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  1. "Never say never." I intend for this to be my...

    "Never say never." I intend for this to be my last post on this thread (and, frankly, on EN World) for the foreseeable future. It is entirely possibly something will pop up that requires me to dive...
  2. (Reposting from home account to allay "sock...

    (Reposting from home account to allay "sock monkey" concerns)

    It has been suggested that I need to "collect my friends" in this thread - specifically, those individuals who have chosen to take my...
  3. The first instinct of the privileged when they...

    The first instinct of the privileged when they sense they are under attack is a vigorous and spirited defense.

    The first instinct of the marginalized is something quite different – acceptance,...
  4. Removed for reasons explained in a post at the...

    Removed for reasons explained in a post at the end of this thread.
  5. Sean's Picks of the Week (0403-0406) - Community Content Week!

    The mechanisms (legal, financial, and production-wise) WotC crafted with DriveThruRPG for the Dungeon Masters Guild launched a whole new concept in our hobby and industry. Community created content...
  6. Sean's Picks of the Week (0326-0330) - It's In the Cards Week!

    Possibly one of my strangest theme weeks ever, this one is devoted to games that feature either Tarot or poker decks as the main mechanism for task resolution. Inspired by the release of James...
  7. Thanks so much for the kind words. I only wish...

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I only wish I'd had a chance to show you Freedom Squadron!
  8. Sean's Picks of the Week (0319-0323) - Tales of the Five Editions Week!

    The World's Most Popular Roleplaying Game - Dungeons & Dragons - inspires more discourse and controversy over rules decisions than any other game I've ever known (RPG or not). OK, no, Magic the...
  9. Sean's Picks of the Week (0312-0316) - Mighty Mice Week!

    Perhaps one of my odder choices for a theme week, but I do find it fascinating how many creators and fans are drawn to the idea of mice (and rats, and related critters) as heroes and villains within...
  10. Sean's Picks of the Week (0312-0316) - Mighty Mice Week!

    Perhaps one of my odder choices for a theme week, but I do find it fascinating how many creators and fans are drawn to the idea of mice (and rats, and related critters) as heroes and villains within...
  11. Sean's Picks of the Week (0305-0309) - GMs Day Sale Week!

    As of this being published, you have only a couple of days left to take advantage of the amazing 33% off thousands of products on DriveThruRPG as part of the GM's Day Sale. I decided to point out...
  12. Sean's Picks of the Week (0226-0302) - Bundle of Joy Week!

    Gamers love bundle deals. We discovered this when I was still the Marketing & Communications Director for DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, and we did the Haiti Earthquake Relief Bundle way back when. Sure, it...
  13. Sean's Picks of the Week (0219-0223) - Special Ops Gaming Week!

    This week I admittedly indulge a bit in some self-promotion for the upcoming Freedom Squadron Kickstarter, but I do so by pointing out a number of other great products oriented around military,...
  14. Sean's Picks of the Week (0212-0216) - BAMFsies Week!

    On February 8th, the folks involved with the BAMF Podcast announced the winners of their 2017 BAMFsies Awards. Once again, I was honored to be one of the judges, and there's some great superhero...
  15. Sean's Picks of the Week (0205-0209) - Steam & Steel Week!

    From the focus on alt-history to the over-the-top gears-and-lightning fantastical, steampunk remains a compelling and entertaining genre that gains much of its life in the tabletop RPG world. As the...
  16. Sean's Picks of the Week (0129-0202) - Tales of the Fairies Week!

    Sometimes I get my themes for the weekly Picks from the most fun and interesting places. In this case, my friend Lana Smith (AKA Alana Smith Brown of King of the Geeks fame) was asking about games in...
  17. Sean's Picks of the Week (0115-0119) - Guiding the Players Week

    Welcome to Guiding the Players Week for the Picks this week, dedicated to books designed specifically (or at least primarily) for players to craft their character and enhance their overall play...
  18. Sean's Picks of the Week (0108-0112) - Maps Are a Treasure Week!

