Archive for July, 2013

  • The Hit Comic Series Based on Paizo’s Award-Winning Fantasy World Continues the Adventures of Pathfinder Heroes Paizo Publishing, LLC, creators of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and leading comics publisher Dynamite Entertainment, announce today that Pathfinder Comics issue #8 is now available. Written by acclaimed comic author Jim Zub, with interior art by Jake Bilbao, Pathfinder #8 has the mysterious dragon known a Black Fang taking refuge near Sandpoint, and the Pathfinder adventurers must brave a treacherous dungeon to hunt it down. Subscribers to Pathfinder comics through paizo.com receive a 20% discount off the cover price, 15% off back and special issues, a special subscriber tag for thepaizo.com messageboards, and a limited-edition collectible paizo.com exclusive cover for each issue. Pathfinder comics are also available in […]

    PATHFINDER COMICS #8, OUT NOW, BRINGS MYSTERIOUS DRAGON TO SANDPOINT

    The Hit Comic Series Based on Paizo’s Award-Winning Fantasy World Continues the Adventures of Pathfinder Heroes Paizo Publishing, LLC, creators of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and leading comics publisher Dynamite Entertainment, announce today that Pathfinder Comics issue #8 is now available. Written by acclaimed comic author Jim Zub, with interior art by Jake Bilbao, Pathfinder #8 has the mysterious dragon known a Black Fang taking refuge near Sandpoint, and the Pathfinder adventurers must brave a treacherous dungeon to hunt it down. Subscribers to Pathfinder comics through paizo.com receive a 20% discount off the cover price, 15% off back and special issues, a special subscriber tag for thepaizo.com messageboards, and a limited-edition collectible paizo.com exclusive cover for each issue. Pathfinder comics are also available in […]

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  • How many times have you struggled to keep your tabletop RPG campaigns organized? Have you ever lost track of what your players have and haven’t learned? Is “real-life” limiting the time you have to prepare for games? Do you waste precious time during games searching for details from previous sessions, some of which occurred months or even years ago? If so, you need Realm Works! Brought to you by the creators of Hero Lab®, Realm Works™ is the Game Master’s answer to managing your campaign and your time, allowing you to focus on telling the story to your players. Built by GMs and players, this game-system neutral tool allows GMs to create and master their world like never before.   […]

    Realm Works: Create Your World. Tell Your Story. Master Your Game

    How many times have you struggled to keep your tabletop RPG campaigns organized? Have you ever lost track of what your players have and haven’t learned? Is “real-life” limiting the time you have to prepare for games? Do you waste precious time during games searching for details from previous sessions, some of which occurred months or even years ago? If so, you need Realm Works! Brought to you by the creators of Hero Lab®, Realm Works™ is the Game Master’s answer to managing your campaign and your time, allowing you to focus on telling the story to your players. Built by GMs and players, this game-system neutral tool allows GMs to create and master their world like never before.   […]

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  • One week left: Quest for play & creativity continues, new goals unveiled With a week left and our initial Kickstarter goal reached, Forge of Honor isn’t ready to rest yet. Funds aren’t guaranteed until the campaign is over! Plus, creator Dale Taylor has a brain that just won’t stop and he’s coming up with new accessories and even new toys. We’ve added activity pages (see ForgeOfHonor.com/art) and offered a sneak peek at plans for an epic fiction series, starting with picture books for the wee ones. Check it out before it’s too late: $20,000 Stretch Goal – A special sword holster that attaches to a belt or the shield so children (or their parents) can carry swords hands-free or carry […]

    Forge of Honor toys get Kickstarted!

