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Jade Gaming News: Fritz the Mercenary

Posted Saturday 01 Aug 2015 3:42 PM

For JADE's D20 Modern Campaign, Escape Dino Island, both Dave and I play mercenaries hired to recover the abandoned hard drives containing the secret to cloning dinosaurs. Needless to say we needed to look badass.Dave's character goes only by Fritz, and is deadly with an assault rifle. He and his co - more

Tribality: Tribal Knowledge: Dramatic Reveals

Posted Saturday 01 Aug 2015 2:00 PM

I love the Dramatic Reveal that a mystery story provides, but I can never seem to get them to play out at the table (d20 system). I present a standard series of gated challenges to gather clues. Then either players postulate something correct very early or they’re stumped. How do you best pres - more

Tribality: Gen Con 2015 Day 2 Gallery & More

Posted Friday 31 Jul 2015 5:24 PM

It’s Day 2 at Gen Con 2015! The convention continues and Tribalitys Michael Long and Rich Howard continue to roaming the convention or playing/running games. I’ll update this post as more photos come in and I’ll add any other info I find out. Ennie Award Ceremony Tonight at 8pm is - more

Jade Gaming News: More Xenomorphs!

Posted Friday 31 Jul 2015 4:50 PM

After my first batch of Khurasan Miniature's Demonic Aliens, I had to get more. They are the perfect minis for the mysterious crashed vessel that crew of the Hornby found in Interstellar Exports Game 9, and They will also work in for the far future scenario in my 2008 copy of Donald Featherstone's S - more

whiteoakgaming: Friday's Feature: Metallic Dice Games

Posted Friday 31 Jul 2015 3:00 PM

Gaming dice have been treasured by roleplayers for decades. I have my own bag of special DM dice, all of which are color coordinated (black and yellow). Sometimes I let players use the d4-d12s, and even the percentiles, but may their characters be eaten by dragons if they dare touch my d20s. This - more

The Tome Show: GenCon 2015 Pre-Show Review

Posted Friday 31 Jul 2015 8:30 AM

Welcome to the first Tome episode of GenCon coverage for 2015. In this episode Jeff is joined by Rudy Basso, James Introcaso, and Mike Shea. ... - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: Components of the Underdark

Posted Friday 31 Jul 2015 6:01 AM

Just in time for next season’s Underdark theme, a new community poll is open. Do you have some ideas for alternate spell component suggestions suitable for casters in the Underdark? What would you use in place of mistletoe in the lands below? Take those notions, head on over to the latest pol - more

Power Score: Dungeons & Dragons - A Guide to the Beholder

Posted Friday 31 Jul 2015 5:48 AM

In this article, I am going to attempt to take all of the relevant lore about beholders, and put them in one place for your convenience. This should allow us to have a good base understanding of what a beholder is, and how a beholder should be run.The thing I have noticed while working on this is th - more

Tribality: Jurassic Worlds Indominus Rex D&D 5e Homebrew Monster

Posted Friday 31 Jul 2015 4:01 AM

Jurassic World has already made over 1.5 billion dollars at the box office worldwide. Last weekend, my family was able to get to the movies after our vacation and see Jurassic World. I already posted a couple of dinosaur related articles (Prehistoric/Lost World Campaign Setting and D&D 5e Monste - more

Tribality: Gen Con 2015 Day 1 (Afternoon) Gallery

Posted Thursday 30 Jul 2015 7:20 PM

Day 1 at Gen Con 2015 continues and Tribalitys Michael Long and Rich Howard are both roaming the convention or playing/running games. Heres the gallery Im posting for both of them (since I’m at #GenCant) as they send me photos from the convention floor this afternoon/evening. Want to see the f - more

Tribality: Gen Con 2015 Day 1 (Morning) Gallery

Posted Thursday 30 Jul 2015 3:02 PM

Gen Con 2015 is fully operational and Tribality’s Michael Long is roaming the convention. Here’s the gallery I’m posting for Michael as he sends me photos from the convention floor this morning. - more

Tribality: Psionics, Part Five

Posted Thursday 30 Jul 2015 1:00 PM

Welcome back to History of the Classes, after a week of ridiculous polling and a week off. We return to the history of psionics in D&D, already in progress. This article discusses psionics in Third Edition D&D. I think I can fairly sum up the approach as making psionic classes as close to pr - more

Power Score: Dungeon Master Horror Stories

Posted Thursday 30 Jul 2015 6:23 AM

I jumped back on to reddit a few weeks ago and asked dungeon masters to send me horror stories. I wanted to hear about people's experiences in games gone wrong. I figured it would make for a fun blog post.I don't want to sit here and make fun of them. I want to read them and see if I can glean any i - more

