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GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 3

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 3

The quest continues with…   Privateer Press June brings a stand-alone expansion for “Level 7″ entitled “Level 7: Lockdown”  ($31.99 MSRP) Lockdown follows those poor souls that failed to escape before the doors locked and now must journey deeper into the mysterious, and very dangerous facility to escape.  Assuming that is not enough subterranean horror […]

The Tyranny of Chance: How Often Should A Player Succeed?

The Tyranny of Chance: How Often Should A Player Succeed?

Role-playing game designers that use a random element (eg dice)as a task resolution mechanic (combat, skills)  have to ask themselves the same question: How often should a player succeed?   Tasks that are too easy (high probability of success) lack challenge and the sweet taste of risking it all and your PC living to tell […]

Counterpoint: Singing the Blues for 4th Edition

I don’t cheer the demise of 4th Edition D&D, and not because my publishing label has at least one more product utilizing the system. 4th Edition D&D was the Ron Paul of game systems—a political outcast with bizarre and revolutionary ideas which, though making a lot of sense, were extremely unpopular within the demographic being […]

Secrets to Getting a Free 20 Gig Dropbox Account

Secrets to Getting a Free 20 Gig Dropbox Account

Dropbox is the handy online storage tool I wrote about a couple of years ago. I thought it was  handy tool for game groups. I used a 2 gigabyte free account for a while, but noticed I was filling it up very quickly and constantly managing space was a hassle. I am also incredibly cheap […]

A Pathfinder Open Questionnaire–Now With Working Comments

Update: This is repost because I just noticed the comments on the post were not working. It is working now, so comment away! For the past few months, we here at DEM have been developing an adaptation for Amethyst using the Pathfinder rule setting, called Renaissance. This adaptation is not an update of our original […]

Books Series That Would Make Great Role-Playing Games

Books Series That Would Make Great Role-Playing Games

Fiction is long a source of inspiration for role-playing games. “Dungeons and Dragons” simply does not exist without the juggernaut of Tolkien. Modern authors like George R. R. Martin provided inspiration for the “Song of Ice and Fire” RPG.  There was even a “Dune” RPG attempt a few years ago. Clearly, fantasy and science-fiction books […]

Kickstarter: Gaming Paper Adventures–65 Square Feet of Dungeon Map!

Gamingpaper.com has a new project up on Kickstarter for role-playing gamers. The new idea is “Gaming Paper Adventures.” GP created a massive, double-sided, 100 page dungeon map that you assemble yourself into a map…a really large map.  Titled “The Citadel of Pain,” the map supports a module of the same name and  several pending PDF […]

What is Untold?

What is Untold?

Brannon, the creator of the “Untold” Card-based role-playing game dropped by for some guest posts to talk his game  “Untold.”  Just to make things  more interesting, he threw in a discount coupon code on your initial purchase of the game! Trask What is Untold? Simply put, Untold is a CBRPG, that is, a Card-Based RPG. […]

Gen Con 2010 Clean-Up: xPirate from Exim Games and Outbreak: Undead

Gen Con 2010 Clean-Up: xPirate from Exim Games and Outbreak: Undead

Gen Con 2010 was a great event, so great it addled my mind and I forgot two interesting games that I thought worth discussing. “Outbreak: Undead“  is a new zombie-survival horror role-playing game. Here are a couple of shots of the cover and the contents.  The format of the book is a hand-written journal, so […]

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