    One week left: Quest for play & creativity continues, new goals unveiled With a week left and our initial Kickstarter goal reached, Forge of Honor isn’t ready to rest yet. Funds aren’t guaranteed until the campaign is over! Plus, creator Dale Taylor has a brain that just won’t stop and he’s coming up with new accessories and even new toys. We’ve added activity pages (see ForgeOfHonor.com/art) and offered a sneak peek at plans for an epic fiction series, starting with picture books for the wee ones. Check it out before it’s too late: $20,000 Stretch Goal – A special sword holster that attaches to a belt or the shield so children (or their parents) can carry swords hands-free or carry […]

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  • Hello Andrew, thanks for taking the time to speak with NERD TREK today.  Please tell us about yourself and your company. Thanks Jonathan, my name is Andrew Collas and I am the writer/editor-in-chief of Zenith Comics. We recently started a Kickstarter campaign to get our first issue of HEROIC to print.     We love Kickstarter projects, especially those dealing with comics or gaming! What sets your work apart from other comic books? I have for years lamented the lack of strong female characters in superhero comics or the over sexualization of those characters.  As you can see demonstrated by the included character art, Lady America, our heroine, is a strong female that is neither a sex kitten or a damsel-in-distress.  […]

    Interview with Andrew Collas of Zenith Comics

    Hello Andrew, thanks for taking the time to speak with NERD TREK today.  Please tell us about yourself and your company. Thanks Jonathan, my name is Andrew Collas and I am the writer/editor-in-chief of Zenith Comics. We recently started a Kickstarter campaign to get our first issue of HEROIC to print.     We love Kickstarter projects, especially those dealing with comics or gaming! What sets your work apart from other comic books? I have for years lamented the lack of strong female characters in superhero comics or the over sexualization of those characters.  As you can see demonstrated by the included character art, Lady America, our heroine, is a strong female that is neither a sex kitten or a damsel-in-distress.  […]

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  • Forge of Honor toys encourage play, imagination – and gamers! Time running out to support Kickstarter plush-toy project.  An innovative line of plush toys aimed at helping children fight bedtime monsters has attracted a welcome supporter: Gamers. Forge of Honor toys launched its colorful plush swords, shields and mini-warriors known as the Targimals on Kickstarter. The toys encourage play, imagination and courage in children. Early on, the startup toymaker realized Kickstarter was beyond comprehension for ordinary parents. Gamers who are parents, however, got it. “I checked out this project a couple of times, and thought it was a neat idea,” writes backer Ghool, who blogs at HandCannonOnline.com. “My daughter came and had a look. It was then that the money […]

    Forge of Honor – Nerd Parents Take Heed!

    Forge of Honor toys encourage play, imagination – and gamers! Time running out to support Kickstarter plush-toy project.  An innovative line of plush toys aimed at helping children fight bedtime monsters has attracted a welcome supporter: Gamers. Forge of Honor toys launched its colorful plush swords, shields and mini-warriors known as the Targimals on Kickstarter. The toys encourage play, imagination and courage in children. Early on, the startup toymaker realized Kickstarter was beyond comprehension for ordinary parents. Gamers who are parents, however, got it. “I checked out this project a couple of times, and thought it was a neat idea,” writes backer Ghool, who blogs at HandCannonOnline.com. “My daughter came and had a look. It was then that the money […]

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  • Genius Guide to Apeiron Staves This pdf is 16 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 14 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The supplement kicks off with a discussion on the basics of Apeiron Staves, where the word comes from and finally, why Apeiron Staves have been created – a massive design-rationale is given, including a sidebox etc. – but why? Because Apeiron staves are not merely spells in a can, they change the dynamics of combat, but more on that later. The description of Apeiron Staves e.g. can hint at its functionality and spellcasters may recharge the up to 20 charges these staves can hold by expending spell […]

    The Genius Guide to Apeiron Staves

    Genius Guide to Apeiron Staves This pdf is 16 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 14 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The supplement kicks off with a discussion on the basics of Apeiron Staves, where the word comes from and finally, why Apeiron Staves have been created – a massive design-rationale is given, including a sidebox etc. – but why? Because Apeiron staves are not merely spells in a can, they change the dynamics of combat, but more on that later. The description of Apeiron Staves e.g. can hint at its functionality and spellcasters may recharge the up to 20 charges these staves can hold by expending spell […]

