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SW in a Nutshell. Taken from the Savage Worlds Test Drive.

SW in a Nutshell

Every character or creature has two kinds of traits Attributes and Skills. Savage Worlds. I play video games, and I have depression. Posted May 12th, 2013 at 22:38 EDT by Kevin Pabst Six months ago, freelance video game writer Matt Hughes killed himself.

I play video games, and I have depression

Gaming Roundup: Warren Spector Challenges Peers to Shift Industry Perspective. In an interview with Eurogamer earlier this week, Warren Spector—creator of such gaming classics as Deus Ex, System Shock, Thief, and (some of) the Ultima series—threw down the gauntlet to fellow developers, including Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney and id’s John Carmack, challenging them to shift the focus of the gaming medium from the easy aim-shoot-kill mechanic to (among other options) the considerably more difficult characterize-engage-sustain mechanic.

Gaming Roundup: Warren Spector Challenges Peers to Shift Industry Perspective

Eurogamer caught up to Spector at Gamescom this week, where he issued his open challenge: “I’ve been actively trying to shame some of my fellow developers, specifically John Carmack and Tim Sweeney. Can you imagine what games would look like if those two guys spent as much time working on non-combat AI as they do on rendering? Can you imagine what games we would have if John Carmack decided he wanted to create a believable character as opposed to a believable gun? I mean, oh my god! Those guys are way smarter than I am. Lords of Waterdeep: D&D’s Newest Board Game Is a Hit. Lords of Waterdeep (Amazon) Wizards of the Coast ($49.99, March 2012) 2-5 players Ages 12+ Approximate Play Time: 1 hour Note: As I write this, Saturday March 17, there’s a 37% discount on the game’s pre-order over at Amazon.

Lords of Waterdeep: D&D’s Newest Board Game Is a Hit

Let’s get this out of the way: Of all of the fantasy board games I’ve ever forced my wife to play for review purposes (or any other purpose for that matter), this is by far her favorite. In her words, “I felt completely engaged throughout the whole game. Lords of Waterdeep: D&D’s Newest Board Game Is a Hit.

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Design & GMing Resources. The 5 Most Ridiculous Outfits Ever Worn Into Battle. If you're going into battle, you've got two wardrobe options: You can dress in something practical -- camouflage, body armor, boring shit like that -- or you can slap on a SpongeBob costume, paint your flamethrower bright pink, and hope the enemy is too confused and/or terrified to remember which end of their weapon is "kill.

The 5 Most Ridiculous Outfits Ever Worn Into Battle

" #5. Strange Tales of the Century. The Book | The Story | News Join superstar pulp historian Jess Nevins as he takes you on a wild tour through the early decades of the Spirit of the Century world… and our own!

Strange Tales of the Century

Dragon Kings by Timothy Brian Brown. FEATURED UPDATE: More Crowdfunding, Add-Ons, and a Retailer Level!

Dragon Kings by Timothy Brian Brown

More Crowdfunding: Good news Dragon Kings fans, after the Kickstarter period is over we'll be continuing crowdfunding on our website until January 1st. All money collected during the Kickstarter and our home site campaign will be combined for purposes of the stretch goals. This means we'll most certainly hit the 13th Age stretch goal and likely more! Pledge early for the best deals, because when the official Kickstarter campaign is over all future pledges will be subject to shipping charges for physical products. Metamorphosis Alpha Roleplaying Game by Jamie Chambers. A half-naked barbarian warrior wanders the land with only his brawn, wits, and blade to keep him alive.

Metamorphosis Alpha Roleplaying Game by Jamie Chambers

A feline beast with glowing red eyes prowls the shadows, ready to fight or flee since she has only survived by making quick decisions and acting without hesitation. A living tree shambles from place to place after its original grove was burned, quiet and gentle until its inner rage is unleashed. Their land is a dangerous one, but also filled with tremendous rewards. Artifacts from the old times can be found for those determined enough to look, strong enough to take them from others, and clever enough to discover their secrets. There is safety in numbers … if you decide there is anyone worthy of trust. Dice Chuckers by Wes Kobernick. Dice Chuckers is an intimate look at those among us who play role playing games (RPGS), those whom you might not expect.

Dice Chuckers by Wes Kobernick

The Create a Villain Contest! Greetings, Sentinels fans!

The Create a Villain Contest!

Today, September 4th, officially kicks off our Create a Villain contest! From now until September 28th, we will be taking entries (limited to 2 entries per person, please). For your entry, please include descriptions of the villain's look and abilities, plus whatever other "flavor" elements you feel are important to the villain. It is not necessary to include art, but we will accept art as part of the entry, so if you feel it would help us understand the villain better, feel free to send pictures along with your descriptions. Similarly, you do not have to include a full deck list and flip mechanic for your character, but doing so will certainly give your entry an advantage. Midgard Tales: 13 Pathfinder Adventures by Open Design.

Great adventures are the foundation of any tabletop RPG.