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Finding Inspiration: You’ve Iqued my Pinterest

So I have, like many people in this day of modern gosh-wow futurity, a Pinterest account. I stumbled upon it through the supreme Brownian motion of the webs and managed to misuse it for a few weeks until I realized I was doing it wrong and since then it has been a daily rest stop for me. Especially because of …

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The Book of Uncommonplace Things – Badge of Office

Badge of Office A magical token crafted as a tool and official symbol for a court official, sheriff, emissary, etc. Once per day the bearer may invoke the name of the person or office that the Badge of Office is sworn to and cast the Command spell in service of the office the badge represents. Anyone who is the target of …

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Selling your soul while eating Italian

G-Core may be a super hero role-playing system, but it can be played with real world characters. Last Summer Dilly Green Bean Games released a fun little PDF titled Italiano Orrore: Survival Horror Volume 1. The concepts inside were all based on horror works by Lucio Fulci and other similar themes. The premise was to have players pick Generic Non-Player …

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GameSchool teaches you Pathfinder, with the people who make it.

The Game School crew, along with guest host and actor Kyle Vogt, talked with James L Sutter and Linda Zayas-Palmer about Pathfinder. James is a co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Executive Editor for Paizo Publishing. Linda is a 5-star Pathfinder Society GM and developer at Paizo. We spoke in depth about the history of Pathfinder, the mechanics, …

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International Tabletop Gaming Day!

 In honor of International Tabletop Gaming Day, we here at Multiverse decided to discuss our favorite games and memories in the hopes that our readership may glean something of value from our veritable EONS of tabletop gaming experience. Timothy Connolly Favorite Tabletop Game: First edition AD&D. My journey with this particular edition of the hobby began on Long Island in 1978, and it would …

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2016 Origins Awards Nominees

Each year, at the ORIGINS convention in June, the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design presents the prestigious Origins Awards to new tabletop games that shine brightest. Here’s a look at this year’s nominees: Board Games Champions of Midgard By Grey Fox Games Designed by Ole Steiness La Granja By Stronghold Games Designed by Michael Keller (II) and Andreas …

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The Joy of Drawing With Larry Elmore

It is titled as a simple drawing demonstration for Eastern Kentucky University with Hugo-nominated and legendary RPG artist Larry Elmore. Yet Larry turns it into a full master class seminar as he draws, by touching on a large range of subjects. Dropping tidbits here and there not only on the process of art, but art supplies and his own experience. …

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Poultrycanon’s Tiny Panic Room: A Safe Place to Hide

A word about Poultrycanon: The wizard that historians now know as Poultrycanon was born Hoban Temothey in the little town of Mudhugh-on-the-River (a mere twenty nautical miles from scenic Waterdeep) and spent his formative years first as a cheesmaker’s apprentice, then a glass blower’s apprentice and finally a potter’s apprentice. He enjoyed this idyllic if uninspiring life until the day …

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Heavy Metal 280

Heavy Metal 280 arrives on newsstands this month, marking the publication’s maiden voyage with Grant Morrison at the helm as their new editor-in-chief. Morrison took the graphic literature world by storm in the 1990s and 2000s, penning notable titles such as The Authority, The Invisibles, and Seaguy. A longtime periodical source of inspiration for tabletop rpg referees everywhere, Heavy Metal magazine …