zondag 25 december 2011

D&D Celebrity game Gencon 2010

I stumbled upon this one today and it is hilarious. Check how Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, Larry Elmore, and three lucky guest players are taken through an encounter of 4E D&D by Gamesmaster Chris Perkins.

And yes, one of the guest players is wearing a shirt that says : No I haven't cast enlarge but thank you for asking.

Part 1 - So even in fourth edition lawful good is lawful stupid

Part 2 - Oh for Pete's sake! Roll initiative!

Part 3 - I wink my eye and deflect the blow.

Part 4 - Curse you and your rules!

Part 5 - Off my crotch you foul beast!

Part 6 - The ass end of the horse is tittering.

Part 7 - I will pat the dwarf on the back and take my skull back. Uh oh.

zaterdag 24 december 2011

Collection update : Call of Cthulhu (2)

This is an addition to my collection of which I'm really proud!

Courting Madness was released by Pagan Publising in 1992. Blair Reynolds' cover caused it to be banned by TSR from Gen Con '92. 200 copies of this one were printed and mine is number 8.

I bought this on a recent Yog Sothoth fundraiser. Below you'll see a nice note by Paul of Cthulhu, written on the inside cover of the packaging.

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Collection update : Kobold Quarterly

Picked these up at the local gamestore.

Kobold Quarterly is an RPG magazine by the Open Design group of Wolfgang Baur. It covers Pathfinder, D&D 4E, Dragon Age, and Open Design's Midgard setting.

vrijdag 23 december 2011

Collection update: Call of Cthulhu

Not really Call of Cthulhu items but I still consider them a part of my Call of Cthulhu collection.

  • Call of Cthulhu Living Card Game Core Set : I played the CoC cardgame back when it was still a CCG. I have a few Magic cards and quite some L5R cards but this was the first card game I actually played and enjoyed. I don't see it being played much anymore in the game store but I still love the game. Hence the purchase of the Core Set of the LCG.
  • Tour de Lovecraft : I enjoy the Cthulhu Mythos fiction a lot. Whether it's releases from Chaosium or Miskatonic River Press doesn't matter. The master himself however I haven't really read so far. Therefore I purchased this book. Kenneth Hite gives comments and insights on H.P Lovecraft's best works. I figure it's a great aid to understanding how those stories fit in the total picture.

donderdag 22 december 2011


Coming January 2012: A Collection of the Award-Winning Cthulhu Mythos Horror Fiction of John Scott Tynes

21 December 2011 — “This is pure evil, pure destruction. This is the apocalypse.” And it’s just getting started. In January 2012, Arc Dream Publishing will release “Delta Green: Strange Authorities,” a collection of the award-winning Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction of John Scott Tynes. It will be available in trade paperback from Amazon.com and Ingram Book Company, and in ebook for Kindle, Nook, iBooks and other devices.

“Delta Green: Strange Authorities” features the complete fiction of John Scott Tynes in the “Delta Green” setting, which explores the cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos in a modern world of deadly conspiracies and personal apocalypse. “Delta Green: Strange Authorities” includes the short stories “The Corn King,” “Final Report,” “My Father’s Son,” and “The Dark Above,” and the Origins Award-winning novel “The Rules of Engagement.”

Shane Ivey, editor and president of Arc Dream Publishing, says: “John Scott Tynes’ stories of ‘Delta Green’ are obsidian splinters of fear and beauty. John brings a sense of humanity, of its love and confusion and despair, to the mind-bending terror of the Cthulhu Mythos. These stories have been too hard to find for far too long and I am thrilled to make them available to new readers.”

woensdag 14 december 2011

Collection update : Frog God Games (2)

Today I received two more books from Bill Webb at Frog God Games. The first one is NS1 - Vengeance of the Long Serpent, part 1 of the Northlands saga. The Pathfinder version of this adventure was already discussed in a previous Frog God Games collection update.

The other book is the long awaited Tome of Adventure Design. I discussed the Tome of Adventure Design already in a previous post based on the pdf release I already had. I loved this book and its infinite possibilities and the hardcover is an awesome addition to my collection.

Today I also placed a new order for another 15 books of Frog God Games goodness. Watch out for future updates of my Frog God collection.

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Collection update : Call of Cthulhu - Delta Green

Through a glass darkly arrived last week. This is a new Delta Green novel written by Dennis Detwiller, who is well-known for his work on Delta Green.

This is the limited edition hardcover version made available by Arc Dream Publishing. 1000 copies of the hardcover novel were printed.

This book came to be through a kickstarter project announced in April of this year. Seeing how Delta Green has many fans, I didn't doubt its succes. I made a $35 pledge myself in order to get my hands on the limited edition hardcover. In addition to this, my name is mentioned in the book's list of backers. An additional $25 would have gotten me a copy signed by Detwiller himself but I found that a bit too much money for just an autograph.

