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Andrew Valkauskas

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It's about time Fate of the Norns creates a line of Viking inspired novels to help grow the RPG universe mythos and legend. Are you on board? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/avalkauskas/seith-and-sword
Andrew Valkauskas is raising funds for Seith and Sword on Kickstarter! A Fate of the Norns epic where Volsung anti-heroes seek Vargeisa the Firewolf, while pursued by a righteous Nibelung champion.
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Venger Satanis

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Two Purple reviews and a sneak peak at my upcoming book:

http://vengersatanis.blogspot.com/2015/03/purple-like-fucking-boss.html
I've got two THREE things to blog about today... The first is Eric's review for The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence.  After reading the Dungeons & Donuts review, Eric felt compelled to read and critique Purple for himse...
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Kind of a crappy adventure, but might still have some use in your campaign, especially if you are of the appropriate demographic.
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I like backing #Kickstarter  projects.  Sometimes they're hit or miss.  in this case, I can dig it.

Here's a little RPG called Wield where you play magical objects & control those who find you.

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In last night's game, the ante got upped even more than before. I really don't know if "Breaking Bad in Space" (sans the drugs) is really the apt comparison, but I'm not quite sure what to compare it to anymore. 

Plus this happened:

http://therpgpundit.blogspot.com/2015/03/traveller-campaign-update-where-any.html
In last night's game, the ante got upped even more than before. I really don't know if "Breaking Bad in Space" (sans the drugs) is really the apt comparison, but I'm not quite sure what to compare it to anymore.  Suffice it t...
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Thank you, thank you.
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Jeff Dee

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New for Bethorm: the Plane of Tekumel RPG!

28mm scale Sakbe Road foamcore model kit. Easy to build, and a wonderful addition to any Tekumel-based tabletop RPG or miniatures game.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/145297/Sakbe-Road-Foamcore-Kit
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Tales of the Troubadour is an adventure created by us, and played with the Edge of the Empire RPG rules.
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Lucas Curell

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Next Friday (March 6), The City of Brass will be coming to Kickstarter. It's a suite of web tools designed to manage the mechanics of tabletop RPGs. The system is game-agnostic and should work with any RPG you play. I hope you'll check out the preview page and let me know what you think.
The City of Brass is raising funds for The City of Brass (tabletop RPG toolset) on Kickstarter! A fully-featured app designed to manage the mechanics of pen-and-paper RPGs allowing you to focus on what matters: playing that game.
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Nice looking tiles, but could be problematic to print out for some.
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The problem with combat in many games today is complexity. It bogs down the game. And as much as you may love Vancian magic, it complicates magic and casting. So you are never going to find or create a system that utilizes Vancian magic that doesn't feel weighty. Adding in ritual magic and ley lines only complicates things even further. In fact, rules magic altogether, along with combat options, bogs down gaming, because rules bog down gaming. If you want fire-and-forget, then use cards, grabbing the ones you want your character to remember, and discarding them when done. Anything more, such as rules about which and how frequently, and how they affect one thing over another, and it's just going to slow things down. If you want fast combat, then disregard rules-heavy magic and combat options.
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Thanks for the clarification, +Megalith Stampede .  I don't share your preferences (I get the impression that my taste runs to higher-complexity than yours), but now I feel I understand what you were actually getting at from the start.
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Jacob Zimmerman

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Today, the Ramblers present some ideas on running/playing in a play-by-post game.
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Dominic Claveau

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Here's my first completed attempt at game design! Still untested but I wanted to get it out there instead of having the file sitting quietly on my hard drive !

https://anadielblackbook.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/reckoning-world-a-lasers-feelingshunter-the-reckoning-hack/
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I'm anxious to try it now! My guess is, it'll launch another set of revisions.

