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theWeem: Youtube and My Inactivity Here

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 5:40 PM

I’ve had a recent influx of visitors to the site for a number of reasons, and as such I felt I should quickly address the lack of activity here, especially since this post could be the last post for a while again if history is any indication. I love playing table top RPGs, and discussing... - more

Power Score: The Sea Queen Escapes - Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 2:45 AM

I have run yet another session of Dungeon Crawl Classics tonight at the game store as part of the DCC World Tour program. Not that I want to toot my own horn (at least, not in public) but I am going to go ahead and guess that I have run more World Tour sessions of DCC RPG in 2014 than anyone else on - more

Jade Gaming News: Spot Check with Henry Sorren, Pulp Horror

Posted Monday 28 Jul 2014 7:09 PM

 For our very first Spot Check, I had the pleasure of chatting with Henry Sorren, creator of Pulp Horror: a weekly iOS Series. I asked him a few questions about what it was like being an indie game designer, while Jeff downloaded played one of Henry's games: Efec and Death (Link after Review).T - more

throatpunchgames: Daily Punch Ready for the Strike Feat for DnD Next

Posted Monday 28 Jul 2014 6:05 PM

A lot of powers give you disadvantage in DnD Next. How about a feat to help counter that….   Ready for the Strike you know that your blade is about to be knocked aside, so you stop youropponentfrom doing just that. Benefit: Gains the following: Gain a +1 to strength or dexterity to a maxi - more

Power Score: Shadowrun 5th Edition

Posted Monday 28 Jul 2014 8:48 AM

As I write this, I am 2 hours away from running my first session of Shadowrun 5th edition. Preparing for this was exceptionally difficult. From my experience, a lot of people are drawn in by the setting, but then when they try to navigate the Shadowrun rulebook, they give up.I first played Shadowrun - more

Skyland Games: The Con Game: a guide on how to do the big cons

Posted Monday 28 Jul 2014 5:06 AM

Con season is ramping up, and for veterans of big cons, small cons or for gamers new to the experience, there are some things that you should keep in mind as you gear up for three to four days of solid gaming: 1) Pre-register many conventions require you to preregister for special events. ThereR - more

throatpunchgames: Silver Screen Smackdown- Movie Review of Lucy

Posted Sunday 27 Jul 2014 10:14 PM

Movie- Lucy TL;DR- Good, but not for everyone-88%   Basics- Lucy is the story of a young women who is unwittingly drafted into a drug smuggling operation. Drugs are hidden inside of her, but during an attempted rape, she is kicked so hard the drug bags rupture flooding her system with a mind ex - more

throatpunchgames: Blurbs from the Booth-The End of the Sundering

Posted Sunday 27 Jul 2014 4:25 PM

I just finished reading the Sundering series for the Forgotten Realms. I’ve reviewed them all Here: Book 1- ok-1/ Book 2- 2/ Book 3- / Book 4- ok-iv-the-reaver/ Book 5- -sundering-book-v/ Book 6- -of-the-herald/   Now that it’s done, what do I think? Let’s answer a few yes/new - more

throatpunchgames: Book Bout- Book Review of The Herald

Posted Sunday 27 Jul 2014 2:35 PM

  Book- The Herald: The Sundering, Book VI Author- Ed Greenwood Buy It Here- wood TL;DR- I need more background-66%   Basics- Magic is wild in Faerun. Elminster is working frantically with the bard of Shadowdale and his too many great grand niece to fix the remainder of the magic weave. Ho - more

Jade Gaming News: Desert Nomad

Posted Saturday 26 Jul 2014 7:51 PM

I recently learned that the best colour to wear in the desert is black, because it won't reflect more light onto you, which would make it hotter.So keeping with that mind, he is my darkly clad Desert Nomad!Who also happens to have a very nice scabbard for his scimitar. - more

