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RPG News for Wednesday, 19 Dec, 2012

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Pathfinder RPG News Super Genius Games has acquired the Pathfinder post-apocalyptic setting Warlords of the Apocalypse from Adamant Entertainment. It was announced in 2010 but ran into problems. Garth-Michael Skarka says "We’re very glad ... that we were able to come to an agreement that honors not only WOTA, but the existing pre-order customers". Pre-order customers will now see their...

RPG News for Tuesday, 18 Dec, 2012

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D&D News If you don't have it already, you can download yesterday's new D&D Next Playtest package. The forum discussion for it is here. Another tiny tidbit from Mike Mearls (see yesterday's news for some more): "Dead levels in [D&D Next] are a work in progress. We have some stuff - a save or die mechanic for the fighter - that we're working on." Take a look at golems and how they're...
New Hobby Game Releases UK
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The following will be hitting UK stores this week. For further information please contact your usual suppliers for details. This list was compiled by Angus Abranson.

RPG News for Saturday, 15 Dec, 2012

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D&D News out our review of Mordenkainen’s Magnificent Emporium, the latest review I've salvaged from the Great Breach of 2012 and placed lovingly in the new reviews section. Will Dungeons & Dragons Be the Next Hobbit? is an interesting article which discusses D&D and mainstream appeal. Dragon magazine #418 is now available for download...

RPG News for Thursday, 13 Dec, 2012

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Pathfinder News has announced the lineup of 12 game designers who will be creating levels of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon, a stretch goal reward for the Pathfinder Online MMO Kickstarter. The Kickstarter also just added two new rewards - Pathfinder Society and Emerald Spire PDFs. They've now reached $300,000 of the $1,000,000 they need...

RPG News for Wednesday, 12 Dec, 2012

  • 0 News When you think about D&D, what do you think its essence is? Jon goes over what he and his colleagues at Wizards have discussed, plus brings you into the discussion. RPG News Modiphius has just released the Achtung! Cthulhu - Three Kings PDQ Core Rulebook. Quite a mouthful; basically they're adding a third RPG system to their...
RPG News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012
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D&D News Today, WotC's James Wyatt talks about Elementals. Other RPGs Cubicle 7 has released The Ballad of Bass Rock, a 1920s Cthulhu Britannica scenario for Call of Cthulhu, written by Stuart Boon, ENnie and Origins award-winning author of Shadows over Scotland. Community News EN World columnist Southern Oracle discusses Gaming, Gifts, and Geek Chic. Additionally, we have...

RPG News from the Last Week

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This is a bit of a catch-up news post, covering some of the stuff that happened while EN World was down last week. We're back up now, and slowly trying to rebuild the site. Here's some of what we missed. Pathfinder Online The big news was that Pathfinder Online Kickstarter launched. You probably know about this, though we missed out on covering it due to those darn hackers! Anyway...
Oriental Adventures Pronunciation Guide
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Since Oriental Adventures draws from several different Asian cultures, it includes a variety of unusual words. Because of the blend of languages, pronunciation is problematic. For your convenience, the harder-to-pronounce words are listed here, along with a brief definition. For a list of D&D pronunciations, see the article D&D Pronunciation Guide.Notes “eh” is used instead of “ay” for the...
Appendix N: Inspirational and Educational Reading
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From the 1st-Edition DMG, Appendix N is a list of literary influences which inspired Gary Gygax' development of the game. It's entitled "APPENDIX N: INSPIRATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL READING" and reads as follows. Inspiration for all of the fantasy work I have done stems directly from the love my father showed when I was a tad, for he spent many hours telling me stories he made up as he...

Pages List

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This is a placeholder post while EN World is being rebuilt. Pages below may need fixing and may contain broken links. We're working on bringing everything back ASAP! ZEITGEIST Adventure Path Appendix N: Inspirational and Educational Reading War of the Burning Sky Adventure Path D&D Pronunciation Guide Oriental Adventures Pronunciation Guide iPhone/iPad/Android Apps for RPGs Who...
Robin's Law: Kickstarting the Hillfolk
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Matt talks to game designer Robin D. Laws about his highly successful Kickstarter project, Hillfolk, while at Dragonmeet 2012.
Enter the Mongoose: Matt Sprange
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New Hobby Game Releases UK
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The following should be hitting UK games stores this week. For further information please contact your usual suppliers.
New Hobby Game Releases UK
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The following should be hitting UK games stores this week. For further information please contact your usual suppliers. This list was compiled by Angus Abranson.
Where are you? The hotbeds of tabletop gaming! [Top 500 cities in post #32]
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Where are you? Actually, don't tell me - I'll tell you where you are. Not you, specifically, of course - but "you" as an anonymised aggregate. "What's Morrus blathering on about this time?" is probably near the tip of your tongue right now. Well, WotC recently asked if I (along with, I assume, other large web communities of gamers) would be able to pull an anonymised list from Google...

Review of DUNGEON! Fantasy Board Game by Wizards of the Coast

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It's damnably cheap! Just £12 here in England.

Wil Wheaton's TABELETOP #14: Pandemic

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Wil Wheaton and guests Ed Brubaker (Writer—Captain America, Criminal, Angel of Death), Robert Gifford (Founder—Geek Chic), and Morgan Webb (Host—X-Play) play Pandemic over on Geek & Sundry's latest episode of Tabletop. Pandemic is a cooperative board game designed by Matt Leacock and published by Z-Man Games in 2008, based on the premise that four diseases have broken out in the world, each threatening to wipe out a region. The game accommodates 2 to 4 players, each playing one of five possible specialists: (dispatcher, medic, scientist, researcher or operations expert). The game is unlike most boardgames as the gameplay is cooperative, rather than competitive. Through the combined effort of all the players, the goal is to discover all four cures before any of several game-losing conditions are reached.

Steve Jackson on Wil Wheaton's "Tabletop"

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Wil Wheaton's web series Tabletop featured an interview with Steve Jackson in the latest episode. The episode itself also featured Felicia Day and and Sandeep Parikh and looked at Jackson's card game, Munchkin. The show mainly deals with board games, but the occasional RPG mentions pop up from time to time, like now. You can find out more about Tabletop over at Felicia Day's GeekandSundry.
D&D Pronunciation Guide
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D&D pronunciation. Does it matter? No. Can it be fun to discuss? Sure! While pedantry over pronunciation is the opposite of charisma, that's no reason not to look at the etymology of some of the words we use in our games.

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