#RPGaDay 2017 Day 19

Fri 18 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for the 19th day of 2017’s #RPGaDay is: Which RPG has the Best Writing. The question can be looked at from several angles, and in the video below, I do just that, offering up suggestions for inspiring writing, explanatory writing, blue-blazes great writing, technical writing, and a mention for incredible consistency in writing. …


A Fault In Our Stars: Starfinder, ADnD 2E, and Repeating History

Fri 18 August 2017 by James Spahn from Halfling's Luck

So I wanted to talk a bit about Starfinder and how I see it. Not as a game or in comparison to White Star, but as a business move and why I think Paizo chose to release a sci-fi adaptation of their juggernaut fantasy roleplaying game. But to do that ...

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Forest of Fiends: Simple Jungle Weather Tables

Wed 16 August 2017 by Edward Wilson from The DM from Outremer

A blog about roleplaying games (RPGs), including reviews of products, philosophical musings, and the occasional rant. I did an earlier post with simple weather tables for a generally temperate climate. Now, for the new sandbox campaign idea I'm developing, I need jungle weather.

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Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game in the works

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Have you seen the indie film Iron Sky? It’s a quirky adventure that deals with Nazis secretly living on the dark side of the moon. In 2018 there will be a sequel and, perhaps, an Iron Sky RPG. There’s a Kickstarter campaign live today. [Back this Campaign] At ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 13

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The thirteenth question for this year’s #RPGaDay is another tough one, I will wager. This time there was a little mercy though, as it falls on a Sunday. The question asks us to describe an experience with an RPG which changed how you played. Over the years writing this ...

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#RPGaDAY: I Heartily Endorse RPG Campaign Infographics...

Mon 14 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

Some Infographic Books From My Personal Library...

Geeky infographics are popular at the moment, so much so that many branches of geekdom have books dedicated to them (for instance, I own at least one for Star Wars, one for Doctor Who, and one for superheroes - all pictured above).

But they ...

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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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RPGaDAY #14 - Favorite system for campaigns

Mon 14 August 2017 by David Dolph from Big Ball of No Fun

Which RPG do you prefer for open-ended campaign play? 

I feel that the majority of RPG systems lend themselves to open-ended campaign play (Toon and Paranoia come to mind as systems/settings that would prove difficult for a sustained campaign). However, generic systems or those decoupled from a setting tend ...

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Four #RPGaDAY Questions in One Blow! #RPGaDay -- Days 8 to 11

Mon 14 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

Sorry I missed a couple of days, but the prospectus for my dissertation took priority. Writing everyday, either here or on something else, keeps my brain working in a way that helps my prospectus, but I still have to write the prospectus too. As a reward for completing a draft ...

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Four #RPGaDAY Questions in One Blow! #RPGaDay -- Days 8 to 11

Mon 14 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

Sorry I missed a couple of days, but the prospectus for my dissertation took priority. Writing everyday, either here or on something else, keeps my brain working in a way that helps my prospectus, but I still have to write the prospectus too. As a reward for completing a draft ...

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Castle Falkenstein is Among the Most Inspiring RPGs Ever. #RPGaDay2017 Day 12

Mon 14 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

Day 12: Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art?

During the early 90s and 00s, there was no game designer who constantly managed to be on the cutting edge of gaming ideas more than Michael Pondsmith. He pioneered several role playing game genres. His Cyberpunk role playing game captured ...

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Castle Falkenstein is Among the Most Inspiring RPGs Ever. #RPGaDay2017 Day 12

Mon 14 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

Day 12: Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art?

During the early 90s and 00s, there was no game designer who constantly managed to be on the cutting edge of gaming ideas more than Michael Pondsmith. He pioneered several role playing game genres. His Cyberpunk role playing game captured ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 13

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

The thirteenth question for this year’s #RPGaDay is another tough one, I will wager. This time there was a little mercy though, as it falls on a Sunday. The question asks us to describe an experience with an RPG which changed how you played. Over the years writing this ...

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Press Release - Marauder Task Force RPG (Action Figure Powered RPG)

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Heh! I'm becoming a "press release" site it seems - not! But it does just so happen that there is a lot of cool stuff being announced jut before Gen Con and folks are nice enough to send me the announcements. I may need to steal back my NYPD Police ...

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Sandra's Simple Sheet (Fillable)

Mon 14 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

This is a Character Sheet made to introduce new players to D&D's 5e system. The sheet was made for 1st level players who have no prior experience of tabletop RPG. Skill List: Another thing I did to simplify the rules was to merge many of the skills, as ...

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Dungeons – The Logistical Nightmare!

Mon 14 August 2017 by davejoria from Tangent Artists Tabletop

The kickstarter for the Dungeon Tours Limited is soon approaching. In the meantime, we’ll explore some of the origins behind the game. But first, what is Dungeon Tours Limited? Dungeon Tours Limited is an upcoming tabletop RPG from Tangent Artists. In it, players take on the roles of semi-retired ...