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  • Pathways #27 The latest installment of Rite’s free e-zine Pathways is 39 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 12 pages of advertisements and 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look! This time around, David Paul’s editorial is about cool products (and free, linked spin-offs!), so I encourage you to check it out! After that, we’re introduced to the Watchman creature template by Steven D. Russell, whose sample CR 19 creature is lavishly illustrated on the cover by Keith Seymore. The template per se is rather cool, blending deadly gazes with vulnerabilities and clocking in at CR +2 – weirdly, though, one table that’s part of the template looks […]

    Pathways #27

    Pathways #27 The latest installment of Rite’s free e-zine Pathways is 39 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 12 pages of advertisements and 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look! This time around, David Paul’s editorial is about cool products (and free, linked spin-offs!), so I encourage you to check it out! After that, we’re introduced to the Watchman creature template by Steven D. Russell, whose sample CR 19 creature is lavishly illustrated on the cover by Keith Seymore. The template per se is rather cool, blending deadly gazes with vulnerabilities and clocking in at CR +2 – weirdly, though, one table that’s part of the template looks […]

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  • In just a few short years the App Store has quickly garnered the attention of gamers everywhere. From the hundreds of ports of classic games to the original titles that proliferate that little blue icon on your phone or tablet. The App Store is home to some truly spectacular games. While Angry Birds and Draw Something are the App Store’s monoliths, the world of RPGs on your iOS device also serves up some pretty remarkable gaming experiences. While the App Store boasts more apps filed under the RPG heading than I care to count, sadly, most are thinly veiled attempts to get you to spend a few bucks on something that is subpar to the few gems that really shine […]

    iOS Role-Playing Games Worth Playing

    In just a few short years the App Store has quickly garnered the attention of gamers everywhere. From the hundreds of ports of classic games to the original titles that proliferate that little blue icon on your phone or tablet. The App Store is home to some truly spectacular games. While Angry Birds and Draw Something are the App Store’s monoliths, the world of RPGs on your iOS device also serves up some pretty remarkable gaming experiences. While the App Store boasts more apps filed under the RPG heading than I care to count, sadly, most are thinly veiled attempts to get you to spend a few bucks on something that is subpar to the few gems that really shine […]

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  • Here’s the official word directly from the ENnie Awards website on this year’s ENnie Award ceremony schedule! August 16 @ 6:30 pm: Doors to the Union Station Grand Hall open for Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction.  Cash bar available. 7:30 pm: Dr. Mary Crowell and Publisher Karaoke 8:00 pm: Ceremony begins After a few opening remarks, the award presentations get underway.  Nominees are read off and shown on the big screen, silver award winner announced first, then gold.  A brief clip of “winner’s walk” music pre-selected by the nominee is played upon announcement of the win.  Winners are expected to keep their speeches to the 1-3 minute range.  In addition to the winning nominated products, we will announce the judges for the […]

    Information on the 2013 ENnie Awards Ceremony

    Here’s the official word directly from the ENnie Awards website on this year’s ENnie Award ceremony schedule! August 16 @ 6:30 pm: Doors to the Union Station Grand Hall open for Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction.  Cash bar available. 7:30 pm: Dr. Mary Crowell and Publisher Karaoke 8:00 pm: Ceremony begins After a few opening remarks, the award presentations get underway.  Nominees are read off and shown on the big screen, silver award winner announced first, then gold.  A brief clip of “winner’s walk” music pre-selected by the nominee is played upon announcement of the win.  Winners are expected to keep their speeches to the 1-3 minute range.  In addition to the winning nominated products, we will announce the judges for the […]

