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The Dice Lab: The Review

Hats off to The Dice Lab for creating these delightful dice.  We had a look at their large set which contains seven unique polyhedral dice, as follows: Truncated tetrahedron d4 Truncated octahedron d8 Rhombic dodecahedron d12 Deltoidal icositetrahedron d24 Disdyakis dodecahedron d48 Deltoidal hexecontahedron d60 Disdyakis triacontahedron d120 The resealable plastic tube which the large set comes in is quite serviceable, …

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Bill Webb’s Book of Dirty Tricks: The Review

When the Players get dirty, the DM needs to get dirtier Written by Joe Bingaman Frog God Games’ Bill Webb, who started out co-creating the OGL third-party company Necromancer Games, and brought us the Tome of Horrors series, has let the game masters of the world into his twisted genius of a mind with his book, Bill Webb’s Book of …

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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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Sunken Treasure: The Mother Of All Treasure Tables

[Editor’s Note:  Welcome to Sunken Treasure, in which we turn our eyes towards classic adventure modules, campaign settings, core books, supplements, and more.  Enjoy these commemorative strolls down memory lane together with us.]  10 Years Later, we look back at Necromancer Games’ epic product Written by Joe Bingaman *DISCLAIMER*: The Mother of all Treasure Tables was published during the 3.5 …

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Shire Post Mint: The Review

As far as collectibles go, fantasy coins are the new hotness, and the coins from Shire Post Mint are hitting all the right notes. As per their Certificate of Authenticity, they are dedicated to producing tangible artifacts from fantasy realms. The style (and variety) of these coins covers a lot of fantasy ground. The craftsmanship and quality is superb. The …

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Sunken Treasure: DA3 City of the Gods

[Editor’s Note:  Welcome to Sunken Treasure, in which we turn our eyes towards classic adventure modules, campaign settings, core books, supplements, and more.  Enjoy these commemorative strolls down memory lane together with us.]  A look back at a Dave Arneson classic module By Joe Bingaman The DA Series of BECMI-era of D&D introduced players everywhere, who did not have access …

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Cloud World of Arme: The Review

Usherwood Publishing takes us back to junior high By Joe Bingaman Usherwood Publishing, the makers of the popular Usherwood Adventures setting for First Edition and OSRIC, have an interesting line of adventures titled “High Adventure from Middle School”. Loved by some critics, hated by others, this line is meant to be a novelty line. To quote James D. Kramer, the …

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from all of US to all of YOU =) Welcome to 2017, the 40th anniversary year of 1st edition AD&D (and the iconic MONSTER MANUAL; a book that continues to amaze us even today.)  Equal parts educational, inspirational, and practical, it was the MONSTER MANUAL that lifted the latch of the floodgates for many tabletop rpg enthusiasts; a hobbyist …

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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 …