With the disaster befalling much of Texas and the Gulf Coast, I am declaring the rest of this week Uplifting Games Week. Let us look at the games and material that urges us to greatness and just being better heroes. Yes, this is a recent Pick, but I cannot think of a more uplifting setting than Star […]


Disaster Relief – Sean’s Pick, 082817

Mon 28 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Today, in the wake of the terrible disaster that struck Texas and the Gulf Coast and continues to plague the citizens of Houston and many surrounding communities, I want to point out options for folks to contribute to aid and relief efforts. Some helpful links, both on DriveThruRPG and elsewhere ...

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The Genius Guide to the Talented Ranger – Sean’s Pick, 082517

Fri 25 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Rogue Genius Games is the House that Owen Built, so we’re going back there to close out Owen K.C. Stephens Week. The Genius Guide series covers every square inch of territory related to expanding your gaming experience with Pathfinder. Along with The Genius Guide to More Ranger Talents ...

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Mythic Hero’s Handbook – Sean’s Pick, 082417

Thu 24 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

As we’ve been rolling through Owen K.C. Stephens Week here at the Pick, I’ve noticed a lot of folks comment that they own more books featuring his work than that of any other writer or designer in RPGs. It’s impressive as hell, but not hard to ...

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Anachronistic Adventures – Sean’s Pick, 082317

Wed 23 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Owen K.C. Stephens Week continues with a Pick that goes to a different place and time (so to speak). Owen is perhaps the leading expert (certainly in the top five) on wrapping Pathfinder rules around just about anything; this is what made him the perfect choice for leading the ...

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Starfarer’s Companion – Sean’s Pick, 082217 (Makeup Pick)

Tue 22 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Sorry I missed yesterday. I arrived home in the wee hours from Gen Con, totally wiped out. Here’s my makeup pick for Monday. In honor of the unbelievable 6-hour sell-out of Paizo’s Starfinder core book on Thursday of the convention, I am dedicating this week to my good ...

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Freeport Bestiary – Sean’s Pick, 082217

Tue 22 August 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

A second Pick to make up for missing yesterday. Being Owen K.C. Stephens Week here at the SPOD, let’s go with this gem from Green Ronin, featuring a cast of all-stars including Owen. Bringing the ever-popular pirate city of Freeport to the Pathfinder fans was a great idea ...

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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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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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