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Tweet's Beginner RPG
Part of my job as Jonathan's friend is to make sure his good jokes don't get wasted. Talking about his Grandmother Fish book the other day, Jonathan said, "Y'know, I could say that this is my most accessible beginner roleplaying game yet! But I'm not going ...
Part of my job as Jonathan's friend is to make sure his good jokes don't get wasted. Talking about his Grandmother Fish book the other day, Jonathan said, "Y'know, I could say that this is my most accessible beginner roleplay...
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Jeff Grubb's worlds from A to Z, and then sticking at G!
Back in April, Jeff Grubb participated in the A to Z challenge with an alphabetical jaunt through fantasy world s, with a focus on game worlds. Jeff's short summaries, occasionally with anecdotes, are well worth reading. I learned a lot, partly because if I...
Back in April, Jeff Grubb participated in the A to Z challenge with an alphabetical jaunt through fantasy worlds, with a focus on game worlds. Jeff's short summaries, occasionally with anecdotes, are well worth reading. I lea...
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Mob of Seven
The new orc mook I posted on the Pelgrane Press website as a 13th Sage column today, the Orc Spear Grunt, has a max mob size of 7, for reasons you'll understand if you read the piece . Could be especially useful for people running current and upcoming OP se...
The new orc mook I posted on the Pelgrane Press website as a 13th Sage column today, the Orc Spear Grunt, has a max mob size of 7, for reasons you'll understand if you read the piece. Could be especially useful for people run...
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Perhaps part of the Orc Lord's genius is that he can command both types, and has the logistical talent to keep the two varieties of army separate. 
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This is the Doom you've been looking for
Thanks to Cryptozoic, the story of The Doom that Came to Atlantic City has turned from a Kickstarter cautionary tale to a full-blown beautiful boardgame success. Cryptozoic has sent a copy of the new boardgame to everyone who backed the original Kickstarter...
Thanks to Cryptozoic, the story of The Doom that Came to Atlantic City has turned from a Kickstarter cautionary tale to a full-blown beautiful boardgame success. Cryptozoic has sent a copy of the new boardgame to everyone who...
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let the cackling soliloquies begin
ASH LAW and I are both going to be running quick 13th Age games at the new AFK Tavern in Renton tomorrow, April 5th, as part of International Tabletop Day . ASH is showing up around 11 am, I'll be there around 12:30 to run a couple two hour games before I r...
ASH LAW and I are both going to be running quick 13th Age games at the new AFK Tavern in Renton tomorrow, April 5th, as part of International Tabletop Day. ASH is showing up around 11 am, I'll be there around 12:30 to run a c...
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Yeah, the next thing I'm doing for the necromancer is upgrading an awful lot of its feats, I apparently did them in miser-mode, and this one is a prime example, thanks. 
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Guest Post: Ritual & Roleplaying Games
My 13th Age collaborator Jonathan Tweet does most of his social media through G+ these days. When he has a gaming blog he wants to run, I post it here. This time he's responding to requests for a discussion of RPGs and rituals. Jonathan Says: Religion, ritu...
My 13th Age collaborator Jonathan Tweet does most of his social media through G+ these days. When he has a gaming blog he wants to run, I post it here. This time he's responding to requests for a discussion of RPGs and ritual...
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13 True Ways follow-up plans
The text below is from a 13 True Ways Kickstarter update I just posted. Since it talks about material that will also interest everyone  buying 13 True Ways on pre-order or ordering it from their hobby shop, I'm posting the update here as well. Hey, 13 True ...
The text below is from a 13 True Ways Kickstarter update I just posted. Since it talks about material that will also interest everyone buying 13 True Ways on pre-order or ordering it from their hobby shop, I'm posting the upd...
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I will take that subscription and I will hug it and squeeze it and call it George.
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One day, two books
This morning we sent out PDF copies of 13 True Ways to our Kickstarter backers. If you weren't a Kickstarter backer, you can pre-order a copy of 13 True Ways   here . Pelgrane plans to start delivering the PDF portion of the pre-orders on the 30th. This aft...
This morning we sent out PDF copies of 13 True Ways to our Kickstarter backers. If you weren't a Kickstarter backer, you can pre-order a copy of 13 True Ways here. Pelgrane plans to start delivering the PDF portion of the pre...
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I've send a mail to support wit a little problem with the preorder,
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Jeff Grubb has been doing an A-Z of game worlds this month on his always-worthwhile Grubb Street blog. I've been learning a lot. I've been looking forward to G because I knew that Jeff would go with Glorantha. And yes, today, G is for Glorantha, at http://grubbstreet.blogspot.com/2014/04/g-is-for-glorantha.html
Yes, it could be Golarion (to which I have contributed a wafer-thin slice - Chelish Opera, anyone?) or Greyhawk (which, according to the Internets, I hate, but more on that story later), but instead I'm going with a wondrous ...
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Good summary! 'Tis indeed what made me leave Greyhawk for Glorantha 30 years ago: depth. relativism. Stories are Magic. Though I couldn't formulate these concepts when I was a mere ephebe.
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Rock Paper Reamde
Rock Paper Tiger is a novel about China, people with connections in the intelligence world, electronic gaming, and an American woman trying to survive despite the power struggles of larger forces moving around her. Also art. Reamde is a novel partly set in ...
Rock Paper Tiger is a novel about China, people with connections in the intelligence world, electronic gaming, and an American woman trying to survive despite the power struggles of larger forces moving around her. Also art. ...
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the smell of dragonfire in the morning
For this all-out push to finish  13 True Ways design, I've been channeling the man pictured above, a ruthless paladin/commander named Roland Abendroth. Roland is the creation of  Davideogame , one of our high-level backers on 13 True Ways . Lee Moyer sugges...
For this all-out push to finish 13 True Ways design, I've been channeling the man pictured above, a ruthless paladin/commander named Roland Abendroth. Roland is the creation of Davideogame, one of our high-level backers on 13...
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Any hint at how  the extra minions will be played by the Necromancer? Can you say if they are extra attacks, played as auras, a PC controlled ally, or a GM controlled ally?
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13th Age, 3e, and Two Bestiaries
Last week, Jonathan wrote a neat essay on how 13th Age design relates to his work on 3e . It's a cogent account of how we wove threads from earlier editions of F20 into something new-ish in 13th Age . Jonathan has a gift for cutting to the core and the essa...
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Jonathan talking on that level makes my interest level rise a lot. It's like he's good at it or something.
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Co-designer of 13th Age from Pelgrane Press & Fire Opal Media. Designer of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre from Cryptozoic as well as the upcoming Night Eternal. Formerly lead designer of 4e D&D and Three-Dragon Ante, among others. 
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