Sur le Web, ces 30 derniers jours

lundi 6 mai 2013

  • Review: The Tomb of Horrors
    Caution: Spoilers (both of the novel and the module on which it is based) Today we come to the last of the "Greyhawk Classics" novels, Keith Francis Strohm's The Tomb of Horrors, published in 2002. This is Mr. Strohm's first entry to the Greyhawk novel series, but it seems pretty obvious he's (...)

  • 100th Anniversary of HG Wells' "Little Wars"
    The New York Times has a fascinating article on the legacy of what is arguably the first "popular" wargame; HG Wells' Little Wars. Here are some particularly interesting quotes, but it's well worth reading the whole article. While miniature war-gaming has never been able to claim a place in the (...)

samedi 4 mai 2013

  • Whither Adventures Dark and Deep?
    There's a lot going on right now, so I thought it would be a good idea to recap where things stand with Adventures Dark and Deep... The Kickstarter campaign for the Bestiary proceeds apace. As of this writing, we are at $5,333, which is enough to get us 153 illustrations, the cover, and the (...)

  • May the 4th Be With You
    __________ Also, please don't forget the Adventures Dark and Deep Bestiary Kickstarter going on right now! 900 monsters, suitable for most OSR-type games, all under one cover. Can you help get us to having an illustration for each and every (...)

vendredi 3 mai 2013

  • My Dream Campaign
    This month's RPG Blog Carnival theme is "campaigns I'd like to run". I've been lucky to have been able to run some fantastic campaigns in my time, but there is something that I would love to be able to do that just hasn't jelled for a variety of reasons. My dream campaign isn't based on some (...)

jeudi 2 mai 2013

mercredi 1er mai 2013

  • Adventures Dark and Deep Bestiary Kickstarter now live!
    Well, here we are: the last of the core rulebooks for Adventures Dark and Deep™. The Kickstarter campaign for the Bestiary is now live. What a wonderful trip it's been! The goal to get the book out is pretty modest; $1,500. But that's for a book with little internal art. For every $25 that's (...)

lundi 29 avril 2013

  • Efficiency in RPGs
    So the ever-educational XKCD has this up as today's comic: Basically, it's a chart showing you how much time you can spend on making some task more efficient, before you're losing ground. Now, apply this to RPGs. Assuming you play once a week (the 4th column in the comic), if there's some task (...)

jeudi 25 avril 2013

  • ST:TNG in Theaters Tonight
    Fathom Events is running a special showing of what are arguably the best two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation in select theaters tonight. From their description: The Best of Both Worlds – the two-part storyline comprising the third season finale and the fourth season premiere of the (...)

  • The Fountain of Fenom the Blasphemer
    The Mad Wizard is dead, assassinated long ago for his blasphemies, but his Fountain still exists. Its magic is as twisted as it is powerful, but there just might be some foolish enough to drink from it. The water of the small spring looks innocuous but it holds the power to make or break great (...)

lundi 22 avril 2013

dimanche 21 avril 2013

samedi 20 avril 2013

  • Dealing with Unexpected Success
    No, not a complaint about through-the-roof sales of the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Players Manual (although I am pleased to report that sales are good, and the book is in the top 80 last time I checked on RPGNow.com), but rather an examination of how, exactly, to prevent unexpected success from (...)

jeudi 18 avril 2013

  • Star Wars Every Year for Five Years
    There is some great Star Wars news just out, if you're a fan. Starting in 2015, a new film in the third trilogy (Episodes VII, VIII, and IX for those who are counting) will be released every other year. So the whole Skywalker Family Saga will be complete by 2019, 42 years after it began. In (...)

mercredi 17 avril 2013

  • ADD Bestiary Kickstarter Coming Soon!
    So now my attention is being drawn more and more to the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Bestiary. In doing some preliminary work on the Kickstarter campaign to fund the art (this sucker is going to need about $15k to get all the art done), I'm trying to figure out what suitable rewards might be. The (...)

lundi 15 avril 2013

  • A Recipe I Think I'll Try
    Take... 1 part hex crawl, 1 part The Lost World, 1 part The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1 part At the Mountains of Madness, 1 part A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and a dash of Serpent Men of Valusia Cook for 5-8 months until done. Serve in three portions: The Vale of YesterdayThe City of (...)

dimanche 14 avril 2013

  • Players Manual Hard Copies Now Available!
    I'm pleased to report that the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Players Manual is now available for sale in both hard cover and soft cover versions through the BRW Games online store. The soft cover costs $19.95 and the hard cover costs $29.95. Each comes with a complimentary pdf version. If you (...)

samedi 13 avril 2013

  • Where's the Apostrophe?
    Now that the books are hitting the hot little hands of the Kickstarter backers, I suppose it was inevitable that someone mentioned the lack of an apostrophe in the title of the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Players Manual. I can definitively state that this is neither unintentional, nor is it (...)

jeudi 11 avril 2013

  • Greyhawk Adventurers Atlas Part 12 - The Master Maps of the Flanaess
    Three separate works, each showing the entire area of the Flanaess. 1. The Master Adventure Map lists the majority of the adventures given in the atlas as a whole. 2. The Player Map is an expansion of the original World of Greyhawk poster maps. 3. The Political Map lists the heraldry for (...)

mercredi 10 avril 2013

  • Review: Nightwatch
    Caution: Spoilers Our next review is a romp through a pretty obscure bit of Greyhawkiana; the novel Nightwatch by Robin Wayne Bailey. Published in 1990, this was a one-off novel whose author was best known for his contributions to the ever-awesome "Thieves' World" series (which is a topic for a (...)

