Supplement Review: Midgard Campaign Setting by Wolfgang Baur and the Open Design team, Part 3

As I continue my journey into Midgard reading the Midgard Campaign Setting, Chapter 3 suggests that I need to explore what it means to be at a “Crossroads.” A few such crossroads in history come to mind, such as the ancient cities of Rome and Constantinople. There’s the mythological connotation of a crossroads representing someplace . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Campaign Setting by Wolfgang Baur and the Open Design team, Part 3

Supplement Review: Midgard Campaign Setting by Wolfgang Baur and the Open Design team, Part 1

Welcome to the first part of the review for the Midgard Campaign Setting book from Wolfgang Baur, Jeff Grub, Brandon Hodge, Christina Stiles, and Dan Voyce from Open Design. That’s right… This will be another multi-part review. There are simply too many parts to this book to handle it in one go without glossing over . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Campaign Setting by Wolfgang Baur and the Open Design team, Part 1

Interview: Tim Loya – The Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen

I have mentioned that I have a Kickstarter addiction, haven’t I? I’m sure I have. Well, the cool thing about all these Kickstarter projects is that sometimes I get to chat with some of the folks behind the project.

In this case, Tim Loya, one of the folks behind “The Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen” . . . → Read More: Interview: Tim Loya – The Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen

Supplement Review: Enemies of NeoExodus: The Folding Circle from LPJ Design

Ever since gamers went online and began publishing their own materials, it’s been truly astounding to see the diversity and creativity of some of those ideas. And when the PDF marketplace went crazy, the floodgates opened up in an almost Darwinian fashion and many small publishing efforts have risen and fallen over the years. One . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Enemies of NeoExodus: The Folding Circle from LPJ Design

Publisher Interview: Christopher Merwin of BlackStar Games

Back in October 2011, I caught wind of the Shadowlands Epic Fantasy Sci-Fi Mashup project at Kickstarter. When I checked out the project page, I was impressed by the art, the descriptions, and most of all the new approach to a fantasy RPG setting. Well, maybe not “new” new – Expedition to the Barrier Peaks . . . → Read More: Publisher Interview: Christopher Merwin of BlackStar Games

News from Around the Net: 18-NOV-2011

What a wild month… This week was “Teach Your Kids to Game” week, sponsored by the great folks at RPGNow/DriveThruRPG. Next week is the US Thanksgiving holiday. So in a two week span, we’ll have several of my favorite things in the world – gaming, gaming with my kids, great food, time with family, and . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 18-NOV-2011

Supplement Review: Book of Drakes by Adam Daigle and Mike Welham from Open Design

Is it possible for a game supplement to be too beautiful? If that’s the case, then the Book of Drakes by Adam Daigle and Mike Welham from Open Design would surely push that boundary to its limits. In a world where the greater dragons get all the press, it’s amazing to see the lesser dragons . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Book of Drakes by Adam Daigle and Mike Welham from Open Design

Book Review: Streets of Zobeck by Ben McFarland and Open Design

In a fantasy setting, you’re in a few general places – either above ground or below it, in a crowded place bustling with life or an old place with the scent of decay and death. One of my characters (my escaped slave rogue) preferred walls to trees any day of the week, yet many other . . . → Read More: Book Review: Streets of Zobeck by Ben McFarland and Open Design

Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly Winter 2011 Issue 16

When the kobolds choose to cut loose one another issue of Kobold Quarterly, you can’t help but take notice. Kobold Quarterly Winter 2011 Issue 16 holds true to form from cover to cover. It’s tough to go wrong when you start with artist Kieran Yanner’s “Siren” seeming to gaze right through you with scales in . . . → Read More: Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly Winter 2011 Issue 16

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