Archive for the 'RPG' Category

Deep Magic Pathfinder Preview Spell: Fire under the Tongue

June 12th, 2013 by Ed Grabianowski

Kobold Press is putting together a book packed with magic for Pathfinder. New spells, schools of magic, types of spellcasting, and more. To show off the creative spells they’ve developed, here’s a preview of a 1st level spell called Fire under the Tongue.

Using Obsidian Portal for a Shadowrun Campaign: A Case Study

February 19th, 2013 by Ryk Perry

How do you keep track of your campaigns? Do you write it down in a master list? Do you rely on an exceptional memory? What about if a campaign takes a hiatus? Here’s how I’ve used Obsidian Portal to solve some common campaign problems.

Interface Zero 2.0 Reboots Savage Worlds Cyberpunk System

February 18th, 2013 by Ed Grabianowski

With a successful Kickstarter already assured, Gun Metal Games is set to release a second edition of cyberpunk RPG Interface Zero. Built for the Savage Worlds Deluxe system, Interface Zero 2.0 updates and streamlines the rules, adds more gear, and moves the game’s timeline forward two years.

Games Workshop Defends Questionable Trademark, Incites Internet Holy War

February 8th, 2013 by Ed Grabianowski

Games Workshop, makers of various 40K miniature and RPG games, has been defending their trademark on the term “space marine,” forcing Amazon to remove an indie author’s book because it had the phrase in the title. The always quick-to-anger Internet people were inflamed. Is GW in the right, or does the mob have a valid […]

Razor Coast: a Tale of Abject Failure and Eventual Redemption

January 22nd, 2013 by Ed Grabianowski

About three years ago, author Nick Logue made big plans to create his own company (Sinister Adventures) and release products for his Razor Coast setting, one filled with pirates and high adventure. Logue fumbled the ball badly and left a lot of people waiting for unfulfilled pre-orders. Now Lou Agresta is manning the helm to […]

Burning Horizon Brings Space Combat and More to CthulhuTech

January 22nd, 2013 by Billy Gibbs

The folks behind CthulhuTech have always done one thing very right, and that is flavor. Say what you will of their mechanics, their setting information and fiction is among the top tier of RPGs. More to the point, they recently released another setting book moving their metaplot forward: Burning Horizon.

An Interview with Night’s Black Agents Creator Kenneth Hite

January 10th, 2013 by Ed Grabianowski

I’ve written a review of vampire/espionage thriller RPG Night’s Black Agents over at io9. The review includes an interview with NBA creator Kenneth Hite. Check it out!

Interview with Pathfinder Online CTO Mark Kalmes

January 9th, 2013 by Ed Grabianowski

The million dollar Kickstarter campaign for Pathfinder Online is drawing near the end (and just over $300K short as I write this). To help explain Goblinworks’ and Paizo’s grand vision for a sandbox MMORPG world that’s shaped by the players, Goblinworks’ chief technology officer Mark Kalmes answered some of our questions about the game and […]

Playing Magic: the Gathering as an RPG — a Test Run

January 8th, 2013 by Billy Gibbs

About a year ago, Robot Viking’s Pillager-In-Chief wrote an article for io9 brainstorming ways for making Magic: the Gathering into an RPG. Unaware of this, the west coast Vikings decided we would try to make a Magic RPG work. We later discovered Ed’s article and we shamelessly stole some things from it, but with some […]

Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue Casts Edition Aside for Pure Lore

September 12th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

The bell tolls for thee, 4E. A lot of people have wondered what kind of D&D books will be released in 2013 if the D&D Next playtest is going to take two years. Menzoberranzan answers that question — edition-neutral books packed with fluffy lore and epic (p)ages of fictional history. That gives D&D fans a […]

Guild Wars 2 Review: An MMO Apart

September 10th, 2012 by Gavin O'Brien

There’s a New Event Nearby, and it is in a little game called Guild Wars 2, the latest offering from ArenaNet. Fans of the original Guild Wars and its expansions likely wept tears of joy when it was announced and queued up for the head start weekend.

Check Out New Star Wars and More from Fantasy Flight Games (at io9)

September 6th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

I’ve got a lengthy post at io9 today about the new releases Fantasy Flight Games has this summer and later this year: X-Wing, Netrunner, the Star Wars RPG, and a slimmed down Game of Thrones card game. Check it out.

My Overview of the D&D Keynote and Forgotten Realms Changes, at io9

August 29th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

I was able to attend the D&D keynote address at Gen Con, talk with Mike Mearls about D&D for over an hour and play some D&D Next with him as the DM, and interview brand manager Laura Tommervik about Rise of the Underdark. I’ve gathered up all that info into one feature article that just […]

Brazer Bulletin: A Two Year Wait

August 29th, 2012 by Dale McCoy

I hope your GenCon was good. This week I would like to talk about a piece of gamer news that caught my attention at GenCon: D&DNext is going to take two years to playtest.