Iâ€™ve been following the development of DnDNext with intense curiosity. I really like where it is going. I think the designers are making quality choices and I hope the feedback that they are getting is influencing their design decisions. I would like to share my own hopes for DnDNext; things that would be helpful for the game as a whole, not just what I want at the table. Continue reading
Wizards of the Coast has been doing some work on the D&D website lately, hopefully making it easier to navigate and use. There’s some interesting new D&D swag up for purchase too. Continue reading
There hasnâ€™t been a Marvel roleplaying game in print for almost seven years, but the release of Margaret Weis Productionsâ€™ Marvel Heroic Roleplaying might prove that MWP is the best at what they do, and what they do best is pretty awesome. Continue reading
Youâ€™ve probably heard of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk/fantasy RPG created by the now defunct FASA Corporation. What you may not know is that in 1997 FASA also made a Shadowrun Trading Card Game. It didnâ€™t take long to track down a sizable quantity of cards and start hacking, rigging, gunning and â€˜running. Continue reading
You guys know I’m a huge fan of Iron GM, a form of competitive RPGing in which DMs use secret story ingredients to wow their players in hopes of winning a truckload of prizes and a trip to Gen Con, and ultimately the Iron GM World Championship. Their 2012 schedule is just getting underway. Continue reading
Zombies!!! is a pretty straightforward game of escaping zombie hordes and getting out before your fellow humans do. It moves fast and has simple D6 mechanics. If you want something a little deeper from your Zombies!!! experience, there’s a free RPG conversion.
It’s the long-awaited return of the Robot Viking webcomic! Continue reading
As the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane is hitting store shelves, I would like to talk about what kind of adventures you can expect from the Shadowsfall setting. The bulk of the Free RPG Day adventure, Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus, was finished over the weekend, and Iâ€™m now about to move onto the main part of Shadowsfall: Playerâ€™s Guide to the Shadow Plane and I want to talk about what I expect to put in that book. Continue reading
In Brimstone Angels, a pair of tiefling twins and their dragonborn foster father stumble into a devilish plot in Neverwinter, a city still reeling in the aftermath of major cataclysm. There’s jealousy, unbidden powers, forbidden lust, and not a magic Macguffin in sight. This isn’t your typical fantasy novel.
As an RPG publisher, I tend to be constantly on the lookout for new artists. I troll deviantartâ€™s service forums and DriveThruRPGâ€™s stock art section at least once a week. I look at every gallery emailed to me by artists. Heck, I even go to RPG.netâ€™s artist section from time to time. Iâ€™ve seen some artists present their work well and otherâ€™s very poorly. Iâ€™d like to give some advice to all the artists out there on how to sell yourself better. Continue reading
What would the world be like if D&D was a metal band instead of a game? Continue reading