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Tribality: Try Pathfinders Golarion for Your Next Campaign Setting

Posted Friday 28 Aug 2015 5:00 AM

From the crumbling spires of the ancient Runelords in distant Varisia to the bustling merchant kingdoms of the Inner Sea, Golarion is the name of default world of the Pathfinder Campaign Setting and related supplements, modules, and Adventure Paths. There are some really great D&D worlds such as - more

Ludus Ludorum: Gleeking Out on the Streets of Runerock

Posted Friday 28 Aug 2015 3:40 AM

    An excerpt fromthe journal of one Jacker Stump, age and origin unknown, as transcribed by Bennonois, clerk to the Court of Canes, City of Runerock. (A warning to brothers of the Order: This document contains obscure profanity.) When you face an obstacle, its always best to play to your - more

Power Score: Dungeons & Dragons - Inter-Party Combat

Posted Friday 28 Aug 2015 12:20 AM

I am going to try and write about a really tricky topic in D&D - inter-party combat, conflict or competition. Some younger players refer to it as "PVP". It is when one character gets in a fight with another. It is usually to the death. If it's not to the death, it usually becomes a prolonged war - more

Tribality: Numenera Goes Into the Deep

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 10:00 PM

It’s rare that an aquatic supplement for an established game blows me away, especially when it’s still being written!There is a long list of reasons to love the teamat Monte Cook Games, but myTop 2 are 1) they are a kind and generousgroup of people, and 2) they make incredible products. - more

Tribality: Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG PDF Available

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 7:36 PM

The long awaited Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG is now available for the Kickstarter supporters through the DriveThruRPG website. I am very glad to have it in my digitized hands, so I can start perusing over it. Here are my initial impressions with an intro about the game first; Shadow of the Demon Lo - more

Ultanya: Throwback Thursday: Blackrazor

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 3:44 PM

For Throwback Thursday I thought it would be cool to look at the original iteration of Blackrazor. Inspired by Elrics Stormbringer this is a sword any old school gamer knows well. In S2 White Plume Mountain the nefarious wizard Keraptis was the thieving owner of three priceless artifact weapons n - more

Art of the Genre - News: Tales of the Black Widow Company: A FASA gem from 1985

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 3:17 PM

Ive got to admit, some of my favorite writing comes from the early years of FASAs Battletech game. Ive always been intrigued by the alternate future timeline, and there were so many great supplements to game pre-clans. There was also a massive amount of great artwork featuring Tim Bradstreet, Jeff L - more

Tribality: LARPing: an Intro for Tabletop Gamers

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 1:00 PM

In addition to being a twenty-two-year veteran of tabletop gaming, Ive also been involved in live-action roleplaying for hmm, looks like nineteen years next month. Like roleplaying games of every kind, LARPing is getting ever greater coverage in the media, and every year the tone shifts a little mor - more

whiteoakgaming: Throwback Thursday: The Children of Sha'Ra'Lee - Serion Continued

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 1:00 PM

Today we are going to investigate Father's Warrens. We have spent the past several days constructing equipment to slay our pursuing enemies. The Cavern is 70 feet in the air, so we constructed a ramp made from 2 huge trees, and 22 hammocks. This creates a slide to enable us to lure an enemy outside. - more

Off the Rails: Multi-Square Megadungeon II

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 12:55 PM

My journey in dungeoncraft has finally led me back to crafting that megadungeon. Except this time its for my Glorious Bastards campaign instead my first and still ongoing Pirates of the Aegean game. Turns out my pirate players decided to sail west and leave Haven behind. I find the players of my Glo - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Board Game Review of I Hate Zombies

Posted Thursday 27 Aug 2015 4:30 AM

Product– I Hate Zombies Producer-Board Game Geek Price– $ 8 but only through the kickstarter so far – 30 minutes (2-12players) Type-American Depth-Light TL; DR-A great, simple game to get a group playing quickly. 95% Basics-Man, I HATE ZOMBIES! I Hate Zombies is a quick party/socia - more

frothsof D&D: 4e "Themes" For 5e, Part One: Rambling

Posted Wednesday 26 Aug 2015 2:21 PM

I enjoy 5e. I think part of why I enjoy it is that they actually succeeded in realizing their design goals. The game fits different playstyles. I have played a very basic, no feat game that approximated classic editions, albeit with far more character options. I have played a gridded-combat, option - more

whiteoakgaming: PC Insights: Limitless Worlds

Posted Wednesday 26 Aug 2015 1:00 PM

Many, many years ago, when man was new to this time, there was a Roamer Caravan - The Lochheed. Blessed they were, for they were Roamer, Utor was their God, and the land pushed back against their feet. In The Lochheed, there was a set of twins, Trimnad and Marin their mother had true-named them. The - more

