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      The contest is going strong but we want it stronger. So here’s our little tales of culinary terror. Chef was frying a turkey at her brother’s house for Thanksgiving. We live in the South, we do that. And like all those PSA tell you have a fire extinguisher handy. The front of the house got […]
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    • Why Don’t Fighters Learn To Duck?
      This is something that has pretty much bugged me through every edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, I know there a little boosts in Armor Class but generally the only way a fighter gets harder to hit is to buy better armor. And, yes, I know they get more Hit Points. But let’s face it […]
    • Do you really need a world map?
      I remember when I started my first D&D campaign. It was the early days. Those funny dice were nearly impossible to find. Miniatures were made out of lead. And we made up the campaign world as we went along. The first thing I want to say is that there are many fine maps that are […]

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Here I am yacking up another Kickstarter. Don’t worry. I’ll just make a habit of doing for the ones I think are really cool. This time it’s Silent Legions by Kevin Crawford.
Here’s why it’s cool other than being a horror game. Just check the awesome stuff that’s come out of Sine Nomine Publishing. Stars Without Numbers, Scarlet Heroes, Other Dust, and Spears at Dawn. These are damned fine games. Heck there are free versions so just check them out. Plus I know a lot of folks have been upset over really late Kickstarters. (Personally, there’s one that I backed that I’m little worried about but I’ll rant about that at another time.) The beta for Silent Legions is done. You get it when you back it. I know somebody will correct if I’m wrong but I don’t any of his previous Kickstarters ever fell into the “WTF?” category.
So check it out. Back it. Heck, Old School Lovecraftian Horror. How could you go wrong?

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What can I say? It’s starting out to look like a good one. So just watch it and enjoy. Heck, even subscribe. And yes there’s still enough in jokes keep your little grognard spirit chuckling.
I keep saying this. As RPG folks, we really need more web series like this. A chance to laugh and enjoy our hobby in another way. And remember, catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 if you need to.

Good night and good gaming.

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This post is part spreading the word and part reminder for me to back it. Yes, things have been way too hectic around the old household.
So here you go the Class Compendium for Labyrinth Lord. Heck, what DM couldn’t use 50 more classes? OK, that does sound like a lot but hey, you could just use them for NPC’s so don’t immediately dismiss it. It’s already funded. The pledge levels are fairly priced. And it’s already reached it’s funding goal. So go for it.

If you still have a little bit of reservations then go ahead check out my rant about the Swords & Wizardry Player’s Companion. It’s darn handy little book. Or you could go and check some of Barrel Rider Games’ other titles on Drivethrurpg.

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Well, this one is gonna get added to the DVR line up. I liked Warehouse 13 and this looks to be alone those lines plus if you know me well enough I like stuff with a quirky sense of humor. Don’t we all need to laugh a little more. So kids. Set your DVR’s on December 7. Who knows this may be something pretty fun.

Hey, it’s worth a shot.

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Well it’s been a while since I ranted on some web clips but it’s time to revisit that.
Standard Action Season 3 starts this month on November 18! If you haven’t taken a look at this comedy gem yet. Check it out. Here’s my favorite episode from Season 1.

So go catch up on Seasons 1 and 2. Do this now.
Also on the horizon is the Kickstarter for Season 3 of Journey Quest. But the folks at Zombie Orpheus want to make sure that fans know when this ball gets rolling. So stop by at Renew Journey Quest. And here’s my favorite episode from Season 1. Yes, there are minor spoilers so you can start with Episode One but it you’re unsure then watch this one.

In the mean time, check out their new series Humans & Households.
We need more gaming comedy goodness. Really, more people need to laugh.

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I’ve been pretty much enamored by Fifth Edition for the last few weeks like so many folks (plus been really busy). But it’s great to see something come out for one of favorite retro-clones.
The Swords & Wizardry Player’s Companion from Barrel Rider Games is pretty handy little PDF and it’s only $2.99. And you guys know what a cheapskate I am.
Basically, it’s a few little add-ons for Swords & Wizardry.
Chapter One: Attributes. Cool things here are the modifiers for race. And (I know some don’t like it) the optional addition of Luck and Appearance Attributes. Those can be useful depending on your game. There’s also an extended chart for Attribute scores higher than 18.
Chapter Two: Classes. OK, now this is very handy! Alternate/additional abilities for the standard classes (from Swords & Wizardry Complete). This could be a real good add on for your game. There’s also the write ups for Anti-Paladins and Bards.
Chapter Three: Races. This chapter adds gnomes, half-orcs, and dark elves. They’re pretty standard and fit with the other races mechanically. Of course, fluff-wise in your campaign world it might be a little different.
Chapter Four: Equipment. You’ve got some stats for more types of weapons and armor. Because, the player characters want more ways to kill things and not get killed. Plus there’s some handy magic items in this section also.
Yes, I know. It’s a short little review. But hey, it’s a short book, only 35 pages. But it’s got a lot of things I like in product. It’s simple, inspirational, reusable, tweakable, and affordable (Do I need to say only $2.99 again?). So go ahead and pick it up.

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