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Wednesday 27 December 2023

Wretchedverse Core Book

 I review the Wretchedverse core book from the Red Room!

#dnd #ttrpg #osr 

Saturday 23 December 2023

Execs Give Themselves Huge Bonuses While Publishing Garbage

 While their company keeps slouching into oblivion, the Hasbro/WotC execs gift themselves massive bonuses.

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Tuesday 19 December 2023

Medieval Weapons Laws

 Whether you're running a medieval authentic game or a generic fantasy game, it's a good idea to think about what the social rules should be about characters going around dressed to kill. 

Yes, the middle ages had arms control. 

#dnd #ttrpg #osr 

Friday 15 December 2023

WotC Layoff Detail People Missed (plus: My Baptism of Fire Campaign!)

 I get to make a big "I told you so" about WotC, and point out something that most other commenters on the layoffs have missed

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Uprising in the WokeSR

 The WokeSR have been slipping into irrelevance for a long while, but they just had their own scandal that threatens to rock their own Pyramid scheme.

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Thursday 30 November 2023

Heroes & Villains of the Silk Road

 Check out my newest product, with over 70 NPCs based on real history (with biographies & stats), plus Knightly Orders, an adventure cues timeline, Song Dynasty high tech, & the Assassin class!

#osr #ttrpg #dnd

Wednesday 22 November 2023

WotC Uses BG3 to Cover for Ongoing D&D Losses

 The #dnd sales this quarter were awful, but #WotC covered it up by throwing in their #BG3 royalties.

Meanwhile, they continue to guarantee that D&D will do worse, by secretly rewriting core books for wokeness.

Sunday 19 November 2023

Wednesday 15 November 2023


 Check out the Wilderlands supplement for Sword & Caravan, what's in it, and how great it looks. 

#dnd  #ttrpg   #osr  

Friday 3 November 2023

Are Right-Wing RPG Safety Tools Better Than Left-Wing Safety Tools?

 Venger Satanis has created what he considers the opposite of an "X Card". But is that a good thing? Or just a dumb thing?

#dnd #ttrpg #osr 

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Talking about the themes of horror for RPGs

 Talking about the underlying elements of traditional horror and what to keep in mind when running horror adventures or campaigns. 

#dnd  #ttrpg   #osr  

Monday 23 October 2023

Are Trans PoC Gamers the "Future of D&D"?

 The latest Woke article claims that this is true, but ironically their subject provides the raw factual data that shows it isn't. 

#dnd #ttrpg #osr #wotc 

Thursday 19 October 2023

When Campaigns Unexpectedly Fall Apart

 Sometimes when a campaign falls apart, you can save it. Sometimes, you shouldn't. 

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Friday 6 October 2023

What People are Getting Wrong About the WotC "Distribution" Change

 A lot of people are making an assumption that Wizards cancelled their bookstore distribution deal with Penguin/Random House. But I think they might be wrong about that.

#dnd #ttrpg #osr #dnd5e #wotc 

Wednesday 4 October 2023

The Mostly Peaceful Fires of Planescape

The first previews of the #dnd5e #Planescape are out, and predictably, it doesn't look good.
#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Monday 2 October 2023

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Don't Fall for the "Strict Timekeeping" Fad

 A lot of social media posts are following a fad started by idiotic cultists, and don't understand the REAL reason for time-keeping in your game.

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Thursday 7 September 2023

If Bandits Rob Less Than 960gp...

 We should have all seen this coming from the Woke #DnD crowd... Bandit Lives Matter. 

#ttrpg #osr 

Thursday 31 August 2023

When you Have 3 Diversity Readers per Sentence...

 The latest nonsense from #wotc is currently affecting #mtg but is likely to affect #dnd more.

#ttrpg #osr 

Friday 25 August 2023

My Sword & Caravan Campaign

 What are you supposed to do in a non-standard sandbox campaign like the Sword & Caravan campaign? Here's what I did in my own campaign:

#dnd #ttrpg #osr 

Tuesday 22 August 2023

From the Tideless Sea

 I review an epic and non-woke Cthulhu historical campaign.

#ttrpg #cthulhu #mythos #Lovecraft

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Steve Jackson's Accidental Hate Crime

 It's funny when someone tries to suck up to the Rainbow Brigade, and end up unintentionally committing a Hate Crime.

#sjgames #ttrpg #illuminati #dnd #osr 

Friday 4 August 2023

Woke RPG-designers Furious at Twitter

 Over at leftist-website "Dicebreaker", a ridiculous article shows the nobody virtue-signalers of the RPG world furious at no longer being able to use Totalitarian Twitter to pretend they're the hobby's elite.

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr  

Tuesday 1 August 2023

WotC Bringing AI into D&D?

