Role-Play Ramblings 2.5: Spotlighting

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Jan 022017

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt discusses spotlighting. Which is the art of allowing player characters shine at the right point in time for them to become integral to the story.

I have been GMing for about 30 years and I still find this to be one of the most difficult things to do!

Pathfinder Player Companion: Magic Tactics Toolbox

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Apr 302016

magicPathfinder Player Companion: Magic Tactics Toolbox



Magic can do anything – but it’s more effective if you know what you’re doing. Learn to use your magical powers to their best effect with Pathfinder Player Companion: Magic Tactics Toolbox! Discover effective spell strategies to augment allies, control the battlefield, or just blast foes!


In addition to class options and abilities, this Player Companion includes dozens of new magic options including blood hexes, discoveries, new magic item mastery feats, and spells designed to work with specific eldritch strategies!


32 pages, Softcover, Full color

Dungeon Fighter: The Big Wave from Iello

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Jul 082015
Dungeon fighterDungeon Fighter: The Big Wave$24.99


This expansion includes new monsters and equipment, a new pirate hero, new maps with special rooms, and Cthulhu as the Boss. As in a fantasy role-playing game, players can accumulate experience points, then use them for power cards that allow for devastating water powers, such as the “Major Healing” spell but beware the new monster choking ability! You’ll have to fight them off by using the three small elemental dice to make new “impossible” die rolls…


2-6 players

Ages 8+

45-60 minute play time


Contains:6 Equipment cards

7 Monster cards

1 Hero sheet

1 Dungeon sheet (double-sided)

1 Final Boss card

6 Power cards

3 Water Element die


 12 XP tokens

15 Oxygen tokens

1 Parrot token

1 Puddle

1 Slime template

1 Major Healing template

1 Waterfall

1 Rulebook

Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game

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Jun 132015

PredatorLegendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game



Legendary Encounters is back with an all new “Predator” core set!


Play as the Predator hunting down humans as well as recruiting the ultimate military unit to track down and destroy the Predator. The game will feature some of Predator and Predator 2’s  greatest protagonists, including Dutch, Blaine, Mac and Dillon, as they go head to head with the Ultimate hunter.

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Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga From IDW Games

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May 042015

fire&axeFire & Axe: A Viking Saga



Power and Glory – or Untold Sorrow: Which Shall Be Your Destiny?


Glory and blood are at stake in this lauded and highly sought-after grail game. Fire and Axe is a strategy game full of raiding, trading and ultimate control, which can live on reputation alone. But the latest version features striking, completely redone artwork full of grit and beauty – players will transcend into the Viking world, in all of its tempest glory. Included are 70 minis, each new sculpt has striking detail and is sure to make even the most dedicated of gamers delighted.

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THE STRANGE Core Book Hardcover

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Aug 082014


THE STRANGE Core Book Hardcover

$59.99 SRP


Beneath the orbits and atoms of our natural universe lies a network of dark energy. Those who have learned to access and navigate this chaotic sea have discovered an almost endless set of “recursions” in the shoals of our Earth: Worlds with their own laws of reality, reflected from human experience or imagination, given form in the swirling Chaosphere of the Strange. Worlds teeming with life, with discovery, with incredible treasures, and with sudden death.


Worlds sometimes jealous of our own.


The secret plunder of these worlds draws the brave, the daring, and the unscrupulous – and it draws dangerous enemies from these recursions back to our Earth.


And slowly but inexorably, it draws the attention of beings from beyond Earth’s shoals – beings of unfathomable power and evil from the unknown reaches of. . .



The Strange is a game that crosses multiple worlds, called recursions, which player characters can explore and defend. In The Strange, your characters change with each world they travel to, taking on new aspects suited to that recursion’s unique laws and structures. Eventually, as characters progress, they might even gain the ability to create a recursion of their own!


This will be a full-color hardcover coming in at 416 pages. It will be lavishly illustrated and organized, referenced, and annotated, very much on the model of Numenera. The goal is to make it a breeze and a joy to run this game, and–if you get the print version – something beautiful that game lovers will want to keep on your coffee table in between games.

Nov 122013

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a good look at the pawns from the Bestiary 2 box set.    If you are looking to expand your hoard this might just e the way to add to your collection.


Thanks for watching.  I look forward to using many of these monster to give my children’s player characters nightmares.  Check back next week and get a look at the Pathfinder Society Primer.


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Aug 102013


$29.99 SRP

Attend a Mascarade of the renaissance and try to discover the identity of your opponents. Who is telling the truth? Who is bluffing? Reveal the truth all while hiding your own true identity!

The goal of the game is for players to gain the most gold pieces that they will amass either by telling the truth, or alternatively, bluffing. Players each receive a Character card, that they will switch, or not, with their opponents throughout the game play. At each turn, players have the option to either announce who there are, and therefore are able to activate the power of that Character, as long as none of the other players challenge them; to secretly look at their card; or to swap their card with another player.

2-13 players

Ages 10+


13 Character cards

1 blank Character card

1 courthouse board


14 Characters markers including a blank character marker

player aid and rule book

C&C Adventure Supplement: Rogues Gallery

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Aug 082013

C&C Adventure Supplement  Rogues GalleryC&C Adventure Supplement:  Rogues Gallery

$9.99 SRP


Every game has them; hosts of unnamed, faceless, personality-lacking brutes that mock both players and CKs with their amorphous shapes. Well wait no more longer. C&C finally gets its first rogue’s gallery. Brought to you by the skilled hands of Shane Moore, the wildly popular author of the Abyss Walker novels, this rogue’s gallery is replete with an army of Non Players Character.  All races. All classes. This rogues gallery has them all.


Each NPC comes complete with statistics such as attributes, hit points and standard armor class. They also have names, alignments and all the other bones of a good NPC, but more than that these NPCs have faces, personalities, descriptions. Each NPC is individually treated, including goals and desires.


(Cover art not yet finalized)

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PF Pawns: Shattered Star: Adventure Path Pawn Collection

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Jul 052013

PF Pawns- Shattered Star- Adventure Path Pawn CollectionPF Pawns: Shattered Star: Adventure Path Pawn Collection

$19.99 SRP

Key monsters and NPCs from the Shattered Star Adventure Path come alive on your tabletop with the Shattered Star Pawn Collection, featuring more than 100 creature pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop fantasy RPG!


Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn presents a beautiful full-color image of a monster or NPC from the Shattered Star campaign, including giants, constructs, ancient undead, Lovecraftian horrors, and dozens of unique NPCs also suitable for representing player characters. Designed for use with the Pathfinder RPG Bestiary Box, each cardstock pawn slots into a size-appropriate plastic base from that collection-making them easy to mix with traditional metal or plastic miniatures-and supplements the Bestiary Box’s creatures, together providing pawns for nearly every Shattered Star encounter. With tons of distinct creature images, the Shattered Star Pawn Collection brings to life the enemies and allies from all six adventures of the Shattered Star Adventure Path.

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