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Tribality: A Few of my Favorite Things

Posted Saturday 23 May 2015 6:20 AM

It’s been a pretty incrediblemonthof geek.Here are a few things that are getting me talking.   Champions of Aetaltis Most of what I have to say about this Kickstarter is covered in the video. What I can add is the talent between these covers is bordering on absurd, and there’s still - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: The Arcane Edict in Mulmaster

Posted Friday 22 May 2015 3:00 PM

Mulmaster: City of Danger. Struggling under the weight of an oppressive and corrupt government, life is difficult for the peoples of this proud and ancient city. Most people know better than to complain about the hardship however, not only out of fear of reprisal but because they know life is that - more

Jade Gaming News: Travellers

Posted Friday 22 May 2015 2:56 PM

Since I am always adding new characters and personalities to our 15mm Traveller line up, I recently painted these three space travellers. Two of them are from RAFM miniatures, and the one on the far right is from 15mm co.The first of our three Travellers, is an RAFM Aslan; a classic Traveller race. - more

Tribality: Tribal Knowledge: The Thrill of Horror

Posted Friday 22 May 2015 1:55 PM

Welcome to the first in my new column, Tribal Knowledge, in which I answer questions from readers and friends about gaming, and especially about GMing. Precipitating a Panic among Players asks: I, and others I know, are working on horror games. Outside of the GM stripping down, what can be done to h - more

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

Posted Friday 22 May 2015 1:48 PM

Today we're going to take a look at another classic D&D monster - the Nightmare. It's an evil, flying black horse with flaming hooves. A nightmare is the perfect mount for the main villain of your campaign.Real Life OriginThere doesn't seem to be one main source that nightmares were taken from. - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: Playing Against Type

Posted Friday 22 May 2015 1:00 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From December 2, 2009, Dungeons Master once again presents: Playing Against Type. When it comes to character creation you have a lot choice. If you take into account the current number of ra - more

Tribality: Campaign Settings Prehistoric/Lost World

Posted Friday 22 May 2015 10:15 AM

This week on the Campaign Trail I’m taking a quick break from the Adventure Building series (which will continue next week) to preview a new series I’ll be sharing with our readers for most of the summer. This article is my first look at campaign settings that go beyond the typical fanta - more

Jade Gaming News: Interstellar Exports Game 6

Posted Thursday 21 May 2015 3:40 PM

Game Master: AndrewGame Edition: Traveller (Mongoose Publishing)Players: Jeff, Dave, ElijahAges: 37Dys, 30Yrs, 380YrsQuote of the Evening:"How does this station not have a strip club!?" -Dry.Both the S.S. Hornby -captained by Dry (Dave) and the S.S. Exodus -captained by Caesar (Jeff) and piloted by - more

Tribality: The Shair Class, Part Two

Posted Thursday 21 May 2015 1:00 PM

I was overturned last week on my plan not to write a second post about the Shair. I could have resisted writing about the 3.5 Shair, by Dean Poisso in Dragon Magazine Issue 315; the 4e Shair from Heroes of the Elemental Chaos was quite another matter. I am the humble servant of my tyrannical - more

Tribality: Rodney Thompson is Leaving Wizards of the Coast

Posted Thursday 21 May 2015 11:45 AM

Rodney Thompson is moving on to another Adventure, and leaving Wizards of the Coast on Friday. Rodney has a long list of accomplishments while with Wizards of the Coast, with notable credits as game designer of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars Saga Editionand the Lords of Water - more

Throat Punch Games: Blurbs from the Booth-My time at Heroicon!

