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Sneak Peek: War Mother #1

Sneak Peek: WAR MOTHER #1 – Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia Fortify the Future of the Valiant Universe on August 23rd!   Valiant is proud to present your first lettered look inside WAR MOTHER #1– the FIRST ISSUE of a RIVETING NEW SERIES pitting the breakout hero of 4001 A.D. against the war machines of tomorrow in her landmark full-length debut! On August 23rd, New …

Guest Article: Encounter Building in OSRIC Part 3

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson Encounter Building in OSRIC v1.4 OSRIC and 1e FRPG doesn’t need encounter-building guidelines, other than the very basic idea that the 1st level of a dungeon should have mostly 1st level monsters in it! – Anonymous In part three “Encounter Building in OSRIC” well will conclude the article with the procedure we use for building encounters. …

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Larry Hamilton’s 7 of the Best

Written by Larry Hamilton Stephen R. Donaldson’s Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series Being transferred from our world to a world of magic, where the very land has magic was a lot of fun. The struggle of the main character to figure out what is real and how to believe in himself is powerful. The very flawed hero, physically, mentally, and emotionally is …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Bibliography]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 10 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Jim Beard’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jim Beard STAR WARS (1977) I have to start here because of the impact this little indie film has had on my life, which is, really, immeasurable. I know what you’re saying, and I get it, I do. Everybody says Star Wars. Done to death. But the only way to look at it and see a glimmer of …

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Handling the Table Personality: The Grognard

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Our previous installment revolved around the meta-gamer.  This installment focuses on the Grognard, the veteran of many table forays.  Since the advent of tabletop roleplaying in 1974 folks have been crowding around the table to roll bones for decades now.  Some, played in high school, a little in college or the military (or all of …

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Glen Hallstrom’s 7 of the Best

Written by Glen Hallstrom Hi folks. Okay, let me say first off, I consider all genres when creating things, especially game scenarios. My games work best as a cinematic adventure. Film has always been my first love before RPGs and my works always have a cinematic feel anyway (and let me tell you, it was hard to nail it down …

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Jim Kramer’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jim Kramer Growing up an introverted child, I had a very small group of friends; less than half dozen regulars who I hung with in school and after school, and only a couple of these I hung out with on weekends as well. Then, there were the satellite friends of friends and a few acquaintances of those who …