Brazer Bulletin: Strangers in a Shadow Land

February 15th, 2012 by Dale McCoy

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 I’m now about to move onto […]

Grab an Issue of Kobold Quarterly for Free

February 3rd, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

You have to love it when two things you really enjoy mesh together perfectly. In this case, those two things are”D&D” and “getting stuff for free.”

Robot Viking’s (Failed) Entry for RPG Superstar 2012

January 27th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

I decided to enter Paizo’s RPG Superstar for the first time this year, adapting an old artifact used in my 3.5 campaign into a wondrous item. It didn’t go all that well.

Why Wizards Needs PDFs Instead of a Virtual Table

January 24th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

It’s been almost three years since Wizards of the Coast pulled all ebook versions of their RPG products from virtual shelves, and there’s no sign that they’re coming back. In the meantime, they’ve developed the Virtual Table, a way to play 4E D&D online. They’re heading in the wrong direction. Here’s why.

Track Your Stats With This Digital Pathfinder Character Sheet

January 16th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

Whether you’re playing in a forum or email campaign and want to track your Pathfinder character online, or just prefer a clear, easy to use character sheet to run on your laptop at the game table, DPS 2.0 will do the trick.

Paizo Breaks Down the Science of Magic Item Creation

January 10th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

Creating magic items can be complicated business. I’m not just talking about within the game world, where you have to research for 15 days, find a dragon spleen and a diamond worth at least 500,000 gp. For DMs, it can be a maze of DCs, creation costs, caster levels, item slots and other confusing details. […]

Review: Anachronistic Adventurers: The Investigator

January 6th, 2012 by DungeonGrrrl

What would an RPG character from a modern background look like in a traditional fantasy RPG campaign? Super Genius Games takes a stab at answering that question with the investigator class and three archetypes.

Paizo, Dynamite Partner for Pathfinder Comics. Plus, New Pathfinder Goblins!

January 4th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

There’s a lot going on in Paizo-land these days. They’ve already announced a new MMORPG, and now comic book publisher Dynamite has licensed Pathfinder to produce a comic book. And that’s not all.

Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Bonetongue, Steward of Dead Dreams

December 21st, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This pathfinder supplement is intended for use with Rite Publishing’s Coliseum Morpheuon high-level campaign setting. It details an odd, seemingly insignificant character, an elderly goblin who carries the dead away from the Khan’s fighting arena in the Plane of Dreams.

Paizo Licenses Pathfinder for MMORPG

November 23rd, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This week, Paizo announced that they’ve licensed their Pathfinder RPG to a company called Goblinworks, with plans to produce a MMORPG. This wouldn’t seem like big news, with the MMORPG so glutted that most games that aren’t called World of Warcraft are actually free to play. But there was a key word, easily overlooked, in […]

In Death’s Heretic, a Paragon of Death Seeks Lost Souls Within and Without

November 10th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

What if you were the champion of a god, constantly sent on deific errands at the bidding of an angelic messenger? And what if you didn’t really worship that god, but regretted with every fiber of your being the day you begged her for help, binding your fate to her forever after? That would kind […]

Pathfinder Beginner Box an Appealing, Accessible Intro

November 8th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Paizo has packaged the basic rules for the Pathfinder RPG into an easy to use box that comes with everything a D&D newbie needs to play. We took it for a serious test drive to find out how well it introduces game concepts, how fun it is to play and if the introductory adventure works […]

Need Some Basic Character Upgrades? Look for Divine Favor

October 26th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Open Design’s Divine Favor series of Pathfinder supplements serves as a set of player’s option books and optimization guides for paladins, clerics, druids and oracles. They’re fairly straightforward splatbooks with some cool ideas and a few powerful feats and spells that DMs may have to keep an eye on for balance purposes (and if there […]

Plague of Shadows Filled with High Adventure and Dark Betrayal

October 4th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Howard Andrew Jones’ Plague of Shadows is a solid entry in the “what happens to adventurers in their twilight years?” sub-genre of fantasy. The elf Elyana used to wander the world with her doughty companions, slaying evil wizards and malicious dragons. As the years passed, some friends died, others got old, and some treaded less […]