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Christopher Mathieu
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"The best way to keep the game moving briskly is to make your decisions while other players are taking their turns. With three or four other players and a GM at the table, you should have at least a couple of minutes to work out your moves before your turn begins. If you’re not ready to act when the GM looks at you and says, 'you’re up,' then what have you been doing?"
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Basically, if I'm running a PF game, I want my players using these sheets. I don't care for the layout Hero Lab uses on their printed sheets, and electronic sheets (on a tablet or laptop) distract the player.

Plus, there's something about a hand-written character that feels better. Maybe it's the inevitable pencil smudges that evoke an old-school charm.
Alayna. Roleplaying games are all about your character. Whatever your game, you spend a lot of time looking at your character sheet so it's worth having a good one. We here present a surprisingly complete set of character sheets for Pathfinder RPG and for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 (see the small ...
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Forgot jumping everywhere for no reason and doing occasionally flips and/or spins.
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My Android tablet uses an odd icon for notifications from my G+ groups. I know it's supposed to be a group of people in a circle, but I can't help but think it looks like a baby Metroid.
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We are looking for people who are interested in being part of a fun project to help us celebrate The Year of the Gamer!
No cost to you, very easy and something that will show off how much fun gaming and gamers can be! 
Want to be part of something that we haven't seen done before? 
If you think this sounds like something you'd like to be part of, comment below or send an email to Kelly@Silvergryphongames.com. 

This is going be a lot of fun and kicks off in the next few weeks! 
#yearofthegamer  
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Everyone say hello to the newcomer.

I have a thing for taking maps of dungeons and/or buildings and pulling them into 3D using Sketchup. I have some thoughts about the process on my site, but I'm thinking of going over it again here so that others can see the process.

Anyone have a map they'd like me to use?
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+Axis Mundi I have one I did on the Caves of Chaos a while back, though it's incomplete. I'm probably going to do a step-by-step here when I've picked out a map to use.

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There are good and bad sides to moving my weekly game to an online VTT.

Good:
• I can do things with maps and minis that would be difficult or impossible at a physical table. Things like blocking areas from view, or using large maps.
• I can keep records of each game session. Chat logs, live recordings, screenshots.
• Recordkeeping can be automated. Things like tracking injuries, ongoing effects, and inventory can be given to the software.
• Because the game isn't tied to a physical location, we have the option of recruiting players from anywhere.

Bad:
• I don't get to use my dice. I have Gamescience polys, custom Shadowrun d6s, even two of those d20s that light up when you roll a 20. Technically, I could roll them anyway, but no one else would see them.
• Technical issues can get in the way. If someone in the group can't run the VTT software on their computer, we have to put things on hold while we try to find a compatible program. If someone can't get online, they can't play.
• There's a learning curve to all VTTs. Some are easier than others, but might not have as many features.
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I play a few games online, either with my tablet or on the computer (usually the former, much to the chagrin of my Steam backlog). A few of these want (or require) integration with my G+ account. Whenever one of these turns up, I try to edit its permissions do that it won't post anything without my knowledge, and I make a point of not sending anyone invitations to these no matter what incentives are offered. The only exception to this last part involve people that I know indulge in these anyway.

Nonetheless, sometimes one of these titles does something I don't want. If you ever see something from me, relating to one of these games or apps, and you don't want it, just let me know. I'll make sure the game behaves.
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That was truly amazing.

I can't help but wonder if part of that bookshelf in the background is holding his D&D books. There wasn't a clear enough view of the spines to tell.
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Thanks for the chuckle, but the closest I get to D&D is having the dulcimer tuned DAD.  Those actually are all music books.
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Elrostar. Roleplaying games are all about your character. Whatever your game, you spend a lot of time looking at your character sheet so it's worth having a good one. We here present a surprisingly complete set of character sheets for Pathfinder RPG and for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 (see the ...
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For some reason, this made me think of the Pizza Boomerang video from a couple years ago.
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If I had any reason to be upset about not pushing hard enough to get a registered trademark on the HeroForge franchise, this is it.
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  • Del City High School
    1988 - 1991
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Creator of HeroForge and other RPG utilities
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If you played 3rd-edition D&D, you've probably seen my work.
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San Diego, CA - Del City, OK - Tulsa, OK
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Howling Tower: A Need for Speed / Kobold Press
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Monsters and Magic for D&D, Pathfinder, Dragon Age, and Other Fantasy Roleplaying Systems

A Need for Speed
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This week's Howling Tower blog specifically for players is posted over at Kobold Press. The topic is playing fast. I support it. "Take time

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Alcazar Puzzle
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Pixel Dungeon
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Character Sheets by Dyslexic Studeos
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3D Virtual Tabletop
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Looks just like a real tabletop

Myths RETOLD
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Yelling myths at the internet.

Gaslamp Games
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Chummer Character Generator
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Chummer is a character generator for Shadowrun 4th Edition

Sand+Time Watch
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Plus Four Games
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With the announcement that Wizards of the Coast is working on a new version of the D&D rules, I came to the realization that I needed to

Gutters - Issue #240 by George Kambadais
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Hack, Slash, Loot
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I tried to watch Game of Thrones and this is what happened - The Oatmeal
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I tried to watch Game of Thrones and this is what happened. A big thanks to my friend Rebecca for coining the term "CuntHammer" wh

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Howling Tower: Strategy / Kobold Quarterly
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Monsters and Magic for D&D, Pathfinder, Dragon Age, and Other Fantasy Roleplaying Systems

Tabletop Forge
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Google+ Hangout virtual tabletop

Goblins » Archive » 06/15/2012
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Did you know that Goblins has never been advertised? By that, I mean I've never spent money to get the word out about it. This is something