Friday, August 31, 2012

Steampunk Courier Satchel on Etsy

Over on Etsy is a Steampunk Courier Satchel in Vintage Brown Leather" that is yours for about $60.  Read more here!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 New Virtual Dice

The virtual tabletop folks at have added virtual dice to their setup.  See more in their new YouTube video!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Roleplaying Tips Contest

Johnn Fourr and I have concocted a new contest for his Roleplaying Tips newsletter.  He's looking for some input and three random contributors will receive a copy of CMG's "30 Things Can Happen!" sourcebook.  You'll have to sign up for his free newsletter to get the details so if you haven't signed up for it before, now's a good time.  Check out his website for back issues here!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New to RPGs Article

Over on is a new article by the writer named Nash called "Table Top RPGs: The Next Level of Nerdom."  It goes into someone's introduction to tabletop RPGs.  Read more here!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Firefly Prequel

Nearly a year ago, Jos Whedon and Co. uploaded to Vimeo an animated short some tout as a Firefly prequel.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dungeon-A-Day Kickstarter

Just a few hours left to get in on the already-funded Dungeon-A-Day Kickstarter project.  Read more here!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Star Trek in Three Minutes (Approx)

Two of the members of The Frantics performed a bit wherein they run through "every episode of Star Trek" in what they say is three minutes, though it is a bit longer.  It's mostly funny so enjoy!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dungeon Bastard Shatner Style

The gruff but lovable Dungeon Bastard asks the inevitable question, "What would Shatner Play?"  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Actual Hoverbike

Over on website is an article and video on a working hoverbike, ALA Star Wars.  Read more here!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The First Paladin with Peter Adkison

Peter Adkison has kicked off a new gaming initiative called "The First Paladin" which video records (and edits) gaming sessions for public consumption.  Check it out here!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Flog and Archery with Felicia Day

Over on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel, Felicia Day's latest Flog video highlights a trip to learn archery with her friend Morgan Webb.  Enjoy!

Morgan Webb feeling deservedly smug after hitting a bullseye.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wooden Wars by John Foss Kickstarter

There is a cool new Kickstarter called Wooden Wars by John Foss.  This will be of particular interest to wargamers looking to get their kids into gaming.  Read more here!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

2012 Award Winners

The winner of the 2012 Diana Jones Award is Nordic Larp, a book by Jaakko Stenros and Markus Montola, published by Fëa Livia.  Congrats!

The winners of the 2012 ENnies include -

Best Adventure
Gold: Streets of Zobeck (Open Design)
Silver: Madness at Gardmore Abbey (WotC)

Best Aid/Accessory
Gold: Masks: 1,000 Memorable NPCs for Any RPG (Engine Publishing)
Silver: GameMastery Chase Cards (Paizo)

Best Art, Cover
Gold: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box (Paizo)
Silver: Cthulhu by Gaslight (Chaosium Inc.)

Best Art, Interior
Gold: The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild (Cubicle 7)
Silver: Dragon Age: Set 2 (Green Ronin)

Best Blog
Gold: Gnome Stew
Silver: Gaming as Women

Best Cartography
Gold: Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Jade Regent Poster Map Folio (Paizo)
Silver: Madness at Gardmore Abbey (WotC)

Best Electronic Book
Gold: Cthulhu Apocalypse: The Apocalypse Machine (Graham Walmsley & Pelgrane Press)
Silver: GURPS Social Engineering (Steve Jackson Games)

Best Free Product
Gold: Pathfinder Module: We Be Goblins! (Paizo)
Silver: The One Ring: Words of the Wise (Cubicle 7)

Best Game
Gold: Savage Worlds Deluxe (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
Silver: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game (Margaret Weis Productions)

Best Miniatures Product
Gold: Pathfinder Battles: Heroes and Monsters (Paizo)
Silver: Dungeons & Dragons Dragon Collectors Set (WotC)

Best Monster/Adversary
Gold: DC Adventures: Heroes & Villains, Vol. 1 (Green Ronin)
Silver: Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale (WotC)

Best Podcast
Gold: Role Playing Public Radio
Silver: Haste - The Official Obsidian Portal Podcast

Best Production Values
Gold: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box (Paizo)
Silver: The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild (Cubicle 7)

Best RPG Related Product
Gold: Complete Kobold Guide to Game Design (Open Design)
Silver: Lords of Waterdeep (WotC)

