GAMING STRANGE TALES FROM A CHINESE STUDIO: A LATTER-DAY BUDDHA, FOX ENCHANTMENT, AND EATING STONES

Tue 29 August 2017 by BEDROCK GAMES from The Bedrock Blog

I have been making NPCs, monsters and scenarios inspired by 

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Thank you GMA NEWS!

Tue 29 August 2017 by Tobie Abad from TAGSESSIONS

I'm still trying to breathe.

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Marcus King has a $200k Job just for YOU! (and MAYBE Kenny never actually bought a store...)

Tue 29 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I got this forwarded to me last week and it was a fairly busy week of posting, so it kept sliding back. But then the thought occurred to me: "What if one of the Tavern's readers were to miss out on this amazing opportunity because I failed to share ...

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Relive The Jaw-Dropping Final Five Minutes Of The Game Of Thrones' Season Finale..

Tue 29 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

And then, once you've recovered, here's some spoilerific behind-the-scenes chit-chat about the episode:

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Free RPG Adventures & Artwork

Tue 29 August 2017 by admin from 6d6 Fireball

Just a quick reminder that there are free adventures and artwork to download on DriveThruRPG. Quantum Flux – a sci-fi adventure with abandoned spaceships, aliens and a demented AI. FREE DOWNLOAD Outbreak! – Zombies. Everyone dies. The End. FREE DOWNLOAD Age of Legends Art Pack – Free RPG art from

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A new Hermetic Target: Sphere

Tue 29 August 2017 by Typhoonandrew from The Iron-Bound Tome

To affect a single thing requires Individual but it cannot easily affect the area immediately around a thing. A new target Sphere represents the area surrounding a point, creature, or object; based upon the standard size for each form, then …

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The Cloud

Tue 29 August 2017 by Desdichado from Dark•Heritage

One of the things that is more and more apparent in the last few weeks is that Google may well not last forever.  Now, I have a Gmail account, I "back up" a lot of blog content on a Google site, which isn't really "back-up" given that Blogger is ...

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RPGaDay 28th & 29th

Tue 29 August 2017 by Craig from LunarShadow.net

28th) What film or series is the most-frequent source of quotes in your group? So I forgot to schedule a post for this question, partially down to finding it a little meh. Amongst the groups I’ve played in quotes have generally come from either the source material for the ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: What Was the Best Run RPG Kickstarter You Have Backed?

Tue 29 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

It’s a tie. The folks at Evil Hat did a multi-book Kickstarter that included the Atomic Robo RPG. It was well-run, successful, got the books out on time, and kept the backers informed every step of the way. Similarly, the Transhuman Kickstarter by Posthuman Studios for the Eclipse Phase ...

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RPGaDAY #29 - Best Kickstarter

Tue 29 August 2017 by David Dolph from Big Ball of No Fun

What has been the best-run RPG Kickstarter you have backed?

Tough call. I have backed quite a few kickstarters and most have come out beautifully. Picking one will be hard. Here are some of the better ones...

-Feng Shui 2. Fast turn around. Good product.

-Primeval Thule 5E. Fast return ...

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Gnome and Human Race and Wizard Class for Barrowmaze The Black Hack

Tue 29 August 2017 by wrathofzombie from Wrathofzombie's Blog

Thus far I’ve posted the Paladin, the Warlock, the Warrior classes (and Dwarf race), the Thief (and Halfling race), the Ranger class (and Half-elf and Elf races), the Cleric class (with  Half-demon race and God is in the TV deity), and the Druid Class (with Half-orc race). Today we ...

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GAMING TALES FROM A CHINESE STUDIO 34-36: PAINTED SKIN, THE MERCHANT'S SON AND A PASSION FOR SNAKES

Tue 29 August 2017 by BEDROCK GAMES from The Bedrock Blog

I have been making NPCs, monsters and scenarios inspired by 

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#RPGADAY2017 - Day 29

Tue 29 August 2017 by Justin Isaac from Halls of the Nephilim

Day 28: What was the best-run RPG Kickstarter you have backed?

+Kevin Watson and +Venger Satanis both know how to run RPG Kickstarters. I've never had a wait with either. They get you your pdf or book when they say they are. My guess it's because they have ...

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Mayweather vs McGregor? Here's A Match-Up For The Ages: Conan & Wonder Woman...

Tue 29 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

Our tale begins as Conan the Barbarian arrives on the shores of an unknown land, and soon meets the world’s most fearsome arena fighter - Wonder Woman. Ill-fated circumstances force them both into slavery. As they attempt to free themselves from the grips of the rich and powerful slave-owner Dellos ...

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D&D adds Psionics: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Tue 29 August 2017 by David Hartlage from DMDavid

While editing the third Dungeons & Dragons supplement, Eldrich Wizardry, Tim Kask developed D&D’s first rules for psionics. He loved psionic combat and threw his enthusiasm into the task. His rules answered D&D’s biggest critics. First, they stood separate from unrealistic …

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Judges Guild: Break In At Three Kilometer Island

Tue 29 August 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

From the front cover:

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Black doors

Tue 29 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

Apparenty, the hot "new" thing in RPG design this week is called the "Black Door". The idea has been posted publicly, and from a few private sources that I've seen...

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RPGaDay2017 #29

Tue 29 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

I haven't backed many, and haven't had much luck with those that I have backed.

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Originality of Experience

Tue 29 August 2017 by Yora from Spriggan's Den

I’ve recently been thinking about the question of originality. When discussing the creation of stories, particularly of beginning writers, frequently the question comes up whether the work feels original or rather derivative. Originality is widely treated as perhaps the most important thing for a new writer. Yet at the ...

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Wings Of Fury (SAGA)

Tue 29 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Fly with the dragons of Ansalon! Within the long shadow of the dragon overlords' domains, villainous schemes approach fruition. Only a handful of courageous heroes dare to challenge these ruthless wyrms--and their success or failure will determine the future of Krynn. "Wings of Fury" provides a wealth of detail about ...

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Heroes Of Sorcery (SAGA)

Tue 29 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Primordial Power At Your Command! Sorcerers across Krynn struggle day and night to master the ancient forces that power modern sorcery. Heroes of Sorcery reveals for the first time the advances that have been made in spellcasting since the founding of the Academy of Sorcery. Uncover the secrets to permanent-duration ...

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Heroes Of Hope (SAGA)

Tue 29 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Discover the Power of the Mystics! The free peoples of Ansalon are pushed ever back by the might of the Great Dragons and their fell minions. A hero's best weapon in this ongoing struggle is the energy of life itself, the strength of the spirit--the magic of mysticism. Shapechangers ...

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Heroes Of Defiance (SAGA)

Tue 29 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

The Unsung Heroes of Ansalon... No one knows their names. There are no Sturm Brightblades or Tanis Half-Elvens among them. Yet for as long as Good has struggled against Evil, they have fought alongside the heroes famed of song and story. They are the rogues, spies, diplomats, and scouts of ...

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Druid Archetype: Circle of the Elements

Tue 29 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Do you want to burn your enemies with fire? Do you want to crush your enemies under rocks and earth? Do you desire to swim the oceans and control the tides? Do you want to fly through the air and drop your foes from the skies? This archetype is for ...

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98: Into the Giants’ Lair

Tue 29 August 2017 by Creighton Broadhurst from Creighton Broadhurst

At the end of last week’s session, we left the PCs revelling in their triumph after Makani stole the Shard of Wrath from under the giant chieftain’s nose!   Resting overnight, the party plotted their next move. Vesleng wanted to travel east to the Timberway to recruit more help ...

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Imperial Quest: Dialog

Tue 29 August 2017 by Nick Wright from Lawful Indifferent

I don't really have any artistic skills, so I'm mostly just saving art from the internet and using it wherever I can. Since I'm not drawing any of this stuff (and I don't particularly want to use the default tilesets or character art or whatever) it ...

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MASKS12 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Masks – Just Us #Heroes

Tue 29 August 2017 by Stu from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

MASKS12 GM: JiB Players: Gina, Jason, CADave, Kimi  

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Notes on the Occult

Tue 29 August 2017 by Zak Sabbath from Playing D&D With Porn Stars

There are three things about the occult:

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Free GM Resource: Black Magic Craft YouTube Channel

Tue 29 August 2017 by Christopher Stogdill from Frugal GM

I really hope my 12 regular readers aren't getting tired of YouTube Channels being posted as the week's Free GM Resource.

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On Hurricanes and Weather

Tue 29 August 2017 by Salem MacGourley from Lurking Rhythmically

As I write this, it's a comfortable 73 degrees at 11 PM Saturday in the Mountain time zone, with a cool breeze blowing down from the Sandia Mountain range and an unusually high humidity of 48%.

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Got Wood?

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

The lumber mill has ground to a halt in the wake of some unnameable catastrophe. Your small 2nd-level party has been sent to unearth the dark secret within its rotting walls. Fight off dangerous, ugly creatures under the thrall of an unfeeling, inhuman monstrosity with only one goal: propogate its ...

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August 29, 2017: Announcements For December

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator

It's over 100 degrees here in Austin, so we're looking toward December, where it will be a chilly 70 degrees. Here are some of the releases coming this winter to keep you warm and indoors during the cool months!

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Wretched and Unclean

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from DriveThruRP.com Hottest Titles

Monstrous Pages for Shadow of the Demon Lord! They come in the night, the wretched and unclean, an unholy mob intent on murder and plunder. Their white bodies, eyes dark with hate, appear human, but they surrendered their humanity long ago and now are little more than monsters. The troglodytes ...