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  • HBO’s Game of Thrones has been an international phenomenon, sparking buzz for a high fantasy series that usually wouldn’t garner huge amounts of publicity, regardless of it’s quality or epicness. But Game of Thrones managed to do what many a fantasy series has tried and failed to do: capture the hearts of mainstream audiences. Some book fans might dismiss the show for the changes it’s made to plot points and certain character’s roles (Talisa who?), but for the most part the show has managed to capture much of the spirit and storylines of the book series, which makes it all the more appealing to long-time devotees and new fans, many of whom have taken up reading the books where they might […]

    Game of Thrones Hairstyles Tutorial

    HBO’s Game of Thrones has been an international phenomenon, sparking buzz for a high fantasy series that usually wouldn’t garner huge amounts of publicity, regardless of it’s quality or epicness. But Game of Thrones managed to do what many a fantasy series has tried and failed to do: capture the hearts of mainstream audiences. Some book fans might dismiss the show for the changes it’s made to plot points and certain character’s roles (Talisa who?), but for the most part the show has managed to capture much of the spirit and storylines of the book series, which makes it all the more appealing to long-time devotees and new fans, many of whom have taken up reading the books where they might […]

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  •   Super computers can take over the world. It sounds like a line from a science fiction movie, but it just might be possible for these computers on steroids to usurp the human race. Discover at least four computers that should have you shaking in your boots. Skynet Super Computer In true Google fashion, they bought the Skynet quantum computer from D-Wave. As a second generation super computer, the abilities of this computer would literally blow your human mind. The entire premise of Skynet is it is a computer that can think for itself. With its own superpower, the computer’s job is to then set out to teach other computers how to learn and think for themselves. The learning process […]

    Is Skynet Already Online? 4 Computers that Could Usurp the Human Race

      Super computers can take over the world. It sounds like a line from a science fiction movie, but it just might be possible for these computers on steroids to usurp the human race. Discover at least four computers that should have you shaking in your boots. Skynet Super Computer In true Google fashion, they bought the Skynet quantum computer from D-Wave. As a second generation super computer, the abilities of this computer would literally blow your human mind. The entire premise of Skynet is it is a computer that can think for itself. With its own superpower, the computer’s job is to then set out to teach other computers how to learn and think for themselves. The learning process […]

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  • The Raven’s Call This module is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right!   The world of Midgard, the Northlands – rather specifically, the small thorp called Nargenstal… has seen better days. Thankfully (depending on the hook), the Shadow Road known as Raven’s Road opens for the PCs and dumps them near it – for unfortunately, the village has been taken. By whom will become apparent once the PCs encounter the few villagers that have escaped: […]

    Midgard Adventures: The Raven’s Call

    The Raven’s Call This module is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right!   The world of Midgard, the Northlands – rather specifically, the small thorp called Nargenstal… has seen better days. Thankfully (depending on the hook), the Shadow Road known as Raven’s Road opens for the PCs and dumps them near it – for unfortunately, the village has been taken. By whom will become apparent once the PCs encounter the few villagers that have escaped: […]

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  • The Mires of Mourning This module is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Morninghaven sanatorium, constructed in the heart of the Creeping Mire, founded by the church of Mitra and headed by the prestigious Osterklieg family had for some time had its reputation decline, even as a place to lock up the criminally insane. When Baronet Wilbane Osterklieg fell from favor, his presumed sizable fortune was never found. Now, for 30 […]

    Saturday Night Special: The Mires of Mourning

    The Mires of Mourning This module is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Morninghaven sanatorium, constructed in the heart of the Creeping Mire, founded by the church of Mitra and headed by the prestigious Osterklieg family had for some time had its reputation decline, even as a place to lock up the criminally insane. When Baronet Wilbane Osterklieg fell from favor, his presumed sizable fortune was never found. Now, for 30 […]

