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An RPG rundown; recommendations and reviews of the best role-playing games on the market.

  • Rease Archbold
    Published 2 days ago
    Warcraft Roleplaying Guide: Addons - Misc Addons

    Warcraft Roleplaying Guide: Addons - Misc Addons

    Previous Section - Part 4 Previously we’ve gone over two different types of World of Warcraft Addons that you could use to enhance your Roleplay in the game. In the first section, we went over the Roleplay Profiles, and why they’re the most important addon you’ll be using, with the second section detailing different addons that extend, or even improve, chat functions for talking, emoting, or even preserving select chat/emote sections you’d want to save. As well as being able to recall other chats/emotes that other players have said to you.
  • Critical Heather
    Published 3 days ago
    Alone in the Ironlands: The Truths

    Alone in the Ironlands: The Truths

    The Truths of the Ironlands The weather is bleak. Rain and wind sweep in from the ocean. The winters are long and bitter. Monstrous beasts stalk the wild areas and isolated territories, protected fiercely by The Firstborn, yield threat to any who cross into these lands. Rumors of unspeakable horrors circle among small communities though most believe these are nothing more than stories to frighten children. One of the first settlers complained, “Only those made of iron dare live in this foul place”—and thus our land was named, The Ironlands.
  • Critical Heather
    Published 3 days ago
    Welcome to the Ironlands

    Welcome to the Ironlands

    Greetings to all and let me start by saying Thank you for reading this blog. If you are here it’s probably because you are interested in the Ironsworn RPG. You are in the right place. Before I get started on my adventures in the Ironlands I thought it would be fun to take a little time to introduce a little about the game, my goals and of course myself.
  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published 9 days ago
    In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners

    In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners

    As described by Know Your Meme, "Genwunner is a pejorative term used within the Pokémon fandom to describe those who only appreciate the first-generation of video games for Game Boy, namely Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, and tend to bash the sequel titles and monsters in the franchise." Under this definition, I wouldn't be a genwunner because even though I think the first generation of Pokémon is the best, I still have an appreciation for the other games. However, even though I haven't drawn the ire of the Pokémon fandom I disagree, with the notion that it is unreasonable to prefer the first-generation over the others.
  • Rease Archbold
    Published 9 days ago
    World of Warcraft Roleplaying Guide Book: Servers – Which One to Join

    World of Warcraft Roleplaying Guide Book: Servers – Which One to Join

    NOTE: This guide on servers is mostly in relation to US Servers, as I don’t know European or other Area Roleplay servers. So I apologize for that in advance!
  • Luke Partridge
    Published 10 days ago
    The Creation myth of Abeir-Toril

    The Creation myth of Abeir-Toril

    Disclaimer: Wizards of the Coast do say that they don’t have an official timeline and some of their lore is no longer considered canon. There are many reasons for this, but mainly it’s so that you can pick up any of their modules and not have it feel out of date. That said, this is my understanding of what’s out there, and in some kind of timeline order.
  • Brent Salmon
    Published 14 days ago
    Skyrim Builds Weekly: The DarkFlash

    Skyrim Builds Weekly: The DarkFlash

    This is my first character build write up for Skyrim. I’ve done probably over a hundred builds, but this was really the one I fell in love with lately. I’ll detail his race, standing stone(s), stats, a Roleplaying history for him I came up with that you can use at your leisure, Magic, his gear, mods used to make him, and console chicanery used to tweak his gear if you just want to get into it without trudging through it all. Note this build is a modded build for PC Skyrim Special Edition with all the DLC etc.
  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published 16 days ago
    How to Make a 'CoroCoro Comic' Game

    How to Make a 'CoroCoro Comic' Game

    The most fun I've had playing video games are instances when I can share that experience with other people. These instances don't only include multiplayer games but also single-player games that encourage interaction between players. I often refer to these games as CoroCoro Comic games because the manga magazine regularly promotes toys and video games that build active communities. Video game franchises that have frequently graced the pages of CoroCoro Comic include Pokémon, Mega Man Battle Network, and Boktai. After flipping through several issues of CoroCoro Comic, I was able to determine the qualities of these games that inspire a sense of community among their players.
  • LT
    Published 18 days ago
    Wolf Pack