    This week we went exploring at the SPOD - exploring the world of maps for RPGs. Maps have been a treasured part of the hobby since the very beginning, when Dave Arneson took some basic graph paper,...
  19. Sean's Picks of the Week (0101-0105) - New Year, New Game Week!

    I kind of got the jump on DriveThruRPG with my New Year, New Game Week, but I was rushing out the door for our visit with friends and family back east for the holidays, and it just made sense for the...
  20. Sean's Picks of the Week (1225-1229) - Best of 2017 Week!

    As we all enjoy this last week of 2017, here's my presentation of some of the best and brightest of the year. Some are chosen for popularity and sales, while others are selected for the awards and...
  21. Sean's Picks of the Week (1218-1222) - Teach Your Kids to Game Week!

    This week, both DriveThruRPG and I are celebrating Teach Your Kids to Game Week. After all, I helped come up with this idea back when I worked for them, and I remain a huge proponent of bringing...
  22. Sean's Picks of the Week (1218-1222) - Teach Your Kids to Game Week!

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  23. Respectfully disagree that mine is a "flawed"...

    Respectfully disagree that mine is a "flawed" analogy; I've actually done multiple seminars on this very point. At this point, however, we'd delve into a semantic argument about the nature of the...
  24. Sean's Picks of the Week (1211-12-15) - Rules Don't Matter Week!

    This week I decided to go with the theme of Rules Don't Matter Week. Not because I actually believe that, but because there are a lot of good products out there designed to help your game with...
  25. Sean's Picks of the Week (1204-1208) - Cops & Robbers Week!

    We definitely took a crime-and-punishment approach to the Picks this week, inspired by the release of the preview version of Capers. These are products that focus on either the commission of crimes...
  26. Sean's Picks of the Week (1127-1201) - Around the World Week!

    While a great many tabletop RPG products are created and published in the United States, more and more fantastic and top-quality products are coming from amazingly talented folks from all over the...
  27. Sean's Picks of the Week (1120-1124) - Black Friday Big Picks Week!

    As you read this, it's likely the shopping extravaganza that marks the days after the American holiday, Thanksgiving, has begun. From Black Friday through the following Cyber Monday, those who...
  28. Sean's Picks of the Week (1113-1117) - Get Your GURPS Week!

    Those in the know spent this week checking the temperature in the Nether Realms and wondering if Beelzebub might not be trying on ice skates. Why? Because that which never seemed possible came to...
  29. Sean's Picks of the Week (1106-1110) - Oddly Wonderful Week

    This week, I am off to the incredibly fun and entertaining convention called Con on the Cob. I've been a Guest every year except for two, and I am proud and thrilled to be a part of that weird,...
  30. Sean's Picks of the Week (1030-1103) - Finders Keepers Week!

    This was Finders Keepers Week, a celebration of product lines and categories dedicated to supporting Pathfinder and Starfinder players and Game Masters. As the first entry below explains, the focus...
  31. Thank you for the kind remembrance of my friend.

    Thank you for the kind remembrance of my friend.
  32. Sean's Picks of the Week (1023-1027) - All Hallows' Eve Week!

    With Halloween falling on a Tuesday next week, most folks are going all-in with their celebrations and related activities (at least here in the States) this weekend. That's why I decided to call this...
  33. Ack, good catch! Fixed. Thanks!

    Ack, good catch!

    Fixed.

    Thanks!
  34. Sean's Picks of the Week (1016-1020) - Monical Valentinelli Week!

    This week, I chose another great writer and creator to spotlight, this time the incomparable Monica Valentinelli. Writer, designer, editor, line developer, and advocate for inclusivity and the...
  35. Sean's Picks of the Week (1016-1020) - Monical Valentinelli Week!

    This week, I chose another great writer and creator to spotlight, this time the incomparable Monica Valentinelli. Writer, designer, editor, line developer, and advocate for inclusivity and the...
  36. Sean's Picks of the Week (1009-1013) - Winter is Coming Week!

