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Power Score: Finding Your Style as a Dungeon Master

Posted Saturday 22 Nov 2014 9:09 AM

In this column I am going to blab about playing to your strengths when being a Dungeon Master. Down at the bottom of this page I tacked on what I think makes for a good player.I decided to use artwork from the great Wayne Reynolds for this one. While I am more of a Larry Elmore/Clyde Caldwell guy, I - more

The Learning DM: Best Monster Manual Ever?

Posted Friday 21 Nov 2014 7:57 PM

I picked up the new D&D Monster Manual shortly after it was released. The quality of the book is striking,from the physical appearance to the content inside. There is quite a lot to like about this, the second major rulebook … Continue reading - more

The Id DM: Undone The DungeonScape Song

Posted Friday 21 Nov 2014 6:03 PM

When Codename: Morningstar was announced earlier this year, players of Dungeons & Dragons greeted the news with a mixture of interest and apprehension. Veteran players of 4th Edition D&D had used the digital tools created by Wizards of the Coast … - more

Ultanya: Thanksgiving Smoked Cockatrice

Posted Friday 21 Nov 2014 4:07 AM

but smoking it for Thanksgiving Day maintains the moisture and flavor the best. The cooked appearance will be different but dont let that deter you. If you do not want to attempt hunting your own cockatrice and smoking it the will be selling 20lb smoked cockatrices by pre-order. This great deal is - more

Power Score: Baba Yaga's Dancing Hut - "The Dancing Hut" Dragon Magazine #83

Posted Friday 21 Nov 2014 4:00 AM

I've been branching out in my Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG World Tour game lately. The DCC RPG is great for running fantasy adventures of any system. I ran with it, and it worked great.I have this shelf of D&D adventures I want to run some day. Some of the adventures on this shelf include:Labyrin - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Board Game Review of Roll Through The Ages

Posted Thursday 20 Nov 2014 3:24 PM

Product- Roll Through The Ages Producer- Eagle/Gryphon Games Price- ~$40 here gh+the+ages -30 minutes (2 to 4 players) TL; DR- A great Euro-style dice game. 85%   Basics- Roll to see how civilization grows in this Yahtzee like game. Players take the roles of different civilizations during the B - more

Power Score: Hoard of the Dragon Queen - Hazirawn

Posted Thursday 20 Nov 2014 9:22 AM

5th edition Dungeons & Dragons is doing extremely well in our store. We have four tables going and every one of them is filled to capacity. There is literally no more room in the building. Factions I was a bit worried coming in to tonight's game. I am not too good at using factions in dungeons. - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 11-18-14 Focus quality for Shadowrun 5e

Posted Thursday 20 Nov 2014 2:51 AM

More Shadowrun 5e fun for today, this on for my mages out there-   Focus Cost: 10 karma You can split you concentration easily to the point you can keep two conversations running simultaneously in different languages at the same time. That’s child’s play compared to what you do with - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 11-17-14 Better Aim quality for Shadowrun

Posted Thursday 20 Nov 2014 2:45 AM

Lot’s of Shadowrun over the weekend. Let’s put a few ideas out there.   Better Aim Cost: 5 karma You spend time at the range, and you hit your mark because of it. If you take an aim action, you now get either +2 accuracy to the weapon or +2 dice to the attack.   […] - more

Throat Punch Games: Blurbs from the Booth- Being offensive

Posted Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 6:15 AM

Last weekend, I was running games at U-Con. It’s a fun local convention near Ann Arbor, MI. Last slot of the con and all things are going well. I get a few people to sit at my table, and a few more people enter the room, and I wave them over gregariously yelling always […] - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Board Game Review of Lost Legends

Posted Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 5:28 AM

Product- Lost Legends Producer- Queen Games Price- ~$50 here +legends -2 hours (3 to 5 players) TL; DR- Lot’s of little errors really hurt this game. 70%   Basics- Want to be the hero? In Lost Legends, players take the roles of different heroes as they try to kill the most impressive mons - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Crawl! No.8: Firearms!