Best Rules
Gold: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game (Margaret Weis Productions)
Silver: Lorefinder - The Pathfinder / GUMSHOE Mashup (Pelgrane Press)

Best Setting
Gold: Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland (Cubicle 7)
Silver: Ashen Stars (Pelgrane Press)

Best Supplement
Gold: Cthulhu by Gaslight (Chaosium Inc,)
Silver: GURPS Horror, Fourth Edition (Steve Jackson Games)

Best Website
Gold: Pathfinder Wiki
Silver: Obsidian Portal

Best Writing
Gold: The Investigator’s Guide to Occult London (Pelgrane Press)
Silver: GURPS Horror, Fourth Edition (Steve Jackson Games)

Fans' Favorite Publisher
Gold: Paizo Publishing
Silver: Evil Hat Productions

Product of the Year
Gold: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box (Paizo)
Silver: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game (Margaret Weis Productions)

The 2013 Judges will be -

Jakub Nowosad
Kurt Wiegel
Matthew Muth
Megan Robertson

Friday, August 17, 2012

Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX Re-Release

It's being reported that the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark is being re-released and this time in an IMAX version.  Read more here!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

65,000 LEGOs Sorted

If you feel you tend to spend a bit more time on your hobby than you should, perhaps you can put it in perspective watching a man (with a bit of help) sort 65,000 LEGOs in a time-lapse video.  Read more here and enjoy!

Also enjoy the video of what someone can do with that many blocks!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Russian LARP - Crazy Paladin

There is a cool video on YouTube of a Russian LARP featuring a "Crazy Paladin." WARNING: These cats play for blood, apparently, and there are some real injuries shown.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Star Trek Alternate Title Intro

There is a very cool "Star Trek Alternate Title Intro" up on Vimeo from The Quintek Group.  See more here!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Rainbow Town Written by a Kid

If you haven't been following the "Written by a Kid" series on Geek and Sundry's YouTube channel then you've been missing a series of lessons in improvisation and simple story telling.  Here's the fourth installment called "Rainbow Town."  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Velociraptor in Melbourne

There is a video from a couple of years ago on YouTube showing a very cool Velociraptor costume that was part of a museum show on dinosaurs.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Playing at the World by Jon Peterson

A new book has been released that goes into great detail on the origins of wargaming and other tabletop pursuits.  I haven't read it yet but early buzz is strong so I plan to pick it up.  Don't let the price scare you as it's over 700 pages long.  It's called Playing at the World by Jon Peterson and is available at Amazon here!

Friday, August 10, 2012

RPG Evolution

Paul Alexander Butler, the store manager of Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, MD, wrote an interesting web article on his gamestore site about RPGs and how well they are doing these days that I think is a perspective worth sharing.  Read more here!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Second Hobbit Trailer

The second trailer for The Hobbit movies is out and, by the way, there will be three films rather than just two.  Huzzah!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Matt Forbeck Details Self-Publishing

There's an interesting article by Matt Forbeck on self-publishing on website that is well worth reading.  Check it out here!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Curiosity Has Landed

On the JPL News YouTube channel, there is a nice compilation of computer graphics and live footage to recreate the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Axes and Anvils Kickstarter

Game designer Mike Nystul and illustrator/artist Jeff Laubenstein have a Kickstarter project called Axes and Anvils, an RPG about Dwarves, that is finishing up this week.  It has some very cool perks and potential stretch goal extras built in that you have to see for yourself.  Read more here!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Extremely Dark Knight

I got a real kick out of this recent video on Tony Yacenda's YouTube channel showing how it just isn't wise to hold out on the Dark Knight when he wants information.  Enjoy

Saturday, August 4, 2012

13 Mile Skydive

A new record was set by Felix Baumgartner for skydiving 71,580 feet.  Read and see more here!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Eleven Doctors as Time Ladies

Over on is a very cool article with "Completely Adorable Art that Depicts the Eleven Doctors as Time Ladies."  See more here!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

J K Rowling Tree Houses

It was recently revealed that J K Rowling is building some tree houses for her kids.  Check them out here!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Most Spectacular Night View of Earth Ever Captured by NASA

Over on Gizmodo, they featured a new video called "The Most Spectacular Night View of Earth Ever Captured by NASA" showing off a time lapse video from the International Space Station that you have to see to believe.  Enjoy!