Posts Tagged ‘RPG’

What Makes A Good RPG Background

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

Backgrounds for RPGs are something I think about a lot. As a player and a referee I believe it is a strong background that makes a good RPG. The question I keeping asking myself is what then makes a good background.The first thing that struck me when I…

The Cabal of Eight Pt.33: Night of the Moon Rat

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The corpses of a sailor and hill-giant blocked the narrow alleyway that led to Fauna’s rental. A few of Gornix’s bodyguards were starting to drag the corpses to the street. In the brief but brutal fight two bodyguards had been injured. Fauna found a note on the sailor along with 1,000 gold pieces. Finally, the […]

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Savage Worlds Test Drive

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

Gave the Savage Worlds combat system a quick test drive last week. Broke out a couple of my scratch-built interior boards and had a salvage crew escort a technician through an abandoned research facility. Lights were out but of course the automated defenses were still online. Here are some quick shots   There were five … Continue reading “Savage Worlds Test Drive”

The Cabal of Eight Pt.32: The Gold Lotus

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The 14th of High Summer – The cabal of eight once again found itself convened in the close quarters of the dingy clubroom on the second floor of the Red Helm Tavern. At the head of the table the dusky Belrae Crokosa his purple robes emblazoned with a green frog. To his left sat Riahm […]

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Off-Brand Adventurers

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s a little ramble about the traditional character class breakdown of the typified RPG adventuring group. This includes how this tried and true combination of classes helped to shape the core of the Dice & Glory game system. It’s not a history lesson or based in anything more than experience and opinion; just my two-cents. […]

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Star Wars RPG: Reading the Rolls (Lightsaber)

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

It’s that time once again, scoundrels, scum and villains! I shall for the umpteenth time throw you more precarious situations in which you and your […]

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Dusk Wardens and a new Wizard

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

Not a lot of photo ops from our recent DnD sessions, altho we last left our heroes carrying an injured old man with dementia to safety while his family farm burned  in the distance. (the goblin bard swears he had NOTHING to do with that. He only set the pig pen ablaze.) That was after … Continue reading “Dusk Wardens and a new Wizard”

The Cabal of Eight Pt.31: The Welfare of Rats

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

After about 2 days of straight travel, using a combination of the black knight’s warhorse (stripped of its barding and equipment) and the blue Cloak of Teleportation the cabal mages found themselves within the walls of their beloved city. Fauna (played by Jenn) released the hapless snow-white charger from her control at the gates. It […]

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Grinning Skull Studios: Singularity Adventure Module GSAM02 Out Now!

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Back again with a new release, Grinning Skull Studios present SINGULARITY Adventure Module GSAM02, our latest System-free Sci-fi module. http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222254/SingularityAdventure-Module-GSAM02 Have you ever woken up dead, but just never realized it? Well, that’s exactly what happens to the crew of the Scientific Research Vessel, Clausius. When the player characters awake from cryostasis, their brains, addled […]

The Cabal of Eight Pt.30: Black Day

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

The impact of the magical force tore off the black swan’s/white knight’s great helm and sent him and a few splinters of carriage flying. A blast of ice spears hit Szoosha (played by Isis) through a window from inside the carriage. The naga attempted to dodge but failed. Gornix (played by Gil) cast mass Ghost […]

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River Horse – Newsletter

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

New releases from River Horse…

Monday 18/09/17

The Festival of Lights, available now!

Something moves in the deep dark beneath Equestria…

A brand new full adventure for Tails of Equestria, The Festival of Lights is available now!
It can be used to follow on from your adventures with The Curse of the Statuettes, or to start a new series of adventures!

In The Festival of Lights you will delve deep into the Umber Depths, a vast system of caves and tunnels that stretches beneath Equestria. The city of Umberfoal has been lost and forgotten for a thousand years—until now. The city now wakes, its denizens lost and confused, in great need of help…

…but Umberfoal isn’t the only thing that now wakes in the dark.

Descending deeper and deeper, a sinister threat lies in wait. Always in the shadows, it plots and schemes, poised to strike at just the right moment.

The moment is coming. The Festival of Lights must be held. The fate of Umberfoal, and perhaps all Equestria depends on it!

A classic RPG dungeon-delve experience comes to Tails of Equestria!

In The Festival of Lights you’ll find new monsters, maps, and magic items that keep the action intense and the adventure unpredictable. Experience Equestria like never before!

You can pick up The Festival of Lights here, available now!

You will require Tails of Equestria to use this book.

