Oct 012016
 

Matt takes his first look at Horror Adventures from Paizo for Pathfinder.  Some of the highlights Matt discusses are Corruptions, Madness, and expanded Fear rules.

I think the best part of Horror Adventures are the Corruptions.  The compleity they add to role-playing is just too much fun for everyone.

 

Grab your copy here.

Sep 222016
 

Matt takes a look at the Ultimate Intrigue from Paizo.  It features the Vigilante Class, verbal duels and intrigue systems to enhance your game. I think I will use verbal duels and the leadership system the most.

I think the pursuit rules have a place in any game there is a chase.  Check back soon for my full review.

Aug 212016
 

stormDungeons & Dragons 5th: Storm King’s Thunder (Hardcover)

$49.95

 

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

 

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.

 

This 256-page adventure for characters level 1 – 11+ provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience for the Storm King’s Thunder story, including rune magic items, a new treasure option for characters.

 

May 282016
 

seattle SprawlShadowrun: Seattle Box Set

$59.99

 

The core setting of the Shadowrun role-playing game deserves a detailed treatment that gives both players and game masters tools to make using the setting easier and more fun. With geographic details, plot hooks, a large collection of player cards, an innovative modular map system that can easily generate a wide variety of buildings in moments, and more, this box will immerse players in the tumult and chaos of the Emerald City.

 

Ages 13+

May 102016
 

Matt is starting his tribute to Munckin with this Box Breaking of Munchkin Deluxe.  It started them all.

Drink some ale, have some pretzels and level up for the win. Well, it’s not that easy!  Your friends might just be devious enough to steal that level from you.

May 052016
 

In this Role-Play Ramblings Matt discusses the role of death as it pertains to players and their characters.  Is it morally acceptable for  a GM to kill off PC’s.

This concludes the first season of Role-Play Ramblings.  I hope to start season two very soon, check back, or follow us on Twiite and Facebook for the Kickstarer announcements.

Dec 032015
 

In this episode I share several experiences I’ve had over the years, either as a GM or a player.  Most of these stories touch on how I felt looking back at the experience.  All, of them are great memories, but looking back I have definitely learned a few things.

Special thanks to Owen Stephens for swaying some of my thoughts on this topic.  He poked the right nerve clusters to make me a think  little bit harder.

May 012015
 

Kobold Press has a new Kickstarter up and running.  Here is a sample from the campaign.

 

Sometimes, unlikely heroes emerge from strange and forbidden places: dragons’ dens, murky swamps, magical forges and the realms of Shadow.

A bull-headed corsair smashes through a line of skeletal warriors, her war axe sending skulls flying! Her kobold companion darts nimbly in and out of the fray wreaking havoc, as arrows ping off the gearforged paladin’s brass hide and the darakhul fighter creeps up behind the evil necromancer, licking his chops in anticipation of the feast to come…

Bring monstrous heroes and astounding new twists to your Pathfinder RPG campaign! 

 

Advanced Races Compendium.

Apr 292015
 
PATHFINDER RPG DESIGNERS UNLEASH THEIR WILDEST IDEAS TO PLAY THE GAME LIKE NEVER BEFORE

Nothing is Safe as Award-Winning Game System Gets Unchained

REDMOND, WA (April 29, 2015): Paizo Inc. announces today the release of Pathfinder Unchained, the new hardcover rulebook for the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Releasing April 2015 with an MSRP of $39.99, Pathfinder Unchained is an indispensable companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook.

From totally revised fundamentals like core classes and monster design, to brand-new systems for expanding the way the game is played, Pathfinder Unchained makes the player the game designer, and offers fresh ideas while still blending with the existing system.

Said Jason Bulmahn, Lead Designer for Pathfinder, “Over a year ago, I went to talk to Publisher Erik Mona about a book idea I had. The pitch was simple: ‘Let us do a book filled with whatever crazy ideas we have floating around in our heads.’ He said ‘no.’ I said, ‘Wait though, allow me to explain, our crazy ideas might make the game better.’ He said ‘tell me more,’ and Pathfinder Unchained was born.”

Pathfinder RPG: Unchained includes:

  • New versions of the barbarian, monk, rogue, and summoner classes, all revised to make them more balanced and easier to play.
  • New skill options for both those who want more skills to fill out their characters’ backgrounds and those seeking streamlined systems for speed and simplicity.
  • Changes to how combat works, from a revised action system to an exhaustive list of combat tricks that draw upon your character’s stamina.
  • Magic items that power up with you throughout your career—and ways to maintain variety while still letting players choose the “best” magic items.
  • Simplified monster creation rules for making new creatures on the fly.
  • Exotic material components ready to supercharge your spellcasting.
  • New takes on alignment, multiclassing, iterative attacks, wounds, diseases and poisons, and item creation.
  • And much, much more.

Pathfinder Unchained is available at hobby game and book stores nationwide, as well as on paizo.com.

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 gaming 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 six 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 the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

Mar 042015
 
RPG SUPERSTAR’S TOP 4 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

From Hundreds of Contestants, Now Down to Four, as Global Competition to Find New Stars in Game Design Enters Final Round

REDMOND, WA (March 3, 2015): Paizo Inc., creator of the popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the Top 4 Finalists in the 2015 RPG Superstar Game Design competition.

RPG Superstar™ 2015 Top 4 Finalists and their Winning Encounter with a Map Designs

Brian J. Fruzen (Milwaukee, WI) – The Gloomsworn Path
Monica Marlowe (Cincinnati, OH) – The Hanging Gardens of Karexin
Kalervo Oikarinen (Helsinki, Finland) – Fellforge Chapel
Christopher Wasko (Connecticut) – Darkblight Fallow

“Behold our four finalists! They have navigated the surprise of creating a new category of magic item, diligently labored to create stand-alone maps, wrought creatures of the Darklands, and braved the travails of creating new and interesting encounters,” says Owen KC Stephens, Pathfinder Developer and Host of RPG Superstar 2015. “Hundreds began this exhausting and arduous path, and now these four have proven themselves to be the best of the year.”

In the final round, the Top 4 must design a 32 – 40 page adventure for 5th level characters, set in the Nar-Voth. The deadline for the final round’s entries is March 13, 2015, and public voting will begin March 17, 2015 on paizo.com/rpgsuperstar.

Now in its 8th year, RPG Superstar receives thousands of entries from all over the world, which are reviewed by a panel of experienced game designers, and then voted on by the paizo.com community, who have cast millions of votes over the years.

The winner of the competition will have their adventure published by Paizo as a Pathfinder Module, a full-color, 64-page, high-quality softcover book, compatible with not only the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG), but also with any game published under the Open Gaming License (OGL). Also, three runners-up will win assignments to write adventure scenarios for Paizo’s Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign, offering all four finalists professional writing contracts with Paizo Inc., and an opportunity to begin their game design careers by working on the world’s best-selling roleplaying game.

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is the wildly popular tabletop RPG, in which 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 multiple 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 Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, as well as Pathfinder Tales novels, board games, and gaming accessories. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the twelve years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 60 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry. For more information, visit paizo.com.