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Gen Con Round Up Part 3 - First Exposure & the Vendor Hall

Mon 28 August 2017 by A.L. from Reality Refracted

This is going to be the last of the Gen Con 50 round up posts I think. There's only two places I want to talk about that I haven't really done so yet. The first is the First Exposure hall, which is - I feel - something of a hidden ...

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Bundle of Holding - The 20th Anniversary edition of the WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE

Mon 28 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Summary unavailable.

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Zombie Umber Hulk Paper Miniature

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Print & Play ready PDF file for a Zombie Umber Hulk paper miniature. Cut File included for those of you lucky folk who have cutting machines. For best results I'd recommend printing on ~65lb Glossy Photopaper. PDF file is "interactive" and may not work in some web browsers. If you ...

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Umber Hulk Paper Miniature

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Print & Play ready PDF file for an Umber Hulk paper miniature. Cut File included for those of you lucky folk who have cutting machines. For best results I'd recommend printing on ~65lb Glossy Photopaper. PDF file is "interactive" and may not work in some web browsers. If you have ...

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Champions of a Lost Era: Class Conversions for 5th Edition

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

In this supplement, you'll find two dozen 3.5 classes and prestige classes that have been turned into core class options for 5th edition! Inside you'll find classes such as: The Master of Shrouds, a Cleric who summons incorporeal undead to do their bidding. The Oozemaster, a Druid ...

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You need these Maps ! - Stock Pack

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Make your module or product look better with good quality maps, this is a Stock art pack with 19 locations in different illustration variations. There's a total of 50 Image files. Use them commercially or in your own home games. All ilustrations can be previewed in the PDF preview ...

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Bardic College: College of the Trickster

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Fool your foes. The college of the trickery focuses on the use of bardic inspiration to allow additional mobility amongst your party, allowing them to slip out of tight corners... or into them. The trickster bard gains additional skills, as well as the ability to slip between faces, scale impossible ...

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Frightful Fridays! Jewel Caterpillar

Mon 28 August 2017 by Mike Welham from Mythopoeic Rambling

Hello and welcome to another Frightful Fridays! (where it's Friday somewhere in the multiverse) This edition's monster is just a caterpillar...which happens to eat gems as its main source of food. So, if that

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Grinning Skull’s Oddball Outlet: Custom Gamer Chests for sale!

Mon 28 August 2017 by grimace73 from The Grinning Skull

Hello there everyone, In a departure from the usual stuff we have on sale from Grinning Skull Studios, I’d like to show you some physical product for once. Oddball Outlet is a term coined by yours truly, to describe any stuff I’ll be putting out to sell. I ...

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Foreshadowing through Nightmares…

Mon 28 August 2017 by Rodney Sloan from STUFFER SHACK

You’ve got a big boss fight lined up. You want it to be scary as hell, with the players fearing for their character’s lives, while still invested enough to take on the beast. Any player who has glanced at the Bestiary or Monster Manual probably isn’t going ...

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Will you be a good dog? A review of Pugmire

Mon 28 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Pugmire is a tabletop RPG set in the future of an Earth in which humanity has vanished and changed the planet forever. In this new world the races of uplifted dogs, cats, rats, lizards and badgers are carving out new kingdoms, fighting one another and against the deadly threat of ...

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Landscape Character Sheets

Mon 28 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Table top space can be premium, so here's a set of character sheets in landscape format, with additional space on page one for all the equipent you will be dragging about. 

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RPG A Day 29: Best run RPG Kickstarter I backed?

Mon 28 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

Isn’t it funny that when presented with this question you think of all the shocking ones first.  There is one so bad that someone asked me to do a review

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Dungeons & Dragons: City on the Edge - Darkest Dreams of the Defiler

Mon 28 August 2017 by Sean from Power Score

You can buy Tomb of Annihilation right here. You can buy Xanathar's Guide to Everything right here. This is the final of 5 missions in the first Tomb of Annihilation module from the Adventurers League. You can play this in game stores and I think it will be available ...

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Gaming: How Much is Too Much?

Mon 28 August 2017 by Chris Jones from Classic RPG Realms

A recent critical article about addiction to MMORPGs got me to thinking. Well, honestly it first ticked me off considerably. Anything that aims some nouveau criticism at RPGs by any stripe always raises my ire. This is the kind of stuff we dealt with in the 80's with D ...

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D&D 5th Edition: The Expended Property for Magic Items

Mon 28 August 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

I've been contemplating using some magic items with finite charges per older editions of DnD. In thinking about this, I worked up a mechanic inspired by DnD 4E and 5E's Recharge ability used in monster design. Essentially, a magic item can have an Expended property with the number ...

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#RPGaDAY: What Film/Series Is The Biggest Source Of Quotes In Your Group?

Mon 28 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

While there are a number of cine-literate members of The Tuesday Knights, and we goof around as much as any group, I don't recall there being a particular 'go-to' film or TV show that we quote from regularly.We've never been ones to rely heavily on the perceived ...

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