I picked +Peter Regan's OSR Character Sheet Pads as my choice for best-run RPG Kickstarter as symbolic of all the great Kickstarters he's run (you may know him as the publisher of the hugely popular Black Hack, for instance).Peter's Kickstarters are always small, well-organised, and punctual in their delivery.To date he has run 16 Kickstarters - not all directly RPG-related - and I have backed

RPG A Day 2017 August 22

Mon 28 August 2017 by Lizard from Lizard's Gaming and Geekery Site

August Twenty Second (I Keep Hovering About Six Days Behind) Prompt: Which RPG Is The Easiest For You To Run? Those I’ve run extensively before. 🙂 At this point, Pathfinder and similar D20 derivatives are in the lead, followed by …

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#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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#RPGaDAY: A PWYW Publisher Who Should Be Charging More...

Thu 24 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

Random Order Creations' +James V West deserves a shout-out here for his gorgeous PWYW fanzine Black Pudding. Each issue is a work of art, a mix of largely hand-drawn and hand-written character classes, monsters, and variant character sheets for use with old school Dungeons & Dragons (and its various descending armour ...

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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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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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Random artifact generator

Tue 22 August 2017 by Shane Ward from The 3 Toadstools

Just having some fun, bit of a work in progress. 

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On the Edge of Exile: GM Tools

Mon 21 August 2017 by Ben Scerri from versamus ; we roll

Now it's time to discuss the tools I'll be using to run this campaign. I'm a huge fan of tools, and I find their inclusion in a game drastically changes the flavour of its play. That's what I'm hoping from each and every one of ...

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Breaking the Basics

Sun 20 August 2017 by LS from Papers and Pencils

For the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the most basic rules. The fundamental stuff, which forms the building blocks of most OSR games. How could they be changed to better serve the type of game I want to run? So I’ve been tinkering, and talking with ...

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Ring Side Report-Starfinder Core Rulebook Review

Sat 19 August 2017 by fineyoungmisanthrope from Throat Punch Games

Product– Starfinder Core Rulebook System-Starfinder Producer-Paizo Price– $60.00  here http://paizo.com/store/starfinder TL; DR-DND 3.5 IN SPACE!  94% Basics-SPACE WIZARDS!  Starfinder joins the Pathfinder universe in the future after a massive, mysterious catastrophe.  Mankind’s homeworld has disappeared, and other races have joined us as we ...

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Quill wins an Indie RPG Award

Sat 19 August 2017 by Scott Malthouse from Trollish Delver

It's awards season for RPG creators, so we're all dressing in our finest tuxedos and ballgowns to strut our fine selves down the red carpet, metaphorical and otherwise.

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Gingersnap's Medicine: A Guest Post Play Report on 4e by my oldest

Thu 17 August 2017 by Rick Stump from Don't Split the Party

Ever since the game came out, nearly our whole family has entertained an on-again, off-again fascination with the 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. On the one hand, it is completely and utterly not DnD, and is, in fact, a tabletop adaptation of MMORPG and other video game paradigms so ...

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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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Sons of Ignis

Tue 15 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Download the Sons of Ignis module for a quick quest to begin a grand campaign, fill in a side quest, or offer up a night of laughs as a one shot adventure. An evil fire cult has captured a travelling improv troupe and plans to sacrifice them. It's up ...

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RPGaDAY 2017 #14

Mon 14 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 do you prefer for open-ended campaign ...

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Review: Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells

Mon 14 August 2017 by James Spahn from Halfling's Luck

+Diogo Nogueira is a work horse in the OSR. Known primarily for preaching the Gospel of Dungeon Crawl Classics and being an amazing artist, what some may not realize is that Diogo has published his own fantasy roleplaying game. It's not another retro-clone, though it shares some commonalities with ...

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Crafting RPG Adventures from Scratch

Mon 14 August 2017 by Katrina Ostrander from Triple Crit

Whether you’re writing a one-shot for a convention or an adventure for your home campaign, sometime between when you wrangle a group and when you start playing, you have to create said adventure! There are many components that go into roleplaying game adventures—encounters and maps, non-player characters and ...

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d20 Supers: The Reports of My Death Were Exaggerated!

Thu 10 August 2017 by Steve Miller from NUELOW Games

A couple superpower feats, yet more parts of the d20 Supers game that we may or may not ever produce. This pair of feats exist to explain how certain characters can come back from the dead over and over and over. (As always, these are released under the

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RPG A Day 2017 August 8

Wed 09 August 2017 by Lizard from Lizard's Gaming and Geekery Site

RPG A Day, 2017 August Eighth(Belated) Prompt: What is a good RPG to play for sessions of two hours or less? “None I’d probably like” is the first answer that comes to mind, as my disdain for the hyperfocused “indie” …

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RPG A Day 2017 August 9

Wed 09 August 2017 by Lizard from Lizard's Gaming and Geekery Site

RPG A Day, 2017 August Ninth (On time as I start writing) Prompt: What is a good RPG to play for about ten sessions? Hmm. To some extent, the answer is “any”, in that the session length isn’t specified and …

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RPGaDay 2017 7th August

Mon 07 August 2017 by Craig from LunarShadow.net

7th) What was your most impactful RPG session? Once again another difficult question to answer as while I can think of numerous impactful games many of those came from looking back after a campaign and seeing how the story arcs had come together. I could mention my first campaign of ...

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