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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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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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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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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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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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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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Classic Modules Today: B11 King's Festival (5e)

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

In 1989, TSR published the module named “King’s Harvest” with the module code “B11”. It was written by Carl Sargent and illustrated by Clyde Caldwell (Cover) and Valerie Valusek (Interior Design). This 36-page booklet had an outer folder containing maps. In addition to a two leveled dungeon, the module ...

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The Jade Hare (Basic)

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

Long ago the wisdom of the Prophet, Al-Kalim, came to the village of Dar el-Tamyya, and taught the folk to disregard their idols of old. But they kept one, to remember their ancient past and the wisdom of their ancestors. They also kept it because they believed it to be ...

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Chainmail: Rules for Medieval Miniatures (0e)

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

"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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Unearthed Arcana: Artificer Breakdown

Mon 09 January 2017 by Brandes Stoddard from Tribality

Mearls & co. kick the new year off with a thunderous roar in today’s new UA article. Now, one of these days I’ll cover the artificer in the History of the Classes, but the short version is that the first serious artificer class shows up in Eberron, as part ...

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Savage Eberron: PC Classes, Wild Cards, NPC Classes, and Extras

Mon 09 January 2017 by Kristian Serrano from The Immaterial Plane

I'm diving deep into converting some statblocks from the v3.5 Eberron Campaign Setting to Savage Worlds. It's something I plan to share publicly for reference. As I'm looking at each stat block, I'm remembering the important role of NPC classes in Eberron and how I ...

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A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

Mon 09 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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Artificer

Mon 09 January 2017 by Aaron Penfold from Wizards of the Coast - Dungeons & Dragons

Unearthed Arcana greets 2017 with a new character class: the artificer, a master of magical invention. In a previous installment of Unearthed Arcana, we experimented with the artificer as a subclass of the wizard. Now the artificer stands on its own, based on the feedback we received about the previous ...

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Godless – Sean’s Pick, 010917

Mon 09 January 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Shadow of the Demon Lord is something of a phenomenon – a dark fantasy game in a sea of dark fantasy games that somehow manages to stand out dramatically in the eyes of fans and experts. Robert Schwalb knocked it out of the park, not just with the base game, but ...

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Campaign Reference Sheet

Mon 09 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Dungeon Masters, why not speed up your game a bit with one sheet that gives you all of your PC's stats at your fingertips? With J. Halk Games' Campaign Reference Sheet, you have instant access to a stat block for each PC. With enough room for 6 PC's ...

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Review: Claws of Madness, an Adventure for D&D 5e

Mon 09 January 2017 by The Rambling Roleplayer from The Rambling Roleplayer

I’ve been meaning to write/post this review for a while now, but the holidays prevented me from doing so. Now that all of the eggnog is finally gone, let’s take a closer look at Claws of Madness, which is billed as “a standalone 5th edition adventure carefully ...

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The Sanguine Tide - Background & Part 1 (5E)

Mon 09 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This is my very first campaign, and i am new to the D&D universe so please contact me with any suggestions or errors i have made. There will be another 9 parts to come which i am currently working on. I hope you all enjoy the adventure.

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Dragon by Dragon - September 1981 (53)

Sun 08 January 2017 by John Matthew Stater from THE LAND OF NOD

Glory be - I finally have enough time this weekend to do another Dragon by Dragon, this one on issue #53 from September 1981.

The first thing I noticed about this issue was the cover. This was not an issue I had as a young nerd, but the cover painting by ...

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Classic Modules Today: EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror 5e

Sun 08 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

A 5th Edition adventure conversion guide for 7th – 10th level 5e characters The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror is the second "EXtension" to Castle Greyhawk published by TSR. It appeared in 1983. Written by Gary Gygax as part of the Greyhawk Castle dungeon complex it has been the source of ...

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Dungeon Tours Ltd – Launch!

Sun 08 January 2017 by davejoria from Tangent Artists Tabletop

Our first RPG, Dungeon Tours Ltd, is now in Open Beta! Click here to learn more!  

