The Game of the Month for October, 2014 is… drumroll… Mindjammer!

Check it out.

The Kickstarter for Last One Standing: Your Guide to Death and Glory ends 2014-10-16.

Last One Standing runs on a heavily modified version of the system first used in the game Apocalypse World by Vincent Baker, which is also used (in modified form) for several other great games such as Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, and many more.

Hmmm…

I’m currently working on a big overhaul of the site, and would appreciate any thoughtful feedback, especially from any of you who have ever introduced newcomers to tabletop RPGs. What do you think works best, and what could be improved?

Veteran RPG designer Sean K. Reynolds has launched a Kickstarter for his new game: Five Moons. The Kickstarter ends 2014-10-28.

2014-09-30. The day they arrived.

It’s official. The Monster Manual is now available everywhere.

Posthuman Wants Your Help with the Next Eclipse Phase GM Screen

From the folks at Posthuman Studios:

From now until October 1, we’ll be conducting a survey on what you’d like to see in our upcoming reprint of the Eclipse Phase Gamemaster Screen.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ep-gm-screen

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. We’ll use it to prioritize which charts, tables, and rules summaries make it into the new version of the screen. So far over 200 Eclipse Phase fans have given their input. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think, too!

Thanks much, and as always, beware the nano-bees.

“Glorantha taught me how to see the game world from the perspective of its inhabitants, in fact, from the multiple conflicting perspectives of its inhabitants. Each cult offers a complete, coherent view of the world, but those view conflict with each other more often than that they agree. The result is a world that feels dynamic and that invites you to imagine what it’s really like to live there and to care about that world. That lesson forever changed the way I design game worlds.”
— Jonathan Tweet, from the interview he, Rob Heinsoo, and Jeff Richard did at Obskures.de, talking up the 13th Age in Glorantha Kickstarter. He exactly nails what first drew me to Glorantha back in the early ’80s.

An Awesome Weekend

200 Follower Giveaway!!!!

adventuresinozrpg:

I know I hit 200 followers a while ago, but not to worry, the promised giveaway has arrived!

As per usual, I will be offering a print copy of my book, Adventures in Oz: Fantasy Roleplaying Beyond the Yellow Brick Road. It’s the only Oz RPG mature enough not to feel the need to be so very grown up.

Adventures in Oz: Fantasy Roleplaying Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

If you’re a gamer who has no knowledge of Oz, prepare to be amazed. Oz is a big place with lots to see and do. From Bunbury to Yoop Castle, it’s all in there.

If you’re an Oz fan who’s new to RPGs, you’re in good hands. The rules are easy to learn and teach There’s even a sample adventure scenario to get you started.

Only one person will win, drawn at random from the people who perform the following steps

1) Follow advetnuresinozrpg (You’re already doing that. Isn’t this easy?)

2) Like or reblog this post. You can do either or both, but you can only enter once.

A winner will be drawn and notified October 7, 2014

(via adventuresinozrpg)

“It was during a conversation with Andy Fischer and Dan Clark that we realized there was a simple way to add a small amount of variety to normal d20-based games. All you’d need is a d3 or d6 for ‘good,’ ‘bad,’ and ‘null’ side effects. You could also raid your WFRP3 or Star Wars dice collection, or even create custom dice of your own!”
— From the intriguing How to Add Narrative Dice to D20 Systems, by Katrina Ostrander.