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Dungeon Situational – Books and Their Secrets

Books, rich tomes of lore and knowledge, and in a world of magic, power, monsters, worse, and better, knowledge can reveal so much about the world that you can use to twist and bend to your advantage. Eldritch secrets, long forgotten treasures, and far darker mysteries abound to those with the patience to settle down and get some reading done.

As per usual, Dungeon Situational uses Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition rules but should be readily modified. It’s all just ideas to get you thinking about how to stock your own fantasy library.

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Elite Dangerous RPG – In Depth Part 1

My mind wonders how you go about fitting a vast expansive game like Elite Dangerous into an RPG. Well, the people at Spidermind Games successfully ran a Kickstarter for the book 2 years ago and this year during UKGE, I met some of the team behind it. They talked to me about their current Kickstarter for the Elite Dangerous Battle Card game which you should all take a look at and we will review in full later this year. However, this article is the first in an in-depth look through the RPG. Spidermind Games were very kind to give us the books in PDF and a copy of the core book in hardback that we will be giving away as a prize.

My intention here is to cover the core book its contents and add a healthy dose of opinion here and there. I won’t be including the Espionage, Exploration, Military and Trading supplements, but we may tackle this separately if there is enough interest.

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The Failings Of D&D

I may get a bit “ranty” about Dungeons & Dragons, it’s the system I learned to role-play with, it’s the backbone of some of my greatest creations, and yeah I’m prepared to admit that it’s the game that changed my life. I have dabbled in other systems, run a few of them, modded some for my own purposes, and even had a stab at creating some* but I am under no illusions that it is the perfect system.

I know so many people who are simply no longer interested in D&D itself. Either they’ve embraced Pathfinder and never looked back, or perhaps Savage Worlds, Exalted, Big Eyes Small Mouth, some people actually enjoy GURPS. And it’s certainly not because D&D is a bad system, but it has some serious gaps in the kind of stories and styles of gameplay it can support. (more…)


Kickstarter Highlight – RPG Adventure Journals

Are you looking for a new journal?

Are you looking for some way to chronicle your epic struggles against the evil Dagon Mehrunes Orcus?

Do you want either a 50 or a 100 page journal to add to your collection?

Then look no further, welcome back to this weeks Kickstarter Highlight!

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Role-Playing Game Adventure Journals

Today, we’re looking at a project that’s already been backed fully and it is quite a nice little product too. What makes it even better is that it’s quite inexpensive even for people from the UK.

Designed by a couple who have been playing Dungeons and Dragons for around forty years, these journals are designed with the RPG player specifically in mind. No more will you need to bring out your sad raggedy old journals which generally speaking probably don’t look very adventurous and finally, it’s time to have journals made with a good campaign in mind!

 

Each and every part of these journals have been made with campaigns in mind!

They are not just giving these journals, but they are also giving out bookmarks and greetings cards, all with a similar design.

Honestly, to have a dedicated journal to your campaigns is basically a must. But to have a journal that’s been designed for gamers by gamers? That’s awesome. The bookmarks can even tell you the important page numbers of your preferred rule scheme!

These are the bookmarks – And they’re pretty good looking!

What do they need the money for?

$1,500 is all they were asking for and already at the time of writing they are close to $2,000. The money was only there to help cover the costs of printing the journals and for the shipping. All extra money will go to helping them fund a table at a convention: Pacificon.

They want to print 250 of each of these journals and these would be sold to game shops, conventions etc.

The design on the journals are already done and the design already exists. It can be bought from Urban Realms and it’s in the design of a map of Silicon Valley done in Lord of the Rings style (Called Silidon Valley.)

This is what the journal design will look like. I love this design!

What are the rewards?

So, why not pledge a few quid towards these journals, bookmarks and greetings cards? Here’s what they’re offering for us all:

  • Pledge $1 or more

    Eternal Gratitude: Plus images to download and turn into a screen saver of Silidor Valley. We will give you a code to download the files directly to your computer and directions on how to point your screensaver at them.

    Estimated delivery: Jun 2014
  • Pledge $8 or more

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: A set of four bookmarks – close-ups of the map on heavy duty paper, laminated, and decorated with a ribbon. The back has a list of important page numbers for the D&D Player’s handbook version of your choice. Also included are images to download and turn into a screen saver of Silidor Valley.

    Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US

  • Pledge $10 or more

    Our Adventure: A 50 page Our Adventure Journal to chronicle your next epic adventure. This is what it’s all about, baby. Keep your story clear as the day it happened – forever. Also included are images to download and turn into a screen saver of Silidor Valley.


    Estimated delivery:
    Jul 2014
    Add $8 USD to ship outside the US

  • Pledge $15 or more

    Greetings from Silidor Valley: A set of 8 greeting cards with envelopes. Three cards showing the San Francilieth area, two of the Peninsula, two of the East Bay and three of the South Bay. The collection is bound with a ribbon and would make an excellent gift. Also included are images to download and turn into a screen saver of Silidor Valley.

    Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
    Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $17 or more

    The Epic Journal: Our 100 page Gamer’s Journal for those epic adventures that go on and on. More bang for your adventuring buck – or gold pieces. Plus images to download and turn into a screen saver or Silidor Valley.


    Estimated delivery:
    Jul 2014
    Add $10 USD to ship outside the US

  • Pledge $18 or more

    Gamers Delight: A 50 page journal to chronicle your next epic adventure. A set of four bookmarks so you can keep track of where you are in the journal, and images to download and turn into a screen saver of Silidor Valley.

    Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
    Add $8 USD to ship outside the US

There are a lot of tiers for this one, so there’s likely a tier that could suit you. I will be personally pledging towards this one and once I get my journal, I will share the love with you all and hopefully I’ll have something to announce when I receive them.

What did you all think of these really nifty journals? Worst case scenario with them is you get a nice decorative journal, even if you never intend to use them. It’ll look nice on a bookshelf!

Join us next week for another Kickstarter Highlight!