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RPGCON V – Part 1

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Coming to a small work place office next weekend, I will be hosting the fifth annual RPGCON. I put this event together in the hopes of expanding our player pool, try out new games and introduce new players to role playing games in general. Back in 2012 on a random day in March RPGCON 1 was born. This free, invite only convention brought gamers from other groups together for a 10 hour day of role playing! I came up with this crazy idea to have the day split in half. Three games in the morning, then three other GM’s would take over new games for the afternoon.

Needless to say this went horribly wrong, games ran late, one game group merged with another game, Total chaos! At the end of the day each GM got to pick a reward from a selection of graphic novels  that I had brought to the event. Then each GM picked the best player in his group to pick a prize. Everyone had a great time but I know I had to make changes if I was going to continue my little convention the following year.

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A Few Convention Badges (2012-2015)

Now the con had to be stream lined since I realized the mistakes I had made the previous year. First up games would be played all day with a short break for lunch (We do a potluck signup each year). To make it feel more like an actual convention I started making badges for all the attendees. Its become a tradition that I am very proud of and I really enjoy designing the badges. Not much has changed over the last couple years, the average amount of attendees is around 20 people which allows us to keep the games at a reasonable 4 players per game. Plus we have had a great group of GM’s that volunteer each year. Here is a list of the games we have played thus far:

AD&D – 1st & 2nd & 5th editions

Shadowrun

A Song of Fire & Ice

Robotech / Robotech RPG Tactics

Harn – Zombie Apocalypse

Marvel Super Heroes 

Savage Worlds – Gas Light

D6 Space adventure

Legend of the Five Rings

G.U.R.P.

  • to be continued with this years 5th anniversary special

Valiant Universe RPG – Coming this Summer

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The Valiant Universe Roleplaying Game is currently under development. A free PDF of the Quick-Start Rules (with characters and events focusing on the Unity comics) will be available on May 3rd, Free Comic Book Day 2014. A free, print version of the Quick-Start Rules (with the same rules but characters and events focusing on the Harbinger Wars crossover event from 2013) will be available on June 21st, Free RPG Day 2014.

The Core Rulebook for the RPG will be available late Summer (continue looking at www.catalystgamelabs.com for specific details of when it’ll be available, as well as www.catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com for weekly blogs discussing the development of Valiant (as well as all Catalyst games)).

 

So with this exciting announcement will you be picking up this RPG?

Episode 34 – RPG Corner: Supernatural

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Episode 34 – RPG Corner: Supernatural

 

On this episode of RPG Corner we go thru character creation featuring Edward Slowski our intrepid new hunter. Click on the following link to download the PDF character sheet: Edward Slowski

 

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The guide to the hunted and Adventures books are a great addition to the core rules book. Although we have found it rather hard to find copies of these books at a reasonable price. Your best bet would be a used book store or ebay. Let us know if you have played the Supernatural RPG of used the CORTEX system in a game.

March Episodes !

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to give you a heads up on upcoming episodes of the show. The next two weeks we are celebrating everything SUPERNATURAL, the hit tv series airing on the CW and the RPG Core book from Margaret Weis productions.

As some of you know March is the 30th Anniversary of Dragonlance! And to celebrate my favorite D&D world we will be discussing some select books and RPG material to round out the month of March!

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So yesterday I was at my local comics shop(the Source comics & games) and I decided to look through the Darksword miniatures for anything new that might catch my eye. Well apparently I havent looked at them in a while because I was shocked to see the mini’s that lay be fore me in the display case.

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I had rediscovered the Heroes of the Lance! Now I have to tell you that I own the original Ral Partha Dragonlance Heroes box set and lets face it they arent great sculpts to say the least.

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But they where great for when they came out and I used them in many a game. So lets get into my picks for a DarkSword version of the Heroes:

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First up we have Tanis half-Elven (DSM-7434)

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Sturm Brightblade (DSM-7440)

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Laurana (Knight of Solamnia) (DSM-4114)

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Fizban/Paladine (DSM-4111)                                  Raistlin Majere (DSM-7439)

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Caramon Majere (DSM-7524)    Flint Fireforge (DSM-1184)

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Goldmoon (DSM- 4110)              Tika Waylan (DSM-1103)

I would  add a staff to Goldmoon so she looks closer to the original Partha mini.

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Kitiara Early years version                  Dragon Highlord Kitiara

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Note: The names listed are character names, not the names of the miniatures. The DSM # is the product sku, this way you can find them on the Darksword site or at your local Hobby/Comic shop

There you have it, my picks for the updated Heroes of the lance miniatures. I know what your thinking ” You didnt pick Riverwind or Tasslehoff Burfoot!” and your right, I havent found a mini for Tas yet but I did see one that would work well for Riverwind but I cant find the mini on their site. when I do i’ll add it to the list. Let me know what you think!

Left to Right: Fizban, Sturm, Flint, Raistlin

Raistlin, Flint, Tanis in primer

Episode 22 – RPG Corner – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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On this episode of RPG Corner we head back to Palladium Books to talk Turtles and other mutated animals! Between AD&D games we found this sweet rpg which I instantly had to play! Turtles man! If anyone has played this, we would love to hear from you! Leave us a message and tell us what animal you played and what you liked or didnt like about the system. I also added a list of all the supplements that came out for TMNT.

TMNT Books and Supplements:

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TMNT and other Strangeness

Price: $9.95

Page Count:110

Date Published:1985

Publisher: Palladium Books

TMNT – After the Bomb

Price: $5.95

Page Count: 49

Date Published: 1986

Publisher:Palladium Books

Road Hogs – Supplement

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1986

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants Down Under (heroes unlimited and TMNT Supplement)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1988

Publisher: Palladium Books

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TMNT _ Guide to the Universe (TMNT Supplement)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1987

Publisher: Palladium Books

Truckin’ Turtles

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1989

Publisher: Palladium Books

Transdimensional – TMNT (compatible w/ Heroes Unlimited, Beyond the Supernatural and TMNT)

        Price: $11.95

Page Count: 112

Date Published:1989

Publisher: Palladium Books

Turtles go Hollywood (heroes unlimited and TMNT Supplement)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1990

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants of the Yucatan (Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies, TMNT and Rifts)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1990

Publisher: Palladium Books

TMNT RPG accessory Pack (TMNT and Heroes Unlimited Supplement)

        Price: $11.95

Page Count: 25 adventure + 2 GM Screens (after the bomb & TMNT)

Date Published:1990

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants in Avalon (adventure and source book for After the bomb & Rifts)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 80

Date Published:1991

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants in Orbit (adventure and source book for After the bomd & Rifts)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 112

Date Published:1992

Publisher: Palladium Books

tmnt minis

Early on you could purchase TMNT miniatures to go along with your game. You can find them on ebay from time to time but they arent cheap.

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Dont forget about all the toys that are available, most of which are based off the animated tv series.