    Wolf Pack

    Under the full cold moon, in the highest altitudes of the sunrise mountains Goliath twins entered the world. Destined to be separated by an act unthinkable to any parent. Ripped apart just days after birth. A final whispered breath was taken, as the tiny heart came to a halt. Half a soul evaporated from the world. From a distance a tiny wisp of glowing blue and silver smoke could be seen rise from the mountain top. Aukan Thuliaga would now walk as one half of a whole. 
As years passed, it was clear Aukan was to wander. Always tracking off path, disappearing into caves through every nook and cranny. Aukan’s parents were constantly calling for her, searching for her. Unless attending basic training with the other minors, Aukan was always where she shouldn’t be. She could never explain why she kept going, despite being repetitively disciplined for leaving the tribe. All she could say was she was looking for something, though she never knew what. 
Returning home on a warm sunny evening, Aukan was expecting great things to celebrate her birthday this year. Turning fourteen is when the tribe accepts you as a member of society. You have 1 lunar cycle to complete your training, before you can start learning your family trade. Thuliaga were Skywatchers, a highly respected role within the tribes, as they are the only Druids with any tribe of Goliaths. Using the stars and their constellations, sky watchers are able to gather the power of the starlight, magnifying that power and using it to create resolutions. Skywatchers were responsible for ensuring recourses were not over sourced, mapping trails through the mountings, overseeing festivals, celebrations and rituals. unbeknown to the young goliath, this day would not be remembered for her Virility Ritual. 
She could smell it before she even reached the mouth of the family cave. The taste of iron filled her mouth and Aukan fell to her knees with a thud. Laid facedown, splayed across the (badly)hand-made dining table, was the decapitated body of her mother. Aukan rushed to her mothers side, tears filled her blue eyes, dulling their glow. blood soaked straight through their clothes and stuck to their skin as Aukan gently lifted the limp body off the table and laid her in her lap. tears rolled off her mottled grey cheek, and as the liquid swirled with the deep red blood it almost glowed pearlescent in the evening light. Rage slowly crawled across her clammy skin, as Aukan slowly realised the head had gone, and her father was nowhere to be seen. An immense roar that curdled the blood of any beast who heard it. The rocks in the cave rattled, snow fell from the trees outside, as the mountainside shook. Suddenly, a deadly silence fell over the tribe. bringing everything to a grinding halt. Everyone held their breath and looked up to watch the sky turn white. Snow began to plummet down the mountain, quickly closing in on the little tribe. Almost without warning everything went black.
  • Luke Partridge
    Published 28 days ago
    Dungeons and Dragons

    Dungeons and Dragons

    Are you making a character and don’t know what race to pick? There are a lot of options in the Player’s Handbook, but where do you start? Unless you’re trying to make the most optimal character, race and class combinations don’t matter. Pick something that you like the sound of or are interested in playing. It’s your character after all. If you’ve never played before, here’s a brief explanation of Humans (without all the confusing numbers attached to it).
  • Bertie J
    Published about a month ago
    Why Call Of Cthulhu is my Favourite RPG

    Why Call Of Cthulhu is my Favourite RPG

    Ever fancied a break from High Fantasy? What about playing an ordinary person doing extraordinary things? I really feel you should have a go at the Call of Cthulhu starter set.
  • Timothy Bieniek
    Published about a month ago
    This Ain't Your Daddy's BBEG

    This Ain't Your Daddy's BBEG

    Anyone who has been a DM for more than 6 years or so probably learned that to make NPC's (especially ones meant for combat) you just pick the level you expected the party to meet them and create a character of that level. Before 5e, the challenge rating was directly tied to the character level of your NPC. It is no surprise then that many of us fall into the same trap in 5e, and teach others to do so. The thing is... NPC's are not player characters. I know that sounds obvious, but it means they do not have to follow the same rules for their creation.