  • The Enemy of my Enemy...
    One of the things that I don't see mentioned too often in an RPG context is the notion that the bad guys don't always get along with one another. It's a theme that's critical to the classic D1-3 "Descent into the Depths of the Earth" modules (as I discussed a few years ago), but it's not (...)

vendredi 5 avril 2013

  • Backer Rewards On the Way!
    Here we are, two months ahead of schedule, and the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Players Manual is being shipped off to the awesome Kickstarter backers who made it possible! It'll probably take tonight and tomorrow to get all the orders set up for the backers. Once that's done, the softcover and (...)

lundi 1er avril 2013

  • Still my favorite April Fool's joke
  • Thoughts on Campaign Organization
    There seem to be two schools of thought regarding how RPG campaigns are organized. The first holds that the campaign is an extension of a particular group of friends, who get together to share each others' company and for whom the game is a reason to do so. In this conception, "the group" is a (...)

dimanche 31 mars 2013

  • DexCon16 Information Now Up
    For those of you in or around the New Jersey area and who love a great gaming convention, the information for this year's DexCon convention is now up. DexCon 16 will be held at the same location as in recent years; the Hyatt in Morristown, NJ, from July 3 through 7. DexCon is a fantastic (...)

  • The Knot (Part Three)
    Life flies by and when it does, Greyhawk waits for you. Long time in coming, but we return to The Harbour where ropes entwine and tempers fray as surely as worn cord.

vendredi 29 mars 2013

  • D&D sales now *third* behind Pathfinder and...
    ICv2's latest rankings of retail gaming sales is out, and the news is grim indeed for Wizards of the Coast. Not only are they once again being bested for RPG sales by Pathfinder, but now FFG's Star Wars RPG has apparently overtaken them as well. The Pathfinder thing is old news; they've been (...)

jeudi 28 mars 2013

  • My Kickstarter Record
    It seems that doing a retrospective on one's crowdsourcing history seems to be the meme of the hour, so I thought it might be interesting to go through my own and see how the campaigns I've backed have done. It's not all gaming-related, but most of it is. Re-Creating my Egyptian Art from (...)

  • Review: Keep on the Borderlands
    Caution: Spoilers (both of the novel and the module on which it is based) Next on our list of Greyhawk novels from the early 2000's is Ru Emerson's second title in the series; Keep on the Borderlands. I wasn't a huge fan of her first effort, but was determined to give this one a fair shake. (...)

mercredi 27 mars 2013

  • Wikipedia is the DMs Friend: 143 Plots to Plunder
    I thought I'd start a new, and doubtless to be highly irregular, series on resources from Wikipedia that game masters can use to help with their games. For the first, I'd like to point you to the episode summary for the television show The Adventures of Robin Hood, which aired on the BBC and in (...)

mardi 26 mars 2013

  • The OSR is nothing new
    OSR blogosphere circa 1976Telecanter, on his excellent Telecanter's Receding Rules blog, puts out a good case that the OSR, as such, is not a collection of people or products so much as it is a collective recognition that RPG rules aren't graven in stone, and innovation, alteration, (...)

dimanche 24 mars 2013

  • Omnipotent view - Crossing the Veng
    In this story, an army of humanoids and agents of Iuz crosses the Veng to assault Grabford. Their advance scouting force is led by the self-proclaimed genius Melbrug the Crusher. Richard Di Ioia - aka Longetalos

vendredi 22 mars 2013

  • Adventures Dark and Deep Updates
    Players Manual The pdf is currently available for sale at RPGNow.com. Another set of proofs for the hardcover and softcover versions is currently being printed and should get to me next week sometime. If those pass muster, they should go out to the Kickstarter backers and be available for sale (...)

  • From Hommlet to Tharizdun, by way of Tsojcanth
    Lawrence Schick, in his introduction to module S4 in the WotC reprint volume "Dungeons of Dread", tells us this interesting tidbit about the module and how it fit into Gary Gygax's original conception: "S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth marked the end of the S series—and rightly so, because (...)

mardi 19 mars 2013

  • Movie News Roundup
    Obviously I can't vouch for the veracity of any of this, but here are some interesting tidbits floating around the web concerning some high-profile genre films that are either in production or rumored to be soon. The next Star Wars film (Episode VII) will take place 30 years after Return of the (...)

lundi 18 mars 2013

  • Players Manual Proofs!
    Naturally, I just noticed something as soon as I opened up the book. :-/ But it's so small, and nobody seems to have noticed it in the pdf version, that I might just let it go. Certainly doesn't impact the usability of the book at (...)