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RPGaDAY 2017 #12

Sun 13 August 2017 by JB from B/X BLACKRAZOR

From the #RPGaDAY2017 challenge (info here):[as I'm starting this thing a little late, I shall be doubling up on my daily posts until I catch up. Early posts will be post-dated to the date they were originally supposed to appear]Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art ...

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Which Game Changed the Way You Play?

Sun 13 August 2017 by Angela Murray from Gnome Stew

If you’re out and about on social media with a preponderance of RPG loving friends, you may have seen the #RPGaDay thing that’s been going around for the month of August. I’ve been putting them up each day on my Facebook and it’s been sparking some ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 5

Wed 09 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question Five asks us to examine the covers of our roleplaying games and choose from among them the one which in this moment they feel best encapsulates the spirit of the game. This is not about favorites per se, although the covers chosen might be favorites. This is about the ...

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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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RPGaDAY Nine

Wed 09 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

What is a good RPG to play for about 10 sessions? Assuming we’re playing every week, 10 sessions works out to 2-1/2 months, which I would consider a short campaign. For short campaigns I tend to steer away from D&D or Pathfinder, and I look at some ...

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August 9, 2017: The Discworld Roleplaying Game: Moving Along

Wed 09 August 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator
The Discworld Roleplaying Game has been out for half a year now, and the recent release of the PDF version offers an excuse to add a few notes about the book. To start with, anyone still wondering what's inside might like to read some of the (at least) four ...
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1 Week 'Til GenCon

Tue 08 August 2017 by A.L. from Reality Refracted

It's 1 week until GenCon. The show is sold out too. I'm not even sure what that means, aside from it's probably going to be croweded. There are literally thousands of games being run and everything from table top RPGs, to LARPs, to board games, to card ...

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Kickstarter - The Blue Vale: A Tabletop RPG in Augmented Reality (pay no attention to the man behind the curtain)

Sun 06 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I've been told I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. Its possible. Of course, when I did a search on Kickstarter for "rpgs" this is the one that stuck out to me:

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Aigyptos: A Gazetteer for 5th Edition

Sun 06 August 2017 by Unknown from DriveThruRP.com Hottest Titles

Welcome to Aigyptos! This 5th Edition sourcebook can be used in a number of ways. One is to provide a backdrop for self-standing Egyptian-style adventures that do not already have a setting associated with them. Another is to provide a mini-setting sufficient to allow characters to visit or travel through ...

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Coriolis: Supplements Bundle

Sun 06 August 2017 by Unknown from DriveThruRP.com Hottest Titles

Explore new adventures and locations in Coriolis - The Third Horizon roleplaying game, which has been described as "the Arabian Nights in Space" with this awesome PDF bundle containing all four of the PDF supplements released for the game. This 19-page PDF contains mysterious artifacts and powerful faction technology for the ...

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Writing With Style: An Editor's Advice for RPG Writers

Sun 06 August 2017 by Unknown from DriveThruRP.com Hottest Titles

Writing With Style: An Editor’s Advice for RPG Writers presents 45 pages of concise tips on simple ways to make your roleplaying game writing cleaner and clearer. This guide doesn’t show you how to structure adventures, build stat blocks, or create worlds. Instead, Ray Vallese looks at some ...

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"Shut up and take my money" (Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter)

Sat 05 August 2017 by Edward Wilson from The DM from Outremer

Alas, now that I have drunk from the enchanted well of gaming miniatures goodness that is Reaper Miniatures' "Bones" kickstarters I can't actually stop any time I want to.  So, yes, I'm in for this one too.  Bones 4 is still happily unlocking away and will probably hit ...

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CHILL 1st Edition is an Underrated RPG. #RPGaDAY2017 -- Day 5

Sat 05 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

You are about to enter the world of CHILL, where unknown things sneak, and crawl, and creep, and slither in the darkness of a moonless night. This is the world of horror, the world of the vampire, ghost, and ghoul, the world of things not know, and best not dreamt ...

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#RPGaDay: Day 5

Fri 04 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Question Five asks us to examine the covers of our roleplaying games and choose from among them the one which in this moment they feel best encapsulates the spirit of the game. This is not about favorites per se, although the covers chosen might be favorites. This is about the ...

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#RPGaDay 2017 Day 3 - How Do I Find Out About New RPGs

Thu 03 August 2017 by Daniel Stack from 19th Level

I'm not certain if Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role Playing Grindhouse Edition is the longest title for an RPG but if it isn't, it's got to be awfully close. (Henceforth I'm going to abbreviate it as LotFP - originally I was going with WFRP ...

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[RPGaDay 2017] Day 3: How do you find out about new RPGs?