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Under Mount Dread Pt. I & II 5E Conversion

Sun 08 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Under Mount Dread is an adventure converted for use in 5E on Fantasy Grounds. It is intended for use with someone who already has the adventure and wants to use it on FGII. No maps, artwork, or room descriptions included. Centuries ago the evil sorcerer Azazabus built a home for ...

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Another Year!

Sun 08 January 2017 by NiTessine from Worlds in a Handful of Dice

So, that was 2016. May we never see its like again. Okay, gaming-wise it was not a bad year. Gaming-wise, 2016 was a remarkably good year, I think both personally and on the level of the hobby at large. We saw a number of fine Kickstarters fund: Conan, Delta Green ...

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Time To Start Thinking About Monsters

Sun 08 January 2017 by Mike Summers from Old Guy Gaming

The holidays are over. Relatives have gone home. Decorations are put away. Life has more or less returned to normal. Now it’s time to start thinking about monsters once again! I have been away for some time, partly due to illness, partly due to real life obligations. But I ...

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What is an Adventure?

Sun 08 January 2017 by admin from Follow Me And Die!

Yesterday, I wrote about the term campaign. While I was writing that article, it occurred to me that the term adventure has some shading to its meaning. For example, some use the term adventure to indicate a single session. Others mean it to indicate a set of a contained story ...

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B1 Where Giants Have Played Or More Commentary On B1 In Search Of The Unknown Plus A Free OSR Resource

Sun 08 January 2017 by Needles from Swords & Stitchery - Old Time Sewing & Table Top Rpg Blog

Between the snow, ice, & Winter weather we've had, its been a very challenging season for talking with fellow gamers & dungeon masters. Now that being said, I was able to get some reading in this morning about four A.M. of B1 In Search Of The Unknown. Now why bother ...

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DIY: Role-Playing Games' Oldest Secret

Sun 08 January 2017 by David from Hexcellency

This is the “career path” most of us “old” gamers followed in our first 5-6 years of gaming – and it is interesting to see a new generation of RPG fans following the same path thanks to the Cypher System:

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Crypt of Memory - Review

Sun 08 January 2017 by Jon Bupp from 5e Grognard

I was wanting to move onto doing some more crunch conversions, but I have a backlog of play reports that I want to get out. I've been doing much more playing than crunch work recently, and that is a good thing. Sure, I get more hits with my crunch ...

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Building Estagor - new campaign setting for In Darkest Warrens

Sun 08 January 2017 by Scott Malthouse from Trollish Delver

I'm starting a new blog series where I create Estagor, a campaign setting for In Darkest Warrens, my minimalist fantasy system. Gary Chalk is a great example of an artist who creates this style of fantasy. Here's an example of Chalk's work (but do go and view ...

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Mixing & Matching Setting Elements From The OSR Sourcebook Ice Kingdoms From Mad Martian Games & Hyperborea From The Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea Rpg System From North Wind Adventures

Sun 08 January 2017 by Needles from Swords & Stitchery - Old Time Sewing & Table Top Rpg Blog

Thanks for the email  +CherryCokeRiboflavin first of all & the great questions about mixing and matching these fantastic settings. If your interested dear reader my first impressions of the Ice Kingdoms they haven't changed. The world of Eordan is very well laid out in the Black Edition of Ice Kingdoms ...

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The Special Snowflake

Sat 07 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Not all characters are created equal. Some are...special. For those special few who are destined to rise above the rest, there is a new character class: the Special Snowflake. Do you chafe at the restrictions of the classes presented in the Player's handbook? Does your DM allow you ...

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Shield Guardian - Shield Maiden

Sat 07 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

"Talonna!" The Princess shouted. Her shield maiden was already in motion. The assassin had waited for the target and guardian to separate to get the opening he needed. But the elf warrior was quick. Far quicker than the assassin had thought possible wearing all that armor. Merely drawing the blade ...

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What is a Campaign?

Sat 07 January 2017 by admin from Follow Me And Die!

I saw a question on Twitter today asking how long a campaign lasts. That got me to thinking and depending one your RPG experience and preferences, the term campaign has multiple meanings. Campaign comes to RPGs from tabletop miniature wargaming, which in turn gets the term from military parlance. The ...

