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Space pirates! I buy 99% of my RPGs only in PDF these days, but when a product as special as the Pirates of Drinax (PDF)campaign for Mongoose Traveller comes along, my heart goes pitter-patter and I have to make an exception. It’s a sandbox campaign with a fantastic hook: The ruler of once-great Drinax, now […]

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When my Tunnels & Trolls hardcover arrived, I was immediately drawn to the glossy color section. I’d mostly ignored Trollworld when I read the rules in my softcover copy, figuring if I ran it I’d homebrew a setting . . . but this map has me rethinking that. Rrr’lff is Trollworld’s main continent, and it […]

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One more bit of schadenfreude for the toxic bad actors of the RPG world: Grim & Perilous Studios has trademarked #DNDGate for its forthcoming collection of stories about inclusivity in gaming of the same name. And filed at least one DMCA takedown against a DNDGater for trademark infringement. Delicious. Bigotry has no place in gaming. […]

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Stuart Robertson is right the fuck on the money with this one: As the creator of the most widely used OSR logo, he is legally withdrawing the right to use it on any works containing hate speech (as defined by Canadian law). The thread on Google+ where he made this announcement is epic. If you […]

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I haven’t used my RPGnet account in about five years, but the principled stand they took by banning posting in support of Trump prompted me to dust it off and give the forums another look. Their ban was carefully considered (including the nuances around it) and clearly and unequivocally presented, and I couldn’t agree more. […]

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neuzd offers a dandy Traveller system generator for 1st edition Mongoose Traveller, and it’s free. What makes it so dandy? For starters, it’s dead simple: click link, get system. The abbreviations for bases and trade codes appear on every output screen (you’ll have to reference the rules, or the web, for the UWP and other […]

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I’ve added a couple new books to my list of my favorite free & PWYW RPG products on DriveThruRPG (covering about 3% of the 7,500+ products available) that are both so good that I want to talk about them here. The first is Dead Friend: A Game of Necromancy, by Lucian Kahn, which is a […]

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The Strongholds & Streaming Kickstarter, which will surely crack a million dollars and more likely wind up passing 2-3 million,[1] has convinced me that I no longer understand the RPG industry, am an old fuddy-duddy, and should immediately walk up the nearest mountain and become a hermit. For the past decade, my wife has been […]

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Thanks to Bryan Shipp over on G+, I just checked out this Gary Gygax interview from 1979 on Jon Peterson’s site — and it blew my mind. Here’s Gary on game prep: “Two to three hours per hour of play is generally what the dungeon master has to prepare with. He sits down and draws […]

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My online group just wrapped up our second playtesting session of Brad J. Murray‘s upcoming space-fantasy RPG Elysium Flare, and I wanted to talk a little bit about it. The current public playtest draft is v4, available for free on Brad’s Patreon. Background For context: Our sessions are short, and we’re talkative; so far, we’ve […]

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