NEUROGLYPH Games: EN World Review Dark Deeds in Freeport by Kobold Press

Posted Friday 25 Jul 2014 11:15 PM

Its another Happy Friday, Fellow Gamers and a mere 19 more days until GENCON!!! Hard to believe how fast the time has gone this July, and in less than three weeks itll be time to head down to Indy!But in the meantime, I hope this week was an enjoyable one for you, and youve had [...] - more

throatpunchgames: Daily Punch 7-24-14 Elemental Focus feat for DnD Next

Posted Friday 25 Jul 2014 4:49 PM

I want to be a wizard that focuses on fire 17;s make it happen!     DamageFocus You’ve studied the elements and found yourself drawn into one in particular Benefit: gain the following Gain a +1 to wisdom, intelligence, or charisma to a maximum of 20 Pick an element damage type (acid, - more

throatpunchgames: Daily Punch 7-23-14 Improved Parry feat for DnD Next

Posted Friday 25 Jul 2014 4:21 PM

Martial characters don’t get a ton of love, how about we give them some   Improved Parry You know how to move a blade out of the way and how to strike lightning fast after the dodge Benefits:Gain the following You gain a +1 to dexterity or strength to a maximum of 20. When you […] - more

throatpunchgames: Daily Punch 7-22-14 Superior Mage Hand feat for DnD Next

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014 5:54 PM

I’ve been reading the Sundering and I saw a character do something amazing with her hair. She used it to grab weapons and beat the crap out of anyone who came at her. How about a feat to make that happen?   Superior Mage Hand You’re a pinnacle of spell casting and you make even [ - more

Dungeon's Master: D&D Encounters: Tyranny of Dragons Kit Preview

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014 5:00 PM

With the release of the new 5e Dungeons & Dragons comes a new look and feel to D&D public play. D&D Encounters as we know it is changing as it becomes part of the broader public play program known as the D&D Adventure League. The first adventure in the Tyranny of Dragons story arc is - more

Dungeon's Master: D&D Encounters: Dead in Thay (Week 11)

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014 12:00 PM

During the last session the PCs learned that a group of Red Wizards were trying to reset all the black gates and undo everything the heroes had accomplished so far. With consequences so dire, three tables (16 PCs) came together to face off against t[...] - more

Power Score: Dead in Thay: Save or Die

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014 2:56 AM

The Dead in Thay season of Dungeons & Dragons Encounters is over! We wrapped it up tonight with a sweet poster map printed out at Office Depot for a cool 3 bucks. Players are on vacation, so I had a mere 4 heroes for the big finale. I was disappointed in the turnout. I was pretty excited about t - more

Jade Gaming News: Russian Coalition Suvorov Cruiser

Posted Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 5:10 PM

Like a blunt instrument is the best way to describe the Russian Coalition Suvorov Cruisers from Spartan Games Dystopian Wars.  Like most Russian vessels, their guns are short range, but they make up for it in raw power.To close the gap, the Suvorov Cruisers also come equipped with Ablative armo - more

Power Score: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Posted Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 4:05 AM

I've been running a Dungeon Crawl Classics game on Monday nights for about 5 months at the game store. If you haven't heard of it, DCC RPG is very similar to D&D but it has an old school flavor with an emphasis on random charts. It is awesome. And it's pretty scary how similar D&D 5e ended u - more

Sarah Darkmagic: Kickstarter: Hero Chest

Posted Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 1:46 AM

Some of you may know about my recent foray into reading and enjoying comics. It wasn't easy at first to figure out where to start and I was led down some dead ends. Recently one of my friends from college contacted me about an idea she had for a business venture and I fell in love with it because of - more

throatpunchgames: Daily Punch 7-21-14 Art of the Deal Feat for Pathfinder

Posted Tuesday 22 Jul 2014 1:14 PM

How about a feat to twist fate even more in your favor?   Art of the Deal When drawing from the deck of life, you stack the cards Prerequisite:Twin Fates feat here Benefit:When you draw from a Harrow Deck to use a class feature, you may expend two uses of your Twin Fates feat. If […] - more

Critical Hits Newest Critical Hits: Breaking D&D 2: Electric Bugaloo

Posted Tuesday 22 Jul 2014 12:53 PM

The risk inherent in mentioning optimization, rules complexity, and story vs. rules in a discussion is great. People may fall back into entrenched positions on all sides. So I want to quickly clarify some points that will also frame my discussion going forward. - more