role-playing games

Star Wars

Unboxing Video: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG


9781616616571_p0_v1_s260x420I just got my copy of Fantasy Flight Games’ new Star Wars role-playing game: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, and I thought our readers might like to explore it with me.

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Suvudu

‘The 13th Age’ RPG Brings Balance to d20


Cover_500px1Pelgrane Press’ new tabletop fantasy role-playing game ‘The 13th Age’ comes with impressive credentials: Its creators are Jonathan Tweet (’Ars Magica’, ‘Talislanta’, ‘Over the Edge’, ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ 3E) and Rob Heinsoo (Lead designer, ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ 4E). ‘The 13th Age’ could be informally described as a 5th edition of D&D, as it seems to be a reconciliation of the baked-in balance of 4E and the character customization of 3E. Both of these system’s strong points had their negatives – 4E’s balance was achieved at the expense of player customization, and 3E’s customization was achieved at the expense of balance – and in their ‘13th Age’ system Tweet and Heinsoo have tried to utilize the best of both while avoiding the negatives.

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Suvudu

Carcosa: Squamous, Laser-Blastery Role-Playing Adventure Fun


CarcosaStore-350x350Imagine, if you will, that someone threw 40 years of Weird Tales magazine, several moldy Dungeons & Dragons handbooks, and a tincture of the junk-infused nightmares of William Burroughs into some kind of haunted blender and set it on puree for a solid minute. Then imagine that same person feeding the mixture to a homonculus made of pure batsh*t crazy and then giving said homonculus a laptop. Carcosa might be the result – and I mean that as a compliment.

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SF & Fantasy

Because the Gods Said So, That’s Why


Because the Gods Said So, That’s Why

When I was a lot younger, I ran a Dungeons & Dragons campaign in which…
No, really, stick with me. This is leading somewhere, I promise.
When I was a lot younger, I ran a D&D campaign in which the world of the setting was vaguely egg-shaped, but the atmosphere was a globe, leaving the “tips” of [...]

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Gaming

Unboxing the New “Gamma World” Role-Playing Game


We managed to get our hands on an advance copy of the new Gamma World role-playing game while we were at New York Comic Con. While we’re not at liberty to say how we got the copy, we thought that you’d enjoy getting a sneak peek of the newest incarnation of the classic post-apocalpytic RPG. [...]

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Suvudu

Take Five with Will Hindmarch, Co-Publisher, Robin D. Law’s “Hamlet’s Hit Points”


Will Hindmarch is the contributor for this week’s Take Five, a semi-weekly series where we ask authors (or in this case, a publisher) to share five facts about their latest books. Hindmarch is a game designer, writer, and with Jeff Tidball, co-publisher of Gameplaywright press. The most recent title from Gameplaywright is Hamlet’s Hit Points, [...]

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