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Guest writer: Running The Squonk

Running the Squonk By guest writer Daniel J. Bishop  It is about mid-morning as you are traveling through the swamp. There is an odd beauty here, but the biting flies have turned it into a torment, and you must pause occasionally to remove one of the thick brown leeches that seem to worm their way inside even tight breeches and …

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Sunken Treasure: ESCAPE FROM INNSMOUTH

Escape From Innsmouth Written by Kevin A. Ross, Published by Chaosium Inc. Review by Christopher Bishop Escape from Innsmouth was originally designed as an adventure sourcebook encapsulating the original story, Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft. It was published around the same time as the 4th edition of the popular role playing game Call of Cthulhu, a system that utilizes …

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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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Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures

Written by Michael Smith The following review is for Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures by Rebel Minis. This game is dedicated to the small groveling races which scratch out an existence in the dark catacombs through which other heroes stride like unto gods. This book is Savage Worlds compatible allowing players and game masters to run a campaign revolving around low …

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Imagine Magazine, Issue 3: Looking Back

Way back in the early 1980’s, TSR was big, yet under fire from religious and parent groups. The company chose to expand to a division in the United Kingdom. It was from the offices of TSR-UK that Imagine Magazine spawned. Lasting only 30 issues, plus one special, Imagine started as half original, UK-only content and half-Dragon Magazine content. When the plug …

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Reviews You Can Use: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Tin Man Games has another hit on their hands with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain; the rare digital game that evokes tabletop fantasy medieval tabletop RPGing. In 1982, Puffin Books began publishing the Fighting Fantasy series of single-player interactive gamebooks, the first of which was The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (penned by British gaming legends Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone; …

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Sunken Treasure: S1 Tomb of Horrors

Celebrating 39 Years of a Classic Gygax Adventure By Joe Bingaman   Depending on how you look at it, you either love it or hate it. Tomb of Horrors, the Gary Gygax classic adventure from the First Edition days, is experiencing a renewed interest, thanks to Wizards of the Coast releasing a version of it for Fifth Edition in their …

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The Lightess and The Lightess Spell List for D&D 5th

Last Summer I sat down to write a Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition setting and module. After spending the Summer picking away, I shelved the project. Presented here is the basic information and spell list for the Lightess, a reoccurring cosmic entity in other Dilly Green Bean Games products. Cosmic Light Entity Path: Divine Light Blessed Requirements: Must be aligned …

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Reviews You Can Use: Broodmother Skyfortress

TSR Games Review: Broodmother Skyfortress (LotFP) Published: 2016, Lamentations of the Flame Princess Author: Jeff Rients Reviewer: Andy Action The true strength of Broodmother Skyfortress is not the amazingly fun adventure locale and its inhabitants, nor the gorgeous art direction, cartography and layout of the book itself. These are great and this review will explore them in detail, but the …