    The sudden snow of Monday inspired this week's theme (even though we got back up to the 70s here in Denver). Throughout the Northern Hemisphere, various signs of the cold and wintery can be found,...
  37. Sean's Picks of the Week (1002-1006) - Blessed Are the Healers Week

    Every day of the year on this planet has its share of death and tragedy, but I think most can agree there's been a rather intense and poignant spate of reminders lately of just how dark and painful...
  38. Sean's Picks of the Week (0925-0929) - Satyros Phil Brucato Week!

    The release of the long-awaited Powerchords inspired me to put the spotlight on my dear friend and valued colleague, Satyros AKA Phil Brucato. Most well-known for his craftsmanship on...
  39. Sean's Picks of the Week (0918-1922) - Positively Barbaric Week!

    Swords-and-Sorcery seems to have made a serious surge in the gaming zeitgeist as of late, and not just for OSR fans. Mighty-thewed barbarians, frightening sorcerers with dangerous arcane power, and a...
  40. Sean's Picks of the Week (0911-0915) - Heroes Will Rise Week!

    There's been a lot of pain and difficulty front-and-center in recent days. In the midst of the challenges and the tragedy, there've been plenty of tales of real-life heroes to inspire us. When the...
  41. Sean's Picks of the Week (0905-0908) - Stuff & Things Week!

    It's been a helluva week all over the world, with some notable events over here in the northern part of the Western Hemisphere. As I type this, the southern part of Mexico got hit with an 8.1...
  42. Sean's Picks of the Week (0829-0901) - Uplifting Games Week!

    In the wake of the terrible disaster that fell upon Houston and the rest of that region (and, in many ways, is ongoing as of this writing), I dedicated my first Pick of the Week to pointing out many...
  43. I am using it in the "common parlance" case here,...

    I am using it in the "common parlance" case here, but I see your point.
  44. Huh. I do believe you're right. Bleargh....

    Huh.

    I do believe you're right.

    Bleargh. Thanks for the reality check.
  45. Sean's Picks of the Week (0821-0825) - Owen K.C. Stephens Week!

    Starfinder dropped at Gen Con 50, and what was supposed to last through the weekend sold out in six hours on Thursday. Seriously, Paizo planned for a good reception and printed a lot more than they...
  46. Sean's Picks of the Week (0814-0818) - Super Games Week!

    As you read this, I am among the teeming masses thronging the halls, game rooms, hotel lobbies, and restaurants of Gen Con 50. I struggled a bit to come up with a good theme for this week, as I'd...
  47. Very excited and proud for my friend, Ross...

    Very excited and proud for my friend, Ross Watson. I know he's knocking it out of the park!
  48. Sean's Picks of the Week (0807-0811) - Fun With 5th Edition Week!

    This Theme Week thing has worked out pretty well so far, so for the foreseeable future, I'll stick with it. This week, thanks to the release of the Critical Role setting book, I decided to showcase a...
  49. Sean's Picks of the Week (0731-0804) - Myths & Legends Week!

    Man, have I traveled a lot this year! In the case of this weekend, it's only a handful of miles, but I am still going to be away from home and in a hotel for a convention. It's a great con, mind you,...
  50. Sean's Picks of the Week (0724-0728) - Cut It to the Core Week!

    This week's theme is Cut It to the Core Week, inspired by the release of Third Eye's Pip System, as well as the fact that you can get all kinds of core rulebooks and other goodies for 25% off thanks...
  51. Sean's Picks of the Week (0717-0721) - ENnie Nom-Nom Week!

    With the ENnie Awards coming up at Gen Con soon, and voting fully underway, I thought another look at the various nominations was in order. So, once again, I've chosen to delve into certain...
  52. Sean's Picks of the Week (0710-0714) - Take to the Stars Week!

    Between the appearance of randomly generated (and often dead) characters from the fun & cheeky original Traveller web-based randomizer and the general release of the new Star Trek game, it seemed...
  53. Sean's Picks of the Week (0703-0707) - ENnie Nominee Week!

    Hey, guess what? They've announced the ENnie Award Nominees this week, so I made the Picks all about them as a celebration! I am particularly thrilled to see so many diverse products on that list,...
  54. Sean's Picks of the Week (0626-0630) - It's a Kind of Magic Week!

