Author: Paco G. Jaen

RPG Review: Gibbous Moon from Raging Swan Press by Endzeitgeist

The 5e-conversion of Gibbous Moon clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/author bios, 1 page foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look! After a page providing an introduction, we receive a new and rather well-dawn one-page illustration of the approach to the module’s main adventure site. Barlow, introduced first in the PFRPG-collector’s edition revision of the module, has also been included in this 5e-conversion. What is Barlow, you ask? Well, essentially, the module comes...

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RPG Review: 101 Cursed Items from Zenith Games by Endzeitgeist

101 Cursed Items clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look! This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters. Okay, so, the pdf begins with cursed item rules: Spellcraft 15 + item’s CL after identify et al. to note an item’s base properties, with DC 25 + item’s level denoting the cursed properties. Discarding cursed items is not automatic after remove curse, as the pdf specifies once more, but the pdf also...

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Are RPGs therapy?

Oftentimes people talk as RPGs as therapy, specially when someone want to bring some hard content to the table. Here I dispel some myths. Please click here and help our Patreon campaign if you can. TTRPGs as therapy is a very well spoken topic brought up very often by a lot of people. We KNOW that RPGs can have a therapeutic effect and can help people deal with anxiety, social issues, loneliness, imagination, problem solving… The thing is, though, that therapy and gaming, although they can go hand in hand, they also need a lot of care to be...

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3D Printing and gaming: Let’s start!

3D Printing and gaming can go hand in hand. It is a very exciting technology that can go hand in hand with gaming and RPGs. And I am in love with it! I got a new Elegoo Mars printer in January 2020 and started doing some prints. Some failings, some successes and a ton of fun. And even more learning, which I enjoy. 3D printing in resin very much reminds me of my time when I used to do chemical photography and even 3D generating in my Amiga 2000 (and 4000) computers nearly 30 years ago and now I...

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Representation at a bare minimum in RPGs?

Representation at a bare minimum in RPGs is something a friend asked me about a few days ago. Someone wanted to do this, so I recorded this reply. Whether you are writing an adventure or a fully fledged roleplaying game, having #inclusivity and #diversity is something you have to think about from the start. Deciding to include it later on in the process has some implications that don’t bode well for the game. And having inclusivity will also draw criticism from those people who do not want to share their space and privilege with people who’ve been either absent or invisible until recently. And what happens if you want to have inclusivity in the art at a bare minimum? Would that be OK in a D&D, Call of Cthulhu, CoC, Vampire: The Mascarade, an osr or pbta game? In this video I talk about that. Hope you enjoy the show! Visit other G*M*S Magazine productions: For our main channel: http://bit.ly/GMSmagazine For our #podcast: https://goo.gl/M54zau Follow us on #Twitter: https://goo.gl/moZgvK Our #Facebook page:...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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