Working on game text has been a rewarding experience so far. Helped me a great as a teacher. My assignment directives are WAY better now.
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Nicola Urbinati

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Evolution Pulse: Hyonos Character Archetype

Hekath are the evil, the darkness of human soul and the divine wrath that struck on our old world. You travel between LostZones searching for miserable souls to save, and you sacrificed your mundane life for a higher purpose: safety of the last remnants of humanity. Doomed to a life of struggle and suffering, you know your choice was the only one possible, because your sacrifice will allow many others to survive. Hekath are pure, feral and devastating hatred. You don't have any mercy, and you erect yourself as the bastion against the end of time.

Evolution Pulse Preview: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/144528/Evolution-Pulse

#evolutionpulse   #hyonos  
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So, once again, a late post, but still it's done on before Saturday is over!  I hope you enjoy my late, Late Review of Clanbook:  Toreador (Revised).   the first that I've reviewed of the Revised Clanbooks.  I look forward to writing more and I'm already collecting more of the Revised Clanbooks!  
Clanbook:  Toreador (Revised) By Heather Grove & Greg Stoltze 2000, 100 pages                         From the very first page, Clanbook Toreador recreates the image of the Clan of the Rose and Kindred society by offerin...
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It's been awhile since I've thought about the clanbooks (I ran a tabletop V:tM chronicle from 1991 to 2006) but today I would sum them all up as: Ninety to ninety-eight percent filler; with perhaps a page of material that may be relevant to an actual game. The developers hired freelance writers to produce a literary document with a predetermined word count, instead of designing an expansion for a game where the stories should be written in play.

The WW splatbook mill was a flawed process. Their rules were not an exception - based system like GURPS or D&D are. Clanbooks didn't add enough value to play for what they cost to produce, didn't provide interesting choices for players, and put constrictions on us GMs who already had too much extra work to do to run this kind of system.

Fortunately these splat books have become obsolete by better games readily available today. I would rather play something like Urban Shadows or Undying, which give you everything you need for emergent complexity in one small book instead of a library of someone else's characters and stories.
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John Marvin

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This time in GM Excuses, 3 NPCs do a dead-drop.
<-Previous GM Excuses, Part IV Because of my hiccup, I've gotten behind in my homework! Time to file for an extension and get back to work. If you’re new to this blog thread, I’m following the W...
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Nate McD

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What is the best organized all-in-one RPG manual you have read/used?

Page layout, art, and game mechanics themselves are not a factor. What I am hoping to do is find a few examples of the best organized manuals.

As an example, I prefer that long catalogs of items like spells, monsters, and magic items should be in appendixes or late chapters, with all the rules and mechanics listed prior, so one isn't flipping back and forth over long stretches of encyclopedic entries to find rules.
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Is that a review of the game, or its manual's organization?
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Also, goofy observations.
Aberration: Nothic, Spectator Beast: Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Ape, Axe Beak, Baboon, Badger, Bat, Black Bear, Blood Hawk, Boar, Brown Bear, Camel, Cat, Constrictor Snake, Crab, Crocodile, Deer, Dire Wolf, Draft Horse, Eagle, Elephant, Elk, Flying Snake, Frog, Giant Ape, Giant Badger, Giant Bat, ...
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Posted yesterday on Thursday/GURPSday!

Another installment of my ongoing #GURPS campaign set in the #KnownWorld of #Mystara  

Grand Duchy of Adventure 49 - Against the Slavers

In this episode the Grey Company joins forces with the Fairy King of Horses in a daring raid against a slaver camp to save Human and horse slaves (there were some Goblin slaves too, but they didn't seem to matter that much to anyone)

http://darkpathsandwanderedroads.blogspot.com/2015/02/grand-duchy-49_26.html
Grand Duchy of Adventure Session 49 February 13 - 25, 2015 Against the Slavers Nytdain 1st of Yarthmont Taking out the Sentry Griffin signals his companions, Ree, Remar and Rood, to get into position up on the rocks ab...
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Sexism in RPGs from a females perspective. This is a guest blog post from The Rogue DM who has been a members of many online RPG communities for some time now. There are plugs to where you can find her pages in the bottom of the blog post.

Thank you,

http://www.rpgjuce.com/blog/2015/2/25/get-a-group-together-show-up-play
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