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Q&A with Robert J. Kuntz

It’s not every day when we get to enjoy seeing writer Robert J. Kuntz chime in on WG5 and all things tabletop RPG, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  WG5 was published thirty-two years ago. Where has the time gone? How have you been? RJK:  I’m at the top of my form, really.  The years in between seemed to …

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Cam Banks and the Future of Cortex

It was announced on November 1st that Cam Banks had acquired the Cortex License from Margaret Weis Productions. This seems like a very appropriate acquisition, since Cam Banks has worked on Cortex and helped design Cortex Plus. Since then, I have reached out to Cam regarding the news and what the future might hold. Cam answered a major question for …

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Delta Green: The Review

Hot on the heels of a wildly-successful Kickstarter campaign, Delta Green calls itself a “Role-Playing Game of Lovecraftian Horror and Conspiracy.”  More than just a Call Of Cthulhu meets X-Files, this thrilling tabletop RPG hits-the-ground-running with a swift character creation process, and its participants are presented with more strange situations than you can shake an EMF meter at. Recommended for …

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Fun with magic potions

1e AD&D tabletop RPGers at the Legendary Realms hobby shop on Long Island were asked to think of wild original ideas for magic potions, and here’s a peek at what popped up: Potion of Thirst Upon drinking this potion, the drinker must immediately find or acquire another potion to satisfy their thirst, thereby negating the first thirst. Potion of Pom-Pom-Pomeranian This …

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Long Island Sandbox, Part Nine: Cherry-Picking

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles by Chandra Reyer and Timothy Connolly examining the relevance of analog games in a digital world and the ninth in a series regarding the Long Island sandbox Timothy runs.] Gaming began in our sandbox four years ago with “the little map that could.”  At the time, we knew that it …

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Long Island Sandbox, Part Eight: Turn Up The Heat

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles by Chandra Reyer and Timothy Connolly examining the relevance of analog games in a digital world and the eighth in a series regarding the Long Island sandbox Timothy runs.]   Giants, demons, and drow, oh my! Welcome to the Firelands expansion map. Designed for our running of the classic G3 …

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Roll20 Master Series from Taking 20.

Cody Lewis has a YouTube channel called, Taking 20. He is a big proponent of Roll20, and has what he calls the “Roll20 Master Series” where he discusses getting the most out of Roll20. Roll20 is a Virtual Table Top (VTT) used to help people in different locations play around the same virtual table. For example, I play in a …

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Custom Dice Made to Order For You

Eric Harshbarger’s custom dice are a labor of love. There are more than a few that will tug at your heart as someone who loves analog games. Like this set of dice which represent the wandering monster table from the “Holmes Basic Blue Book.” Wondering which dice to roll? Why not use this polyhedra die with each face representing the …

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Long Island Sandbox, Part Seven: Dramatis Personae

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles by Chandra Reyer and Timothy Connolly examining the relevance of analog games in a digital world and the seventh in a series regarding the Long Island sandbox Timothy runs.]   The show must go on.  And, what a show it is, when a colorful cast of NPCs exists in the …