Invisible Sun: All the Components

Tue 29 August 2017 by Monte Cook from Monte Cook Games

This is everything you get in the Black Cube. The Books: The box contains four beautifully, intricately presented rule and setting books, called The Key, The Gate, The Path, and The Way. These contain everything you need to get an Invisible Sun campaign started. You’ll also find them to be filled with hidden puzzles, codes, and mysteries all their own. While solving these isn’t crucial, it will enhance your experience. Sooth Deck: A special deck of 60 round cards used to facilitate gameplay and inspire GM creativity. Board: A durable, folding cardstock board with the Path of Suns on which the GM plays the Sooth cards.


#RPGaDay 2017: Day 27

Sat 26 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

RPGaDay for 2017 asks about our essential tools for good gaming for this 27th day of the month of August. This has the chance to be a fun question which crosses lines of preparation, location, gear, and the group’s culture of play. It may even remind the elders among ...

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Beware The Derivative, Embrace The Inspiration

Thu 24 August 2017 by Mike Bourke from Campaign Mastery

It’s one of the easiest techniques to follow – you simply copy a character or a plotline from some other source, be it Television, a Movie, or a literary source. If you’re particular clever, you might go so far as to rename the character. There are a number of ...

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Starting at Higher Level

Wed 23 August 2017 by J.T. Evans from Gnome Stew

Some of your stories may involve a higher power scale than starting off at “level one” or the equivalent in your game system. Perhaps the tale you want to tell with your players is on a greater epic scale. Perhaps you tire of struggling to keep those lower-level characters alive ...

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The Crafting Of Personality Pt 1: Walk-On NPCs

Thu 17 August 2017 by Mike Bourke from Campaign Mastery

One task that confronts every GM is giving characters a personality. There have been a number of articles on the subject here at Campaign Mastery and I have no doubt that there will be many more. I tend to think of characters as coming in three different kinds or tiers ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 14

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

RPGaDay ‘s question for day 14 asks about which RPG would choose for open-ended campaign play. This is my default attitude toward gaming, even now with all the schedule and life things which come with age and responsibility. When I think of running one of my regular RPG choices, and ...

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RPGaDay August 14th

Mon 14 August 2017 by Craig from LunarShadow.net

14th) Which RPG do you prefer for open-ended campaign play? Honestly this is another question where I think almost any with the exception of those designed for one shots (Fiasco etc). As I’ve already mentioned my I’m moving away from open ended play towards more focus story arcs ...

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Playing Characters Gamers Hate

Mon 14 August 2017 by Senda Linaugh from Gnome Stew

There is one thing I can say on the internet in game spaces that I know will garner immediate eye rolls and groans of “oh, you’re one of those players.” All I have to say is, “I play kender.” Visions of spotlight hogging, thieving, obnoxious, self absorbed players dance ...

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RPGaDay 2017: Day 14

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

RPGaDay ‘s question for day 14 asks about which RPG would choose for open-ended campaign play. This is my default attitude toward gaming, even now with all the schedule and life things which come with age and responsibility. When I think of running one of my regular RPG choices, and ...

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Free Starfinder Character Sheets Download!

Mon 14 August 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

While Starfinder doesn't officially hit shelves until the 17th, we wanted to make sure to get these sheets up early, while those of you headed off to Gen Con still have time to print some out and stash them in your carry-on. (Though of course you can also play ...

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RPGaDay2017 #11

Sun 13 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

Which 'dead game' would you like to see reborn? A few years ago, I'd have said "Mutant Chronicles" or "The Classic World of Darkness" but both of them have been redone to varying degrees of success. The same with many of the other properties I've wanted to see ...

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Support the Spotlight as a GM

Thu 10 August 2017 by James Introcaso from World Builder Blog

Publisher’s Choice Quality Stock Art © Rick Hershey / Fat Goblin Games Just a quick note to let you know that we can meet at Gen Con. Get your FREE tickets to the DSPN Q&A panel to meet Rudy Basso, Celeste Conowitch, Brittany Quintero, Vegas Lancaster, and more of your ...

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When the Players Don't Show Up

Mon 07 August 2017 by Vb Wyrde from Elthos RPG

I saw a post on quora asking how to handle when players don't show up for your games... here's my reply...

That’s a continuous challenge, isn’t it? I have a couple of thoughts. First you need to figure out why people aren’t showing up. Is ...

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How To Make Death Matter

Mon 07 August 2017 by Avery Liell-kok from Gnome Stew

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: a character dies. Maybe the dice weren’t in their favor, maybe they made a tactical error, maybe they grabbed that glowing skull even though it was so completely obvious it was an evil relic, oh my god, it could not ...

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