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  1. Can't wait. I really like SLA Industries.

    Can't wait. I really like SLA Industries.
  2. There definitely need to be more games set in...

    There definitely need to be more games set in eras like this. Very coo.
  3. Awesome interview. I am intrigued to test out...

    Awesome interview. I am intrigued to test out some frames for Paranormal Friction.
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    Sounds like a successful weekend. I really do...

    Sounds like a successful weekend. I really do love running convention games, even with the sore throat and tight seating.
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    Interesting article. I do appreciate that not...

    Interesting article. I do appreciate that not everyone liked 2nd edition; I had some issues with it myself. But I think there is an inordinate amount of looking back and hindsight and forgetting how...
  6. I won't say every DM or adventure of any...

    I won't say every DM or adventure of any organized play is perfect and beyond reproach. I will say that they are all volunteers, that they are rarely compensated in any meaningful way (A free badge...
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    It really is a great cover. In fact the art...

    It really is a great cover. In fact the art throughout is fantastic.
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    Ashley Warren, Uncaged: An Interview

    Uncaged Volume I sprang onto the scene in early March of 2019 and quickly became one of the best selling products on the DMs Guild. We caught up with Ashley Warren, who sparked a small fire that...
  9. Adventures are great and despite how many exist,...

    Adventures are great and despite how many exist, there can never be enough. This looks like a lot of fun.
  10. Definitely looking forward to Cyberpunk.

    Definitely looking forward to Cyberpunk.
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    A figure like Holmes is intriguing as an NPC or...

    A figure like Holmes is intriguing as an NPC or PC template. I am not sure that 5E is really designed to enable play like this, though it certainly doesn't stand in the way of investigation focused...
  12. Very informative. I do like the idea of cards as...

    Very informative. I do like the idea of cards as randomizers or as informing adventure and encounter design.
  13. I don't disagree but it will likely have to be a...

    I don't disagree but it will likely have to be a 3rd party who does it. Something that can straddle the line between Modern and maybe some Urban fantasy and cyberpunk.
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    And even with this being (like the 1000th time) a...

    And even with this being (like the 1000th time) a definitive answer to the controversy, someone is still going to bring it up again at some point.

    Regardless, I quite enjoyed the book and it sent...
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    New Editions bring in new players and taking...

    New Editions bring in new players and taking advantage of the market to refresh the image of the game. I think this makes a great deal of sense.
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    Very cool.

    Very cool.
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    A great collection of influential games. Folks do...

    A great collection of influential games. Folks do not often talk about Ars Magica, but there is no denying it has a hella influence on design.

    I think Burning Wheel and Sorcerer also could have...
  18. Is there a Tunnels & Trolls revival going on that...

    Is there a Tunnels & Trolls revival going on that I may be missing? Seems like I have seen a bunch of T&T stuff lately.

    A good deal of interesting projects in this one. A Town Called Malice and...
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    Great review. Could you run the entire set of...

    Great review. Could you run the entire set of adventures in and around the Saltmarsh area? I should say, does the book provide enough information to make that feasible? Curious how much Greyhawk...
  20. I am a little shocked at how well Rolemaster...

    I am a little shocked at how well Rolemaster Classic does compared to others.
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    It is a great exercise, getting your ideas down...

    It is a great exercise, getting your ideas down to just a simple sentence. It really does force you to think about what is important.

    Example: Ashes of Blade & Bone (MW world setting I am working...
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    Awesome. My Wednesday night group is mostly old...

    Awesome. My Wednesday night group is mostly old LG* (and LC*) players. Most of them are Gran Marchers. So it should be a nice visit "home" for Greyhawk fans, even if it is not a full on source book...
  23. Very cool. I am a big fan of setting material and...

    Very cool. I am a big fan of setting material and the unique looks that it gives to a system like D&D.
  24. Some really good ones this week.

    Some really good ones this week.
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    I appreciate the fact that the one question I had...

    I appreciate the fact that the one question I had has been answered.
  26. Well there will be rules to play an Envoy or...

    Well there will be rules to play an Envoy or Meth, it is just not recommended.
  27. Ivan Van Norman Discusses the Future of Altered Carbon

    Altered Carbon is both an award winning novel and a popular Netflix original series. With several notable IPs being grabbed up by RPG designers, it was only a matter of time before someone took the...
  28. Yes the Dark Conspiracy one is definitely...