  • TSR Magazines Gone from Internet Archive
    As predicted, the online versions of Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron magazines, which had been put up on the Internet Archive website, are now removed. Hope they'll be made available in some other format soon; I'd certainly shell out money for a new disc with pdf copies of the magazines on it. (...)

  • Petty Gods Update
    Wow! Bet you didn't think you'd be seeing a post with that title anytime soon, eh? OSR blogger Gorgonmilk has graciously offered to pick up the layout and editing of James Maliszewski's Petty Gods project. If you were a contributor to the Petty Gods project (art or writing), please hie thyself (...)

dimanche 17 mars 2013

  • Review: Queen of the Demonweb Pits
    Caution: Spoilers (both of the novel and the module it's based on) We come now to the final volume of Paul Kidd's Greyhawk trilogy, following up on White Plume Mountain and Descent into the Depths of the Earth; Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Published in 2001, this novel is a direct follow-up to (...)

vendredi 15 mars 2013

mardi 12 mars 2013

  • Review: Arrows of Indra
    Arrows of Indra, written by the RPGPundit and published by Bedrock Games, takes the "standard" 0E rules and uses them as the basis for a game of heroic action set in Vedic India. I confess I've been looking forward to this game since I first heard about it as an adjunct for my own Greyhawk (...)

dimanche 10 mars 2013

  • Game of Thrones Season 2 Recap
    Fans of the HBO series "A Game of Thrones" are doubtless acutely aware that season three starts in but three weeks' time. For those who might not have the time to re-watch all of season two before then, HBO has put together this nifty recap. (...)

vendredi 8 mars 2013

jeudi 7 mars 2013

  • Purple Pawn 2012 Game Industry Survey
    The ever-interesting Purple Pawn has published its 2012 Game Industry Survey of retailers, publishers, and distributors. The link to the actual pdf report is in the above article, but the highlights from my perspective are: Pathfinder is outselling Dungeons & Dragons by a significant (...)

mercredi 6 mars 2013

  • Review: The Temple of Elemental Evil
    Caution: Spoilers (both of the novel and the modules it's based on). Today's bit of Greyhawkiana is the novel The Temple of Elemental Evil, by Thomas M. Reid. Mr. Reid is probably much better known for his novels set in the Forgotten Realms, but this novel, published in 2001, is his first (...)

mardi 5 mars 2013

  • RIP Allan B Calhamer
    Yesterday, Allan B. Calhamer passed away at the age of 81. Mr. Calhamer is the inventor of one of the groundbreaking titles in the history of wargaming; the game Diplomacy, which was a favorite of presidents as well as being intimately involved in the early days of the wargaming hobby, in which (...)

dimanche 3 mars 2013

  • A Riddle...
    What has... 254 pagesSixteen character races and sub-racesSixteen character classesHundreds of spells, including scores of brand-new onesAll kinds of cool old-school artA combat system that uses weapon speed, covers unarmed combat, and actually makes sense...and is three months ahead of (...)

vendredi 1er mars 2013

  • Call For Artists
    BRW Games is looking for artists! If you're an artist who can do old-school style black-and-white line art, please send an email to joseph@brwgames.com with the following: A link to samples of your b&w line artPrices for 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and full page pieces (plus bulk discounts, if any)How (...)

  • Adventures Dark and Deep G+ Community Now Open
    With the imminent release of the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Players Manual (final layout this weekend, and then off to the printer it goes!), I thought it would be a good idea to set up a Google+ community so folks could get together and discuss, ask questions, plan online or convention games, (...)

jeudi 28 février 2013

  • Dawn of a New Age - CY 706
    129 years have passed since the end of the Greyhawk Wars. The realms of the Flanaess have changed much in the generations since, as the great battles and terrible tragedies, the acts of heroism and cruel betrayals that shaped the land had passed into history and legend. Yet their effects and (...)

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vendredi 20 janvier 2017

Il a mis 5 ans à arriver, mais il est là...

Sur le Web : Canonfire

Greyhawk Reborn !

samedi 21 novembre 2015

Greyhawk Reborn is a new living-style campaign based in the legendary World of Greyhawk using the D&D 5E rules !

Sur le Web : Greyhawk Reborn

Best of Greyhawk # 15

lundi 26 août 2013

Voici le 15e fichier qui compile les meilleurs articles postés sur le forum Greyhawk d’AOL (Juillet - Aout 1996).

Best of Greyhawk #15

Canonfire Chronicles

vendredi 2 août 2013

Un petit frère (un fork amical) à Oerth Journal, vient tout juste d’être publié. Il contient plus de 150 pages, essentiellement d’aventures, rédigées par les amateurs et les spécialistes du monde de Greyhawk.

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vendredi 2 août 2013

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