Pathfinder – Actual Plays, Parts 1 & 2

Last year, around June, we streamed us playing Pathfinder for a nice little 4 hour campaign. Originally this was meant to be for backers of our initial Kickstarter, but we decided to open it up for everyone. Finally, we’ve begun uploading the resulting videos in parts on our YouTube channel. Each video has annotations to help you keep track of combat situations and help explain some of the rules in a little more depth. If you watched our Season 1 tutorials, these videos will give you even more to chew on! New episodes every Friday (assuming the upload works!).

Let us know what you think in the comments below. We’d love to hear what you liked, didn’t like, or want to see next! And if you’re into livestreams we’ll be going again starting on March 20th. Tune in here to subscribe!


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The Kickstarter Questions

Who needs groceries, there's games out there!

Who needs groceries, there’s games out there!

We live, as the saying goes, in interesting times–the RPG industry is undergoing any number of major shifts, and despite the difficulties of getting a product on shelves that isn’t either a big name property or backed by an instantly recognizable license, more and more games are getting made through new channels that connect us, the consumers, directly to the authors and designers we follow. There’s a revolution in print-on-demand running through DriveThruRPG, and indie games are going professional with either online PDF sales or pay-as-you-want/can pricing.

And then, of course, there’s Kickstarter. Read more ›

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If RPG Video Game Characters Were Honest, Part 2

The first one was so popular, and we had so many more ideas, we had to make a Part 2! Plus we were joined by the awesome Songhammer who also provided music for this in addition to acting in it! Check it out here and let us know what you think? Did we miss anything from your favorite digital RPGs? Don’t worry, we’ve got some tabletop goodies coming too! Thanks for watching!

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Not by the Book: Homebrewing Mechanics

Heading outside the rule book in tabletop gaming is a tried-and-true tradition among all sorts of rulesets. Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Rifts, whatever the game, the writers of the manuals aren’t God. They’re just a bunch of people whose job is way cooler than yours. We can debate following the rules strictly versus keeping everything in context until kobolds learn to drive, but no matter how strictly you follow the Almighty Rulebook, you’re going to have to step outside its purview in order to have an interesting game. Read more ›

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Sketch – If RPG Video Game Characters Were Honest

We’ve got a new video up written and directed by our very own Amy Vorpahl! If you’ve ever played Skyrim, Dragon Age, or heck, any RPG-styled video game you’ve likely come across these challenges. Let’s face it, if RPG video game characters were honest many of these games would likely be over shortly after the first sex cut scene. Enjoy and please share!

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