 Even though they said they wouldn't, a new acquisition makes it pretty obvious that Wizards is definitely going to be adding AI to their Dungeons & Dragons VTT. And maybe: AI Dungeonmasters?

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr  #onednd #vtt 

Sunday 30 July 2023

Inappropriate Characters Returns TONIGHT!

 TONIGHT! 8pm Eastern Time! It's Inappropriate Characters! Join me, Venger and our new co-host Ryan as we start a new series, talking about news, controversy and other subjects in the #ttrpg hobby! Don't miss it!

#dnd #osr

Wednesday 26 July 2023

Rule Zero is the key to the TTRPG Hobby

 Without Rule Zero, there is no RPG hobby. The people who are anti rule 0 were either traumatized by bad DMs, or have self-serving motives.

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Friday 21 July 2023

Miss Dragon Magazine? Check This Out!

 Do you miss Dragon magazine and the likes? Check out my flip-through of Mad Scribe Magazine no.1!

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Friday 14 July 2023

Tonisborg Slandered by Bad Actors

 Some people have been going around YouTube and Twitter claiming that Tonisborg is a "woke product". I'm here to explain their real motive.

#dnd #osr #tttpg

Sunday 9 July 2023

Crimes Against History

 The interjection of modern political propaganda into historical settings isn't just bad politics, it's also neglecting historical authenticity.

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr  #Cthulhu #modiphius 

Thursday 6 July 2023

Great DMs Need to do Practically Nothing

 The best games you can run as a GM are those where you have no idea what's about to happen in the adventure. 

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr

Wednesday 28 June 2023

No More D&D Books? I was Right!

 Is it the end of official published D&D books? It looks like my predictions about WotC were right!

#dnd #ttrpg #osr #wotc #vtt

Monday 19 June 2023

Grit & Bullets

 Where I review Bozbat Games' "Grit & Bullets" wild west RPG.  NOTE: the version I reviewed was the first edition and there's now a 2nd Edition that has come out since, presumably with some improvements. 

#ttrpg #osr #dnd 

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Tuesday 6 June 2023

How Less Choices Make RPG Play Better

 To improve the potential of the RPG experience, it is actually better to limit the choices in character creation. 

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr  

Tuesday 30 May 2023

Wretched New Flesh

 Today I check out another book by the Red Room, which has a near-future dystopian setting inspired by William S. Burroughs and Cyberpunk. Check it out!

#dnd #ttrpg #OSR

Monday 22 May 2023

The Biggest Mistake in RPG Design

 When you're designing an RPG, you need to understand what "good design" really means, and it all starts with one fundamental truth. 

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr   

Thursday 18 May 2023

The Right Way to do D&D Domain Rules

 Where I talk about how my mind has changed a bit about #dnd domain mechanics.

#ttrpg #OSR

Saturday 13 May 2023

The D&D TV Network?

 Hasbro seriously believes its going to make money off of 24 hours of Critical-Role Knock offs? Oh, and of course, cooking shows!

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Thursday 11 May 2023

Social Encounters for OSR

 A flip through of my OSR rules for advanced social encounters, using old-school principles. 

#OSR #ttrpg #dnd

Friday 5 May 2023

Wokists Have Run Out of Stuff to Accuse Gamers of Doing

 After this accusation, it's clear the Woke have obviously run out of things to claim we gamers oppress...

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Saturday 29 April 2023

Cha'alt Vs Last Sun: The Final Showdown

 Since just showing video of Venger's Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows has made my monetization limited, I decided I might as well go full comparative with the review. So here it is... Cha'alt Vs. Last Sun: The Final Showdown!

#Chaalt #dnd #ttrpg #OSR

Wednesday 26 April 2023

WotC and Hired Goons

 Just when I thought WotC couldn't screw up worse, they sent hired goons to a fan's house.

#dnd #wotc #mtg

Sunday 23 April 2023

Inappropriate Characters TONIGHT

 Tonight, 7:30pm Central! It's a new episode of Inappropriate Characters! Featuring GuardBro as our special guest. Don't miss it!

#dnd #ttrpg #OSR

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Doing Alignment Better

 Some people think Alignment in D&D is practically useless. I just think it needs to be used better.

#dnd #ttrpg #OSR 

Saturday 15 April 2023

Wretched Apocalypse

 Today I checked out Wretched Apocalypse, the post-apocalyptic #OSR #ttrpg by the Red Room. Take a look!


Sunday 9 April 2023

7000 Subs Livestream TONIGHT!

 Tonight: 9pm Eastern, it's my Easter Special 7k Subs Livestream! Be sure to check it out, I'll be talking about the #DnD creator's summit, #OneDnD and Jeremy Crawford's racism, I'll be answering YOUR questions, and maybe the mysteries of Resurrection.

