Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012
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Black Gate » Blog Archive » Art of the Genre: Review, Paizo’s Dragon Empires!

Black Gate » Blog Archive » Art of the Genre: Review, Paizo’s Dragon Empires! | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it

I’m sure I’ve mentioned TSR’s Oriental Adventures on more than one occasion from my soap box of a blog. This book is the only 1E D&D book I have with water damage because the day I bought it I was so enthralled that I thought I could take a bath while reading it [bad idea].


Anyway, from that moment forward I was deathly intrigued by the Orient, be it Kara-Tur in the Forgotten Realms, the T’ung in my home brew world, the non-magic stage of feudal Japan in Bushido, or of course the realms of Rokugan in Legend of the Five Rings...

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The Ultimate Survival Guide to May's Science Fiction and Fantasy!

The Ultimate Survival Guide to May's Science Fiction and Fantasy! | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
May 2012 is not for the faint of heart of the unwary. This month is packed with science fiction and fantasy goodness, that will shake your very soul to its foundations.
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What's Up With D&D? for Monday, 30 April 2012 - EN World: Your Daily RPG Magazine

What's Up With D&D? for Monday, 30 April 2012 - EN World: Your Daily RPG Magazine | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
This week there was a little commotion with the departure of Monte Cook and you can read about that here .
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The Dungeoneering Dad: Gnomish Healing Brandy

The Dungeoneering Dad: Gnomish Healing Brandy | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it

I just introduced Gnomish Healing Brandy into my C&C Wilderlands campaign. By the book, potions of cure light wounds (a.k.a. potions of healing) go for 300 gp a pop. That is a bit pricey for low-level PCs, but I like how C&C keeps magic a bit rare and didn't want to mess with that. Gnomish Healing Brandy was my answer; a good dose of healing for a reasonable cost, but with some side-effects. It should be suitable for any D&D-style game...

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Ancient Scroll's Secret Room: No Remorse | Game Knight Reviews

Ancient Scroll's Secret Room: No Remorse | Game Knight Reviews | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
This week Robert tackles... The mind of a killer PC. Is it possible to play a cold-blooded killer and not go insane or lose your humanity?
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Earn a Masters in Dungeoneering From Faster Combat

Earn a Masters in Dungeoneering From Faster Combat | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Over the past year, I've spent a considerable amount of time being a n00b Dungeon Master in my gaming group's first foray in to D&D. I'v...
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100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 31-50

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 31-50 | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Music can tell a story, or split your head open like a guava. So it's no surprise the love affair between music and science fiction/fantasy has been a fruitful and tempestuous one, full of drama and strange creations.
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LotFP Hardcover and Adventures Project

LotFP Hardcover and Adventures Project | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
LotFP Rules & Magic in hardcover, plus adventures by the biggest names in gaming!

Nearly two dozen different books will be made with enough support.
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Pavis - Gateway to Adventure: The Classic RPG City is ... - Black Gate

Pavis - Gateway to Adventure: The Classic RPG City is ... - Black Gate | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it

pavis_cover Wow. This is a big book. I mean, seriously big. It's 420 pages of letter-sized softback, absolutely crammed with information about one of the most famous cities in fantasy roleplaying – Pavis, City of Thieves, ...

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Sepiachord - Victoria RPG reviewed on The Other Side~

Sepiachord - Victoria RPG reviewed on The Other Side~ | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Victoria RPG reviewed on The Other Side~. http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2012/04/v-is-for-victoria-rpg.html?m=1. “V is for Victoria RPG. Continuing my exploration of Victorian era RPGS I can't help but mention the the game ...
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Age of Ravens: Citybook II: Port o' Call: RPG Items I Like

Age of Ravens: Citybook II: Port o' Call: RPG Items I Like | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Citybook II: Port o' Call: RPG Items I Like. WHAT IS IT? Sourcebook presenting establishments for a port city, useable with most fantasy rpgs. TALES TO TELL BACK ON SHORE The first Citybook seems to have been intended ...
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Mik's Minis: Rogue Space RPG Review

