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Frank Mentzer’s Upcoming New Campaign Setting – Press Release

Big news as Frank Mentzer announces preparations for a Kickstarter to be announced after GenCon 50. Frank was talking about this at Gary Con 9, and the big pitch was that Darlene will be doing the maps! Press Release: Historic Dungeons & Dragons® Campaign Returns Loxley, Madison WI, August 11 2017 Legendary game designer Frank Mentzer, famed for his worldwide …

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Steve Keller of Tell Me About Your Character

Steve Keller started a website and podcast with short interviews with people telling him about their favorite character. The site launched in April, 2016, so is fast approaching its first year online. He is lining up interviews for Season 3. I volunteered to be an interview subject when I asked to interview him for Multiverse. You can find my interview …

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2017 200 Word RPG Challenge

If you want rules light RPGs, take a look at the 200 Word RPG Challenge. The aim is for a playable game that grabs attention without being outside the bounds of the rules. One is forced to economize on words and get to the meet of the game. There are judges and prizes. The winner will have their game published. …

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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 …