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Vampire: the Masquerade Review

At its height, Vampire: The Masquerade was a serious threat to Dungeons & Dragons. It was contemporary to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition. All the cool kids were switching over to VtM and treating D&D as an old fashioned game played by kids, rather than the ‘true roleplaying experience’. The game got its own Collectible Trading Card Game (originally called Jyhad, but changed to Vampire: The Embrace), a couple of computer games and even its own Aaron Spelling produced TV show called Kindred: The Embrace. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 021: Vampire: The Masquerade, Confessions of a Newbie GM and An Introduction to HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos

In this episode our topics are Vampire: The Masquerade, Confessions of a Newbie GM and An Introduction to the writings of HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 020: Vampire: The Masquerade Initial Impressions and Making the Most of a Character’s Death

In this episode of the podcast we give our initial impressions of Vampire: The Masquerade (2nd Edition) and discuss how to make the most of a character death or end of a campaign. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 018: Play a New RPG and What Makes a Successful Roleplaying Game Book

This week we talk about Play a New RPG (and Chocolate Coated Beer Marshmallows) and we discuss Roleplaying books and games in general, looking at some of our favourite editions and what we liked about them, and what made them, in our opinion, successful. We also discuss the desire for more widespread acceptance of PDF’s by the gaming industry as an addition to the purchase of regular books. 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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Possibly the most Goth lamp ever designed

Designer Mike Thompson has created a lamp that is powered by human blood. His intention was to show how the importance of energy to human existence and how the overexploitation of aforementioned energy could bring about our end. In the … Continue reading

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Upcoming articles; Monster of the Week Index

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAs some of you may have noticed, Monster of the Week has lapsed. In order to keep things fresh and interesting, I have decided to discontinue it … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Vampires

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAnother classic creature born of human fear and storytelling, Vampires are a staple in a host of roleplaying games. They are inherently a strong opponent, and a … Continue reading

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