How Do You SURVIVE A White Dragon?

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You've met the mountain, now meet it's keeper...

Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero’s Handbook: Still 3rd Edition, but with More Super-Heroic Stuff!

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When it comes to superhero role-playing games, there are plenty of choices from which your average comic book fan/gamer can pick and choose. Villains & Vigilantes, Champions, DC Heroes, Marvel Super Heroes, and Necessary Evil are just a few of the product lines that offer RPG players a chance to enter vibrant comic book realities and portray either their favorite comic book hero, or a superhero concept of their own design.

What's the coolest thing you did at GenCon?

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Myself and about 49,000 other people went to this little shindig in Indianapolis last week. It's called GenCon and you should try it out sometime...

[Tabletop] Patrick Rothfuss, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and Brandon Laatsch play Lords of Waterdeep

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Wil Wheaton and guests Felicia Day (Actress, Producer, Writer -- The Guild), Pat Rothfuss (Author -- Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear), and Brandon Laatsch (Filmmaker and Co-creator of the FreddieW channel on YouTube) play Lords of Waterdeep!

UK Game Stores Band Together To Ban Alleged Bully [Updated]

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Below is an open letter published by a number of UK game stores which have banded together to ban an individual who they say bullies disabled gamers. If that's true - good for them! We don't need or want bullies in our hobby. Note: I removed the name of the guy.

Gen Con: Chris Pramas of Green Ronin Publishing

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We're coming to the end of our Gen Con video coverage. Still to come (though I'm now on vacation in California for a few days!) are the costume parade, an impromptu panel of the UK games industry...

1 Rogue, Coming Up

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A couple weeks ago I gave a comparison between a 1st-level barbarian and a 20th-level barbarian for D&D Next from the latest playtest packet. I know Wizards of the Coast announced one final playtest packet for this year at Gen Con, so the information from this packet is living on borrowed time, but since some readers wanted another comparison, I thought I’d turn my attention to the rogue.

9 Character Stereotypes

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Most of the time you’ll be trying to avoid creating a stereotypical character in an RPG. For those other times, there’s this article.

Flicking Marvellous - The Glorious World of Cube Quest

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Not all wargames require fastidious checking of rulebooks, thousands of intricately painted miniatures and your own personal tape measure. Some just need some dice and a strong flicking finger...

Post-ENnies Reactions From Winners

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Including Wil Wheaton's acceptance speech, comments from an official WotC representative, and reactions from Green Ronin, Cubicle 7, Modiphius, Paizo Publishing, Catalyst Game Labs, Privateer...
Congratulations to the ENNIES WINNERS 2013!
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The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards ceremony was held this evening at the Union Station Station Grand Hall, superbly hosted by the excellent Amanda Valentine! Congratulations to this year's...

Ongoing Video Coverage

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There's new video coverage being added periodically to the EN World YouTube Channel. I'm also taking Twitter requests (we did a feature looking for the coolest die at Gen Con for @Bruxistential...

WotC at Gen Con - Announcements and More!

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A summary of WotC's presence at Gen Con, including events, announcements, new products, and more!

Murder in Baldur's Gate - Some DMing Skill Required (minor spoilers)

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Thanks for the review Merric! I really wish they post the launch weekend extended event online, just as a reference for those of us who play at home. Warder

How Do You Slay A White Dragon?

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Dragons: for a being named after them, our own games rarely feature them. Here's a way to highlight one of them that you can use right out of the box!

RER-World’s Edge and Beyond: Purple Duck Games Brings “Old School” Monster Tables to Your Pathfinder

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I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with using random encounters in my role-playing games. All the way back in my early AD&D days, random encounters seemed like just another intrinsic part of the gaming experience, like clerics turning undead or wizards casting fireballs. Later however, I found random encounters to be a little silly, as they were often inappropriate for an adventure. Of course, one could just pick something appropriate off the table in the old DMG - but then is the encounter truly random?

Do You Have Con Fever?

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It’s that time of the year. Countdown to Gen Con, Dragoncon right around the corner, and a bunch of other conventions throughout the U.S. (and the world) to let you indulge in gaming goodness. I know what I’d love to do, and I know what I can do. What about you?
Where will your favourite designers be while at Gen Con?
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Many designers, writers, publishers, artists and more post their Gen Con schedules so that you can catch up with them to get a book signed, say hi, or purchase awesome goodies. Here's a handy-dandy list! Of course, the best place to find them all in the same place at the same time is the ENnies award ceremony on the Friday night!

It's Great To Be The King!

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The classic monster movie is reborn with Pacific Rim, and while we patiently wait for someone to create a decent game based around the licence, why not get involved with a much more comedy based affair filled with dice rolls and devastating overpowered attacks? King of Tokyo is here and it wants to destroy all that stand before it!

What Apps Are Essential for GenCon?

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I decided that this week I would get back to my column's gadget/tech roots and put together a list of the things to make sure you've got on your smartphone to help enjoy the biggest convention on the gaming calendar. And then, right when I was checking on the first item on the list, I ran into a brick wall.

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