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Write Your RPG Notes in FocusWriter

I spend a lot of time editing text as I prepare for gaming sessions. Focuswriter is a great, theme-able text editor which allows you to do your RPG writing in a stylish way. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. It runs on Windows, […]

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Turn iPad into Virtual Tabletop

I ran across this iPad app called Battle Map which helps you to quickly and easily create high quality maps for your pen & paper RPGs — and travel through them as your group adventures! Some features they tout: Make Beautiful Maps. Draw by simply dragging your finger – Battle Map will take care of the […]

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Brontës Invented Imaginary Realms, Created Fan-fiction

Charlie Jane Anders writes: The Brontë sisters are best known as the authors of literary gothic tales like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, but in their childhood, they worked with their brother to invent the made-up realm of the Glass Town Federation. According to the British Library, which is featuring the Brontë’s hand-written Glass Town […]

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Details Unfold on Cubicle 7’s ‘The One Ring’ Product

A press release from give the following details: The One Ring™, the fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to be released by Cubicle 7 Entertainment in partnership with Sophisticated Games, is one of the most eagerly awaited RPG releases of the year. With gamer and […]

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Coming in August: ‘The One Ring’

In August Cubicle 7 will release The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild is the Tolkien themed RPG that spans the time between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  According to this source, the core set features 2 books, the Loremaster’s Book and the Adventurer’s Book as well as a […]

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Deciphering Pathfinder Stat Blocks

New to Pathfinder? Here’s how to decipher a couple of the stats for NPCs and monsters listed in Pathfinder scenarios. Take these stats in the Offense section: Melee shortsword +3 (1d6+2/19-20) Ranged shortbow +3 (1d6/x3) “Melee shortsword +3” means an attack bonus, pre-calculated to include all bonuses which always apply such as Base Attack Bonus. […]

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Flesh Out Characters With A Character Connections Chart

Here’s a system I developed after being inspired by both mind-mapping software I have used as part of story-creation as well as the very innovative Smallville RPG techniques of character building. I call it “character connections.” Developing Character Connections Creating a character connections chart is a great way to chart relationships and conflicts and build […]

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3×5 Ruled Tear Off Cards

I like to use vertical ruled index cards in my campaigns. Available from Staples, the Oxford “padded index cards”  are tear-off pads of index cards with the lines oriented in portrait not landscape mode. These come in handy for a variety of things: NPC Stats Scratch paper for notes Folded over for secret notes to […]

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Fate SRD In The Works

Fred Hicks and the FATE designers have a new site where they are talking about FATE and moving towards documented the FATE 3.0 SRD. Here’s the site. Here’s an example of their efforts at crowdsourcing: So, Evil Hat is limited in what it can do at any one time, but over the years we’ve […]

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