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    D&D 5E Mythological Figures: William the Conqueror

    I cannot strongly recommend enough Parke Godwin's Sherwood and Robin and the King if you can find copies. They are the best takes on Robin Hood I've ever read and are (ingeniously, in my opinion) set during the William the Conqueror era during the 1066 invasion and afterwards. The Sheriff of...
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    Marvel Multiverse RPG Alternate Covers

    Captain Marvel on the first cover is very reminiscent of Jeff Dee's art, especially the sorceress on the cover of L1 Secret of Bone Hill or his art in Top Secret.
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    Pathfinder Guns & Gears: An In-Depth Review

    Golarion has had firearms from nearly the beginning of the setting.
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    Dragon Reflections #51

    This came out in the summer between my 8th grade year and high school. This was right in the middle of my main Dragon Magazine buying years. I absolutely loved the Traveler articles and it was these articles that prompted me to buy the box set for Traveler, my first non-D&D rpg game. The...
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    RPG Print News – Cubicle 7, Kobold Press, Exalted Funeral, and More

    That's cool. Sometimes it's fun to try to be funny by making hot takes on things you have no knowledge about.
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    RPG Print News – Cubicle 7, Kobold Press, Exalted Funeral, and More

    Clearly. Don't let that scare you from checking one out, though.
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    RPG Print News – Cubicle 7, Kobold Press, Exalted Funeral, and More

    Have you seriously never seen a dice tray? You're pretty worked up about it, so I'm guessing no. I've got a nice hardwood table that I don't particularly like rattling and bouncing my metal dice on, so padded dice trays are pretty useful. I'd describe one for you, but you can't seem to get...
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    RPG Print News – Goodman, Legendary, CMON, Son of Oak, and More

    Saw a copy in my local game store the other day, and I wasn't too keen on the interior art, either. No offense to any of the artists that may be on this site.
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    Game Design Masterclass: Ars Magica

    I wouldn't consider Ars Magica as a pioneering game at starting characters at higher level. GURPS has been around for a long time and you started and built characters at whatever point level the GM set.
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    Blog (A5E) Encounter Building Preview

    That photo alone is enough to make me buy this game. It is self-explanatory, and easy to use.
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    Dragon Reflections #46

    Wow, this is right during the heyday of my Dragon Magazine collection, so this brings back some great memories. It's funny how just seeing the covers instantly brings me back to my junior high and high school days.
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    Flying Buffalo Being Sold?

    I don't blame DTRPG for not exactly bending over backwards to refund money when the blame was squarely on WOTC for pulling their catalog. People rightly should have been demanding WOTC refund their money after that fiasco, not least of which because they were the deeper pockets in that...
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    Dragon Reflections #43

    Agreed. Witches are far more native to a pseudo-medieval European setting than AD&D's version of the monk class.
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    Dragon Reflections #41

    I found a lot of the letters and columns Gary wrote in those years left me rolling my teenage eyes. I love the man and the fact that he played such a big part in bringing roleplaying games into my life, but he sure did come off as a crotchety old man.
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    Dragon Reflections #40

    They are definitely inspired by the Prydain Huntsmen, right down to being created in a cauldron. Although I can't remember if only the deathless Cauldron-born were created that way in the books. I remember always trying to make some version of them in every D&D game I played because they were...
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