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Reviews You Can Use: Mad’s Bags

Mad’s Bags in Citrus Heights CA was kind enough to share a few of their handmade dice bags with us.  There’s a lot to love about these little beauties. Crafted from durable specialty fabrics, they feel fantastic when held, especially when filled to two-thirds capacity with lucky polyhedrals. The stitchwork is aces and the pullstraps are adorned with an eye-catching …

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Sunken Treasure: Sword of Air

Bill Webb’s Swords & Wizardry/Pathfinder massive sandbox adventure hits big By Joe Bingaman . Bill Webb (he of the Dirty Tricks book covered here not long ago) has unleashed his mind on us again, this time with a MASSIVE sandbox adventure titled “Sword of Air”. This book clocks in at a hefty 429 pages, and is based off Webb’s own …

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MODIPHIA #1 has arrived

Modiphius Entertainment announced the release of the first issue of Modiphia, the new FREE digital magazine. Inside this issue you’ll find: – New content – Strategy guides and background articles for Modiphius’ complete range of games, including… Achtung! Cthulhu, Star Trek, Thunderbirds, Mutant Chronicles, Conan – FREE new Airfix Battles unit cards! You’ll also find all the latest info from Modiphius, including …

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Shapeways: The Review

Advancements in 3D printing have thrust 3D printers forward into the limelight (and the tabletop RPG hobby is the richer for it.)   Technology that didn’t exist when tabletop RPGing emerged as a phenomenon during the Carter administration is finally here; enabling us to now further create what we can visualize in our minds, in a new way, not unlike …

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Genghis Con 40: The Review

Written by Christopher Bishop Genghis Con is an annual event going on its 40th anniversary.  Originally focusing on Roleplaying Games and Board Games, as well as War gaming, it has since expanded its scope to include Cosplay events, and Video Games as well.  While nowhere near the size of Gen Con, or Game hole Con is still attracts a decent …

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Sunken Treasure: 1e AD&D Monster Manual

Written by Nick Monitto It has fallen into my lap to review the “Monster Manual” from the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game.  Or really, it would be more accurately said that I leapt at the opportunity when it came about!  Why the strong enthusiasm?  Well, let me set the table for you here… I was introduced to Role-Playing …

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Sunken Treasure: The Great Modron March

Written by James C. Boney Once in a blue moon, a spectacular piece of work comes out of the Dungeons & Dragons constellation of RPGs. Monte Cook’s and Colin McComb’s The Great Modron March nicely fits this bill as an adventure for 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Planescape supplement (for the younger people in our crowd, Planescape was a …

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Sunken Treasure: Different Worlds #21

Written by John Leutz A review of Different Worlds #21 from June 1982. The advertisements are nostalgic and amazing. Some are for games we play even today.  The first article called “Racial Sight Differences” (written by Shadowhawk) is very interesting. It touches upon infravision and different races, as well as how elves and orcs come from the same stock (and …

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Sunken Treasure: Cairn of the Skeleton King

Rob Kuntz’s Old-School Effort a Hit Written by Joe Bingaman Black Blade Publishing made a sweet deal with the legendary Rob Kuntz, creator of classics such as Maure Castle and Garden of the Plantmaster, to work on his Lake Geneva Castle and Campaign line of products. CAS-1, Cairn of the Skeleton King, fits right into this line, as it takes …

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Sunken Treasure: IMAGINE #2

Written by Christopher Bishop Imagine Magazine.  Ahhh, the golden age of 1983, when roleplaying games were still in their first vital decade of growth.  Thrust up from a cottage industry one-off to a somewhat controversial icon overnight, Imagine was the UK’s answer to Dragon Magazine, focusing both on local gaming centers in the UK, as well as having gamers classified …