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New Prince of Sartar is up! Triremes! Harrek and Gunda! War is about to come to the Holy Country!
How one man became a god
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Reaper Bones, broos, and frogfolk
I've been slowly unpacking my first ever box of Reaper Bones miniatures from Kickstarter. It's the Bonesylvania set.  My first surprise came on day two. I'd pulled out one bag and opened it, taking out a mini or two whenever I needed a mental moment away fr...
I've been slowly unpacking my first ever box of Reaper Bones miniatures from Kickstarter. It's the Bonesylvania set.  My first surprise came on day two. I'd pulled out one bag and opened it, taking out a mini or two whenev...
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Epic Spell Wars: Creatures of the Game Expansion Duel at Mount Tabletop
No, that's not the actual title of the soon-to-arrive sequel to  Epic Spell Wars in the subject line.   I don't actually know the title of the expansion yet. That's the kind of detail I'm OK learning as a surprise, and it's one of the creative elements Cory...
No, that's not the actual title of the soon-to-arrive sequel to Epic Spell Wars in the subject line. I don't actually know the title of the expansion yet. That's the kind of detail I'm OK learning as a surprise, and it's one ...
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That is the best news I've heard all day!
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Hooray for GottaCon!
GottaCon in Victoria, the first weekend of March, is a wonderfully balanced gaming convention I recommend to anyone in the Pacific Northwest. By balanced , I mean that the convention manages to make roleplaying gamers, miniatures gamers, board gamers, and d...
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I can say first hand that they were awesome. I had such a great time learning from these folk!
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Monk & Frogfolk Today, GottaCon in Victoria Friday
Greg Stolze’s TheForgotten Monk 13 th Age novel is wrapping up its Kickstarter in
a few hours. Jonathan Tweet and I are on deck to write short stories using Greg’s
characters and the novel is huge fun for fantasy readers, martial arts fans,
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Where dragon riders came from
 [art by Rich Longmore ] Dragon Riding is the first issue of the 13 th Age Monthly
subscription that started a couple weeks ago. You can pick up a subscription tothe 13th Age Monthly for the yearly price of $24.95. When you
subscribe, you’ll get all the 400...
 [art by Rich Longmore] Dragon Riding is the first issue of the 13th Age Monthly subscription that started a couple weeks ago. You can pick up a subscription tothe 13th Age Monthly for the yearly price of $24.95. When you su...
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Where dragon riders came from

Is it Pern? Krynn, maybe? ;)
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What the world needs now, is another freaking zombie
This newly arrived 13th Age zombie has two inspirations.  First, I've been reading Jason Sholtis' compilation of The Dungeon Dozen: Random-Tables for Fantasy RPGs . "Reading" may be the wrong word, but I've definitely been picking it up and allowing photons...
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Why, pray tell, does the zombie freak? Is it squeamish or angst-ridden over not having utensils for brain feasting? Does it want variety in its diet? (Or does Steven need more sleep?)
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Epic Spell Wars: Creatures of the Game Expansion Duel at Mount Tabletop
No, that's not the actual title of the soon-to-arrive sequel to  Epic Spell Wars in the subject line.   I don't actually know the title of the expansion yet. That's the kind of detail I'm OK learning as a surprise, and along with most of the card names, it'...
No, that's not the actual title of the soon-to-arrive sequel to Epic Spell Wars in the subject line. I don't actually know the title of the expansion yet. That's the kind of detail I'm OK learning as a surprise, and along wit...
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Hillfolk won't wait
I don't think you can go wrong paying $6.95 at the Bundle of Holding to get hold of Robin D. Laws' Hillfolk and diverse series pitches from a weighty proportion of the skilled rpg writers in the world. But you can go wrong if you wait more than twenty hours...
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My playtest feedback process
I'm just about to start going through playtest feedback for 13th Age in Glorantha . I thought readers of this blog might be interested in how I process playtest feedback for 13th Age books. Sometimes I read playtest feedback right away. But usually I
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I'm just about to start going through playtest feedback for 13th Age in Glorantha. I thought readers of this blog might be interested in how I process playtest feedback for 13th Age books. Sometimes I read playtest feedback ...
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Also, I still smile every time I think about when my PC went berserk and flung a certain NPC's head on a rope as a sling-like projectile in that adventure. Terrible tactical decision but the ensuing fallout was terribly entertaining.
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Where dragon riders came from
 [art by Rich Longmore ] Dragon Riding is the first issue of the 13 th Age Monthly
subscription that started a couple weeks ago. You can pick up a subscription tothe 13th Age Monthly for the yearly price of $24.95. When you
subscribe, you’ll get all the 400...
 [art by Rich Longmore] Dragon Riding is the first issue of the 13th Age Monthly subscription that started a couple weeks ago. You can pick up a subscription tothe 13th Age Monthly for the yearly price of $24.95. When you su...
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Monk & Thief
There are two great new 13 th Age books in
different stages of imminence this week. Kick! Greg Stolze’s TheForgotten Monk is the first 13 th Age novel! It’s on Kickstarter
to be published by Pelgrane’s Stone Skin Press imprint and it has already made
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There are two great new 13th Age books in different stages of imminence this week. Kick! Greg Stolze’s TheForgotten Monk is the first 13th Age novel! It’s on Kickstarter to be published by Pelgrane’s Stone Skin Press im...
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Co-designer of 13th Age and 13 True Ways from Pelgrane Press & Fire Opal Media. Design team member on Shadowrun: Crossfire from Catalyst. Designer of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre from Cryptozoic. Former lead designer of 4e D&D and Three-Dragon Ante, among others. 
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