Posted Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 4:38 AM

Product- Crawl! No.8: Firearms! System- Dungeon Crawl Classics Producer- Stray Couches Press Price- ~$3 here rearms TL; DR- You brought a wizards to a gun fight! 93%   Basics-How about adding some guns to your DCC RPG game? This book provides rules for adding firearms to your game spanning blac - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Victoriana 3rd Edition

Posted Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 4:01 AM

Product- Victoriana 3rd Edition System- Victoriana Producer- Cubicle Seven Entertainment Price- ~$25 here ana+3rd TL; DR- You can’t go wrong with Steampunk, Lovecraft, Penny-Dreadful Shadowrun! 93%   Basics-Ever want to mix steampunk with Victorian sensibilities and add a ton of Middle Ea - more

Skyland Games: The Inselberg Clan Dwarven Occult Playtest Characters

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 6:00 AM

To cap off last week’s reviews of the Occult Adventures Playtest material, we are presenting a group of pre-generated characters (PFS legal) to help get you in the mood to play. We chose to make a group of dwarves just because the occult does not always have to be represented by humans. As a g - more

Ultanya: Metal Imagery and Inspiration

Posted Monday 17 Nov 2014 7:25 PM

One of the things I like to do when dreaming up new adventures for my campaign world is look at different pictures. People are visual by nature and fantastical imagery is a big inspiration for me. When I begin working on an OSR/O5R style adventure nothing conjures up that vibe more than retro style - more

Sly Flourish: Running Organized Play Adventures

Posted Monday 17 Nov 2014 6:00 AM

Running adventures for organized play is quite different than running games for your home group. Some of these differences are very clear like the fact that you'll likely be running a game for people - more

The Hydra DM: Grand Experiments: A Matter of Honor

Posted Sunday 16 Nov 2014 8:40 AM

First up, I’d like to immediatelylink away from my content(marketing, what’s that?)so I can give credit where it’s due for the title: Ars Ludi’s Grand Experiments series.I’ve toyed with ideas I’ve considered experimental before, but this is one that really deserve - more

Skyland Games: Occult Adventures Playtest Review Day 6

Posted Saturday 15 Nov 2014 3:23 PM

We have made it to the final day of reviews. We really hope that you have enjoyed and gained insight as to what these classes are and hopefully what is needed to take them to the next level. Well here it is, Day 6′s review of the playtest Spiritualist! Spiritualist Description: “Becoming - more

Skyland Games: Occult Adventures Playtest Review Day 5

Posted Friday 14 Nov 2014 5:36 PM

This may be my most criticizing review so far, but I am trying to be honest and informative about these playtest classes. The victim today is the Psychic. Psychic Description: “Within the mind of any sentient being lies power to rival that of the greatest magical artifact or holy site. By acce - more

Art of the Genre - News: FINAL POST

Posted Friday 14 Nov 2014 4:37 PM

Hello all readers. I'm sorry to say that because of failed Kickstarter funding for The Folio project we here at AotG are closing our doors. It was an extremely entertaining few years as we tried to build RPG art awareness and foster a solid foundation of fans that also saw the importance of art alon - more

The Tome Show: Wade Rockett (Gamer to Gamer)

Posted Friday 14 Nov 2014 2:55 PM

James Introcasosits down withWade Rockett, freelance game designer, editor, and marketing guru who has worked onDungeons and 3th Age, and more. He takes us through ... - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: Tavern Trappings

Posted Friday 14 Nov 2014 2:15 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From May 14, 2010, Dungeons Master once again presents: Tavern Trappings. Last week we provided a list of 118 Tavern Names. In the article, Wimwick provided some good positioning around maki - more

Skyland Games: Occult Adventures Playtest Review Day 4

Posted Thursday 13 Nov 2014 5:24 PM

We are up to Day 4 with probably my favorite class of the playtest, the Occultist. Remember, if you havent already; pick up your free Playtest Packet from Paizo before November 25th! Occultist Description: “The occultist focuses on the world around him. While gifted psychics use their power to - more