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Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle was a Gen Con 2013 Exclusive Release ... Just Kidding Suckers!

Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle was a Gen Con 2013 Exclusive Release … Just Kidding Suckers!

“Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle” was the Wizards of the Coast/Gale Force Nine “Gen Con 2013 Exclusive” release to tease the new “D&D Next” release coming out next year. To really gin up some interest WOTC/GF9 made it a “con exclusive” release only available to Gen Con 2013 attendees, pre-orders only. You could not buy it […]

Review: The War of Horus and Set

Review: The War of Horus and Set

Osprey Publishing is well known for their history books. What is not well known in most gaming circles, is they also have an excellent, and ever growing, line of both fiction and gaming books.  In this review, I am looking at a book from the Myths and Legends series: The War of Horus and Set […]

Why 'The Strange' Really is Strange

Why ‘The Strange’ Really is Strange

For those who do not know, The Strange is a new RPG game currently being kickstarted by Monte Cook Games. Take a look at the The Strange Kickstarter page to get more specifics on the setting. In a nutshell, it is set in current-day Earth, but it has recursions, which are alternate realities or different […]

AN OGL OF D&D NEXT?

AN OGL OF D&D NEXT?

I think the question is not whether or not the next iteration of D&D will be offered under the OGL; the question is why isn’t it obvious? Isn’t it? Maybe I just have a different perspective than other publishers given my somewhat unwavering support for 4th Edition D&D when most other publishers jumped ship. Regardless […]

Freefall: Criticizing Gravity

I spent quite a few hours since watching Gravity reflecting on my impulsive twitter when I called it the best film I’d seen all year, saying a lot given the recent praise rained upon Rush. After digesting it some, I’ve come to the conclusion that my initial assessment was…pretty much solid, but one with an […]

Mayfair Games Purchases Lookout Games

Mayfair Games Purchases Lookout Games

It was reported today at SPIEL 2013 (aka Essen), that Mayfair Games has purchased controlling interest in the German publisher, Lookout Games (known for titles like Agricola and Le Havre).  Earlier in the month, Mayfair announced that they would distribute three new Lookout Games titles in the U.S.: Caverna: The Cave Farmers, Bremerhaven and  Karnickel.  We can […]

Monte Cook Announces Kickstarter "The Strange" RPG

Monte Cook Announces Kickstarter “The Strange” RPG

Monte Cook announced a new Kickstarter effort starting next week for a new RPG called “The Strange.” Information is limited at this point, but it will use the Numenera system. I am on-board for this Kickstarter on day one. Numenera is one of my favorite RPGs in many years and I am anxious to see […]

The Amethyst Kickstarter has Begun!

Which side will you choose? Which weapons will you wield? Venture into lands once claimed by skyscrapers and factories, now overrun by elves, goblins, and dragons. Ride gracefully on horseback or plow through the wilderness in an armored transport. Earth is torn between the order of science and the chaos of fantasy. The realm of […]

Climbing is Hard! Make Your PCs Roll Higher

Climbing is Hard! Make Your PCs Roll Higher

Verisimilitude in games is never a high priority for me. Role-playing game PCs are borderline superheroes anyway so petty activities like climbing a mountain are merely bumps in a long and dangerous road. Recent events lead me to cast a bit more attention on climbing in games because I tried it in the real world. […]

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