at a cup of mulled wine. Golloan tossed another log into the fire.  “Do not,” he said stepping back.  “Sooner or later the hobnailed boots of war will come to tramp ...

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State of the Blog Address

Tue 10 January 2017 by R.J. Thompson from Gamers & Grognards

Happy New Year, everyone! It's been a good long while since I've posted here. My work has gone into overdrive. We are the busiest that we have been in 32 years of business. Coupled with the holidays I have had absolute zero game related activity. That is to ...

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Cave Magic Web Comic 1-56: Night Time Silhouette II

Tue 10 January 2017 by Jason from Wielding a Bohemian Ear Spoon

You can start from the beginning here: Cave Magic Web Comic

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Planescape - Preparing for the Blood War

Tue 10 January 2017 by Sean from Power Score

We got back to Planescape after taking a few weeks off for the holidays. The heroes are now level 12.

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New Gamemaster Month: Welcome, and Let’s Get Started!

Tue 10 January 2017 by Charles Ryan from Monte Cook Games

During New Gamemaster Month, we’re going to give you the skills and confidence to become a GM. We’ll guide you through the process of understanding the rules, the setting, and your first adventure. Gamemastering. To some gamers, it seems to come naturally, but to others—longtime veterans of ...

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Drag N' Drop Monsters: Volume I

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Welcome to Drag N' Drop Monsters: Volume I My name is Paul, and I'll get right to it! If you purchase this modestly priced supplement you'll obtain the following: A PDF designed to be easily read digitally, or in print form 5 fully realized creatures — The Urnam Djinn ...

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Paizo Live Stream!

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

Join the Paizo staff as we stream live on Twitch from our offices all day tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11 starting at 11:00 AM Pacific time! We'll be featuring short 2-hour gaming sessions with our creative teams and doing Q&A sessions for Pathfinder Worldscape and the upcoming Starfinder ...

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My Highlander Theory

Tue 10 January 2017 by Erin Palette from Lurking Rhythmically

This came up in a post on someone else's wall, and I figured it belonged here on my blog alongside my equally-cool "

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Nephilim (S&W)

Tue 10 January 2017 by Justin Isaac from Halls of the Nephilim

I'm in the process of writing my first rpg supplement. While I was originally going to do a nephil class for Swords & Wizardry, the plan has changed. This is what I'm thinking now.

Nephil race - large humanoids descended from angels and humans. They are considered a corruption of ...

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TSR Tuesday - Chainmail $5 in PDF - Mic Drop...

Tue 10 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Just bought it. It's the 3rd edition, 7th printing. I only just took a quick look but the text is all completely legible. The B&W pics of minis are hard to make out but I don't know what else we might have expected.

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D&D 5e: Alchemical Experimentation

Tue 10 January 2017 by Brandes Stoddard from Harbinger of Doom

The new Unearthed Arcana article yesterday offered a 20-level artificer class, and I wrote a detailed breakdown over in Tribality. (If you're not also reading my Tribality material, I've taken to doing all of my Unearthed Arcana commentary over there.) I mentioned my dissatisfaction with the absence of ...

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Way of the Missiles Monk Monastic Tradition

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

A Monk Monastic Tradition allowing monks to effectively use weapons and the ammunition of weapons as thrown missiles. Through further study they gain the ability to infuse weapons with ki for various effects and eventually be able to control their weapons from afar.

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Witchwood Treant - Racial Option for 5e

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This is a custom race i created with help from my DM and some community input. It was originally designed for a small party, but hopefully the revisons made will make it more balanced for normal play.

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That!

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

Welcome to the New Year! We took a hiatus from the blog the past few weeks as the team took some time off to recharge the batteries and spend time with family and friends. But vacation time is over and now we are back, jumping in and getting things done ...

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How the Afganistan Principle Affects Game Design

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

I'm big on game design rules. For example, you can see me talk about ten (or so) of them in my PAX Dev video lecture Ten Rules About Writing Rules. In this blog, I want to talk about one rule of mine that gets quoted a lot, and its ...

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Enchantment Through Deeds

Tue 10 January 2017 by Mark Langsdorf from No School Grognard

So the New Dawn campaign starts Thursday. It's going to have a couple of new players, and that accidentally exposed some issues with GURPS Enchantment that bothered me. GURPS Fantasy came up with the idea of Named Possessions: for the cost of a Perk, one of your PC's ...

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Savage Eberron: Warforged Titan

Tue 10 January 2017 by Kristian Serrano from The Immaterial Plane

Summary unavailable.

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What’s Up This New Year?

Tue 10 January 2017 by admin from Spes Magna Games

Well, the holiday season has ended. My two or so weeks off for Christmas and New Year’s proved productive. I ran a Twelve Days of Christmas sale for select titles. I offered a bundle full of monsters for the OSR. I made a meat pie out of a hobbit ...

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Quick Commentary On Using B2 Keep of the Borderlands By Gary Gygax As The Foundation For Old School Campaigns

Tue 10 January 2017 by Needles from Swords & Stitchery - Old Time Sewing & Table Top Rpg Blog

When it comes to B2 Keep On The Borderlands I've been doing a lot of thinking about how its application can not only kick off a campaign but foreshadow future events within a campaign. The plot twists are really the key here;" Plot twists include a treacherous priest within ...

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Gems!

Tue 10 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

I set off to make a better gemstone generator. I broke each gem type into sizes and than calculated the costs and weights of each. Than I put them into some linear scales for random generation. You should not need any other modules for these gemstones. Each table is broken ...

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My Play History, at the Finnish Museum of Games

Tue 10 January 2017 by NiTessine from Worlds in a Handful of Dice

The Finnish Museum of Games opened at the Vapriikki museum complex last week. It was a crowdfunded project, and its mission statement is to showcase the history of Finnish games in all their forms. The core exhibit consists of 100 different games deemed relevant in one way or another. A ...

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Trail Rations: Beef Stew on Trenchers

Tue 10 January 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Trail Rations post, but as I head in to 2017 I’ve taken it upon myself to cook more meals at home, as opposed to eating out or ordering in. Since game sessions are a huge culprit in my fast-food ...

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[Review] The Blood Hack

Tue 10 January 2017 by Thaumiel Nerub from Crypt Of Rabies

Before I begin with the review, I want you to know, that I have had a privilege to work with this game. I did the layout, edited the text, made covers and a character sheet and discussed rules. But this review is not biased, because when I received the draft ...

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