Posted Thursday 21 May 2015 4:02 AM

Last weekend I had the pleasure to head down to Decatur, IL to run Shadowrun. It was a blast. This is the first year for a new con called Heroicon, and they are doing things right from the start. Let’s hit a few high points: Open table signs-You never know what’s open at a con. […] - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 5-19-15 Acid Wave Spell for Shadowrun 5e

Posted Thursday 21 May 2015 3:38 AM

You know what my favorite type of element in Shadowrun is? Acid! Almost no one preps for it, it’s a dirty way to get out of a room (the way), and it eats the enemy’s armor to boot! Let’s build on what’s in Shadow Spells Acid Wave (Direct, Elemental) Type: P Range: S(A) Damag - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Board Game Review of Dead of Winter

Posted Thursday 21 May 2015 3:12 AM

Product– Dead of Winter Producer-Plaid Hat Games Price– $75 here winter – 45-120 minutes (2-6 players) Type-American Depth-Medium TL; DR– Battlestar Galactica meets Zombicide. 89% Basics-Can you survive the winter with the dead outside? Dead of Winter is a simple American sty - more

Power Score: Princes of the Apocalypse - Scarlet Moon Hall

Posted Thursday 21 May 2015 2:29 AM

We had 5 tables going once again at the game store tonight. I encouraged some of the other tables to give themselves a group name. The group that is still in episode 4 of Hoard of the Dragon Queen christened themselves the "Butts". The group that has gone completely off-script and are now playing a - more

Skyland Games: The Making of the Ghost Ring Review DCCRPG

Posted Wednesday 20 May 2015 4:26 PM

I picked this up at GaryCon, but just gave it a thorough read-thru yesterday. The Making of the Ghost Ring is a 4th level adventure from Michael Curtis. The basic premise is to provide an example for the type of quests GMs can create around the creation of a magic item. While rules and tables [̷ - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: D&D Expeditions Premiers for June

Posted Wednesday 20 May 2015 3:00 PM

One Epic and three new Elemental Evil D&D Expeditions premiere at Origins in June! Pre-registration is open and a few spots are still available for the Expeditions. You’ll have to stand vigil and hope for cancellations to get into the Epic at Origins, because it is currently Sold Out. Don& - more

Ludus Ludorum: Dice Unloaded: Raicho the Recusant

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 10:12 PM

An Experiment with Narrative Because character is best revealed through narrative, I thought I’d present most of this installment of Dice Unloadedin story form. It’s an experiment. Raicho the Recusantfourth and most controversial in my ongoing series on reskinned clericsis a divine merce - more

Ultanya: Mad Max: Fury Road

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 3:16 PM

I can still smell the gasoline fumes and my eyes sting from all the wasteland dust. This movie was a thrilling two hour ride of nonstop action that I will never forget. I always like to say that life is about experiences rather than material things. I can promise you this film really fits the mold o - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: FAQ Update 5/19/2015

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 3:00 PM

This article aims to tackle a few of these questions at a time. To see previous questions please review the FAQ Wiki. Do you have questions about D&D Expeditions or D&D Encounters? There are fan maintained documents with advice and fan suggested erratafor all Tyranny of Dragons (published ad - more

Tribality: In the Eye of the Beholder: Skills

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 12:30 PM

Skills are the things that allow adventurers to succeed where others might fail. The ordinary person might not be able to fling a fireball or swing a sword as well as an adventurer, but the rigors of the road and the depths of the dungeon require crafty, skilled people to navigate. So it was with - more

Tribality: And How Many Will Be In Your Party?

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 11:46 AM

There really is no correct adventuring party size or number. Most people feel that a group of four to six is a comfortable amount but for others the number can range from just one player all the way up to a dozen. I recommend that inexperienced DMs try to get their feet under them with - more

Tribality: Ultimate Adaptability: Variant Humans for 5th edition

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 5:35 AM

In the early editions of D&D, humans were the foundation on which other races were compared. In other words, they were bland. Humans had no advantages or penalties (with the exception of being able to rise to any level in any class). Starting with 3rd edition, humans were instead described as th - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 5-18-15 Quick Reaction quality for Shadowrun 5e

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015 4:43 AM

How about some love for the counterspell wage slaves out there? Quick Reaction Cost:10 karma You’re quick on the draw, or more specifically, on the anti-draw. Each turn you gain an extra free action that can only be used to declare the counterspell action is ready. This extra action follows al - more