Category: The RPG Room

Roleplaying and board games with reviews, podcasts, videos and interviews

Ppodcast Episode – The RPG Room: Campaign or no campaign?

And here we are again, in the RPG Room discussing if games should come with campaign material or just the rules. A lot of games come with a lot of information. Spells, equipment, combat, rules for travel, rules for talking, abilities, skills, bonuses… And some games come with setting and campaign information and others don’t,…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: GenCon!

GenCon is for many of us Europeans a Mecca of gaming we’ll never get to see. Though I hope to someday. The biggest four days in gaming, as the slogan aptly announces, has been going more than 45 years. From humble beginnings it’s turned out to be a true giant. And deservedly so. This year…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Writing vs. Design

Once again we got together  in the RPG Room to discuss things roleplaying. I was joined by Jim Pinto and later on by Vickey Beaver and we decided to discuss the merits of good writing vs. game design. When is about roleplaying games, both indeed matter, but which one matters most? Clear, well written rules…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Steampunk never had a chance!

Steampunk has become very, very fashionable in the last few decades. Although the concept has been with us for along time and novels with technology that had the flavour of what we currently know as Steampunk have been numerous by favour authors, it was only in the 80’s that the term Steampunk was coined by…
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Podcast episode – The RPG Room: Get out of my hobby!

Our hobby has a nasty side sometimes and when it shows its ugly face it is very difficult to roll high enough to save for the trolls. And some trolls don’t go away even if you pour acid or burn them to the ground. That’s what happened recently with a Kickstarter project from Daring Entertainment.…
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