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The Indie Game Shelf: Archives of the Sky

Welcome to The Indie Game Shelf! Each article in this series will highlight a different small press roleplaying game to showcase the wide variety of games available. Whether you’re new to the hobby and looking to see what’s out there or you’re a veteran gamer looking for...

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Fate of Cthulhu Review

I think for today’s review, I’ll look at something nice and simple that shouldn’t be at all controversial. Let me just check the internet for a moment. Oh. Oh my. Well, let’s see what this controversy is all about then. Wait, really? People didn’t know all of that?...

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Interesting Foods

Today I’m going to delve a bit into world building. I can see some readers checking out already because they run a pre-published setting like Forgotten Realms or Eberron. Don’t give up on me just yet. This article applies to all GMs, even those running someone else’s material....

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Letting Go Of Your Old Ways

I’m not sure what I expected when I bought a copy of Warhammer: Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition. Ever since I began my transition, both as a woman and as a better person, I’ve had a complicated relationship with the marquee product of Game’s Workshop. I always had a love of the dark...

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Gnomecast #86 – Best and Worst

Join Chuck, Jared, and John for a discussion about their best and worst gaming experiences on both sides of the GM screen. Have these gnomes learned enough from their experiences to keep out of the stew? Download: Gnomecast #86 – Best and Worst Follow Chuck at @InnocuousChuck on Twitter....

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Returning to Olympia in Style w/Agon

As at least 2,661 of you from the Kickstarter might have heard, but Agon is coming out sometime in April! In case some of you are wondering just what Agon is: “Agon is a game of fast-paced heroic adventure inspired by ancient legends,” or at least by how the super successful...

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Descent into Midnight First Look

Games that use the framework originally established by Apocalypse World have often been praised for their ability to model existing genres, due to the ability of the rules to heavily customize results to the narrative. Because the building blocks of most games that have descended from Apocalypse...

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Infinite Galaxies Review

Space Opera is one of the earliest genres to enter the roleplaying game space, along with fantasy and cosmic horror. While it’s never quite broken through to the same popularity, space opera is always out there, on the fringes of imagination, waiting to go where no campaign has gone before....

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