Tag Archives: role-playing

Dice of Doom Podcast 007: Using Alternative Settings in your Roleplaying Games

During this episode of the Dice of Doom podcast we discuss different historical eras that can be used in your roleplaying campaign to move away from the traditional late medieval period that forms the basis of so many fantasy roleplaying games. Continue reading

Posted in Game Design, Game Resources, History, iPhone Games, Podcasts, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Horror Roleplaying Part 6: Cthulhu Mythos 2

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Horror Roleplaying

Having taken a look at the underlying philosophy and the basic theme of the Cthulhu Mythos in my last offering, I thought we might have a look at some of the other aspects of Lovecraftian Mythos stories and how you might implement them in your own game. Continue reading

Posted in Cthulhu, Game Design, Gaming, Horror, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making the Most of Magic

How to make the most of magic in your fantasy role-playing game. Advice for spellcasters, dungeon masters and writers. Continue reading

Posted in Bestiary, Dungeons & Dragons, Game Design, Game Resources, Gaming, History, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Polarising Gaming Systems Into Left and Right to Better Understand Games and Gamers

One of the great pleasures that we enjoy in our gaming group is designing new game systems to play. Over the years we have designed tabletop wargames, collectible card games and, of course, role-playing games. One of our group even … Continue reading

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons, Game Design, Gaming, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Do the laws of physics have a place in fantasy role-playing games?

Back in the old days of playing D&D 3.5 I was running a campaign with 8 players (yes, 8…). Amongst the usual set of crazy logistic issues that had to be faced (pallets of snacks for example…) we also had … Continue reading

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons, Game Resources, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Powergaming: Making a Powerful Fighter or Monk in Core 3.5 D&D

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Powergaming

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series PowergamingIt’s reasonably well known that Fighters and Monks are the weakest classes in 3.5 D&D. Whilst this can be partially be fixed by extending to non-Core books, this doesn’t actually … Continue reading

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons, Game Resources, Gaming, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

i4e Updated – Now you can import from D&D Insider Character Builder

Mike Pattee from Cordax Software has pinged us to let us know that his app i4e has been updated in the App Store to version 1.1.0 and is available now for download. The app allows you to store your D&D … Continue reading

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons, Game Resources, Gaming, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Finally, an iPhone app for keeping your D&D characters on: i4e

It is very likely that if you are an iPhone owner and a D&D player there is one app that you have been longing for ever since you picked up the device from the store – a native application to … Continue reading

Posted in Dungeons & Dragons, Game Resources, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Philosophy of Horror

For those of you who love horror fiction and roleplaying, yet also don’t mind a bit of academic/philosophical speculation, let me introduce a wonderful resourse: Collapse volume IV. This is a special edition of an academic journal on philosophy, this … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cthulhu, Horror, Nerdom, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fabled Lands: a great solo roleplaying adventure

Remember those choose your own adventure books from your childhood? Well imagine that gameplay with some RPG character development, an inventory system, dice-based skill checks and an entire world to explore and quest throughout — awesome! Well I’ve just described … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Gaming, Role Playing Games | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments