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Jade Gaming News: Battlefleet Gothic: Chaos Apostate Class Raiders

Posted Saturday 28 Mar 2015 9:01 PM

The Apostate Class Raiders are one of the few frigates from Battlefleet Gothic's expanded material. Just like a normal escort size vessel, they feature low shields and a single hit point. however, it is the weapons complement that makes the the Apostate Raiders so effective.Each Apostate features pr - more

Tribality: Character Creation: Background Stories

Posted Saturday 28 Mar 2015 6:16 PM

A guest post by Ben J. Latham My character is a first level wizard. I met my fellow adventurers a bar. Sometimes, as a DM, you will encounter characters who have written the previous line as a background story. They may come to the table with a character sheet or stat table, but lack any - more

Ludus Ludorum: While I Was Typing This, I Was Attacked and Eaten by a

Posted Friday 27 Mar 2015 7:40 PM

Every day, we delete a ton of spam from our message boards. There are some interesting patterns within that spam, though. This article is a tribute to my favorite weird spam pattern. See, the spammers below had urgent things to say. However, they allseem to have met tragic ends, judging from their s - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: Conversations With Dornal Whitebeard

Posted Friday 27 Mar 2015 3:00 PM

Conversations With Dornal Whitebeard by Delwyn Ilar (aka Greg Marks) Conversations With is a weekly column written by Delwyn Ilar of the Podal Prophet broadsheet, bringing you Out-Of-Character knowledge of important NPCs in the Moonsea region so that you might better portray them and their organizat - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: Intelligent Magic Items

Posted Friday 27 Mar 2015 1:15 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From July 14, 2009, Dungeons Master once again presents: Intelligent Magic Items. Having a magic sword is one thing but having an intelligent magic sword is a whole new level of coolness. So - more

Jade Gaming News: Battlefleet Gothic: Chaos Repulsive Class Grand Cruiser

Posted Friday 27 Mar 2015 12:36 PM

The Chaos Repulsive Class Grand Cruisers from Games Workshop's Battlefleet Gothic, is a pretty intimidation looking vessel.Being about 60-70pts more than your standard chaos cruiser, the Repulsive class cruisers have better armament, and more Hull Points.Like all (most) chaos ships, the Repulsive Cl - more

Tribality: 6 Kinds of Waterborne Cutthroats from History

Posted Friday 27 Mar 2015 12:06 PM

I thought this guest post byMark Cookman might be interesting to listeners who caught my spot as a guest on the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast. In the episode we talked about pirate campaigns and this look at the different types of pirates is a good follow-up. -Shawn Diversity spices up any en - more

Power Score: Princes of the Apocalypse - Tomb of Moving Stones

Posted Friday 27 Mar 2015 12:35 AM

In my opinion, the best number of players in D&D is three. Two players and a DM can also be fantastic, as it is a very intimate and comfortable setting. Once you hit five players and up, there is a lot of cross-talk and waiting for your turn, and it really slows things down.Rules Stuff I read up - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: Open Call for Designers Wrap Up

Posted Thursday 26 Mar 2015 10:18 PM

  Earlier this year the D&D Adventurers Leagueannounced an open call for new designers and wow did you respond. We received nearly300 applications, almost twice what we were anticipating. As the guy who reviewed each and every application it was actually a lot of fun as I thoroughly enjoy s - more

Ultanya: Throwback Thursday: Into the Caves

Posted Thursday 26 Mar 2015 5:47 PM

tings> wPNG> f]--> Your character stands atop a grassy the sun glints off your golden hair, rippling in the warm n>you absentmindedly rub the gem-studded hilt of your magic sword, and glance over at the dwarf and elf, bickering as usual about how to load the n>the magic-user has memorized her spel - more

Jade Gaming News: Battlefleet Gothic: Chaos Cruisers

Posted Thursday 26 Mar 2015 2:50 PM

Being older versions of the Imperial cruisers, the Chaos Cruisers from Games Workshop's Battlefleet Gothic, are very similar to their loyalist counter parts. Both feature prominent bows, and similar weapons and shield configurations.The main differences between Imperial and Chaos Cruisers is that Ch - more

Tribality: World Building Part 7: Letting Your Players into the World

Posted Thursday 26 Mar 2015 1:00 PM

Now that we’ve examined creating a world by giving it history, religion, geography, technology, magic, people and places, the really scary part comes next. It’s time to let your players into the world! In this final article in the series (Part 7), I share how I let my players into my own - more

Tribality: The Paladin Class, Part One

Posted Thursday 26 Mar 2015 1:00 PM

At the time I started this post, the Paladin class was tied for the top spot in the Future History of the Classes post. Since then, Warlock edged ahead, but since I didnt set an end date to the polling, it is anybodys ballgame until they turn off the internet for good. Anyway, Im writing - more

Tribality: Spells for D&D 5th Edition [Part 1]

Posted Thursday 26 Mar 2015 12:00 PM

If you look through the D&D 5th edition spells in the Player’s Handbook you will notice that there are some spells that are named after people. They are named after Greyhawk characters: Bigby, Drawmij, Mordenkainen, Nystul, Otiluke, Otto, Rary the Traitor, Tenser, Melf (male elf) and Tasha - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: Elemental Evil Pregens

Posted Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 11:21 PM

With the release of the Elemental Evil Player’s Companion (free pdf), the Princes of the Apocalypse D&D Encounters season, and the Mulmaster adventures for D&D Expeditions we thought it’d be a good time to come up with some new pregenerated characters to use in your D&D Adven - more

Tribality: The End of the World RPG Line

Posted Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 10:44 PM

Fearless commander Shawn actually suggested I add this to last weeks list of 5 Post Apocalyptic Role Playing Games, but I thought it was interesting enough to warrant its own post. Fantasy Flight Games is in the process of releasing its End of the World Line where they create a custom game/ruleset f - more

Tribality: Cast Your Vote D&D March Madness Creature Competition Elemental Evil

Posted Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 3:55 PM

“The elemental cults have put forward a number of candidates, vying for the position of Champion Elemental Cultist!” Even Wizards of the Coast have caught March Madness, setting up their very own 5 round bracket elimination tournament of duels between elemental creatures. You can vote fo - more

frothsof D&D: Santicore, One Page Dungeons, and General OSR Awesomeness

Posted Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 3:53 PM

So I am writing this post knowing that if I just find one reader that has not heard of this stuff, I will make their day. Possibly their year. There are many things I admire about the OSR: the DIY attitude, the absurd amounts of talent, the commitment to keeping forgotten or out of print games alive - more

The Tome Show: Gamer to Gamer - Rich Baker

Posted Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 1:38 PM

James Introcaso sits down withRich Baker, game designer, novelist, and cofounder ofSasquatch Game Studio. Rich helped created n setting, the seventh edition ofGamma World, the ... - more

Dungeon's Master: D&D Encounters: Princes of the Apocalypse (Episode 1.1)

Posted Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 1:00 PM

Were back! After a long absence D&D Encounters begins anew as do our weekly recaps. The new adventure path is called Elemental Evil and in the Princes of the Apocalypse the adventurers find themselves in the town of Red Larch where strange things are afoot. Id like to give a huge shout out to ou - more

Tribality: Novel Inspiration: Return of the King

Posted Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 12:00 PM

We live in a world that provides an almost endless supply of inspiration for not only campaign worlds and storylines, but for characters. Crossing genresis one of my favorite ways to get inspired for those few times I can join a party and have someone else steer the DM’s screen. In Novel Inspi - more

Tribality: Gen Con threatens to host in another state due to discrimation

Posted Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 10:50 PM

Gen Con threatens the Governor of Indiana Mike Pence that Gen Con will leave the state over Indiana’s controversial SB101 Religious Freedom Bill over discrimination. They have asked to delay his signature on the bill. Gen Con has released a statement that can be read here: f Statement from Gov - more

Tribality: System Agnostic: The Ring of Vainglory (Magical Item)

Posted Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 9:26 PM

The Ring of Vainglory (usually -falsely- referred to as a Ring of Courage) is a intricate, looping band of platinum set with beautiful obsidian inserts. Even without knowledge of its magical nature, the ring is an stunning work of art made by a master craftsman that could fetch a high price upon the - more

Jade Gaming News: Fuzzbear

Posted Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 6:13 PM

Elijah's new character Krunt M'Quasood is not alone on his asteroid base. In fact, a small mammalian species lives in the honeycomb of tunnels between station's sections. The Slugulons dubbed these skittish creatures Fuzzbears, and never paid them much mind.But with the strange damage done to Krunt' - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 3-23-15 Quick Study Feat for DnD 5e

Posted Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 3:05 AM

One last DnD 5e feat for a bit. I like the downtime mechanic, but I’d like to build on it. How about a feat to be quicker at applying it? Quick Study You are a very quick learner picking up skills that would take years to master in weeks. You’re nimble fingers make any time […] - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 3-20-15 The Stone People feat for DnD 5e

Posted Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 3:01 AM

Let’s keep the hits rolling with a new idea for Goliaths The Stone People You are the bedrock your people build upon. You can not be stopped, only slowed. Gain the following benefits: Increase your constitution or strength by 1 to a maximum of 20. Your stones endurance increases to 2d12. At le - more