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Free Role-Playing Game Day 2009 Publisher List

Free RPG Day 2009 is coming up on Saturday June 20, 2009 and I thought I would give you a preview of who is sponsoring this year’s event and what free RPG goodness will be available. Bear in mind that there is no guarantee that your local FLGS will have everything listed below or how […]

Download Keep on the Shadowfell for Free

Wizards of the Coast is giving away a PDF copy of “Keep on the Shadowfell” as part of their “D&D Testdrive” initiative focused on new  or returning players. Since most of my readers probably already tried 4th edition, I am posting this link mostly so you can get access to the free module download. 4th […]

Review: Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050 from Osprey Books

Game books are history books, of a sort. Every role-playing game from “D&D” onward mines history for its inspiration. With that in mind, I am starting a new semi-regular series of reviews of actual non-fiction history books. Not only is it an interest of mine, but real history is an excellent (and cost effective) resource […]

GAMA Trade Show Report 2009 Part 4

Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing, the venerable publisher of military history/reference books, showed off its latest offering, the “Raid” series. “Raid” books each focus on a specific military raid in tremendous detail. “Raid” looked interesting and the art diverged a bit from the usual ink and paint of other Osprey titles to a more digital look. […]

GAMA Trade Show 2009 Report Part 3

This is part 3 of my ongoing series about my time at the GAMA Trade Show 2009 in Las Vegas. You can view part 1 and part 2 if you would like to catch up. Each post is independent of the others, so do not worry about reading them in order. Bandai Bandai’s main focus […]

GAMA Trade Show 2009: Crystal Caste

Crystal Caste is a long-standing vendor of dice, but they had a couple of new items that I thought worthy of a post outside my other GTS 2009 coverage. First is the “Cyboskull.” It holds dice and looks cool, which is more than enough for me. 😉 In the realm of dice, I saw a […]

Best of Show for GTS 2009: Exillis

GTS 2009 had many exciting games, but there is only one that deserves the title, “Best of Show.” Best of show is not necessarily the biggest release or the one with the best marketing budget. The “Best of Show” title is reserved for a release that is both unusual in design, fun to play or […]

GAMA 2009 Trade Show Report Part 2

This is the second in my series from Game Manufacturers Association Trade Show 2009. If you want to catch up, my first post is here. I am working my way through my notes and pictures to give you a better idea of what was on offer at GTS 2009, so these exhibitors are in no […]

Review: Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition – Arcane Power

Arcane Power is the latest 4th Edition D&D offering from Wizards of the Coast. If you are familiar with their Martial Power book, then you know what you are getting yourself into with this book. Arcane power expands the options available to your favorite arcane classes. The first five chapters of the book deal with […]