FANTASY FACADES 3D TERRAIN BY BANNERLESS BUILDS FUNDS IN 5 DAYS!

Fantasy Facades, the new line of 28mm scale 3D terrain currently on Kickstarter, successfully funded in 5 days. Inspired by Hollywood backdrops and designed by gamer and former set designer Gregory Bowes, Fantasy Facades allow GMs to set up a village in minutes, and store it in less space than a shoe box. Fantasy Facades is the launch product of new terrain publisher Bannerless Builds. The first line...

Review: Wizards of the Coast – Adventures Outlined

Adventures Outlined Adventures Outlined is a Dungeons & Dragons accessory featuring coloring book-styled artwork by Todd James, published by Wizards of the Coast. By Aaron T. Huss Learn more about Adventures Outlined here Purchase Adventures Outlined here Find other Wizards of the Coast posts here Dungeons & Dragons, and by extension the publishers of it, has always taken on the responsibility...

Temple of Doom! MDF Fantasy Tiles from Pwork Wargames!

Temple of Doom! MDF Fantasy Tiles from Pwork Wargames! MDF Fantasy Tiles – Temple of Doom is a new kit of dungeon tiles, internals and doors for RPGs and boardgames, ideal for miniatures in scale 28mm – 35mm; the kit contains 32 tiles, 10 doors and 12 tokens in 3mm MDF to assemble and paint. With MDF Fantasy Tiles – Temple of Doom you can make your RPG battles more realistic and more...

Sling Words and Swords in Spell Smashers!

San Diego, CA (July 16th, 2018) — Renegade Game Studios™ is excited to announce a new word- and sword-slinging game — Spell Smashers! This title is designed by Christopher Chung, designer of award-winning Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. It also boasts a notable artist, The Mico, renown for his work on the North Sea Trilogy. The two combined create a product bursting with dynamic visuals...

MAGIC DESCRIPTION CARDS for Writers, Storytellers, and GMs

  Conflict Games Continues to Kickstart Better fantasy Combat, this time with Over 100 Magic Description Cards   Nanuet, NY, June 18, 2018 – Conflict Games is following up their wildly successful Combat Description Cards Kickstarter with a new campaign, this time focusing on depicting magic. The Magic Description Cards Kickstarter campaign proposes new ways to spice up magical attacks within...

Darkburg: Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!

Darkburg! Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames! Play your battles across a broken town, among whose deserted streets and spectral buildings can hide any kind of danger, among winding streets, dark corners and crumbled buildings! Materials: PVC / Syntethic Cloth / Mousepad Available size: 4×6′ / 4×4′ / 3×3′ / 3×6′ Check It on Pwork Wargames website: http://www.pworkwargames.com/en/ Like...

Hellgate: Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!

Hellgate: Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames! Play your battles on a annihilated landscape, whose ground covered with arcane symbols works as a portal for the entry unnamed creatures and timeless nightmares, among evocation pentacles, blasphemous runes and lightnings that arise out of the ground cracks! Materials: PVC / Syntethic Cloth /Mousepad Available size: 4×6′ / 4×4′...

Deep-Cut Studio releases Dungeon themed game mat for all you dark souls!

New game mat release! Something for RPG lovers and grim souls enjoying darkness of crypts and underground this time. Dungeon game mat features large continuous background to suit any generic tabletop or miniature game and has subtle 1 inch tiles carved for easy usage with popular RPG systems. Available not only as mousepad mats, but as pvc, compatible with whiteboard markers too. Check them out at...

Novel Review : Hal Greenberg and Neal Levin – The Awakened

The Awakened The Awakened is a fantasy fiction anthology edited by Hal Greenberg and Neal Levin and published by Samurai Sheepdog. By Cape Rust Learn more about The Awakened here Purchase The Awakened Sixteen authors playing in the same sandbox, what could possibly go wrong? Actually very little, The Awakened is a collection of stories set in a world where some people gain amazing powers on their...