The Tome Show: Kenneth Hite (Gamer to Gamer)

Posted Wednesday 26 Aug 2015 8:30 AM

James IntrocasoandRudy Bassosit down with game designerKenneth HiteatGen Con. Ken is the lead designer ofNight's Black Agents,Trail of Cthulhu, and many, many other games. He's ... - more

Power Score: The Great Modron March - Mysteries of the Dead Gods

Posted Wednesday 26 Aug 2015 1:23 AM

Last Sunday we played through a special session of the Planescape campaign. I wanted to use material from a planescape article by Monte Cook in Dragon issue 240, "Mysteries of the Dead Gods".Basically the article is full of charts of things that you might find on the giant stone god-corpses that flo - more

D&D Adventurers League Organizers: What Does It Take To Be A Balanced DM

Posted Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 3:00 PM

Don’t take this way, don’t take that way, straight down the middle until next Thursday, Push to the left, back to the right, Twist and turn ’til you’ve got it right This is one of the lines from my all time favorite band Depeche Mode (another type of DM). In the song, they f - more

Tribality: Trapdoor Technologies Free Pathfinder App for iOS (iPad only)

Posted Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 2:23 PM

They’re back. After not reaching a hefty $425k goal on Kickstarter, Trapdoor Technologiesas they promised this past January, went forward and produced a free App for use with Pathfinder RPG. It has been over a year after I first saw Morningstar being demo’ed at Gen Con 2014 in the D& - more

Tribality: A Fire Hose of Homebrewed Content

Posted Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 1:00 PM

D&D 5th Edition is a ridiculously fun environment for homebrewed design. It offers an incredible sense of adaptability, with just enough structure to make it clear how things fit together. The blogsophere and various message boards have frickin’ exploded with great free content. Accordingl - more

Tribality: Out of the Abyss Preview New Magic Item

Posted Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 11:37 AM

Check out the new magic item preview: Wand of Viscid Globs, crafted by the Drow in Out of the Abyss! You can still pre-order Out of the Abyss at Amazon.com: 5c The Rage of Demons adventure, Out of The Abyss, is available September 15th for the wide release, and earlier on September 4th at core - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 8-21-15 Harden Skin spell for Pathfinder

Posted Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 3:20 AM

Barkskin is a level two awesome spell for any character. What about a level 1 spell that does something similar, but not as well? Harden Skin School transmutation; Level alchemist1, druid1, ranger1, hained summoner1;Subdomain defense1 CASTING Casting Time 1 standard action Components V, S, DF EFFECT - more

A Walk in the Dark: Trapdoor Technologies : Theyre baaaaack!

Posted Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 12:48 AM

One of the most frustrating things about freelance writing and publishing is that sometimes you're really excited about a product that you put together... and you can't tell anyone about it. This has been my torment for the last two months. Some of you remember Trapdoor Technologies and the ups and - more

Jade Gaming News: Last Week With JADE: All Work and No Play

Posted Monday 24 Aug 2015 6:00 PM

We had a fairly slow week here at JADE last week. With Elijah way on a business trip for the week, and Dave going camping for the weekend, we only had time for a single game.So  we continued with JADE's Guest Month and had an old friend of ours, Tom, host a single page RPG game I found called W - more

Ultanya: Zombie Monday

Posted Monday 24 Aug 2015 3:22 PM

Last night many viewers tuned in to watch the first episode of . For those unaware the new show is a companion series to the very popular Walking Dead. The first season will be focusing on the start of the zombie apocalypse from the perspective of a dysfunctional family. The former will surely add a - more

Tribality: Oriental Adventures Ninja

Posted Monday 24 Aug 2015 2:00 PM

Since I first put together a Ninja build last year, I’ve done some formatting changes with how I present characters on Tribality. So going back I wanted to reformat the Ninja and with this layout, the Ninja can be used to play at the table listing all of the actions that can be made during - more

Off the Rails: Oath of Reaping

Posted Monday 24 Aug 2015 1:38 PM

Last time you got to read about my character concept - a man who's been possessed by a demon since childhood. Throughout his life Alistair experienced incidents when the demon was let out and caused great tragedy. This ultimately leads him to attempt the unthinkable, except the demon won't let him d - more