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    Role-playing games are not immune to the tribalism that is itself a symptom of the Internet bringing humanity together. Defining oneself by an allegiance to a topic and defending it from others has been around as long as humanity has been interacting. To understand the controversies that sometimes roil geek fandom, sports teams provide a useful guide on what constitutes a "fan."



    Welcome back to this weeks look at the new releases hitting your FLGS in the next few days, as well as a Spotlight on some recent PDF releases. Highlights this week include Pelgrane Press' The Fall of Delta Green RPG using their Gumshoe system! For more information about any of the physical products please contact your local games store.

    Mike Carr played the first cleric in the history of fantasy tabletop role playing games. Like, the very first. Ever. In the decades since, the character class has earned a spot at the core of the hobby, so when Carr casually mentioned in an email that he played the first one in a now-legendary campaign, it seemed like a follow-up question was necessary. But for Carr, it's just another interesting footnote in a life in gaming.


    I run a weekly D&D game for children ages 8-14 at my shop. When I took over our Young Heroes League program last fall, I had very little experience as a DM. I started running an Adventurer’s League table for adult players a few months later, which is easy by comparison. There isn’t much the grownups can throw at me that I haven’t already dealt with on some level while wrangling the kids.


    This week we have games from classic Old School to classic Indie, with nods to 5th Edition & Pathfinder as well as a new Savage World setting, a new card-driven sci-fi horror game and the return of the Starchildren... Welcome back to our weekly look at tabletop roleplaying game crowdfunding roundup!

    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Critical Role leaving Geek & Sundry, Origins Award Winners, Pathfinder 2nd Edition previews, multiple charity promotions, and more!


    In our first 'real' episode we take a look at the two upcoming official D&D adventures - Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and Dungeon of the Mad Mage. We cover the weekly RPG news, including the Diana Jones Award nominees and the Origins Award winners, play our favourite game in all the world, "Guess The Kickstarter From Just The Title", talk a little about Free RPG Day, answer your GM Advice queries, and introduce for your bafflement and mockery our take on Monty Python's "Cheese Shop" sketch. Plus a contest, where you might win a shiny copy of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. Enjoy!

    Today our Dragon Reflections column takes a look at the second issue of The Dragon magazine. This issue was big on fiction from well known names in fantasy fiction, but lighter on gaming content. What was in this issue? Let's look!


    This past Saturday, I ran a game of Fate Accelerated (like last year) at a local gaming store for Free RPG Day. A couple of the players were unfamiliar with the game, but this isn't unusual since a lot of people use events like this to play games that they wouldn't normally get to play. But running sessions like this point out the importance of Session Zeroes in gaming, even if the session is a mini one.


    The Witch of Wilds, grandmother of Satan, gourmand of children, and crone of crones is today’s star on Mythological Figures: Baba Yaga!

    Expanding the Gemini character class (from EN5ider #207), Mike Myler presents two new Balances - the Atavist, who is divided between the past and future; and the Equalist, consumed by the pursuit of balance. Illustrated by Indi Martin. Available only on EN5ider, the 5th Edition Patreon!

    Today I want to talk about a subject that is near and dear to adventurers. Yes, we’re talking about money. Money is a medium for exchanges. It is accepted in payment for goods, services and debts. Different cultures handle money and currency differently, however, and what is accepted as currency can change with time, so let’s do a little digging and see what we turn up.


    Gary Alan Fine's early survey of role-playing games found that everybody cheated. But the definition of what cheating is when it applies to role-playing games differs from other uses of the term. Does everyone really cheat in RPGs?

    Wecome back to this weeks rundown of the new releases that will be hitting game this stores this week, as well as a look at some of the recent PDF releases from the last seven days! Green Ronin's Modern AGE Basic Rulebook leads the electronic releases whilst Mongoose's mega Great Rift Box Set for Traveller should be hitting your local game store shelves this week ! For more information about any of the physical products please contact your local games store.

    Obviously, the best way to reward your D&D players for participating is to have a good game ready. But when you’ve found a good group and want to dig deeper to enhance the experience, here are a few methods for rewarding your players. Some are DM-specific, but others can apply to any player or the whole group.


    Welcome to our one hundredth crowdfunding column! To celebrate we have a mix of old school & new school campaigns this week ranging from The Black Hack 2nd Edition to games such as Dream Askew//Dream Apart andTriumvene. Plus we have two great family/new-player friendly campaigns with Quest and Harvesters! Check them all out below!

    It's here! In our pilot episode, we stumble around trying to find our feet, and somehow our sound engineer Darryl manages to find some useable content and turn it into a podcast! In this episode we discuss what caught our eyes this week, Morrus has a go on Pathfinder 2nd Edition at UK Games Expo, we play our world famous game "Guess what this Kickstarter is about by just hearing the title and nothing else", and cover some recent new releases. We also answer a couple of listener questions about GM screens and Session Zeros. Or Sessions Zero. One of those.

    I've played Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs for most of my life, but it is only recently that I've developed a deep interest in the history of the hobby. It's been a lot of fun learning about these early years - fascinating characters and dramatic events abound!


    The Orr Group - the company behind the popular Roll20 virtual tabletop - has just released its Quarter 1 2018 user stats. D&D has increased its share yet again, with a 3% increase, with Pathfinder dropping by about 2%. Starfinder holds steady in 11th places and there's a big bump for Call of Cthulhu. The Q1 report was a bit late, so the Q2 report will be coming very soon, too.

    I've spent a lot of time, money and words on the growing state of the old TSR material that has been slowly rolling out via the OneBookShelf print on demand services. I have talked a lot about the older materials that are being released in PDF as well. Today I am going to talk about a couple more releases, the B1: In Search of the Unknown module for Dungeons & Dragons and the first edition of The World of Greyhawk for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1E.

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