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What’s On Your Shelf? Shelves of the Past and Present

This week we are spotlighting Jan Egil Bjune’s extensive shelf collection all the way from Norway . Nearly game shop-like in arrangement and density, Jan’s shelves show off a collection of both older, classic RPGs and an embracing of new, currently published games. There is quite a breadth of companies’ games he’s collected. I chose the feature image from the …

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England Upturn’d Swashbuckling Historical Adventure

Guest Writer: Tim Myers -This article was made possible with a gift of a review copy, QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. Who doesn’t love this period in history? It brings to mind cannon-fire roaring, dandies swashbuckling, and an insulted man removing his glove to slap another gentleman across the face with it, declaring, “you have insulted my honor! I challenge …

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Old School Gamer Radio Launched

Matt Finch co-developer of OSRIC and creator of Swords & Wizardry, launched a Kickstarter in mid-September, that funded October 1, 2017. The purpose of this Kickstarter is to gather links to OSR blogs and other social media outlets so they are no longer lost in the noise. Both a website, Old School Gamer Radio, and a YouTube channel, Uncle Matt’s D&D Studio …

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A Book of Miscellaneous Spells II, An Enchanting RPG Resource

Guest Writer: Ernie Laurence Author: Andrew Hamilton Chief Editor/Layout: Bryan Fazekas “I don’t know why, but I like designing spells.” A Book of Miscellaneous Spells II is an online compendium of additional incantations for the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons tabletop roleplaying game (“and similar Fantasy Role Playing Games”). It is actually an online compendium of one hundred and fifty six …

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Modern gamer, should you buy it local or buy it online?

Once upon a time back in 1986… It is 1986.  My dragon magazine is open and inside is a glossy advertisement for this book called Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.  It features an ogre with a black and white mohawk getting skewered by a dwarf with an orange crested mohawk.  My imagination was on fire!  I had to buy this right then …

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Expedition to the Barrier Peaks AD&D Module

Guest Writer: James Boney Many decades ago, when I was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons, the third module I played was titled Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and it forever changed the way I saw the game. Here was the work that pulled me from the standard fantasy format and expanded the game into another level of imagination. Expedition to …