Thu 03 August 2017 by Jim White from Wombat's Gaming Den of Iniquity

Google+ - The Ploos is still my main social network. I'm on Facebook a fair amount, and Twitter occasionally. One of these days I should look into Pinterest and Instagram, too. Gamer Assembly - Yep, we still chat on IRC fairly regularly. I hear about projects and upcoming releases roughly once ...

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Player Perspectives: Learning Through Play

Thu 03 August 2017 by Guest Author from Monte Cook Games

Prior to July 2013, the best way to describe my status with regard to roleplaying games would have been “RPG-curious.” My brother is a few years older than me, and he came of age at a time in the early 1980s when Dungeons & Dragons was a bona fide cultural phenomenon ...

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Finding Out About NEW RPGs is Easier and Harder Than Ever... #RPGaDAY2017 Day 3

Thu 03 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

In the before times, in the not now, it was pretty easy to find out about what role playing games were coming down the pipeline. All you had to do was pick up a copy of The Space Gamer, Different Worlds, White Dwarf, The Dragon, or one of a host ...

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[RPG] Numbers: It's Just How I Roll...

Thu 03 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

Let's crunch some numbers. In 10 years of blogging I've published 11,268 posts on HeroPress.

According to the post tags, of those articles 2,457 have been directly connected to roleplaying games: that's 21.8%.

Breaking down the gaming posts further, we discover that the main ...

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RPGaDAY #3 - Source for RPG info

Thu 03 August 2017 by David Dolph from Big Ball of No Fun

How do you find out about new RPGs?

Online. EN World is usually good for info about new RPGs, especially since they've started a new regular column that showcases new releases. They also do a run-down of kickstarters which is where is seems a lot of new RPGs first ...

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RPG A Day 3: How do I find out about new RPG’s?

Thu 03 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

This question just makes me sad.  Two years ago I was swimming in the knowledge of what was coming, what had just been released and what was being talked about.

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8 Reasons Why D&D Is Better Than Video Games

Wed 02 August 2017 by LS from Papers and Pencils

Dumb people think D&D is an outdated game. That it served us well as the midwife of video games. But, now that video games are here, it’s stupid to go back and play something so much less advanced. Ironically, this view seems to be most common among people ...

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[RPGaDay 2017] What Published RPG Do You Wish You Were Playing Right Now?

Wed 02 August 2017 by Jim White from Wombat's Gaming Den of Iniquity

Soooo.... It's August, and time for RPGaDay. Yes, this is the first year I'm even starting the daily questions. I need to write something right now, and it helps to have some structure to hang content on. So let's away!

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RPGaDAY One and Two

Wed 02 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

And suddenly it was August! It has been a while, hasn’t it? My apologies, I was both ill and organizing a festival, and that ate my time like nobody’s business. But both those things are pretty much over, and August brings us to another year of #RPGaDAY. So ...

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What Published RPG I Wish I Was Playing Right Now -- #RPGaDAY 2017 Day 1

Wed 02 August 2017 by Christian Lindke from Advanced Dungeons and Parenting

For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of Super Hero role playing games. My entry into this particular gaming milieu was Hero Games' excellent Champions 2nd edition role playing game. I happened upon a copy and was amazed that game designers had even attempted to ...

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OSR Commentary - Beer,The State of the Campaign, The Gaming Scence In Ct, & The OSR

So Sunday was a really interesting day in many ways, it was another Ninety something degree day & it was one of those sort of lazy Sundays we seem to have here in Connecticut. Except it wasn't in one two ways. First I ran into a very good  friend of ...

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Strongholds of Sorcery - Basic Fantasy NEW Adventure!

Wed 02 August 2017 by Shane Ward from The 3 Toadstools

BF3 Strongholds of Sorcery, Release 31 -- July 31, 2017

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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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My Ropecon Schedule

Tue 01 August 2017 by NiTessine from Worlds in a Handful of Dice

Ropecon is just around the corner! Like, starting this Friday. As usual, I’m busy expounding my opinions on all kinds of things. The programme’s been out for a while now, and I’m personally appearing on the following three items. Friday, …

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ICE - Space Master (2nd Edition)

Tue 01 August 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

From the back cover:

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Set 1: The Battle for Earth

Tue 01 August 2017 by perdustin from Thoul's Paradise

In the year 2035, Earth is attacked – by aliens hostile Xenoborgs who selected our planet as the next addition to their galactic empire. In mere days, man's conventional forces are destroyed, and the earth is overrun by alien troops. Now, Earth's only hope lies with the CYBORG COMMANDO ...

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RPGaDay Coming in August

Tue 01 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

It’s that time of year: Autocratik‘s #RPGaDay celebrates the roleplaying game hobby starting on Tuesday, August 1 and ending on Thursday, August 31. We will, of course, be participating. Here are the questions for the month. Feel free to chime in as we post!

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