A few months ago, when Monte Cook split with Wizards of the Coast, he mentioned a new project that was in the pipeline. He opened the garage this week to let us see what he’s been working on — a far-future Earth RPG where ancient technology looks like magic, with a streamlined game system focused [...]
Take a 27-level dungeon with over 600 encounters, a huge chunk of which was designed by Monte Cook (and the rest by the talented crew of RPG veterans at Super Genius Games), add five related adventures with awesome names like Temple of the Black Goat, lay it all out on a website with extensive links [...]
Good day everyone. By now you’ve heard that the Ennies Nominees have been announced. Before voting begins, I would like to offer my personal picks that I will be voting for.
The Steam summer sale is ongoing, and I’ve already discovered one unplucked gem – Legend of Grimrock. It’s a great old-school RPG computer game, but better yet, it offers a brilliantly simple plot for a tabletop mega-dungeon crawl.
In a strange bit of cosmic symmetry (or just skillful marketing), Wizards of the Coast killed off their Virtual Table on the exact same day Paizo announced their own version of the “way to play tabletop RPGs online”, called Paizo Game Space.
Indie Blackbyrne Publishing has stepped up from their Dark Veil series of adventures and created an entire campaign setting. Age of Lords is set on a large continent with a long history. In the aftermath of an epic war, nations are embroiled in tense conspiracies and political intrigue. It’s available for both Pathfinder and 4E [...]
Bad things happen to characters in RPGs, and sometimes the results of those bad things can’t be adequately expressed with a mere diminishing of hit points. If you want to inflict more specific cruelties on your characters, or want to create some unpleasant damage in someone’s backstory, this table will let you find a range [...]
Open Design and Kobold Quarterly are trying to conquer the world. Two worlds, really, if you count Wolfgang Baur’s Midgard and Earth. You can help and win some gaming stuff in the process — a lot of of stuff if you happen to spend some time down south. Way down south.
Gunpowder is an oddly polarizing force in fantasy RPGs. Personally, I think role-playing in the Age of Sail sounds awesome, and ship-to-ship combat just isn’t the same without cannons and flintlocks. If you’re into the Pathfinder gunslinger class, this short volume from Super Genius Games offers added detail, plus new feats and weapons.
You might be playing one of those spur-of-the-moment, DM is flying by the seat of her pants type of RPG sessions. Or maybe the players just headed for a totally different part of the map than the part you prepared. Next thing you know they’re strolling into a town, or a major port city, or [...]
Lots of exciting things in store for players of fantasy online RPGs, as D&D Online’s Menace of the Underdark expansion released this week, and Lord of the Rings Online continues to ramp up for the massive September Riders of Rohan expansion. Whether you love gaming in Eberron, Faerûn, or Middle Earth, you should be in [...]
Nerdist, a website for nerds, has unveiled an ongoing series about a tam of LARPers called Realm of LARP. Check out the first episode below.
Actually, way more than 100 if you factor out all the possible combinations. If you need a weird alien race on a moment’s notice for your sci-fi RPG, this table offers 100 different traits divided into four categories: culture, physical, language and technology.
Iron GM’s competitive RPG events are insane fun, and they tour the country offering competition at all the biggest game cons. But what if you want to throw down an Iron GM challenge at your local game store? Or want to test your skills before you step up to the big leagues? Iron GM has [...]