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MOVIE: Game Loading — Rise of the Indies

A month or so ago, I sat down with my friend (and head of the Gamerati) Ed Healy to watch an indie film about indie game developers. Game Loading—Rise of the Indies was funded through Kickstarter and released earlier this year. It was an fun watch, and gave me an insight into a corner of […]

RPGs: Call of Bundlethulhu—90% Off Sale

A few years back, when I was still part of Super Genius Games, I led an effort to publish a line of Call of Cthulhu products. When all was said and done, we’d put out six products that I brought with me when I joined Rogue Genius Games. With October and Halloween quickly approaching, we’ve […]

RPG: Grande Temple of Jing

  Look what arrived this week . . . my contributor’s copy of The Grande Temple of Jing, a Pathfinder compatible mega-ultra-dungeon crawl for characters of ANY level published by Hammerdog Games. This book describes the temple home of the trickster god Jing—a magical labyrinth filled with challenges and treasures suitable for every type of adventurer […]

Map Order Advice for Non-Cartographers

As many of you may be aware, Paizo Publishing is in the midst of its annual RPG Superstar competition. Last night at midnight was the deadline for contestants to submit their entries for Round 2—Create An Encounter Map. Now, because I have close ties to Paizo (and even closer ties to the host of this year’s […]

Kitty Flow Charts

While updating some of the links here on the site (a bit of housekeeping I hadn’t done in a while) I noticed a fan run wiki devoted to the cat-themed Warriors series of novels. Longtime readers of this site may remember that a few years ago Harper Collins Children’s Books contracted me to create a Warriors […]

Dungeoneering 101

Summer time is here, and that means all kinds of road trips, side trips, days off, and “I’m booooored!” time for the lil adventurers out there. Just in time, Rogue Genius Games has just the solution for you . . . Dungeoneering 101, a coloring and activity book available for purchase and download as a PDF. […]

Teach Your Kids to Game Week

Given how often I’m over at the OneBookshelf sites, I don’t know how this slipped my attention previously, but it turns out that through Dec. 7th they are doing a promotion called Teach Your Kids To Game Week. The idea basically is . . . ummm . . . to teach your kids to game. […]

Don’t Fear the Reaper — Learn from Him!

[For the majority of my industry friends, my apologies for belaboring a point that is practically self-evident to those of us in the know. But I’ve got a lot of friends and family from OUTSIDE the industry who read this blog, and yesterday’s post really was for THEM. I don’t profess to have any profound […]


Kickstarter. It’s all the rage these days. As the Dungeon Bastard quipped during while hosting the ENnie Awards, one of the most common greetings between game industry insiders at this year’s Gen Con was “How’s your Kickstarter going?” Indeed, it would be only a slight exaggeration for me to say that practically everyone I know […]

No Love For The Robot

One of the games I was most looking forward to picking up at this year’s Gen Con was Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple. This, of course, was at least a little bit because it does such a good job of echoing the look, feel, and spirit of the animated show, Avatar: The Last Airbender (which […]