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Dungeon Grappling Final PDF Reviewed

This article was originally published on Follow Me and Die! — it is republished here with permission. Source: http://followmeanddie.com/2017/01/30/dungeon-grappling-final-pdf-reviewed/ This is a follow up to the original review of a draft copy. I was honored to get an advance copy of the PDF based on my review of Grappling Old School, in +Tim Short’s The Manor #8. Check out Tim’s blog, Gothridge …

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International Tabletop Day – 2017

International Tabletop Day started four years ago under the auspices of Geek & Sundry, founded by Felicia Day. It is in April, this year, the 29th. It was started to get people together to play games, with a focus on gathering in local game stores. Last year, they had a webcam setup in the location where Felicia Day and her …

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Axanar Fan Film Lawsuit Settles Out of Court

Back in May, 2016 we naively reported that CBS/Paramount would drop their lawsuit against the Axanar movie based on a quote from J.J. Abrams. Since the lawsuit proceeded, I elected to cease reporting on this lawsuit until there was a conclusion. It appears that the resulting Axanar movie that results will be different than the original vision, but the production …

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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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Dungeon Grappling – A Review

This article was originally published on Follow Me and Die! — it is republished here with permission. Source: http://followmeanddie.com/2016/11/08/dungeon-grappling-a-review/  I am honored that based on my review of the grappling rules in +Tim Short’s The Manor #8, +Doug Cole asked me to review the current grappling rules for the Dungeon Grappling Kickstarter as is. I can confirm that the layout is complete …

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The RPG History Project Launches Patreon

Last March at Gary Con VIII, Pat Kilbane shared a glimpse into his RPG History Project with a preview of bits of interviews. Every few weeks since Gary Con, he has released snippets of a presentation by Tim Kask at that same Gary Con, on the first five years at TSR. Just a few weeks ago, he released the full …

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Happy Birthday! Dave Arneson

Today marks what would have been the 69th birthday of Dave Arneson, the creator of the Blackmoor dungeon, which was the first RPG campaign, and what would later become Dungeons & Dragons. It also marks the conclusion of the third of three Read an RPG Book In Public Weeks held every year. Part of the celebration this year is the …

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Celebrity ChariD20 – Next Sunday

I had the honor to interview my friend and fellow Multiverse writer, Satine Phoenix, about her upcoming event – Celebrity ChariD20 (CCD20). What is CCD20?: CelebrityChariD20.com celebrates Storytellers by Fundraising for the Childrens literacty charity: Reach out and Read!  How did all this start?: I started Celebrity ChariD20 back in 2010 at Meltdown Comics. I was running the Hollywood Table-top …

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Rules Light RPGs

There has been a recent proliferation of rules light RPG’s. Initially, the OSR was partly about getting back to the original role playing game and the less complex rules. Many clones focused on a more organized or easy to follow presentation of rules. Some RPG’s are more focused on role playing and strive for minimal and flexible rules that are basically …

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The Harbors of Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens had a large navy it used to beat the Persians at Salamis, and later to establish an empire and come to war with Sparta and its allies in the Peloponnesian Wars. Wooden ships were subject to drying and shrinking under the hot sun, water and rot and sea creatures eating the wood. The powerful triremes of Athens were …