We’re going to be at UK PonyCon 2017!
The event is over the 21st-22nd of October.
More details will follow here, and on the Tails of Equestria Facebook page!
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Don’t forget to check out Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Board Game! Pre-order available now!
Pre-orders of the Goblins! Expansion for Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game will soon be finished shipping. Let us know if you haven’t received an email confirmation.
Half-price sale on all our inflatable shells, including the multi-pack!
Perfect for any war room!
Copyright © 2017 River Horse, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
[email protected]

River Horse – Newsletter

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

New releases from River Horse…

Monday 18/09/17

The Festival of Lights, available now!

Something moves in the deep dark beneath Equestria…

A brand new full adventure for Tails of Equestria, The Festival of Lights is available now!
It can be used to follow on from your adventures with The Curse of the Statuettes, or to start a new series of adventures!

In The Festival of Lights you will delve deep into the Umber Depths, a vast system of caves and tunnels that stretches beneath Equestria. The city of Umberfoal has been lost and forgotten for a thousand years—until now. The city now wakes, its denizens lost and confused, in great need of help…

…but Umberfoal isn’t the only thing that now wakes in the dark.

Descending deeper and deeper, a sinister threat lies in wait. Always in the shadows, it plots and schemes, poised to strike at just the right moment.

The moment is coming. The Festival of Lights must be held. The fate of Umberfoal, and perhaps all Equestria depends on it!

A classic RPG dungeon-delve experience comes to Tails of Equestria!

In The Festival of Lights you’ll find new monsters, maps, and magic items that keep the action intense and the adventure unpredictable. Experience Equestria like never before!

You can pick up The Festival of Lights here, available now!

You will require Tails of Equestria to use this book.

We’re going to be at UK PonyCon 2017!
The event is over the 21st-22nd of October.
More details will follow here, and on the Tails of Equestria Facebook page!
[http://]
Don’t forget to check out Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Board Game! Pre-order available now!
Pre-orders of the Goblins! Expansion for Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game will soon be finished shipping. Let us know if you haven’t received an email confirmation.
Half-price sale on all our inflatable shells, including the multi-pack!
Perfect for any war room!
Copyright © 2017 River Horse, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
[email protected]

The Opposing Forces

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Conflict is the driving force behind most games. This is why games are called Dungeons & Dragons, Tunnels & Trolls, Villains & Vigilantes and Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes and not Accountants & Academics. Right now the only real…

The Opposing Forces

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Conflict is the driving force behind most games. This is why games are called Dungeons & Dragons, Tunnels & Trolls, Villains & Vigilantes and Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes and not Accountants & Academics. Right now the only real…

The Cabal of Eight Pt.29: Knight Crash

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

The dense musk of damp earth crowded the desert air. The light rains had just subsided and the dark grey clouds were in the distance, only bare bright blue sky was above. It was nearing the tail end of early afternoon and the sun was high and blazing. Already the temporary mire that the storm […]

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Star Wars RPG: Reading the Rolls (Melee)

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings once again my fellow force-wielding acolytes. Welcome to yet another “Reading the Rolls”. Previous to this we have looked into Leadership and Mechanics which […]

20 Sides of Karma: Evil Toys from the Toymaster’s Workshop, New title from Grinning Skull Studios!

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

I’d like to take a minute to tell you about our new title series, 20 Sides of Karma, in a departure from the usual Grim’s Amazing D100 Tables and other title lines, 20 Sides of Karma will address a collection of 20 items, NPCs, adventure ideas, creatures, events & encounters, and more in each supplement. […]

100 Cavern features & Dungeon dressings for all fantasy RPGs.

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

Hello again, shameless plug for our latest release, 100 Cavern features & Dungeon dressings for all fantasy RPGs.  This great publication will help any GM flesh out details for dungeon room interiors where none might have been before. Inside there are 100 detailed descriptions you can easily add to these blank spaces, either roll randomly, […]

N1. Lizard Cult. Session 7 – Orlane changes its name and ceases to exist

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After clearing out the dungeon of the defeated Naga queen the party limped back to the village and overwintered. Conscious …

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DnD characters and New Terrain

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

Our 5E DnD adventure began last Tuesday night with four intrepid comrades heading off to investigate the death of a mysterious stranger.   We have an Arab-flavored Paladin undergoing a crisis of faith, a Goblin Bard with a hording problem, an Fighter/Archer with a grudge, and a Halfling Rogue with a conscience. The evening’s shenanigans … Continue reading “DnD characters and New Terrain”

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

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

Some new Conan RPG releases from Modiphius…

 

Hi there,
Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of Conan the Barbarian on PDF, a brand new source book for the Conan Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of roleplaying game.

Embrace your inner barbarian for some serious savagery in roleplaying in the Hyborian Age and it’s now available as a PDF on both Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com

Welcome to the savage north!
Conan the Barbarian features the countries of the north: Asgard, Vanaheim, Hyperborea, and Conan’s own homeland of Cimmeria. These rough lands stand in stark contrast to their more civilized neighbors in the south, and the folk of these countries possess a savage vitality that has long been lost elsewhere.

