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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

RPG Superstar Final Round

That's right, the voting for the final round is here.

Here are links to the final four entries.

Rescue Under the Steaming Sea

The Unsheathed Revolution

Doom Comes to Dustpawn

The Scarlet God

Read, contemplate, vote. Good luck to all four!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Alluria Publishing's Kickstarter

Alluria Publishing is another Pathfinder Compatible publisher. I haven't had a chance to use their products, although I'll probably be looking at some of them soon.

Pathfinder Compatible is a community. I'm new to it, but I want to support it. So I donated, and I'm sharing this link.


What do you want in a P&P, Board, and/or War gaming podcast?

I've watched and listened to several podcasts, some on games, some not. I've noticed that gaming ones have been rather weak in holding my attention. So I'm asking what you all would want in a podcast?

Before you answer... here's what I think needs to happen that I haven't seen.

Reliably: Lots of the podcasts I follow are consistent and frequent in releases. (Once a month, once a week).

News: My blog is an example of how NOT to do this part mostly. I'm mostly focused on ranting about things I see trying to get my Pathfinder RolePlaying Game setting off the ground. Some of the podcasts I've found cover products, but only months after release, and several are focused on one game. As much as I'd love to pretend Pathfinder and Battletech are the only games in the world, I know that's not true...

Energy/Chemistry: The gaming podcasts I've listened to are sleep inducing. So are some of the Android ones. However, I've listened to and watch several that kept my attention quite well. Some of the attention grabbing ones are even about subjects I'm not really interested in at the time.

So, what else do you want to see or hear? What games do you want covered? How much viewer input do you want? I won't say I'll start one, but I have asked someone who could do a really good job if they choose, or be a great help if I decide to start something myself.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Organization Sheet nears completion

First, the top four of RPG Superstar are up. The finalists matched my votes...
See them at

Second. I made a lot of progress on the organization worksheet today. It ended up being five pages for the worksheet and three pages for the explanation section. Add the legal page and it's a nine page pdf. It's lots smaller (in kilobytes) than the previous sheets, which proves that fields in pdf's take up a lot of "space" in the file. Anywho, the most recent version has been sent to a few people to look at, and the wall of text explanation section will be sent to someone I trust to read and edit. Looking good for an April release, and a price of $4 USD.

That's about it this week.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

RGPSuperstar Top 8, Android Picks, Flashbacks

So I playtested Tom Phillips Eightfinger's Tomb with my brother, parents, and a friend this weekend. It was fun, I won't go into much detail here, but here's a link to my review. I've also voted already. If you haven't, voting is open.

Also, in more work towards a functional tablet, I've been playing with the following android apps:

Pathfinder Spell Compendium and Pathfinder Feat/Talent Compendium by Sven-Erik Jonsson
Very handy free spellbook app. Good on both Cyanogen7 for nook and phones. Feat/Talent app is also handy but new and not as polished.

Pathfinder NPC Gallery by Shaking Earth
Handy little reference to the NPCs in the back of the Gamemaster's Guide, has some issues on the Cyanogennook.

Pathfinder RPG Manager
Simple, incomplete in my opinion, but a nice init tracker

Dice Caddy
Handy, dice widgets on the home screen, otherwise pretty basic.

D&D Dice by b.freq
This one's kinda nice. Does math and has a good log. 

DM Assist
This one is much more complete than Pathfinder RPG manager, but looks horrid on a tablet. Hopefully that'll improve.

Found my old 3.5 sheet (and even the sheet it was based on) on the old family website. Getting ready to re-write parts of that story... Re-integrating some of those characters should save a little trouble with filling holes in some locations. It's also reminded me of two of the stories this setting was created to tell.

1. Simply because its different doesn't mean it's evil.

2. Simply because they're the leaders doesn't mean they're the good guys.

I think those stories are becoming important to tell again.