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Monsters As Playable Race

Your old-school DM suddenly announces “We’re starting a new campaign, in which everything from the classic monster books is allowable as a playable race. As for maximum height and width, we’ll draw the line at umber hulk, but otherwise anything goes.” You might spend hours leafing through the 1st edition AD&D Monster Manual, Monster Manual 2, Fiend Folio, Creature Catalogue, and more! In an …

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Maintaining Momentum

Momentum isn’t everything, but it’s certainly something, and today we’ll enjoy a look at ten fun ways that DMs can keep it going during those days (or nights) when enough players are unable to attend a scheduled tabletop RPG session. Minifigs Whether you’re gluing, filing, priming, painting, washing, adding hobby rocks to the bases, glazing, varnishing, or just doing a …

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Celebrity ChariD20 – Next Sunday

I had the honor to interview my friend and fellow Multiverse writer, Satine Phoenix, about her upcoming event – Celebrity ChariD20 (CCD20). What is CCD20?: CelebrityChariD20.com celebrates Storytellers by Fundraising for the Childrens literacty charity: Reach out and Read!  How did all this start?: I started Celebrity ChariD20 back in 2010 at Meltdown Comics. I was running the Hollywood Table-top …

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Rules Light RPGs

There has been a recent proliferation of rules light RPG’s. Initially, the OSR was partly about getting back to the original role playing game and the less complex rules. Many clones focused on a more organized or easy to follow presentation of rules. Some RPG’s are more focused on role playing and strive for minimal and flexible rules that are basically …

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Dark Souls: Winter’s Spite drops in November

Dark Souls: Winter’s Spite #1 is a brand new four-part mini-series from the creative team of the sell-out Dark Souls comic series – writer George Mann and artist Alan Quah. The first issue is out on November 9. Beyond this tenuous fabric lies a place of banishment; a world within a world where the frigid nights endure and even the Old Lords …

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HABITAT drops in October

All his life, Hank Cho wanted to join the ranks of the Habsec-the rulers of the orbital habitat his people call home. But when he finds a powerful, forbidden weapon from the deep past, a single moment of violence sets his life-and the brutal society of the habitat-into upheaval. Hunted by the cannibalistic Habsec and sheltered by former enemies, Cho …

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Q&A with Frank Martin

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Frank Martin chime in on MODERN TESTAMENT, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  MODERN TESTAMENT is highly entertaining.  What can you tell us about this wild tale, without giving too much away? FM:  I can say that MODERN TESTAMENT is a dark fantasy …

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Q&A with Stu Perrins

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Stu Perrins chime in on WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ARCHETYPE?, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ARCHETYPE? looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this tale, without giving too much away? SP:  What I’ve tried to …

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Game School #26: Mythic Mortals

It’s Mythic Mortals, the extraordinary new game of super heroes brought to us by David Schirduan. Tune in as David guides us through a novel new approach to tabletop combat and listen as he pits Satine Phoenix against one very bullish bruiser! “Play as yourself, suddenly granted the incredible and unstable powers of legendary heroes!” System: Runequest 6th Edition Hosts: …

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Rolling With Stranger Things

Okay, I’m a bit behind. I don’t have Netflix, a situation I changed for a month when I saw Frank Mentzer offered to run the Stranger Things cast through a D&D game with his edition of the books, which appeared in the series. Just to recap, Stranger Things is a Netflix series of eight episodes set in 1983 with a …