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Into the Demon Idol Review

Sat 07 January 2017 by Justin Isaac from Halls of the Nephilim

Into the Demon Idol is a system neutral mini-adventure by Jobe Bittman. It was originally created for a one page dungeon contest. The original one page version can be found here. This low level (0-3) adventure is 18 pages. The basical plot is that lizard folk tribes are uniting and ...

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Bazaar of the Bizarre - Ilmara's Scrying Stones

Sat 07 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This article is a companion piece to the Swords of Impiltur series and showcases four unique crystal ball variants for use in any Forgotten Realms campaign. The magic items detailed are as follows: Mentor's Mythalglass; Raanaghaun's Soulshard; the Spellglobe of Hlithal; and the Watch Crystal of Alathas. The ...

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HJRP1812 Romance in RPGs, SciFi Advice, and More

Sat 07 January 2017 by Stu from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

HJRP1812 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jason, Bill, Kimi Show Notes! Zac in Chicago writes in about Romance in RPGs. A Southern Gent from Texas has some Sci-Fi advice. Alervant has some GMing advice and a question. Kindros from the Forum writes in about Magic Items and Identification. Steve from So ...

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Pathfinders of Death

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

A dark wind blows through the Paizo offices (or at least through mine) on this chilly January afternoon, but that wind brings good portents of something very, very evil. Four of our favorite Pathfinder iconic heroes are coming to the world of the Kingdom Death: Monster nightmare horror miniatures game ...

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Vaquero - 5E Background

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

A Cowboy themed background. It doesn't really need any more of a description. If you like it, please don't forget to rate.

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Bard - College of Culinary Arts

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

A healing and utility Bard college with a bit of "flavor".

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Paladin - Oath of the Divine Hunter

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This is a ranged Paladin oath. It started out as a conversion of the Divine Hunter from Pathfinder, but ended up becoming more of a Ranger/Paladin hybrid. Complete with ranged smites.

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Qadira: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Paizo

Very soon, dear readers, copies of Qadira: Jewel of the East will be in your hands (or available to be in your hands, if you're not a subscriber), so this seems like an excellent time to list off my ten favorite things about Qadira and/or this book. Behold ...

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Tomb of Damara 5e Conversion

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This is an old TSR starting adventure. I tried to do a conversion with their licensing to those that already have the product, so it can be used on Fantasy Grounds. NO Map or Descriptions are included. Some dialogue and all encounters along with a general plot has been added ...

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Oddities & Odysseys: The Troll Savage

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Embrace the dungeon in Dungeons & Dragons and bring the troll monstrous race into your game as a player character option.

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GURPS - Orcslayer

Fri 06 January 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

From their website:

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Gathering The Old School Sword & Sorcery Parts & Pieces For Old School Campaign Mini Events

Fri 06 January 2017 by Needles from Swords & Stitchery - Old Time Sewing & Table Top Rpg Blog

So last night I took a night to myself & watched a couple of sword & sorcery flicks with my dad. He's been unwilling genuia pig when it comes to some of these films for years. So we started with Ralph Bakshi's Fire & Ice and it took up a good ...

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Free Dungeon Tiles V1.0

Fri 06 January 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Some Dungeon Tiles I had fun making. Will improve them as much as I can.

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Tales from the Yawning Portal

Thu 05 January 2017 by Bart_admin from Wizards of the Coast - Dungeons & Dragons

There are many iconic adventures and stories in the 43-year history (!) of Dungeons & Dragons that current fans may not have ever experienced. If you just got into D&D in the past few years, you likely haven’t braved the Tomb of Horrors or climbed White Plume Mountain or fought ...

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Dalt Wisney’s World: A D&D Play Report

Thu 05 January 2017 by The Chatty DM from Critical Hits

I decided it would be cool to run the players through an old school dungeon. White Plume Mountain came up as a perfect model of the crazy "makes-no-sense" concept of early 80's dungeon design. I just needed to find a semi-plausible reason to plug the adventure into the world ...

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D&D 5e: Yawning Portal - Classic Adventures Revisited

Thu 05 January 2017 by Marty Walser from Raging Owlbear

Just the other day, I read

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