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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 042: What should be in the Roleplaying Classic Collection?

For this episode we have only asked ourselves one question. And then we talk non-stop for around 45 minutes on it. No really. We just found it that interesting. The question you ask? If you were Professor of Roleplaying Games at some awesome university that had an RPG Dept, what would be the core reading texts? What would make up the Roleplaying Game Canon, so to speak. Continue reading

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Rolemaster Fantasy Roleplaying Game Review

Rolemaster is a traditional fastasy roleplaying system, with tolkien style elves, dwarves, hobbits (I mean halflings), orcs etc. along with the usual selection of classes; fighters, thieves, wizards, healers, rangers, alchemists, martial artists and bards to name a few. It is high fantasy, with powerful magics, heroic characters doing amazing things yet somehow manages to also stay somewhat gritty – to this day still a somewhat unusual combination. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 014: At the Mountains of Madness Movie, Zombie & Cthulhu Dice Review and Choosing Balanced or Unbalanced Encounters

In this episode of the Dice of Doom podcast we discuss the recent news that James Cameron is planning to make the H.P. Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness into a movie, we review Zombie Dice and Cthulhu Dice and we debate the value of balancing encounters or leaving them more realistic. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 013: Rolemaster Roleplaying Game Review

This episode of the podcast we discuss our experiences with playing Rolemaster Roleplaying Game by Iron Crown Enterprises. It’s one of those classics that has been around since 1980 in one form or another, and while many gamers have heard of it, few, it seems, have tried playing it. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 010: Powergaming in Roleplaying Games

This episode we discuss our early forays into the exciting world of Rolemaster and we debate the merits of powergaming in roleplaying games. The topic of powergaming is a contentious one, with even the term frequently having negative connotations. We look at both sides of the argument and see if there is a place for it in your everyday campaign. Continue reading

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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

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