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  • The Right to Arm Bugbears This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following review contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! If you’re familiar with “Thief in the Night”, you’ll be familiar with the backdrop of this module, since it can be run as a direct sequel to that module, though it doesn’t have to. The module thus kicks off with the PCs being hired by the city of Brdigefort’s Baron, one Tavius Mercen IV – who fills them in on the issue: The […]

    B12: The Right to Arm Bugbears

    The Right to Arm Bugbears This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following review contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! If you’re familiar with “Thief in the Night”, you’ll be familiar with the backdrop of this module, since it can be run as a direct sequel to that module, though it doesn’t have to. The module thus kicks off with the PCs being hired by the city of Brdigefort’s Baron, one Tavius Mercen IV – who fills them in on the issue: The […]

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  • FoTS – Yog’vhus’chuul, Harbinger of the Deeping Void The final installment of the FoTS-series is 25 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages of advertisement, so let’s take a look!   Following my format established for the FoTS-series, I’ll first tell you about the additional content herein: Template-wise, this pdf provides us with teh Worm-that-Walks-template (CR +2), the Divine Creature template (CR +1), the Hive Creature template (CR +2), the Beyondling template (CR +2) and the aquatic creature template ( CR +0). Beyond these templates, we also get the universal beastlord and mystic archetypes as well as the Blight Druid archetype for…surprise: The druid. Didn’t see that one coming, now, did you? […]

    FoTS – Yog’vhus’chuul, Harbinger of the Deeping Void

    FoTS – Yog’vhus’chuul, Harbinger of the Deeping Void The final installment of the FoTS-series is 25 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages of advertisement, so let’s take a look!   Following my format established for the FoTS-series, I’ll first tell you about the additional content herein: Template-wise, this pdf provides us with teh Worm-that-Walks-template (CR +2), the Divine Creature template (CR +1), the Hive Creature template (CR +2), the Beyondling template (CR +2) and the aquatic creature template ( CR +0). Beyond these templates, we also get the universal beastlord and mystic archetypes as well as the Blight Druid archetype for…surprise: The druid. Didn’t see that one coming, now, did you? […]

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  • Dungeon Denizens EL 3 The third installment of the Dungeon Denizen-series deals with EL 3 encounters and is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let us take a look, shall we?   By now I assume you’re familiar with the formula of the series – if not, here’s the cliffnotes: Essentially, we get 3 d12-tables, with each entry of a table not only mentioning a creature to encounter, but also a rather extensive fluff-text you can use to paraphrase encounters, act as dressing or inspire you to create living dungeon environments. While default enemies straight […]

    Dungeon Denizens EL 3

    Dungeon Denizens EL 3 The third installment of the Dungeon Denizen-series deals with EL 3 encounters and is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let us take a look, shall we?   By now I assume you’re familiar with the formula of the series – if not, here’s the cliffnotes: Essentially, we get 3 d12-tables, with each entry of a table not only mentioning a creature to encounter, but also a rather extensive fluff-text you can use to paraphrase encounters, act as dressing or inspire you to create living dungeon environments. While default enemies straight […]

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  • Amazing Races: Dwarves This installment of the Amazing Races-series is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The pdf kicks off with 6 new feats for Dwarves: -Bonded Craftsman: Count as +2 class levels when adding magical abilities to your bonded object and +4 to Craft and Profession when adding abilities to your bonded object or creating/adding abilities to a bonded object of the same type.   -Dwarven Ringsmith: When only wearing rings you crafted yourself, you may wear up to 3 rings at once. Finally, if you have the Master Craftsman feat, you may count your chosen skill ranks as an effective caster […]

    Amazing Races: Dwarves

    Amazing Races: Dwarves This installment of the Amazing Races-series is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The pdf kicks off with 6 new feats for Dwarves: -Bonded Craftsman: Count as +2 class levels when adding magical abilities to your bonded object and +4 to Craft and Profession when adding abilities to your bonded object or creating/adding abilities to a bonded object of the same type.   -Dwarven Ringsmith: When only wearing rings you crafted yourself, you may wear up to 3 rings at once. Finally, if you have the Master Craftsman feat, you may count your chosen skill ranks as an effective caster […]

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  • Class Expansions: Illusion Sorceror Bloodlines This installment of the Class Expansions-line is 5 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look at what we get, shall we?   Illusions and sorcerers don’t mix well. That’s been the status-quo so far Want a crafty deceiver? Go wizard or witch. Which has always stricken me as odd, seeing as sorcerers with their cha-dependant casting would make for perfect con-men and due to the versatility of illusion-spells, they somewhat could offset their limited spell array. In here, we get 3 new bloodlines focused on Illusion-spells for subtle, charming sorcerers -so how do they hold up?   First would be the […]

    Class Expansions: Illusion Sorceror Bloodlines

    Class Expansions: Illusion Sorceror Bloodlines This installment of the Class Expansions-line is 5 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look at what we get, shall we?   Illusions and sorcerers don’t mix well. That’s been the status-quo so far Want a crafty deceiver? Go wizard or witch. Which has always stricken me as odd, seeing as sorcerers with their cha-dependant casting would make for perfect con-men and due to the versatility of illusion-spells, they somewhat could offset their limited spell array. In here, we get 3 new bloodlines focused on Illusion-spells for subtle, charming sorcerers -so how do they hold up?   First would be the […]

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  • Cultic Cryptomancia This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction/how-to-use, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Cultists, as the pdf goes on to discuss, need not be evil and may spring from oppressive governments and overtly restrictive dominant cultural streams. Of course, in fantasy gaming, cults tend to be even more problematic factor, often dabbling in the demonic and strange, being often associated with the things that hail from the Dark tapestry. As such, several of these rules tie in optionally with the neat madness rules from Legendary Games’ excellent Tomes of Ancient Knowledge, which imho should by now […]

    Cultic Cryptomancia

    Cultic Cryptomancia This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction/how-to-use, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Cultists, as the pdf goes on to discuss, need not be evil and may spring from oppressive governments and overtly restrictive dominant cultural streams. Of course, in fantasy gaming, cults tend to be even more problematic factor, often dabbling in the demonic and strange, being often associated with the things that hail from the Dark tapestry. As such, several of these rules tie in optionally with the neat madness rules from Legendary Games’ excellent Tomes of Ancient Knowledge, which imho should by now […]

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  • Tome of Spell & Sword This pdf is 27 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The pdf kicks off with a new base-class, the Dimensional Knight, who gets d8, 4+Int skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression, good will-saves, proficiency with simple and martial weapons as well as light armors. Dimensional knights also cast arcane spells of up to 6th level and cast them spontaneously, but use intelligence as a casting attribute – a deviation from established cha/int-casting-style dichotomies you should be aware of. They also get arcane pool points equal to 1/2 class level + Int-mod that partially stacks with e.g. the […]

    Tome of Spell & Sword

    Tome of Spell & Sword This pdf is 27 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The pdf kicks off with a new base-class, the Dimensional Knight, who gets d8, 4+Int skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression, good will-saves, proficiency with simple and martial weapons as well as light armors. Dimensional knights also cast arcane spells of up to 6th level and cast them spontaneously, but use intelligence as a casting attribute – a deviation from established cha/int-casting-style dichotomies you should be aware of. They also get arcane pool points equal to 1/2 class level + Int-mod that partially stacks with e.g. the […]

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  • Charity Product: The Merciful Cousins Cavalier Order This pdf is 4 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover (with a sketch by Wayne Reynolds!!!), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 1/3 of a page content, so let’s take a look!   The dragon has raided the village, the orc-horde has rampaged through the town, the necromancer-king is ravaging the country-side or the insane druid has conjured forth tornados and tidal waves – business as usual for adventurers: They set off, kill the bad guy and there – all well! Well, not in my game. I always considered it weird that there was no repercussion for the people – beyond a motive for closure/revenge – what help is it […]

