Author: Paco G. Jaen

RPG a Day 2019: First

The RPG a Day 2019 initiative starts like every August and this year comes with some differences. Like this year is just a word as a prompt, and the first one is… well… First. This year, the RPG a Day 2019 initiative has changed and instead of asking a bunch of questions, it is just giving a word for inspiration. The first word is First and I thought it would be a good time to talk about my first experiences with RPGs and how they weren’t all that good. Below is a transcript of the video (with some creative...

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Necronomnomnom review

Necronomnomnom is a Lovecraftian cookery book that was released last year thanks to a very successful Kickstarter. But, does it cut it as a cookery book? Borrowing from the Lovecraft mythology, the Necronomnomnom brings a cofetable size book in padded hardcover with some truly, insanely gorgeous art inside and the promise of some recipes out of this world. I must admit one thing: I was seriously stung by the postage from the USA and I feel that more could have been done to make this book a lot cheaper to deliver. Still, getting the book for 30$ at the...

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Adventure creation: Endings are beginnings

Adventure creation can be tremendous fun, but sometimes we find ourselves without inspiration to get our mojo flowing and starting from the end can give us that little bit of spark to get our adventures going. In this video I want to explore adventure creation starting at the end, and how to make that end even more interesting and unpredictable for your players by twisting some aspect of the story. By starting at the end of the adventure, you give yourself a goal and thus, the only thing you have to do is to find a means to obtain...

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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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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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