    I'm going to stick with Theme Weeks for a while and see how that goes. As always, I'd appreciate you letting me know if you like the idea or not. If you do like it, then please feel free to suggest...
  55. And we are trying to give people a reasonable...

    And we are trying to give people a reasonable understanding that reading the material could be problematic, and they should be fairly warned. You're trying to diminish that and act like these are...
  56. Not even a little bit. Too many who've read...

    Not even a little bit. Too many who've read through the entirety and are having very serious, personal, emotional reactions to it.
  57. Sean's Picks of the Week (0619-0623) - GM Toolkit Week!

    My friend Mike Lythgoe (who I am totally stoked is getting ready to run Torg for us soon) asked for some suggestions on various sources to help Game Masters put together campaigns and run good...
  58. Sean's Picks of the Week (0619-0623) - GM Toolkit Week!

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  59. Sean's Picks of the Week (0612-0616) - FATE, Savage Worlds, Nobilis, Diceless, and Dancing All Night!

    I'm baaaack! Yeah, sorry for the absence, friends, but things got a bit messy and sad for me for a bit, and I frankly let this just slip right off my desk. I am back in the saddle, and I've returned...
  60. Sean's Picks of the Week (0522-0526) - Cartoon Action Hour, World of Darkness, Goon, Ninja Crusade, and the Honorverse!

    Yet another weekend where I am at a convention, which is enormous fun, but enormously exhausting. One of the Picks is in honor of said con, actually - I am at MantiCon, both as a member of the Royal...
  61. Sean's Picks of the Week (0515-0519) 5e Wizarding School, FATE Supers & Wuxia, 7th Sea, and O.L.D.!

    This week, I confronted my complicated relationship with FATE* (as well as my even more complicated relationship with grimdark and horror gaming**), which led to some really interesting discussions....
  62. Sean's Picks of the Week (0508-0512) - Robotech, Accursed, Shadowrun, Star Fleet Battles, and a Wizard School!

    AAannnnd... I'm back! Sorry for the last couple of missed weeks, friends, but Life Gets On You, as we say here at the Silver Unicorn Pub. Between the many, many professional projects I am juggling...
  63. Sean's Picks of the Week (0410-0414) - 5th Edition Week!

    Becoming more fond of Theme Weeks, I decided this week should feature 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons products. While some may feel the release schedule of official Wizards of the Coast products isn't...
  64. Sean's Picks of the Week (0403-0407) - SUPERS WEEK!

    For the first time in a while, I dove into a week with a theme in mind. Welcome to the results of Supers Week from the Pick of the Day site - a collection of superhero gaming Picks across the...
  65. Sean's Picks of the Week (0328-0331) - Urban Shadow, Super Kids, Unknown Armies, 7th Sea, Webcomics Bundle!

    A truly eclectic week this time around, with some AWE-driven urban fantasy, superheroic kids gaming, the insanity of Unknown Armies returned, user-created content for 7th Sea, and a webcomics bundle...
  66. A very interesting sign, yes.

    A very interesting sign, yes.
  67. Sean's Picks of the Week (0320-0324) - Adventures Week! SW, D&D, Cypher!

    It started out as an accident, as many of my Theme Weeks often do. I just noticed I was focused on adventure-related Picks about halfway through, so there you go! Of particular excitement was the...
  68. Sean's Picks of the Week (0313-0317) - NTYE, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Deadlands, Cartoon Action Hour!

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day to one and all! From fantasy to cyberpunk to the cartoon lands of action, we're wandering all over the realm of gaming and imagination today, which seems extraordinarily...
  69. Sean's Picks of the Week (0307-0310) - Lots of D&D, Katanas & Trenchcoats, Fate High Magic

    Slightly "short" week, due to me not getting back from Coast Con until late Monday (and, yes, failing to pre-load my Picks the week before). There's been plenty to be excited about, as the RPG...
  70. Sean's Picks of the Week (0221-0224) - Symboroum, Legendary Planet, 7th Sea, and WOIN!