    Charity Product: The Merciful Cousins Cavalier Order

    Charity Product: The Merciful Cousins Cavalier Order This pdf is 4 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover (with a sketch by Wayne Reynolds!!!), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 1/3 of a page content, so let’s take a look!   The dragon has raided the village, the orc-horde has rampaged through the town, the necromancer-king is ravaging the country-side or the insane druid has conjured forth tornados and tidal waves – business as usual for adventurers: They set off, kill the bad guy and there – all well! Well, not in my game. I always considered it weird that there was no repercussion for the people – beyond a motive for closure/revenge – what help is it […]

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  • Prestigious Roles: Centurion This pdf is 5 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look at this PrC!   The pdf provides us with the Centurion-PrC (The centurion just needs to have led a unit to victory, have a teamwork-feat and some moderate requirements), who gets d10, 4+Int skills per level, full BAB, medium fort and will-saves, and a teamwork-feat every odd level.   The revised centurion gets access to solo tactics and a command radius that starts at 20 ft and expands over the 10 levels to 60 ft. The allies inside this radius may benefit from his team tactician ability – granting […]

    Prestigious Roles: Centurion

    Prestigious Roles: Centurion This pdf is 5 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look at this PrC!   The pdf provides us with the Centurion-PrC (The centurion just needs to have led a unit to victory, have a teamwork-feat and some moderate requirements), who gets d10, 4+Int skills per level, full BAB, medium fort and will-saves, and a teamwork-feat every odd level.   The revised centurion gets access to solo tactics and a command radius that starts at 20 ft and expands over the 10 levels to 60 ft. The allies inside this radius may benefit from his team tactician ability – granting […]

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  • Local Brew Pub to have Pathfinder RPG-Themed Food Menu, Beer, Décor, and Gameplay during the Best Four Days in Gaming   Paizo Publishing, LLC, publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and leading publisher of fantasy RPG accessories, board games, and novels, and Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indianapolis, IN, announce today the transformation of Scotty’s from local brew pub to Pathfinder RPG clubhouse during Gen Con 2013. Scotty’s will be redesigning their food menu with a Pathfinder theme to include such tasty treats as Poor Squealy Nord and Boggard Fingers, and thirsty adventurers will be able to wash down their meals with refreshing Pathfinder Dog Slicer Ale. The venue will also be decorated with a variety of Paizo banners and […]

    SCOTTY’S BREWHOUSE TO TRANSFORM INTO PATHFINDER TAVERN DURING GEN CON INDY 2013

    Local Brew Pub to have Pathfinder RPG-Themed Food Menu, Beer, Décor, and Gameplay during the Best Four Days in Gaming   Paizo Publishing, LLC, publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and leading publisher of fantasy RPG accessories, board games, and novels, and Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indianapolis, IN, announce today the transformation of Scotty’s from local brew pub to Pathfinder RPG clubhouse during Gen Con 2013. Scotty’s will be redesigning their food menu with a Pathfinder theme to include such tasty treats as Poor Squealy Nord and Boggard Fingers, and thirsty adventurers will be able to wash down their meals with refreshing Pathfinder Dog Slicer Ale. The venue will also be decorated with a variety of Paizo banners and […]

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  • HASBRO’S KRE-O CONSTRUCTION BRAND RETURNS TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL In anticipation of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today the expansion of theirKRE-O construction brand to include DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the iconic fantasy entertainment brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Fans at Comic-Con should stop by the Hasbro booth on Friday, July 19 at 9:00-10:00a.m. for a chance to receive a special edition KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS collectible poster while supplies last  and view early KREON models. Kids and fans will be able to find KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS building sets at retail locations in January, 2014. The KRE-O brand also celebrates the upcoming launch of the recently announced KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION line at Comic-Con where visitors will be among […]

    Hasbro Announces KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS construction sets