Tribality: Magic Duels: Origins

Posted Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 8:40 PM

Magic Duels: Origins, the brand-new Magic: The Gathering digital experience, is now available for PC via Steam! Magic Duels offers limitless free gameplay, hundreds of unlockable cards, many exciting multiplayer modes (including the return of fan-favorite Two-Headed Giant!), and regular content upda - more

Jade Gaming News: The Maps of Interstellar Exports Part VII

Posted Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 5:39 PM

In Interstellar Exports Game 8 (on the blog soon!) as the crew of the Hornby was fleeing from the planet Mycra they mis-jumped yet again, sending them careening through the galactic sub-sector. Now the frequency of mis-jumps has been partially because we were not handling the jump rules correctly, b - more

Ultanya: The Jersey Devil

Posted Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 3:59 PM

Every summer my family and I make the trek to one of the New Jersey shore points for vacation. Growing up on the east coast it has been a tradition as long as I can remember. Salt water taffy, weird shops on the board walk, disco fries, the smell of salt water and the cackle of seagulls. And like ma - more

Tribality: Gen Con 2015 Day 0

Posted Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 3:54 PM

Today’s the day when people arrive at Gen Con 2015 and set-up booths. While Gen Con really gets going tomorrow, there’s actually some stuff going on at Gen Con 2015 already. Today’s also the day when Tribalitys Mike (driving) and Rich (flying) arrive at the convention. Mike has a p - more

whiteoakgaming: PC Insights: DMs Hate Donkeys

Posted Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 3:00 PM

17 days. Thats the longest single stretch Ive managed to keep a donkey alive playing D&D.; I was playing Manny - elven bard by class, master cook by trade. He was out on the search for rare and exotic ingredients to make the fine dining experience of his food wagon a culinary adventure. He also hap - more

Power Score: The Great Modron March - The Flower Infernal

Posted Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 12:21 AM

I created a youtube video where we summarize the first session of this campaign. It is full of crude cartoons and a lot of bad language, so it is not safe for work. Check it out here. I am planning on doing one of these for every session. We are just about done with this adventure! Tonight we tried - more

RPG MUSINGS: The Three Sages Prepping and Providing Information to the PCs

Posted Tuesday 28 Jul 2015 5:17 PM

What can the Sage tell you? At the table, seeking out information can be simple or complex. Do you let the players make a skill roll and then just give them the information? Sometimes that is the most expedient way to move the game along and, especially if you are running a one-shot adventure, is [& - more

Jade Gaming News: Captain Harry Wallace

Posted Tuesday 28 Jul 2015 4:31 PM

Captain Harry Wallace is the captain of the mercenary ship that our Captain Dry and the crew of the Hornby encountered in Interstellar Exports Game 9.This mini is from Khurasan Miniatures and can be found in their 15mm sci-fi section with the space ship crew.Captain Harry Wallace has been a travelle - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: A DMs Guide to Treasure

Posted Tuesday 28 Jul 2015 3:00 PM

Treasure is one of the biggest incentives a Dungeon Master can dangle out there in front of the party, the lure of gold and gems being irresistible to adventurers. But in addition to drawing your party into the next dungeon deep, or cavern old, gold and treasure can prove to be a very versatile tool - more

whiteoakgaming: Bardic Lore: The Ballad of Ed Teach

Posted Tuesday 28 Jul 2015 3:00 PM

It was the night before I was to leave Gween, the town that had been my home since as early as I could remember. I was an orphan - adopted by Otis Stormrourke, the head of the notorious Delgo Fire gang, and raised as one of his own. Everyone knew that there was only one way out of the Delgo Fires - - more

The Id DM: Ego Check: Nathan Paoletta, Creator of World Wide Wrestling RPG

Posted Tuesday 28 Jul 2015 2:19 PM

When I first learned about the World Wide Wrestling RPG, I questioned, “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?” The game takes elements of professional wrestling and turns them into an organized, functional, highly entertaining tabletop roleplaying game. I previously … Continue re - more

Tribality: New Tribality Community Created Tribal Council

Posted Tuesday 28 Jul 2015 4:55 AM

We have some very exciting news!!! Because of all the support that we’ve received through Patreon, we have been able to put together something new & exciting. We have added a new forum called the Tribal Council for all our readers to stay in touch with all of the writers and other readers. - more

Off the Rails: Barbarian Archetype: The Reaver

Posted Monday 27 Jul 2015 11:45 PM

Level 3 Feature: Blood b>The cap of hit points generated by this feature increases by 5 at the 6th level, 12th level, and 18th span>Level 6 Feature: v>(Im debating if the cap should be increased or if it should scale with a modifier instead. Im also debating if the health drained should bypass tempo - more