14th of December 2012

It will be a long wait but a worthwhile one...

vrijdag 9 december 2011

Pathfinder Online

It wasn't too long ago that Paizo Publishing licensed the MMO rights. After Wizards took D&D online, it was only a matter of time for Paizo to follow suit. In this post Lisa Stevens, Paizo's CEO, comments about making Pathfinder an online computer game.

The Pathfinder Online MMO will be developed by Goblinworks, a company run by Ryan Dancey of TSR and WOTC fame. Here's Ryan Dancey's first blog about the development of the Pathfinder Online MMO.

woensdag 7 december 2011

RPG Goodies November

And November has passed again so let's take a look at some rpg items I find interesting.

Goodman Games

GMG5064 - DCC65 Caves of the Crawling Lord As the crowds of the desert bazaar haggle under wind-torn tents, a cursed rain pours from the sky. Hundreds of grayish worms splatter into pots of rare spice and barrels of imported foods, spreading panic all over the market! Intent on finding the source of this strange curse, the heroes uncover the lost catacombs of a forgotten tiefling kingdom. Soon they are in a realm of madness and entropy ruled by the crawling lord of the caves!

This is a 4E compatible adventure for lvl 8 character. Their next adventure DCC66 The Vampire’s Vengeance will probably be their last release for 4E. As of 2012, the DCC RPG is launched and adventures will be released for their own old school ruleset.

Paizo Publishing

Pathfinder Tales: Death's Heretic is the 6th Pathfinder Tales release and written by James L. Sutter, Paizo's Fiction Editor and co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game campaign setting.

"Nobody cheats death! A warrior haunted by his past, Salim Ghadafar serves as a problem-solver for a church he hates, bound by the goddess of death to hunt down those who would rob her of her due. Such is the case in the desert nation of Thuvia, where a powerful merchant on the verge of achieving eternal youth via a magical elixir is mysteriously murdered, his soul kidnapped somewhere along its path to the afterlife. The only clue is a magical ransom note, offering to trade the merchant’s successful resurrection for his dose of the fabled potion. But who would have the power to steal a soul from the boneyard of Death herself? Enter Salim, whose keen mind and contacts throughout the multiverse should make solving this mystery a cinch. There's only one problem: The investigation is being financed by Neila Anvanory, the dead merchant's stubborn and aristocratic daughter. And she wants to go with him. Along with his uninvited passenger, Salim must unravel a web of intrigue that will lead them far from the blistering sands of Thuvia on a grand tour of the Outer Planes, where devils and angels rub shoulders with fey lords and mechanical men, and nothing is as it seems..."

Pathfinder Campaign Setting - Book of the Damned—Volume 3: Horsemen of the Apocalypse Since the first spark of mortal life took form, the daemons have sought to extinguish it. Evil in its purest form, these terrors seek nothing less than the end of all existence. Led by the Four Horsemen—War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death—the armies of Abaddon work to corrupt, consume, and destroy everything around them. Perfect nihilists, the daemons seek only to be the last entities looking down on the dying cinders of the cosmos before they themselves are consumed, and only darkness remains.

Within this book, you’ll find complete descriptions of the Four Horsemen and their armies of soul-devouring daemon servitors, an overview of the wasteland realm of Abaddon, the daemon-worshiping souldrinker prestige class, new daemonic spells and magic items, and much more...

Pathfinder Adventure Path - Jade Regent 4 : Forest of Spirits The heroes finally reach the distant land of Tian Xia, only to once again attract the attention of the oni of the Five Storms. But not everyone wants them dead—the heroes must meet a mysterious woman named Miyaro who promises to lead them to allies deep in the Forest of Spirits. These mysterious spiritual guardians—known as kami—reveal that the oni of the Five Storms once dwelt in a fortress known as the House of Withered Blossoms, deep in the forest. Much can be learned at this fortress, but a few of the old inhabitants remain…

A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for 10th-level characters, this volume continues the Jade Regent Adventure Path, a sweeping quest that takes the heroes from familiar territory in Varisia all the way across the ice fields of the Crown of the World to distant Tian Xia, the land of the Dragon Empires. This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path also features an investigation of the strange spiritual creatures known as kami, as well as a larger article that explores the most notorious ninja clans of the empire of Minkai. Plus several new monsters drawn from Japanese mythology in the Pathfinder Bestiary, new adventures of Varian Jeggare and Radovan (stars of the Pathfinder Tales novels Prince of Wolves and Master of Devils) in the Pathfinder’s Journal, and much more!

Bethesda Game Studios

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Enough said

Wizards of the Coast

317310000 - Heroes of the Feywild Player’s Option: Heroes of the Feywild enables players to weave elements of the Feywild into their existing and future characters, in much the same way that Player’s Option: Heroes of Shadow gave players reasons to explore their characters’ dark connections to the Shadowfell.

This book contains exciting new character builds and options that are thematically rooted to the Feywild, a wild and verdant plane of arcane splendor, full of dangerous and whimsical creatures. Characters who trace their origins or backgrounds to the Feywild gain access to unique feats, powers, and mechanics. The book explores what makes fey-themed characters so fun and distinct.