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 his Prowlers & Paragons superhero game system, […]


Mutants & Masterminds – Sean’s Pick, 081717

Thu 17 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Yesterday, Super Games Week featured Steve Kenson’s exceptionally light-and-fun ICONS. Today, we take a look at the other end of the spectrum, the very expansive and complete Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe (3rd Edition) rules. Considerably more complex, M&M is founded on a d20-oriented engine, but it diverges considerably from ...

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ICONS – Sean’s Pick, 081617

Wed 16 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Arguably one of the easiest-yet-most-satisfying superhero games ever created, ICONS is Steve Kenson’s love-letter to the original Marvel Superheroes, with just a dash of FATE-ish influence to dig into the 21st-Century style of gaming. This is our Pick for today’s Super Games Week! Those looking for deep character-building ...

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Heroes Wear Masks (5e) – Sean’s Pick, 081517

Tue 15 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Super Games Week flies on even as we begin to gather for Gen Con 50. One of the great wargame companies in gaming history, Avalon Hill, lives on with more RPG offerings here in the 21st Century. This includes their take on d20-driven superhero gaming, and they’ve adapted their ...

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Champions 4th Edition – Sean’s Pick, 081417

Mon 14 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Bear with me, this will make sense in a minute… It’s Gen Con, many, many years ago. It’s in Milwaukee still, which should tell you something. It’s early 90s, though I just can’t remember the specific year (I am terrible with that kind of thing, always ...

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The Eaves of Mirkwood & Loremaster’s Screen – Sean’s Pick, 081117

Mon 14 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

It seems only fitting to close out Fun With 5th Edition week with the latest release for Adventures in Middle-earth. The ultimate (and, dare I say, inevitable) marriage between D&D and one of its most influential inspirations is a rather exceptional example of bonding game to setting in a ...

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Amazing Weapons, Armor, and Equipment for 5th Edition Fantasy – Sean’s Pick, 081017

Thu 10 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

We continue the Fun With 5th Edition Week with this gem from Fat Goblin Games. A compilation of Ismael Alvarez’s Sidebar columns dealing with enhanced versions of 5e mundane gear and its use, this also adds a bunch of new stuff to make it a fantastic supplement to any ...

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Finders Keepers – Sean’s Pick, 080817

Wed 09 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Sincerest apologies for missing the Pick yesterday; I am back to giving platelets at the local center every two weeks, and it took way more out of me than I anticipated. “Backdating” this as yesterday’s Pick to make up for it. Fun With 5th Edition Week continues with a ...

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Hyperlanes – Sean’s Pick, 080917

Wed 09 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Today’s Fun With 5th Edition Pick takes the latest version of the “World’s Most Popular Roleplaying Game” into the stars in action-cinema style. It’s one of the most popular 5e-driven products on DriveThruRPG, so well worth a look for anyone who wants to see what the game ...

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Stealing Endeavor by Martin Tays – Happiness, Peace & Dreams, 080917

Wed 09 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Two of the excellent people I met at Albert Deschesne’s memorial were “Fritters” Tays and Martin Tays. Martin is an aspiring author with a new book coming out August 19th, and everything I’ve seen so far is very impressive. A fun, humorous science fiction romp, and I think ...

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Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting – Sean’s Pick, 080717

Mon 07 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

The release of the “Internet famous” Matthew Mercer‘s Tal’Dorei campaign – the setting featured on his Critical Role vidcast – inspired my choice for the theme of this week: Fun With 5th Edition! Critical Role has taken the roleplaying world by storm. Now, you can join the adventure! Until now ...

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A Game of Thrones Edition – Sean’s Pick, 080417

Fri 04 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

To wrap up our celebration of MALCon with Myths & Legends Week, today’s Pick is one of the settings that is destined to become a legend of this era in the decades (perhaps centuries) to come. I will readily admit that I am not, personally, a fan of George R ...

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Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – Sean’s Pick, 080317

Thu 03 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Continuin with Myths & Legends Week, today’s Pick is in honor of one of the legends they most adore at Myths and Legends Con, the Doctor. “Wait, the Doctor? He’s a television character, not a true legend!” Folks, our various electronic media forms have been around long enough, it ...

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Welcome to Scarthey – Sean’s Pick, 080217

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Those who know anything about MALCon (which inspired this Myths & Legends Week) know that Harry Potter is a huge influence on its founder and all who put it together. That’s the inspiration for today’s particular Pick. Admissions Now Open, Enroll Today From J. K. Rowling’s Hogwarts to ...

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Pip System Corebook – Sean’s Pick, 072417

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

With the recent release of my friend Eloy Lasanta’s core system, a new Theme Week is launched – Cut It to the Core Week! We’ll take a look at some core system rulebooks that may well give you the foundation for most or all of your gaming needs. The ...

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Chronicles of Darkness – Sean’s Pick, 072517

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

(Hey, just want to say this up front – it’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY time at DriveThruRPG!)  Cut It to the Core Week continues with a Pick for all the folks still yearning for a World of Darkness that makes sense to them. This is the gateway book to everything else ...

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Cypher System Rulebook – Sean’s Pick, 072617

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

The runaway smash system from Monte Cook Games is a must-Pick for Cut It to the Core Week. Not only is this the engine for the wildly popular Numenera and The Strange, but more and more folks are diving into this system for published and home-crafted settings. What will your ...

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Basic Roleplaying – Sean’s Pick, 072717

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Today, as part of Cut It to the Core Week, we celebrate one of the first, most important, and most successful efforts to create a universal core game engine across multiple settings and genre. Basic Roleplaying (BRP) was the heart of the original Runequest and Call of Cthulhu, making it ...

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Savage Worlds Deluxe – Sean’s Pick, 072817

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Do yourself a favor – take a look through the many, many products that link off of this page. Is there any real wonder why we’re finishing off Cut It to the Core Week with the single most popular and widespread multi-genre core rules engine in the gaming world? (And ...

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Savage Species: Mythical Creatures – Sean’s Pick, 073117

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

In honor of Myths and Legends Con starting on Friday (August 4th), I’m doing a Myths & Legends Week here at SPOD! Today’s Pick is kind of perfect for that, don’t you think? Wanna play a Half-Ogre, Minotaur, or Valkyrie in Savage Worlds? Here you go. Savage Species ...

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Larger Than Life (M&M) – Sean’s Pick, 080117

Wed 02 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Continuing Myths & Legends Week (in celebration of MALCon coming later this week) with another book that delves into the legendary figures of humankind’s history. In this case, American folklore is the source, providing stories and stats from the exemplary gaming-as-history expert Michael Surbrook. This is the Mutants & Masterminds iteration ...

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