    HASBRO’S KRE-O CONSTRUCTION BRAND RETURNS TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL In anticipation of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today the expansion of theirKRE-O construction brand to include DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the iconic fantasy entertainment brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Fans at Comic-Con should stop by the Hasbro booth on Friday, July 19 at 9:00-10:00a.m. for a chance to receive a special edition KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS collectible poster while supplies last  and view early KREON models. Kids and fans will be able to find KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS building sets at retail locations in January, 2014. The KRE-O brand also celebrates the upcoming launch of the recently announced KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION line at Comic-Con where visitors will be among […]

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  • New and Improved, This Game Accessory is the Ultimate Tool for Managing Combat in the World’s Best-Selling Fantasy Roleplaying Game Paizo Publishing, LLC, leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels, announces today the release of the new and improved Pathfinder Combat Pad for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.   The Pathfinder Combat Pad includes everything players need to put combat management at their fingertips for their tabletop roleplaying game. A wet- and dry-erasable surface allows players to customize the Pathfinder Combat Pad with specific player and party information; turn markers and guides for the ready and delay actions; and a magnetized board to easily track initiative. It includes:   1 magnetic wet- and dry-erase board 2 combat round indicators […]

    NEW PATHFINDER COMBAT PAD

    New and Improved, This Game Accessory is the Ultimate Tool for Managing Combat in the World’s Best-Selling Fantasy Roleplaying Game Paizo Publishing, LLC, leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels, announces today the release of the new and improved Pathfinder Combat Pad for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.   The Pathfinder Combat Pad includes everything players need to put combat management at their fingertips for their tabletop roleplaying game. A wet- and dry-erasable surface allows players to customize the Pathfinder Combat Pad with specific player and party information; turn markers and guides for the ready and delay actions; and a magnetized board to easily track initiative. It includes:   1 magnetic wet- and dry-erase board 2 combat round indicators […]

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  • Sold out PAX Australia videogame festival begins in one week! The first international Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) will begin in Australia next week from the 19th to 21st of July. The show completely sold out of tickets in March of this year and features a robust expo hall, console, PC, and tabletop gaming, two nights of game themed concerts, and over 60 panels and presentations. Featured Sessions and Events Opening keynote by Ron Gilbert, creator of iconic LucasArts adventure games such as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. Q&A sessions with Penny Arcade founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Exclusive Rooster Teeth presentation featuring Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, and Jack Pattillo from Red vs Blue and Achievement Hunter. International developers such as BioWare and […]

    Sold out PAX Australia videogame festival begins in one week!

    Sold out PAX Australia videogame festival begins in one week! The first international Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) will begin in Australia next week from the 19th to 21st of July. The show completely sold out of tickets in March of this year and features a robust expo hall, console, PC, and tabletop gaming, two nights of game themed concerts, and over 60 panels and presentations. Featured Sessions and Events Opening keynote by Ron Gilbert, creator of iconic LucasArts adventure games such as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. Q&A sessions with Penny Arcade founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Exclusive Rooster Teeth presentation featuring Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, and Jack Pattillo from Red vs Blue and Achievement Hunter. International developers such as BioWare and […]

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  • A Miraculous Time The fourth adventure for Pathfinder’s beginner’s version is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Exallizar’s promising students are up for another adventure – and this one already kicks off with an interesting first set-up: They are actually aboard a magical, fire-elemental train on their way north guarding a shipment of toys and candy. Suffice to say, we get a fully mapped, beautiful rendition of the train – and not all is […]

    BASIC 4 – A Miraculous Time

    A Miraculous Time The fourth adventure for Pathfinder’s beginner’s version is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Exallizar’s promising students are up for another adventure – and this one already kicks off with an interesting first set-up: They are actually aboard a magical, fire-elemental train on their way north guarding a shipment of toys and candy. Suffice to say, we get a fully mapped, beautiful rendition of the train – and not all is […]

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