    Yes the Dark Conspiracy one is definitely interesting to me. The others are cool too
  29. DMs Guild Roundup: Dragon Heists & Planeswalkers

    February and March have brought us some great new titles to explore! This includes a new Guild Adept title and a couple of small press Guild products to enhance your campaigns.


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    The Zine Quest Work Has Just Begun

    If you have been following along, then you will be glad to know that we have been busy covering Zine Quest. In this article, we talk to some of the creators who are launching zines through...
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    While there are free PDF making sites and some...

    While there are free PDF making sites and some software comes with "Export to PDF", it should be noted that there is often a software cost to making a PDF. There may even be slight differences in the...
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    Very interesting. I will take a look at this.

    Very interesting. I will take a look at this.
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    Glad you like it! I think this is actually more...

    Glad you like it! I think this is actually more informative for the readers than the previous format I had and exposes more products.
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    I am so sorry for missing this. You can message...

    I am so sorry for missing this. You can message me here, ping me on twitter (smh.worlds) or send an email to reigndragonpress@gmail.com
  35. That is a lot of zines!

    That is a lot of zines!
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    You do have to be rigorous about who you have...

    You do have to be rigorous about who you have playtest and how you incorporate that into your design, especially as an Indie dev. I am still perfecting that aspect of design.
  37. [Kickstarter][Zine] D.I.R.G.E.zine: A fanzine of Art, Prose, Articles, and Rules

    DIRGEzine is a fanzine being Kickstared this month during the ZineQuest push by Kickstarter. It is the work of creators from groups who are underrepresented in the TTRPG sphere who are eager to show...
  38. This is a great example of what we have been...

    This is a great example of what we have been talking about in terms of the quality in the #ZineQuest promotion. LLL is definitely one of the more creative.
  39. These are some good Zines.

    These are some good Zines.
  40. Not to derail the convo, but a post-apoc Sword &...

    Not to derail the convo, but a post-apoc Sword & Sorcery.
  41. Make a Persuasion (Charisma) check, DC 30 against...

    Make a Persuasion (Charisma) check, DC 30 against Season 2 Gnome-Warlord's enormous popularity. If you can beat it, he gives you some small share of the credit. So 25% XP. If you fail, the Boy-King...
  42. Winter is Here! How Are You Going to Play It?

    Waiting for Winds of Winter to come out? Does the winter weather give you more inspiration to run your games? Eagerly anticipating the last season of Game of Thrones? Sounds like the perfect time to...
  43. Fantastic jobs this month. I think the Uncanny...

    Fantastic jobs this month. I think the Uncanny Magazine call is especially forward thinking. A shame none of them are here in the ATL, but good jobs none the less.
  44. As usual this is a great synopsis of the issue. I...

    As usual this is a great synopsis of the issue. I would love to look through the Gamma World stuff.
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    I get that and different groups certainly handle...

    I get that and different groups certainly handle it differently. But good sarcastic wit is a bit different than silly and goofy humor, the former is fine but the latter does not appeal to me as a GM...
  46. I can see that, especially as many of them come...

    I can see that, especially as many of them come from the same DNA/lineage/style. But there are many good OSR games out there, by authors who are not problematic that it may be worth giving a look....
  47. ADOM does look fun. I am working on programming a...

    ADOM does look fun. I am working on programming a Rogue-like myself. Some day lol
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    New Beginnings: Bad Guys Have Adventures Too

    Playing the bad guy can be fun and having the whole party join in can be a great time. But how can this be applied to adventure design? With a bit of forethought and focus, an enjoyable adventure...
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    DMs Guild January: New Beginnings

    A new year and it is time for new campaigns and challenges for your players. The DM Guild is full of new ideas, creators, as well as creations, and shows no sign of slowing down. We are also changing...
  50. This looks good and seems collaborative in a fun...

    This looks good and seems collaborative in a fun way.
  51. And you can slot particular settings or styles of...

    And you can slot particular settings or styles of magic into each of those eras. A game like RQ would have several of them living in concert with one another.
  52. Ah.. the good ole days.

    Ah.. the good ole days.
  53. Kickstarter, RPG Zine Quest, and Luke "Burning Wheel" Crane

    Kickstarter’s February initiative, Zine Quest, promises to feature a variety of RPG zines to crowdfund. Since its announcement, we’ve been gathering requirements, talking to publishers about the...
  54. Training for the End Times: An Outbreak Undead 2nd Edition Review

    Sure you may have seen all the films and watched the shows and maybe even played the games, but has any of that prepared you for the time when the undead come for your brains? No worry friend,...
  55. Publish two games and a fan zine Play more Indie...