Review: Warning Label – Cast of Cards (Savage Worlds)

Cast of Cards Cast of Cards is a line of playing card accessories for Savage Worlds, published by Warning Label. By Aaron T. Huss Learn more about Cast of Cards here Purchase Cast of Cards here Find other Savage Worlds products here Cast of Cards is a collection of (currently fantasy) playing cards used as a quick-play character accessory for Savage Worlds. Each card describes a single NPC, creature,...

A Word in Edgewise… with Kevin Rohan of Silver Gryphon Games

with Kevin Rohan of Silver Gryphon Games By Aaron T. Huss The following interview took place across Skype Messenger on Sunday, September 15. Roleplayers Chronicle editor-in-chief Aaron T. Huss [shown with the prefix RPC] is speaking with Kevin Rohan of Silver Gryphon Games about AEther and the AEthermancy Kickstarter. Find out more about AEther at the Silver Gryphon Games website here. Back the...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 9

CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 9 By Cape Rust Here we are again with some variations or themes for the Ranger class. One variation on the class that I have seen get a lot of love is the bounty hunter type Ranger. There are plenty of prestige classes dedicated to this type of Ranger in D&D, but even from level 1 a savvy player can start down this path. Boba Fett was and still is one of the...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 8

CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 8 By Cape Rust I’ve covered the ”typical” Ranger, now I’ll touch on some variations. The first that comes to mind, and granted this is another obvious one, is the urban ranger. Like his/her wilderness counterpart this ranger excels at the same kinds of things, only in a city setting. The Urban Ranger is fun, if you are in a campaign that mostly takes place...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 7

CLASSics: Ranger Lead the Way, Part 7 By Cape Rust Now that I’ve gotten finished with the 28 rules, I’m going to start discussing Ranger concepts. Let’s start with the baseline. Well actually, because of the utility of the Ranger, it is just a bit harder to establish a true baseline. So rather than use the word baseline I guess I should talk about the fundamentals of the class. To be frank,...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 6

CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 6 By Cape Rust Let’s get back into this with the last of the 29 rules Rogers had for Ranging, which is what Rangers do. Rule 23 encourages Rangers to not use the enemies trail when following them, but rather come up with a plan to cut them off and ambush them. The British would say those kinds of tactics were not very cricket, but if it works….. If an adventuring...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 5

Classics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 5 By Cape Rust Rule 19 recommends avoiding the usual river fords, in case the enemy has discovered them and is waiting in ambush. This seems like it would be common sense, but it ends up making things hard and people don’t always like to take the hard right over the easy wrong. Not using river fords is much easier on lightly armored players; for some reason...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 4

Classics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 4 By Cape Rust For those of you who have not been following Tales from the Gazebo for the last few weeks, I have been discussing Rangers and I decided to start the discussion with Robert Rogers rules for ranging. These rules were the “doctrine” for his force of Rangers during the French and Indian War. We have finally made it to sweet 16, rule 16, here we...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 3

Classics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 3 By Cape Rust Who needs preamble when you’ve got rule 8. This one is great; if you make your enemy retreat, be careful when you pursue them, don’t get sloppy and don’t let them get high ground that might make them think they should fight back. As a GM, I have seen plenty of hot pursuits go horribly wrong, because that player with the increased land speed...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 2

Classics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 2 By Cape Rust Last week I opened my coverage of fantasy Rangers by introducing a brief history of Rogers Rangers and posted Robert’s rules for ranging. Yes it was at least twice as long as my normal articles, but I think posting these rules is important for GMs who want to make their players glad they chose to play a ranger. Having served in the military...

Tales from the Gazebo – CLASSics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 1

Classics: Rangers Lead the Way, Part 1 By Cape Rust We have found our way to the Ranger. That wilderness warrior, who shoots things with a bow or enters combat lightly, armored wielding two weapons, the woodsman, the tracker, the scout. My first recollection of the Fantasy ranger was Strider (Aragorn) in the Lord of the Rings. I remember thinking how cool he was in the books and animated movies....