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Handling the Table Personality: The Glory Hound

This is the last posting on handling the table personality.  I give my sincere apologies on the length of time between the posts but my art department (my 12-year-old daughter) has been very busy lately, and I was awaiting her artistic touches.  Nevertheless let us tackle this tough table personality, The Glory Hound. What exactly is a Glory Hound you may …

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Guest Review: Dungeon Magazine #1

Guest Writer: Patrick Bird Care and Use of… Dungeon Magazine, Issue 1! In the beginning of the era of role-playing, there was the Dragon.  Starting in 1976 TSR replaced the old Strategic Review magazine with a new one focused mostly on the new world of role-playing games.  Though it still had many articles relating to the old miniatures combat games …

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Guest Review: Mutation Manual-Metamorphosis Alpha

Guest Writer: Kevin Birge Not Necessarily Beautiful, But Mutated James M. Ward’s The Mutation Manual  supplement for Metamorphosis Alpha Metamorphosis Alpha was and is my favorite Science Fiction role playing game. This isn’t intended to diminish the quality or reputation of all-time classics like Traveler and Space Opera, which I am also a fan of. Metamorphosis Alpha just suits my …

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Ghost Review: The Nazi Occult

Ghost Review: The Nazi Occult Review by Christopher Bishop Written by Kenneth Hite Before I start into this review, I need to stress one important thing about this particular work.  It IS a work of fiction, mostly.  I really need to firmly establish this because the author does such a good job of taking historical events, that really did happen …

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Q&A with Joseph Bloch: Greyhawk Grognard Rolls A Natural 20

Q&A with Joseph Bloch: Greyhawk Grognard Rolls A Natural 20 It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Joseph Bloch (Greyhawk Grognard) chime in on megadungeon design theory and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What’s a fun fact about ADVENTURES DARK AND DEEP that might surprise most gamers? JB: It’s actually based …

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Frog God Games Tome of Horrors Complete brings more terror to the tabletop

The Tome of Horrors Complete (S&W version) Review Okay, so I think just about everyone who plays the grand ole game has an affection for monster manuals.  I can think of several occasions in which I owned a monster manual before I owned the Game Masters guide.  We are used to historical depictions and environmental details being given as well as origins …