    Publish two games and a fan zine
    Play more Indie games
    finish at least 3 adventures for publishing
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    New Beginnings: Red Sky at Night

    In 1992 I sat down at a table with my green and yellow d10s to play Runequest. That moment began my second age of role playing and my love has continued to this day. With the release of Runequest:...
  57. Get Some Cards for Your Spokes: A Kids on Bikes Review

    On first instinct I was going to make a Stranger Things reference and link game and show in a rather obvious way. Then I got to reading in depth Kids On Bikes from Renegade Game Studios and I knew...
  58. Breaking Down the Prism of Overlight: A Review

    Tired of all the fantasy role-playing games with a grim and dark palette? Well, Renegade Studios delivers a rules light system with a many-layered setting for players seeking out something brighter....
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    A DM's Guild Gift Guide

    Do you need some last minute ideas for the DM in your life? Looking for some inspiration for your Ravnica campaign? Want some solo adventures for when you are snowed in with no Internet? Well, come...
  60. Plunging the Depths of Degenesis' Black Atlantic

    Black Atlantic is an adventure. Black Atlantic is a regional sourcebook. Black Atlantic is the third adventure in a trilogy, ending a long connected story arc in a glossy, full-color pursuit of a...
  61. Really nice write-ups.

    Really nice write-ups.
  62. Is there a direct connection between Dragon Heist...

    Is there a direct connection between Dragon Heist and Mad Mage or just something tangential?
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    Esper Genesis: Sci-Fantasy for 5E

    Are you in the market for a science fantasy role playing game that runs on the 5E engine (SRD)? Well Esper Genesis might be the easy port over from D&D that you and your group are looking for.


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  64. Reaching KatharSys - A Degenesis Rebirth Review

    Degenesis: Rebirth is the latest edition of a game whose lineage goes back to the early 2000s. Christian Günther and Marko Djurdjevic put together their primal punk universe of a post-apocalyptic...
  65. Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?

    In today’s Burning Question we discuss: In D&D, why do DMs limit spells, feats, races, books, etc. when they have been play-tested by Wizards of the Coast?


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  66. I like it. I am not sure its how I would do it,...

    I like it. I am not sure its how I would do it, but I like it. What I really like though is the idea the characters might end up crossing swords with Conan. What I mean is, Conan is the protagonist...
  67. Thousand Year Old Vampire Arises on Kickstarter

    Tim Hutchings is putting out a game about playing a Thousand Year Old Vampire called, ironically enough, Thousand Year Old Vampire. EN World talked to Tim about his history of game design and...
  68. So a few updates for the Kickstarter: The...

    So a few updates for the Kickstarter:

    The Kickstarter has surpassed 500% funding

    We asked about supllements in the first interview and there are now some supplements available as add-ons. In...
  69. Lex Arcana Blew Past Its Kickstarter Goal: Here's Why

    In our continuing coverage of the Second Edition of Lex Arcana that is currently on Kickstarter, I spoke with Andrea Angiolino, the Creative Director at Quality Games. Andrea was gracious enough to...
  70. Agreed. I think there is some fantastic stuff on...

    Agreed. I think there is some fantastic stuff on the horizon for those who love D100 style games.
  71. Diverse Voices: An Interview with Chris Spivey of Harlem Unbound

    We are speaking with Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios. Chris was gracious enough to let us ask him a few questions about Harlem Unbound, Darker Hue Studios, and other projects Chris is working on....
  72. DMs Guild Roundup: Unseen Waterdeep, Le Pas D’Armes, 100 Monster Hunts

    Digging through the ruins of an ancient keep is dangerous and thirsty work. As all the fall ales start to come into fashion, we sat down to look at a few of the tomes retrieved from our latest...
  73. Thanks I was just about to jump in and do that.

    Thanks I was just about to jump in and do that.
  74. The Most Successful Italian RPG Launches on Kickstarter

    Have you ever wondered what might have happened if the Roman Empire had not fallen? Have you ever imagined living in the Roman world, working for the Empire as an agent in distant lands? Well Lex...
  75. Yes the game is back in print and has been...

    Yes the game is back in print and has been translated to English. The second book review is coming soon.
  76. Yes it is translated from German. That pic...

