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Gaming Paper Is Kickstarting a New Product--8.5 x 11 24 lb Reams of Grid Gaming Paper-Arrived!

Gaming Paper Is Kickstarting a New Product–8.5 x 11 24 lb Reams of Grid Gaming Paper-Arrived!

Update 2: I have my first bundle and it is as advertised.  Double-sided 8.5 x11 inch paper with one inch grid squares on both sides. I will probably use each sheet as an individual room to bring out as required. Might also be handy for the PC’s favorite inn. Update: The project is fully  funded […]

Contested Ground Studios Releases Hot War: Transmission

Contested Ground Studios Releases Hot War: Transmission

Contested Ground Studios announced a new supplement for the excellent “Hot War” post-apocalyptic RPG.  Entitled “Hot War:Transmission” it is a quarterly magazine-style supplement for the “Hot War” universe.   The first issue focuses on the “Quartermass” universe and how to integrate it into a “Hot War” campaign. Oh, did I mention you can get it free? […]

Goodman Games

Deal Alert – Goodman Games – $5 Sale

Goodman Games is running a $5 sale now through August 31st. These publications include 4E adventures and character guides, system-neutral products, and other stand alone games.  Most titles are from 2008 and 2009. So, here is a chance to stock up on some great stuff that you may have missed.

Chronicles of the Shattered Empires

Chronicles of the Shattered Empires

Paradigm Concepts produces a great fantasy campaign world called “Arcanis.” Originally an OGL-based world, a new version released at Origins 2010 with Paradigm own rules set.   Officially the book is  “Shattered Empires” and the organized play (living) campaign is the “Chronicles of the Shattered Empires.”  I cannot even begin to explain the world in […]

Review: Thunderstone from Alderac Entertainment Group

Review: Thunderstone from Alderac Entertainment Group

“Thunderstone” from AEG is a deck-building game built around a dungeon-crawling theme. For those not familiar with the deck-building genre, here is a brief explanation. Rather than starting with a stack of cards to play with (ie Magic: The Gathering), players start with a very small deck of cards. These cards each have a value […]

History: The Ogham Script

History: The Ogham Script

I ran across a reference the other day to a very old type of Celtic writing called “Ogham.” It is a very unusual script and I thought it is a great way to make some game supplements with a very obscure character set. Best part is there is already a font set for it, so […]

A Funny and Satirical Novel About Gamers That I Will Not Name

From the same publishers that gave us the classic “Shatnerquake” novel, comes their latest offering  ”——”  Those dashes are not a typo, due to the very, ahem, adult nature of the title I am choosing not to repeat it here.  So, for the purposes of this post I will use the term “The Book” to […]

Kickstarter Project: World of Trexlin and Xephyer

Kickstarter Project: World of Trexlin and Xephyer

Platinum Lion contacted me today about their  “World of Trexlin” and  “Xephyer”  project posted on kickstarter.com. “World of Trexlin” is a system-neutral campaign world with races, regions and plot hooks designed to aid a DM. Platinum Lion’s “Xephyer” provides rules and cards for a poker-like fantasy  betting game that plays stand-alone or as part of […]

Are Role-Playing Games Gambling and Therefore Potentially Addictive?

Are Role-Playing Games Gambling and Therefore Potentially Addictive?

Gambling is the act of risking something of value on something an unknowable outcome.  It is my sincere belief that all role-playing games, even the ones with no obvious random component (ie dice), involve players risking something of value on an unknowable outcome and, therefore, are gambling.  Before I get angry comments about diceless or […]

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