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Jade Gaming News: Federated States of America Springfield Class Escort

Posted Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 2:40 PM

For a time my FAS Springfield Class Escorts were my secret weapon as I attempted to rule the Skies with my American fleet.Using the combined power of their Ack-Ack (Anti-aircraft) Springfield escorts can take on almost anything in the sky.Well, after a battle or two everyone caught on, and they are - more

Throat Punch Games: Book Bout-Book Review of The Atrocity Archives

Posted Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 2:55 AM

Book-The Atrocity Archives Author-Charles Stross TL; DR-90%   Basics-Cthulhu is real, Turing’s death wasn’t a suicide, and the world’s fate rests in the hands of the guy from the IT department. The Atrocity Archives follows Bob Howard as he deal with monsters from beyond time, - more

Throat Punch Games: Ring Side Report-Board Game Review of Tiny Epic Kingdoms

Posted Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 1:36 AM

Product- Tiny Epic Kingdoms Producer- Gamelyn Games Price- ~Not out yet, but ~$20 -30 minutes (2-5 players) TL; DR- Truly a pocket-sized, quick 4X game! 94%   Basics- Tiny Epic Kingdom is a 4X game where players try to out expand, out exploit, out evolve, and out build there opponents. Each pla - more

Jade Gaming News: Cobblepot's Big Score Game 3

Posted Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 4:27 PM

Game Master: ElijahGame Edition: D&D 5Players: Jeff, Andrew, Dave, SarahStarting Level: 5Current Level:5Quote of the Evening:"I figured you guys would be fine."We last left our party in a sorry state. Cobblepot the Penguin Criminal Bard (Jeff) had left his compatriots at the scene of a murder, w - more

Jade Gaming News: Sarah's Rad Panda Wizard: Xiaojing He

Posted Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 1:19 PM

JADE Guest Sarah's Red Panda from Dark Sword Miniature's amazing Anthropomorphic Line was a great choice. She wasn't sure which class she wanted to be, and while having a very monk like quality, the mini really could work for a number of classes.Xiaojing He is a Wizard in JADE's fifth edition campai - more

Power Score: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG - The Croaking Fane

Posted Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 10:20 AM

My DCC RPG Monday Night game has been rolling along. I am part of the DCC World Tour program and have received the penultimate prize - the golden belt buckle! I like to think that we are the leading World Tour group on the planet, with about 30 sessions under our belt so far in 2014. I detail these - more

Jade Gaming News: Federated States of America Revere Class Corvette

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014 11:49 PM

The Revere Class Corvettes from Spartan Games Dystopian Wars are about as standard as they get. One forward gun, one central water wheel, and that is it.Unlike Frigates, Corvettes only have one forward facing gun. Which makes them great chargers, though greatly limits their power in comparison to a - more

Power Score: Shadowrun 5th Edition - Queen Euphoria

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014 6:07 PM

We have just finished our tenth session of Shadowrun 5th edition. I ran my own home-brewed scenarios for a while, focusing on the stuff that I thought was fun in the game: Motorcycles, gangs and of course shootouts. Once I got that out of my system, I scoured the internet to find out what the best p - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 10-20-14 Mental Monk feat for DnD 5e

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014 4:40 PM

Want to up your spell casting ability as a monk in DnD 5e. Maybe there is a feat for that….   Mental Monk You have mastered yourself and the forces of the universe and gained the following benefits: Gain a +1 bonus to wisdom to a maximum of 20. Your current and future ki pool […] - more

Throat Punch Games: Daily Punch 10-17-14 Society Patron Vanity for Pathfinder

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014 4:29 PM

Played a ton of Pathfinder Society this weekend, and I was surprised by the number of people who didn’t want to roll for a day job. Some of these people just wanted to have their characters do something else. How about some support for those people….   Follower Patron( 5pp): Be it a - more

Sarah Darkmagic: The Dueling Definitions of Sexism

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014 1:43 PM

An image has been going around that I think helps show one of the fundamental disconnects. Someone, while talking about Anita Sarkeesian, says the an class="inline inline-center">my biggest problem with anita, is that if I used her logic i could see sexism ckquote>For myself and my friends, the reac - more

Sly Flourish: Tracking Abstract Combat

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014 6:00 AM

We've talked previously about running narrative combat with D&D; 5th Edition but we can often get stuck when trying to understand exactly how we can do so. Sometimes running combat completely in th - more

Ultanya: Ravenloft: Strahd's fifth motivation

Posted Sunday 19 Oct 2014 2:53 PM

 I am the ancient. My beginnings are lost in the darkness of the past. I am not dead. Nor am I alive. I am undead, iv>Count Strahd von r />The Ravenloft module (I6) written by Tracy and Laura Hickman in 1983 is my favorite published D&D adventure. Every Halloween I try to run it at least on - more

Art of the Genre - News: The Moldvay Box, and what could have been...

Posted Sunday 19 Oct 2014 1:00 PM

The 1981 release of the Tom Moldvay edition of D&D Basic was before my time. I was 10 when this book was published by for the final time, and I wouldnt enter the hobby until the Red Box two years later.Still, the nostalgia content for the Moldvay box still resonates heavily in the OSR to - more

Power Score: Knights of the Dinner Table - The Best Gaming Comic of All Time

Posted Saturday 18 Oct 2014 3:59 PM

Last Monday, I was frantically putting together a scenario for Dungeon Crawl Classics and I needed stuff - magic items, NPC names, that kind of thing. I knew exactly where to go - Knights of the Dinner Table.KODT is a long-running comic/magazine that contains piles of gaming material and what I thin - more

Sarah Darkmagic: Group Spotlight: After School D&D

Posted Friday 17 Oct 2014 4:23 PM

Yesterday I received a tweet from someone about the article I did on the Dynamite! Magazine image of three teens playing Dungeons & Dragons. It turns out that he runs a D&D group at school and that his students adopted that image as part of the official flyer for the group. I asked him to te - more

Art of the Genre - News: I4 An Oasis in a sea of growing turmoil at TSR

Posted Friday 17 Oct 2014 2:16 PM

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT AOTG'S CURRENT /strong> TO YOUR RIGHT! , WE NEED JUST 20 MORE BACKERS TODAY TO HAVE AN ORIGINAL ARTWORK GIVE AWAY! COME JOIN US AND ROLL THE DICE ON ART! Today Im going to take a look at one of my favorite module series by one of my favorite artists [and cu - more

Sarah Darkmagic: Hoard of the Dragon Queen: Raiders' Camp - Part 1

Posted Friday 17 Oct 2014 1:30 PM

So, chapter 2 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Just a reminder but Im going to look at this in depth, so there will be spoilers aplenty. I think the easiest way to describe this section is that its a sandboxed area that requires a number of things to happen.This chapter has three Stragglers - Reall - more

Dungeon's Master: Friday Favourite: Playing Yourself as a D&D Character

Posted Friday 17 Oct 2014 1:00 PM

On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From June 8, 2011, Dungeons Master once again presents: Playing Yourself as a D&D Character. Last week fantasy author Joel Rosenberg died. Rosenbergs Guardians of the Flame series was my - more