    Yes it is translated from German.

    That pic only shows one piece of art. The books is full of pieces that are evocative of the setting and feel.
  77. Picking Up Degenesis: Rebirth Book 1, Primal Punk

    I pick up the first book and hand it to my partner. “Look at this.” I say. Not, “check out the system” or “this is like this game, television show, or book.” No I just hand the book over and let her...
  78. I love Isle of Dread. I am less impressed with...

    I love Isle of Dread. I am less impressed with Goodman Games presentation so far. I will consider it when November rolls around
  79. Lots of people going to be looking this over...

    Lots of people going to be looking this over (myself included). Should be an interesting few days.
  80. There are maps, yes.

    There are maps, yes.
  81. DM's Guild Roundup: Eberron, Eberron, and More Eberron

    Welcome to the DM's Guild Roundup! This issue we have three tomes that talk about Eberron, introducing new players to the fantastic world and welcoming back those who have been there before. Let's...
  82. DM's Guild Roundup: Wake the Leviathan, Summoner, and Modular Tile Set - Caverns

    As the summer gets hotter, more and more folks are working on their summer campaigns and the need for more content increases. Everywhere there are goblins arming for war and liches sharpening their...
  83. I am definitely okay with it. An entirely new...

    I am definitely okay with it. An entirely new setting could be a breath of fresh air for a pretty stale fandom.
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    Excellent. Thank you!

    Excellent. Thank you!
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    Journey To The Hopi

    Welcome aboard our latest Journey To... a distant culture in Earth's past to examine how we might incorporate that culture into a broader gaming experience. Today we journey to the Hopi, a sovereign...
  86. If you played in the Living Greyhawk (can't speak...

    If you played in the Living Greyhawk (can't speak to Living City or the other Living games) then I suspect you at least knew about some hip deep soap opera level romances. In every region ;)

    It...
  87. My interaction with Delta Green came from a local...

    My interaction with Delta Green came from a local (VA) gamer network that ran a version of it as a Living style game. I definitely enjoyed it. My question is: it sounds as if the setting does not...
  88. Remembering Nexus: A Bridge Between History & Adventure

    In the late 70s and early 80s there were a large number of magazines running around that talked about gaming in general and role playing games in particular. Of course most people are familiar with...
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    May DMs Guild Roundup

    Summer is almost here and that means the campaign season is among us. It is a time to prepare yourself for the coming trials that warm weather brings. In the pile of moldy tomes we have wrested from...
  90. So... Half Life 3 confirmed? Am I right? Wait,...

    So... Half Life 3 confirmed? Am I right? Wait, maybe not.
  91. I suspect (as always) system matters a great...

    I suspect (as always) system matters a great deal. How you might model Belgareth in D&D is different than say how you might in Rolemaster or FATE. The notable exceptions, even though systems vary...
  92. Interestingly, 1st edition Stormbringer has a...

    Interestingly, 1st edition Stormbringer has a small section on playing Elric, which I thought was interesting. As a player it never occurred to me to want to be the fictional character, constrained...
  93. Love the summary. I do not always catch the whole...

    Love the summary. I do not always catch the whole episode, so this fills in gaps.
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    The March DMs Guild Roundup

    The grizzled warrior sitting across from me squinted at me with his one good eye, I assume trying to size me up with his intuition. "Are you calling me a fossil?" The scars on his arms leered at me,...
  95. JordanCon is coming up in April. It is a Literary...

    JordanCon is coming up in April. It is a Literary con and not strictly gaming but there is gaming and it is an aspect we are trying to grow some. Also in the ATL. (I am the SF Track director for it).
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    So I was thinking about Spelljammer recently. I...

    So I was thinking about Spelljammer recently. I intend to do a live game stream using it and the Realms.

    But if I were going to design it for 5e, these are the basic changes I would make

    * Give...
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    A number of supplements added alien worlds to it.

    A number of supplements added alien worlds to it.
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    The purpose of the Journey to... articles is...

    The purpose of the Journey to... articles is really three fold
    1. To open up players to potentially other cultures and mythologies for their play
    2. To encourage research and respect of those...
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    The Journey To...North America, Part Two

    In writing these articles I have come to understand how many people are voiceless in the collective imaginary land that is role playing games. I hope that these articles make our hobby and industry a...
  100. This is where my thinking was originally yes,...

    This is where my thinking was originally yes, though I had intended to go back and change that wording.
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