Mik's Minis: Rogue Space RPG Review | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
I picked up Rogue Space, an independent, sci-fi rpg, a couple of weeks back but wanted to hold off on a review until we actually got it out for a test drive. To quote its summary it "is an easy to learn and flexible Role Playing ...
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A Game of Whit's: News: WaRP, Dominion, TableTop, Classic Reviews

A Game of Whit's: News: WaRP, Dominion, TableTop, Classic Reviews | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Close on the heels of the 13th age announcement, another Jonathan Tweet-related news item just began circulating. Atlas Games has announced that Over the Edge by Jonathan Tweet and Robin Laws will be released to an ...
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Epic Level Encounter Design – Part 1: Cut the Fat — Dungeon's Master

Recently I’ve been charged with the task of running the first epic level campaign for the Dungeon’s Master crew.
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Kickstarter gets scammed | Marketplace from American Public Media

Kickstarter gets scammed | Marketplace from American Public Media | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it

Seems like every week we’re getting wind of a new crowd-funded project on Kickstarter getting bananas cash. The million dollar ceiling has been shattered, crushed, and ground down to kitty litter. You probably shouldn’t be surprised to find out that it didn’t take the get-rich-quick ne’er do wells to figure out a way to scam people out of their hard-earned cash...

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And the winner of the 2012 RPG Site of the Year is…

And the winner of the 2012 RPG Site of the Year is… | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Who's it gonna be?...
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Hack & Slash: On Interesting Treasure: The Alabaster Box

Hack & Slash: On Interesting Treasure: The Alabaster Box | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
On Interesting Treasure: The Alabaster Box from Hack & Slash http://t.co/vbFXxSa9 #RPG...
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Outlive Outdead - A cinematic zombie RPG Kickstarter!

Zombies as PCs, trust issues, cinematic rules, betrayal, shotguns, fast or slow zombies, hiding zombie bites -- it's all here.
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The Mastermind Puzzle

The Mastermind Puzzle | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it

Good puzzles are a great way to keep your games fresh and interesting from week to week. A good set of puzzles on hand helps you stay away from simple and continual skill checks. As puzzle games go, the code-breaking in Mastermind is a good metaphor to apply to the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons. Today we're going to look at a simple way to add a mastermind puzzle to your D&D game...

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Torg: A Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Hack (Primer) : Critical Hits

Torg: A Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Hack (Primer) : Critical Hits | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it

Back in 1990, West End Games released Torg, a cinematic style multi-genre roleplaying game. This game featured many innovative mechanics such as the Drama Deck and Possibility Points, but is best known for its background...

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Inconsequential Combat

A while back I wrote a post on the inconsequential nature of most fights in D&D. Summarizing (and by all means, do read it, it’s probably the best post I have here), combat is inconsequen...
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Tabletop Review: Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 - diehard gamefan

Tabletop Review: Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 - diehard gamefan | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Tabletop Review: Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1diehard gamefanby Jason Packer on April 25, 2012 If you've read any of my previous reviews of Legend, the d100-style game based on the RuneQuest II ruleset, you'll know that a common complaint...
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Cubicle 7 offering One Ring RPG themed downloads | Middle-earth ...

Cubicle 7 offering One Ring RPG themed downloads | Middle-earth ... | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Author Information. Posted by: Bandoras. Part-time hobbit, full-time Tolkien fanatic, James became a fan after the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and within years he had devoured all things Tolkien and embraced his ...
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Insomniacs and Psychosaurs: An RPG Girl Double-Fisted Review

Insomniacs and Psychosaurs: An RPG Girl Double-Fisted Review | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Insomniacs and Psychosaurs: An RPG Girl Double-Fisted Review. 26 Apr By l Leave a Comment. Don't Read This Book, Edited by Chuck Wendig. Evil Hat Productions, May 2012. 200 pages. Formats: Softcover, Kindle, ePub, iBook.
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Daniel Solis: Hierarchy of Interface for Tabletop Games

Daniel Solis: Hierarchy of Interface for Tabletop Games | Friday Knight News - RPG Edition: 4-MAY-2012 | Scoop.it
Hierarchy of Interface for Tabletop Games · Hierarchy of Interface for Tabletop Games as observed by John Stavropoulos (Source) TOOLS The actual components of play, like character sheets, cheat sheets, boards and bits.
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