These lands and people survived the great Cataclysm, yet barbarism is still the dominant way of life. Many people in the Hyborian kingdoms think these northern lands near mythical, but contained in these pages is a hoard of legend, lore, and facts for the gamemaster and players alike, to explore and adventure within these harsh and unforgiving kingdoms.

So sharpen your axe-blade and keep your shield held high, for it is a time of barbaric glory!

  • New archetypes, talents, backgrounds, and equipment allowing you to create your own unique barbarian characters, born to the warlike and savage north.
  • A gazetteer covering the region Conan came from, bleak lands shrouded in snow and ice, and wreathed in fog. Detailed guides to the walled fortress cities of Hyperborea, the unruly clans of Cimmeria, and the warring tribes of Nordheim, the Æsir and Vanir.
  • A raid system, allowing the gamemaster to create and run raids, defining their loot, and determining the consequences.
  • Guides to running barbaric-themed games, with barbaric carousing rules, head-taking, shield-walls, berserkers, bardic abilities, and other features unique to the lands of the north.
  • Stunning art and maps, produced by worldrenowned Conan artists.
  • Developed with leading Conan scholars, this is the barbaric north of the Hyborian Age, just as Howard created it!

This book requires the Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of corebook to use.

We hope you enjoy this latest release and look out for more great Conan adventures, including Conan the Mercenary, coming soon!

Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment

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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

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

Some new Conan RPG releases from Modiphius…

 

Hi there,
Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of Conan the Barbarian on PDF, a brand new source book for the Conan Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of roleplaying game.

Embrace your inner barbarian for some serious savagery in roleplaying in the Hyborian Age and it’s now available as a PDF on both Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com

Welcome to the savage north!
Conan the Barbarian features the countries of the north: Asgard, Vanaheim, Hyperborea, and Conan’s own homeland of Cimmeria. These rough lands stand in stark contrast to their more civilized neighbors in the south, and the folk of these countries possess a savage vitality that has long been lost elsewhere.

These lands and people survived the great Cataclysm, yet barbarism is still the dominant way of life. Many people in the Hyborian kingdoms think these northern lands near mythical, but contained in these pages is a hoard of legend, lore, and facts for the gamemaster and players alike, to explore and adventure within these harsh and unforgiving kingdoms.

So sharpen your axe-blade and keep your shield held high, for it is a time of barbaric glory!

  • New archetypes, talents, backgrounds, and equipment allowing you to create your own unique barbarian characters, born to the warlike and savage north.
  • A gazetteer covering the region Conan came from, bleak lands shrouded in snow and ice, and wreathed in fog. Detailed guides to the walled fortress cities of Hyperborea, the unruly clans of Cimmeria, and the warring tribes of Nordheim, the Æsir and Vanir.
  • A raid system, allowing the gamemaster to create and run raids, defining their loot, and determining the consequences.
  • Guides to running barbaric-themed games, with barbaric carousing rules, head-taking, shield-walls, berserkers, bardic abilities, and other features unique to the lands of the north.
  • Stunning art and maps, produced by worldrenowned Conan artists.
  • Developed with leading Conan scholars, this is the barbaric north of the Hyborian Age, just as Howard created it!

This book requires the Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of corebook to use.

We hope you enjoy this latest release and look out for more great Conan adventures, including Conan the Mercenary, coming soon!

Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment

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Achtung! Cthulhu – Get some amazing deals on our World War Two roleplaying game setting in our Month of Madness for Achtung! Cthulhu 
Achtung! Cthulhu – Sign up to get our FREE Living Campaign Adventure A Light on the Mountain
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Like us on Facebook   

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New Release: 100 Things Killer Toys do, when your back is turned for all Modern Horror RPGs.

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick post to let you know about the next release from Grinning Skull Studios, Following on from the previous release, we still have some killer toy flavour, penned by Allen Farr, 100 Things Killer Toys do when your back is turned, forall Modern Horror RPGs. This pdf details 100 solid ideas for sinister […]

Grinning Skull’s $10 Advertising Offer!!

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello everyone, I hope you are all feeling great today and life is treating you well. I’m here to let you know about our new hobby advertising initiative here at Grinning Skull Studios, that is for any advertiser in the RPG/Wargaming/gaming field. We are happy to offer a full page colour advertisment in our PDF […]

Winter Is Here

Posted on September 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve been away all week so I have spent some of my day today catching up with the TV I have missed. Not least of which is Games of Thrones. Despite it being a short series it has been an eventful one. Baelish is dead. This is a good and bad thing. It’s…