Role-Play Ramblings 2.7: Romancing the Character

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Jan 022017
 

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks with guest Jason Bulmahn at Gen Con 2016 about how to introduce romance into your game sessions.

 

I always have a good time talking with Jason Bulmahn.  This was certainly no exception.  Being a GM for my teenage boys you can only imagine what kind of trouble I’m stirring up with potions of love.

Box Breaking 195: Drakerys from Don’t Panic Games

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Nov 162016
 

Drakerys was recently kickstarted and debuted  at Gen Con 2016. I love this game for the simplicity it brings.  It makes a great gateway game for the miniatures world.

I am a huge fan of the “initiative” system.  Check  out the How to demo I filmed at Gen Con 2016.

Delta Green Wins Multiple ENnie Awards

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Aug 262016
 

Delta Green Wins Multiple ENnie Awards

(LOCATION REDACTED — August 25th, 2016) Award winning publisher Arc Dream announced today that their first two Delta Green products since rebooting the game line via Kickstarter both won ENnie Awards. Delta Green: Need to Know won the gold medal for Best Free Product and Delta Green: Agent’s Handbook won the silver medal for best supplement. The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (the “ENnies”) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENnies give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.

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PAIZO ANNOUNCES BESTIARY 6 FOR PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME

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Aug 262016
 

PAIZO ANNOUNCES BESTIARY 6 FOR
PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME

Archdevils, Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Two-Headed Dragons and Satanic Foes Are Coming To Pathfinder in Sixth Installment of Legendary Bestiary Series
REDMOND, WA (August 25, 2016): Paizo Inc. announces today the development of the forthcoming Bestiary 6, a 320-page hardcover book featuring hundreds of hellish new beasties for the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Bestiary 6 is set for a March 2017 release, $44.99 MSRP.

Truly legendary heroes require truly legendary foes, and now these world-ending menaces have arrived with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6. Within this book, players will find hundreds of monsters to test their mettle against Archdevils and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, two-headed dragons and the Wild Hunt, conqueror worms or living statues haunted by dead gods, troops of goblins or strangely sentient oozes, and myriad other menaces suitable for all levels of play. Yet not every legend needs to tell of foes, and within these pages players will also find that new empyreal lords, dragons from Heaven, and the mythical Green Man all stand ready to aid players on their quests.

Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 6 is the latest indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into a new era.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 includes:

  • More than 200 different monsters.
  • Strange new player-character-suitable races like the canine rougarou, the watery fey naiad, the crazed monkey goblin, and the Lovecraftian yaddithian, and the Darklands-dwelling munavri.
  • Powerful foes from myth and legend, such as the Archdevil Mephistopheles, Charon of the River Styx, and that notorious haunter of holidays known as Krampus.
  • New animal companions, constructs waiting creation by skilled spellcasters, and a new category of true dragon from the Outer Planes.
  • New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters, including the shape-changing vermin-themed entothrope and the intelligent hivemind swarm.
  • Appendices to help find the right monster, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat.
  • Expanded universal monster rules to simplify combat.
  • Challenges for every adventure and every level of play.

For additional information visit paizo.com.

About the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, and apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.

About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

Aug 152016
 

At Gen Gen Con Kevin and I chatted about Robotech Tactics, Rifts and  all things Palladium.  Kevin answers some good questions in here that are from Ben Parker, Jorel Levenson, Marnie Jefferson, Matt Trotta, Graham Bailey,  Oscar Mardones Schopflin, and Dave Knighthawk. Thanks guys.

It’s always a good talk when I get to sit down with Kevin.  I managed to ease drop a bit and while I can’t tell you what I heard I can affirm the plans for Robotech Tactics and Rifts are just out of this world.

 

The Drake is only about 50 pieces, but it seems like two hundred.

Gen Con 2016 Coverage 25: Arc Dream Publishing – Delta Green

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Aug 132016
 

I had the chance to sit down with the crew of Arc Dream Publishing at Gen Con and we talked about everything Delta Green.  It’s long but there is a lot of good info in here if you are just starting out.

This was one of my more interesting interviews at Gen Con this year.

Heavy Gear and Dream Pod 9 at Gen Con 2016

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Aug 112016
 

It’s always a pleasure to see DP9.  This year was no exception.  They have a in the mixer, Dreadnoughts, Jovian Chronicles, and anpthe HG Blitz KS.

In this interview Robert and I chat about their recent Kickstarter and some of the issues they ran into.  Plus we discuss Dreadnoughts, Jovian Chronicles, and the planned Kickstarter for next year.

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Gen Con 2016 Coverage 9: AAW Games Jonathan Nelson

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Aug 102016
 

At Gen Con I finally had the chance to meet with Jonathan Nelson of AAW.  We chatted about Snow White – not the Disney version. One amazing thing I learned about this product is it has rules for love.  How sweet is that.

I look froward to reviewing this book soon.

Gen Con 2016 Coverage 7: CMoN W/ Bryan Steele and Dave Taylor

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Aug 102016
 

In this interview with Bryan Steele and Dave Taylor and we talk about Dark Age And Wrath of Kings.  We spend a good bit of time talking about the tournament system.

Check back soon to see the Gen Con album or hit my Facebook page later today.

Gen Con 2016 Coverage 1: Blood and Plunder

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Aug 082016
 

At Gen Con I hooked up with Firelock Games to chat about Blood and Plunder.  Blood and Plunder is a historical game set during the height of pirates plundering the coastline. All I have to say is beautiful models plus boarding rules has to make for a good time.

There frigates are amazing.