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About RupertG

RupertG has been playing roleplaying games ever since he discovered Dragon Warriors at the age of 12. Since those days he has played many different RPG's, collected not insignificant Dwarf and Tomb Kings armies for Warhammer Fantasy Battles and even worked as a games designer in the heady days of the late 90's building a CCG. Now he runs a gaming blog and is a participant in the Grand Gaming Experiment

Dice of Doom Podcast 046: Thoughts on D&D 5th Edition and wrap up of Temple of Elemental Evil

In this episode of the Dice of Doom Podcast, we discuss Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, past editions of D&D and the industry in general. We also wrap up our run through of the AD&D campaign for the Temple of Elemental Evil. Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we learn today of the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett, well loved author of the Discworld series of fantasy novels Continue reading

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Help us build our next Campaign World

Help us crowd source our next campaign setting. Leave us one or two lines that expresses something about a place, an NPC, an event or a feature of the world. Continue reading

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The Game Ahead: Catacombs

Quite recently I overheard two of the players in my group discussing how my dungeons seem to go on for ever without any connection or theme to them. Continue reading

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D&D Basic Released by Wizards of the Coast

Unless you have been living under the gaming equivalent of a rock on Mars you would be aware that a new edition of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is on the cusp of being released. Part of their development of this edition of the game has been the announcement that they will be releasing a basic version of the game for free as a downloadable PDF. Well, today they made good on their promise. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 045: Rules that enhance Roleplaying Games and Crafting “Who ‘dun it?” Mysteries

In this episode we discuss systems that have used rules mechanics to enhance the setting of a roleplaying game, D&DNext, Palladium and crafting “Who ‘dun it?” mysteries. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 044: Listener Questions, Gaming Lectern and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition

In this, the first episode of the Dice of Doom podcast of 2014, we go through a massive back log of listener’s questions regarding various aspects of games, gaming and philosophy. We also discuss our thoughts on playing through the Temple of Elemental Evil campaign for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition. Continue reading

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Experience Gift Certificates!

Don’t know what to get that special gamer in your life? How about some experience points for the one thing they love most in their life – their favourite roleplaying character! Continue reading

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When playing a silly character takes over the roleplaying campaign

We were into our third bottle of wine and we started talking about gaming styles. What followed was a kind of intervention. You see, ever since our infamous Rogue Trader campaign, my brother Paul and I had had trouble getting serious when it came to playing a character. Every session was a series of joke after joke. It was starting to affect everyone’s fun. Continue reading

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Today, Wizards of the Coast have released the D&D Cyclopedia as a PDF for the first time. Continue reading

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