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Monthly Archives: September 2015

DayTrippers: Core Rules Review

Disclosure: I know Tod Foley from G+, we’ve talked a bunch, Melissa and I both provided feedback on this and the GM’s Guide, and Tod has provided feedback on some of our products. We received digital copies of this for our help, not for review purposes.DayTrippers is a standalone role-playing game, […]

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Until Dawn Review

Trigger Warnings: Spoilers, Misogyny, Transmisogyny, Internalized Misogyny, Trigger Warnings, Externalized Misogyny, Transpoilers, Pansexualphobia, Straight White Men, Homophobia, Transphobia, Toxic Masculinity, Male Gaze, Heteronormitivitivity, Mansplaining, Literal Rape, Racism, Unchecked Privilege, Implied Rape, Sexist Weather, Cultural Appropriation, Oppression, Objectification, Ableism, Supplied Rape, Bropression, Neglect Rape, and Masculine Toxicity. Until Dawn is a survival horror game that centers around a […]

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4Ward/FrankenFourth: Keep on the Shadowfell

Cast Embra (1st-level dwarf wizard) Ivanna (1st-level elf ranger) Thirur (1st-level dwarf fighter) Summary While we wait to see if our weekly group will want to play this game in a “for realsies” campaign (which I don’t expect to happen until our current A Sundered World campaign ends/the group really wants to), […]

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4Ward/FrankenFourth Playtest

A few players had to again cancel our A Sundered World campaign, so I figured Melissa and I could run through a playtest of yet another game we’re working on. This one uses elements from our dice-pool dungeon crawler (like simple-yet-flexible characters), and various editions of Dungeons & Dragons (mostly the d20 mechanic and simplified skill ranks). She suggested […]

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An Essential Sandbox: Session 4 Play Report

D&D: Frankenstein’s Monster Edition Cast Embra (3rd-level dwarf evocation mage) Livina (3rd-level dragonborn inspiring warlord) Paion (3rd-level human sun warpriest) Thirur (3rd-level dwarf axe slayer) Summary The party arrived at Gillmore Estate. They knew that it had been overtaken by a group of bandits, but had no idea how many, […]

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The Heart of Hemskil: Episode 104

Cast Gardia (3rd-level human fighter) Lydell (3rd-level dwarf wizard) Sinzed (3rd-level human fighter/wizard) Summary They knew that their equipment was likely to be in the armory, and that Cattiva’s bed chamber was all the way at the top of the tree fort. This narrowed down the number of places they would […]

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An Essential Sandbox: Session 3 Play Report

Cast Embra (2nd-level dwarf evocation mage) Meira (2nd-level gnome cunning bard) Thirur (2nd-level dwarf axe slayer) Summary About a week after their return to Black Hollow, Embra and Thirur were approached by Meira, a gnome bard. She told them that a madness was slowly gripping the people and animals of […]

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Dungeons & Delvers: The Heart of Hemskil, Episode 103

Cast Gardia (3rd-level human fighter) Lydell (3rd-level dwarf wizard) Sinzed (3rd-level human fighter/wizard) Summary They cautiously entered the room. Though none of the faeries were visibly armed, the characters knew many were capable of using a variety of magic. Plus, there was no telling how many more were concealed from […]

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Dungeon World: Balancing Fiction And Function

I ran a very short lived campaign quite a while back, where the characters were wandering through a desert and dealing with Lovecraftian cults and monsters (because most of my adventures involve something Lovcraftian in some capacity). During the first session the players brought up various third-party classes, some of […]

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