Posts Tagged ‘Roleplaying’

The Cabal of Eight Pt.22: Cloak and Blather

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Excor (played by Cris) cut Jirek’s bindings. The young scribe was visibly in shock. He stared blankly as his rescuers fell upon the gory remains of Haxat’s corpse looting anything that appeared valuable or that they recognized as magic. Afterwards, the young mages decided to take their loot back to the cabal room and properly […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.21: Blood Red

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As splinters of wood sprayed into the dim, fire lit chamber the semi-transparent form of the red imp was thrown from the remains of the shattered door.  Its diminishing screams continued to echo as it fell back down into hell. Gornix’s new spell, Force Ram, had smashed down the imp-possessed door and laid open the […]

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Roleplaying adventure hooks

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

  Looking for inspiration for your next roleplaying adventure? Then look no further! We’ve put together these three adventure hooks to give you some ideas for your next gaming session. Enjoy!     Political suicide   One by one the … Continue reading

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tikki Trolls Tribe Miniatures Mortal Arrow Kickstarter

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I just have to point you to these unique troll miniatures from Mortal Marrow Miniatures. Given a Tiki theme to differate them from the normal trollish miniature offerings that are out there, a full tribe, if not a full war horde of these can be put together with all the individual options available here. I am an avid […]

The Dark Lord: Building Better Lords of Evil

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Another hubpages article from Robert A. Neri Jr. about constructing an effective Dark Lord in tabletop RPGs. The article examines the ever ubiquitous Dark Lord and how a Game-Master can set them up to be more emotionally impactful to players. It gives pointers on what strategies to use in the meta-game as well as which […]

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Dimensions Pen and Paper RPG by Juliet Fehrenbacher on Kickstarter

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is the first Kickstarter that I wanted to highlight for some points later on (in a future post on here) but, I’ll address those later and get talking about this project in it’s own right. Tabletop RPGs and their ilk seem to be doing a roaring trade on stuff like KS these days, showing […]

New Release: 100 Genetic Defects for Inbred Families for all RPGs

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s June, and time for this month’s latest release, dedicated to some of the weird freaks who live around me here. Yes, now you can create your very own messed up hillbilly clans and inter-bred family bloodlines with this PDF publication, designed for all RPG systems. It’s completely system free and suitable for literally any […]

Rolemaster Classic goes electrum!

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It is with great pride and pleasure that Iron Crown Enterprises can announce that all three core rulebooks for Rolemaster Classic (Character Law, Spell Law and Arms Law) are now electrum pick products on RPGNow!   We’re proud of all … Continue reading

The Cabal of Eight Pt.20: Rats, Rowdies, and Imps

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Gornix (played by Gil) the salt-lotus wizard was huddled over his makeshift lab and deep in study over a length of scroll cut for scratch as he continued his formulations. Jirek who had been acting as lab assistant through the night excused himself come dawn and left for his job at the Bardic College library. […]

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Chinwag: Interview with RPG writer Allen Farr

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, to kick off this month’s Post a day, we’ve got an interview with RPG writer Allen Farr, author of our recent adventure module “The Witch’s Daughter” (available from Grinning Skull Studios), we sat down and had a bit of a chinwag to discuss all things RPG, writing and life… Grim: Hello Allen, welcome to […]

The Cabal of Eight Pt.19: Mage Life

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As he faced a High Born Sailor with paper and quill in hand Szoosha (played by Isis) was still in a groggy stupor and speechless. Naga Sailor (in Split-Tongue): “Ah! You’re awake. Your friend said that…” Szoosha: “Where the HELL am I!? AM I AT SEA!?” The young elementalist shot erect and took a look […]

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New Collection Now Available: The Witch’s Daughter Adventure Bundle

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just another post to let you know that we now have a discounted adventure bundle available via RPGnow/DrivethruRPG, The Witch’s Daughter Adventure Bundle! This discounted pack contains the following titles: “The Witch’s Daughter” Adventure Module GSAM01 Hammergate Poster Map 100 Strange Townsfolk for all fantasy RPGs 100 City Encounters & Adventure hooks for all fantasy […]

The Cabal of Eight Pt.18: Two Birds

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The young mages, Fauna the druidess (played by Jenn), Szoosha the black-scale naga fire elementalist (played by Isis), Excor the mage (played by Cris), and Gornix the wizard (played by Gil), walked into the Red Helm tavern. They noticed a wizard in powder-blue robes by the windows smoking a pipe. Noteworthy as he seemed out […]