    A short week, if you will, as we still had some awesome folks in town (Brandon Gensemer and Evil Beagle creator Michael Surbrook) following Genghis Con, for whom I ran yet one more session of Freedom...
  71. Sean's Picks of the Week (0213-0217) - Traveller, Shaintar, Pathfinder, Numenera, and Magnum Fury!

    As you're reading this, I am once again embroiled in the chaos of gaming and schmoozery that is the American gaming convention. In this particular case, it's the much-beloved Genghis Con here in the...
  72. Sean's Picks of the Week (0206-0210): Conan, Middle-Earth, Coriolis, Starjammer, and Kobolds!

    Sorry for the delay, friends - I was involved in a huge charity gaming event this weekend, which took up quite a bit of my time and head pace. Here we are, though, with some nice Sunday morning...
  73. Sean's Picks of the Week (0130-0203) - Third Party Spotlight Week!

    It's another theme week, this time focusing on quality third-party sourcebooks for popular games and game systems. We've got a couple of 5e products, one for Pathfinder, a Cypher/Numenera Pick, and...
  74. Sean's Picks of the Week (0123-0127) - Interesting and Different Week!

    It started with the groundbreaking Baron Munchausen, which helped change everyone's views of what gaming might entail. Then I realized it was time to show off the new Blue Rose, and there it was -...
  75. Sean's Picks of the Week (0109-0113) - Godless, Olympus Inc., Mindjammer, Psicrystals, and Ars Magica!

    I'm off in Everett, WA for the second OrcaCon; Carinn Seabolt and I are proud to be Special Guests of this excellent event. It's a gaming con that celebrates inclusiveness and diversity, and the cast...
  76. Sean's Picks of the Week (0102-0106) - Rifts, Goblins, Zikurats, Broken Moons, and Murders & Acquisitions!

    Here we are in the first week of the year, and the cornucopia of gaming is already overflowing. Just check out the huge list of games Russ put together for the Most Anticipated Games of 2017 Poll!...
  77. Sean's Picks of the Week (1226-1230) - Shaintar, D&D, Timewatch, and Middle Earth!

    Aaaanndd... we're back! Took a bit of time off as the Christmas season rolled through, and readjusting for the switch back to the original Pick of the Day site, but here's this Week of Picks for you...
  78. Sean's Picks of the Week (1212-1216): Shaintar, Shadowrun, Godbound, 7th Sea, and Tumbling Tropes!

    Aaaaannnd... we're back! The Picks of the Week return with a slew of cool stuff here on the front page of EN World, including fantasy of the classic, epic, and seafaring varieties, as well as the...
  79. "That Werewolf Game" Goes Total Immersion VR

    Justin Achilli - well-known writer, designer, and developer from the heyday of White Wolf - is back in a big way with this very exciting new project. Folks have been playing the party/RP game about...
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    I've been asking around elsewhere, but of course, it makes the most sense here to ask:

    What would folks like to see me write about? We're moving the Pick of the Day back to its original site...
  81. Sean's Picks of the Week (1128-1202) - Cyber Monday Means Cyber-Week!

    This past week, kicked off as it was by Cyber Monday, gave me the inspiration to do a Cyber-Week, celebrating all-things-cyberpunk in RPGs. That means Shadowrun, of course, but there's quite an array...
  82. Sean's Pick of the Day (120216): Cyberpunk 2.0.2.0.

    In closing out "Cyber Monday Means Cyber-Week," I had to go to the Grand Daddy of them all. R. Talsorian absolutely gets the credit for breaking the ground on cyberpunk gaming, and many believe this...
  83. Sean's Pick of the Day (120116): Interface Zero

    There are a lot of ways you could approach playing cyberpunk in Savage Worlds, but you simply won't get the most complete and detailed experience unless you grab this one from Gun Metal Games. IZ...
  84. Sprawl is directly mission-driven, while Veil is...

