Author: Paco G. Jaen

Marlowe House: The RPG Interview Room Podcast

The Marlowe House and its creators, Monica and Andrew Marlowe, have been in my radar for a very long time  now. I have known them for years and their involvement in the world of RPGs has interested me. But who are they? Well… we are about to find out. From their involvement in RPG Superstar and the Marlowe House games in Twitch, they have been doing a fair amount of work to get RPGs a good name and create content. In this episode, I just wanted to talk to them because they are good people and I thought they...

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Thunderscape Vistas: Besieged Village

Thunderscape Vistas: Besieged Village clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look! All righty, we once more begin this supplement with a brief in-character flavor-text before diving into the background, which is a bit simpler this time around: The Darkfall happened, which changed the requirements and realities of village life and what it takes to stay alive. They are fortified by necessity. If you’re familiar with the first Thunderscape Vista, you’ll notice a...

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The Sea Queen Escapes: Dungeon Crawl Classics #75

The Sea Queen Escapes clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The Sea Queen Escapes was designed for 6 third level characters, with the suggestion, as always, of a well-rounded party as an ideal means to tackle this one. Fighters will particularly appreciate the numerous occasions where they may execute special, environment-specific mighty deeds of arms – at least I did. As always with Goodman Games’ DCC-modules, we do receive pretty darn impressive b/w-maps, but...

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Should you bring adult-themed adventures at conventions?

It is questionable whether you should bring adult-themed adventures at conventions, even though we all have used games to explore topics of adult nature. When we are in a public space and we are going to play with people we do not know, running an adventure that contains sensitive topics even for an older audience is very risky and could ruin someone’s experience for the rest of the convention. As much as we could enjoy looking into the darker, or most intimate sides of humanity or ourselves, the probabilities of hurting someone who has gone through some traumatic experience...

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20 Things #39: Black Dragon’s Lair (System Neutral Edition)

20 Things #39: Black Dragon’s Lair (System Neutral Edition) clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Okay, we begin the first page of 20 Things #39: Black Dragon’s Lair (System Neutral Edition) with 12 sample features for a black dragon’s lair – these include fetid pools of swamp water, glutinous mud, tangled curtains of roots, partially melted walls, and sinkholes and rotting trunks – this very much encapsulates the proper, grimy...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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