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Magical businesses that should be in your RPG

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are a number of reasons that magical businesses may not be present in your roleplaying game. Perhaps magic is particularly rare or difficult to manage, perhaps magic is regarded with distrust by the majority of the population or perhaps … Continue reading

The Cabal of Eight Pt.17: Enter the Wasp

Posted on May 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It was two days after their return from the Under-City Vault and the young mages were on their way to Bumble’s house in the Western Cliffs District of the city of Ezmer. They had already delivered the mysterious Dungeon Heart gem to the ratling antiquarian Afsik the strange in his sea-salted, musty, crowded shop in […]

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New Release: 100 Strange Magical Items for all fantasy RPGs!

Posted on May 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Yet more PDF goodness from us here at Grinning Skull Design Studios, with the second of today’s releases, 100 Strange Magical Items for all fantasy RPGs, a collection of 100 unusual and sometimes downright bizarre items to throw at your players! Check out this new title by clicking this link http://www.rpgnow.com/product/211314/100-Strange-Magical-Items-for-all-fantasy-RPGs or visit our publisher page for […]

40% Off Discount for the Great Grimoire Vol.I

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The discount on the Monster Magnus Vol.I (RGS 1006) IS OVER! That deal may have expired but we’ve decided to discount the Great Grimoire Vol.I (RGS1002) for the month of May! In celebration of the release of the Print Version of the Arvan: Land of Dragons Setting (RGS1009), we here at Ranger Games are issuing […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.16: Fight for Sleep

Posted on April 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The young mages had split their take from the Under-City Vaults and looked to hide the undivided booty someplace in the cabal room. After thoroughly searching the chamber Gornix (played by Gil) was able to find a small alcove behind a false brick in the hearth. They stashed a bag of gems (3 diamonds, 3 […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.15: The Dungeon’s Heart

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

All of them gathered into the central chamber of the under-city vaults cast in the strange white glow of the blood red gem known as the Dungeon Heart. None of them wanted to stay behind for caution’s sake in case the others should discover any treasures apart from the McGuffin. This chamber, the gem heart’s […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.14: The Under-City Vaults Pt.4

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

They stood around the smoking wreckage of the animated bronze brazier. The accursed thing had blasted them with fire missiles and slammed its metal body against them like a bludgeon. Athfonia (Played by Perla) had taken up the large flanged bronze mace (see Cabal of Eight Pt.12: The Under-City Vaults Pt.2). Fauna (Played by Jenn) […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.13: The Under-City Vaults Pt.3

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Athfonia (played by Perla) lunged with her spear at the monster but missed. Excor (played by Cris), whom was only about 5 feet from it, cast Spook. Fortunately the spell took hold and the creature was loath to approach much less attack him. Fauna (played by Jenn) tried to cast Sleep on the serpent but […]

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New release for April: 100 Rumours for all Sci-fi & Near future RPGs

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, it’s April already, and doesn’t the year unfold quick? Well, as ever, check out the latest release from Grinning Skull, with 100 Rumours for all Sci-fi & Near future RPGs. To check out this title, click this link to be taken to the product page Or to visit our RPGnow publisher page, click below!

The Cabal of Eight Pt.12: The Under-City Vaults Pt.2

Posted on March 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Szoosha the black scaled Naga (played by Isis) continued to lead the group into a smaller chamber adjacent to the spider-gallery they had just survived. He burned away the cobwebs that choked this room as well to reveal a roughly 10 x 10 room, barren with a floor strewn with dirt. To the north was […]

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THIS is real roleplaying!

Posted on July 4th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Briefly: As a very picky GM I’ve fought past my prejudices and found a rules system that wasn’t just great, it blew my mind. While the system initially seemed like a big turn-off, putting it in the right context made it crystal clear: Why aren’t all roleplaying games made like this? Well, D&D and many other games have their own place, but IMHO this is how pure roleplaying games should be done. Fiction and story first, and it’s actions of player characters that really matter.

A sale everyone who likes rpg maps should check

Posted on December 18th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Just a short heads-up – Heroic Maps is having a sale, giving -75%(!) off it’s EXCELLENT maps! I wasn’t happy to see it this late, as the sale is a christmas calendar sale, one product at a time being sold at a fraction of it’s cost. Today’s item is Lostwhere forest, which look to be forest terrain I tried to find before settling for D&D wildeness tiles, which are handy but far from the looks of this map!

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