    Sprawl is directly mission-driven, while Veil is much more "drive the narrative, build the world."
  85. Sean's Pick of the Day (113016): The Veil

    Powered by the Apocalypse is a serious and growing thing these days, so I figured I'd best pick an AWE game as part of Cyber Monday Means Cyber-Week. A lot of fans know about The Sprawl, but here's a...
  86. Sean's Pick of the Day (112916): Corporation-The Sword Reforged

    Cyber Monday Means Cyber-Week continues with the latest book out for Brutal Games' Corporation line, detailing the Shi Yukiro Corporation. This is the faction that most reflects the influence of...
  87. Sean's Pick of the Day (112816): Tails You Lose

    With it being Cyber Monday, another theme week suggests itself - Cyperpunk! We kick this week off with an offering from DriveThruRPG's sister site, DriveThruFiction, featuring a Shadowrun novel by...
  88. Sean's Picks of the Week (1121-1125): Savage Fantasy Week

    In what started out as an unintended coincidence - two Savage Worlds fantasy-related Picks in a row - I ended up with a fully-themed week of Picks. I'd be interested in knowing what kinds of themes...
  89. [KS] Big Irish Kickstarter Roundup 112516

    Folks straight up ask me to help promote their Kickstarters, and I really love helping folks get the word out, so that's what this is. I'm getting back into this; Kickstarter's become a huge part of...
  90. Sean's Pick of the Day (112546): Codex Infernus

    We close out "Savage Fantasy Week" - that accidentally-begun theme week that I just decided to roll with as Wednesday hit - with a book that's immensely cool and very useful for any genre of Savage...
  91. Sean's Pick of the Day (112416): The Justice of Kerir Shar

    As all over the United States, contemplations of gratitude ensue, I continue to be grateful for excellent design and utility of the Savage Worlds game system, as well as its effectiveness in making...
  92. Sean's Pick of the Day (112316): Savage Bestiary - Fantasy Foes

    So I realized a trend started this week, so I'm sticking with it - Savage Fantasy! Theme weeks might be an interesting way to go, at least sometimes - what do you think? Today, a nice foundation...
  93. Ten Free D&D 5e Adventures from Limitless Adventures

    The kind folks at Limitless Adventures have ponied up a special anthology, free to everyone, and they really wanted the EN World readers to know about it. Ten different scenarios from ten of their...
  94. Sean's Pick of the Day (112216): Shaintar - The Freelands

    Yes, more Savage Worlds fantasy fun, but when it rains, it often pours, and I didn't want this one to get missed. Perhaps this will be a theme week... Anyway, this is one of the more interesting...
  95. Sean's Pick of the Day (112116): Drakonheim Savage Companion

    A city full of necromancers and their creations, fully-functional as something more than a "den of evil?" Drakonheim struck a lot of chords with folks as a setting-neutral city for fantasy gaming,...
  96. Sean's Picks of the Week (1115-1118): WoD, Gaming for Kids, and Ghost Punching and Ghost Planets

    I missed one this week - Monday's. Sorry about that, but we were still in Ohio, and a long flight home (following the revelries of Con on the Cob for days prior) left me a puddle of unconscious goo...
  97. [KS] The Final Countdown 111916

    Another Saturday, another Final Countdown roundup of Kickstarters coming to a close soon. As always, this is a reminder for you so that you make sure to check out some great gaming products and an...
  98. Sean's Pick of the Day (111816): W20 Shattered Dreams

    Fans of the W20 approach to the World of Darkness and the Storyteller System will greatly appreciate this in-depth look at the whole Changing Breeds culture and history. It's also a framework to let...
  99. Sean's Pick of the Day (111716): No Thank You Evil

    Today's Pick is a celebration of DriveThruRPG's Teach Your Kids to Game Week, which they just announced has been extended to next Monday. This is a hot item in the Younger Gamers category of gaming,...
  100. Sean's Pick of the Day (111616): Ghost Punchers

    Quirky, creepy, and just plain fun, Darrell Hardy's Ghost Punchers is equal parts Ash vs Evil Dead and Supernatural. Ross Watson and I had the pleasure of chatting extensively with Darrell about this...
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