I may even have special guests!

Thursday 6 April 2023

Hasbro's D&D Goes Full Klan, Bans Race Mixing?

 At the D&D "creator summit", Jeremy Crawford revealed that Half-Elves and Half-Orcs will no longer be allowed in D&D, and stated that these sort of mixed race characters are "inherently racist". Here I try to explain why they believe the same thing the Klan does. #dnd5e #dndbeyond #vtt

#dnd #ttrpg

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Playing D&D Outside a VTT is a Hate Crime?

 The Hasbro Corpo-Wokist complex continues, and there's already the beginning of claiming that playing #dnd outside the 'supervision' of the VTT with Woke mods is full of 'problematic' elements.

#dnd5e #VTT #ttrpg #osr

Friday 31 March 2023

Gonzo Fantasy Companion

 Check out all the immense amount of playable stuff you get in my new, bestselling Gonzo Fantasy Companion!

#OSR #dnd #ttrpg

Monday 27 March 2023

5e D&D Players Think Killing a PC is a Hate Crime

 There's a reason why 5e gamers feel like their character dying in regular D&D play is somehow an attack on their very selves. It's because they're doing the exact opposite of what you were meant to do with characters in D&D.


#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr   

Friday 17 March 2023

The Rot in WotC is Total

 Wizards of the Coast no longer has the ability to produce anything of value, its staff are useless racist parasites. Could Hasbro actually get a much more productive company for a lot less expenditure than it costs to maintain their freakshow? #dnd5e 

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr   

Thursday 9 March 2023

Trouble in Southshore

 I review the OSR adventure Trouble in Southshore, and also talk about the ethics of reviewing in general.

#dnd #ttrpg #osr 

Monday 27 February 2023

Racist WotC Exec Calls Dark Sun "Problematic"

 Kyle Brink, who recently said "white guy" D&D gamers "can't leave soon enough for this hobby", has now declared that WoTC won't do a new Dark Sun book because it's "problematic". 

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr   

Sunday 19 February 2023

Secret of Successful Sandboxes

 Sandbox play, done right, is much more interesting than 'story-based' campaigns. But there's one ingredient people tend to miss, which may explain why many people have a bad experience.

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr   

Wednesday 15 February 2023

WotC FIRES Diversity Hires

 Hasbro still hasn't fired Kyle Brink, but they have just fired an entire continent of (presumably 'latinx') employees.

#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Thursday 9 February 2023

The Gonzo Fantasy Companion is now Available

 At last, The Gonzo Fantasy Companion is now available! Featuring tons of mechanics and random generators for use in any Weird or Gonzo Fantasy #OSR #ttrpg game!


Check it out!

Tuesday 7 February 2023

D&D's Head Guy Says White Guys Need to Leave the Hobby

 Kyle Brink, number 2 man at Wizards and head of D&D, has just declared that white people "cannot leave the (D&D) hobby quick enough".

Will Hasbro/Wizards support his position against gamers?
#dnd #dnd5e #hasbro #OneDnD #DnDBeyond#ttrpg #osr

Friday 3 February 2023

RPGPundit Reviews: Crime Network / Orlando's Guide to Organized Crime

 My review of Bedrock Games' "Crime Network" & "Orlando's Guide to Organized Crime". Check it out for your Mafia RPG needs!


Tuesday 24 January 2023

In a Deadly Fashion

 I review "In a Deadly Fashion", an #OSR adventure for #LotFP

#dnd #ttrpg.

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Big developments in the ORC License

 Some very surprising new developments are making me change some of my opinions about the potential of the #ORCLicense

Especially one big revelation...
#onednd #openDnD #dnd5e #OGL2.0 #openrpg
#dnd #ttrpg #osr

Wednesday 11 January 2023

A Warning for Hasbro Shareholders

 If you own shares in #Hasbro ( $HAS ) & you haven't heard about the huge mistake it's subsidiary Wizards of the Coast is about to make, check out this video. Their bungle will cost you money!

#dnd #onednd #opendnd #dnd5e #OGL

Friday 6 January 2023

OneDnD OGL Leak Shows Big Hasbro Mistake

 A new leaked #WoTC document shows sinister plans for the #OGL "1.1". But who is Hasbro's real target? What are they really trying to prevent? And what should the #OSR do?

#dnd #OneDnD #ttrpg #dnd5e

Monday 2 January 2023

NPC Mob Vs Troll Lords

 Troll Lord Games was faced with an employee that said some offensive things about their customers. How they reacted was extremely balanced, but that didn't stop hordes of Woke NPCs from brigading them. But here's what we do about it...

#dnd       #ttrpg   #osr