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Review: Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying game

Vaesen is a new Nordic Horror Roleplaying Game by the Swedish publisher Fria Ligan. The uses the same game mechanics as Tales from the Loop, Forbidden Lands and many other games by Fria Ligan and the art is by the great Johan Egerkrans.  It's been a while since I've...

Twilight: 2000 by Frian Ligan

A new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 was announced today by Free League Publishing, makers of the ALIEN RPG, in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop and Amargosa Press. The new edition goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed...

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound – Review

Entering the Mortal Realms: Age of Sigmar Soulbound. Here’s our review.  Between late 2014 and summer 2015 Games Workshop published a series of novels they titled The End Times, a tale depicting the end of their then long running Warhammer Fantasy Battles game. This...

Trudvang Adventures – new setting for 5e

Riotminds has just released an announcement that Trudvang Chronicles will be updated for 5e and will be called Trudvang Adventures. This is something many fans of Trudvang have been waiting for.  Trudvang Chronicles has served thousands of players worldwide for more...

Warhammer Soulbound is out!

There are perhaps few roleplaying games this year that are as anticipated as Warhammer Soulbound by Cubicle 7. It is out on PDF and you can pre-order it.  This is a game that we have been waiting for, since last year, and we guess we're not alone. There are so many...
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Things to do RPG-wise during Covid-19

There's no need in stop playing roleplaying games during Covid-19. Here are a few ideas on what you can do rpg-wise to get through the virus.  Here in Iceland most people keep indoors and when we get out, we are supposed to stay at least 2 meters (approx. 6 feet) from...

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Challenging encounters

Sometimes it can be hard to adjust encounters and make them a challenge for the player characters. What to do when the player characters have attained such power that they seem to be able to tackle whatever you throw at them? Here are a few ideas on how to make...

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Too linear?

Are there any modules that are either too linear or too sandboxy? Or is it all just a matter of presentation by the game master? Here are a few tips on becoming a better game master. Every now and then I hear and read game master lament and criticize modules for being...

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Diversity at the table

For years, roleplaying games were a haven for young and middle aged males. Not a girl in sight. In recent years, this has changed. And I like it. Here's why I prefer diversity at the table. Here in Iceland we have a law that forces most companies to have as much...

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Things to do RPG-wise during Covid-19

There's no need in stop playing roleplaying games during Covid-19. Here are a few ideas on what you can do rpg-wise to get through the virus.  Here in Iceland most people keep indoors and when we get out, we are supposed to stay at least 2 meters (approx. 6 feet) from...

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Why Obligation rocks!

In the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire the player characters must have Obligations. This is a great game mechanic and here's why! "Jabba's through with you. He has no time for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser." The iconic scene...

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Comic Relief PCs

Comic relief PCs are incredibly hard to play yet there are many players out there who try and try again. But why doesn't this work? Why is it so hard to pull this off in a long campaign? Once I was running a campaign that involved much planar travel and many visits to...

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Take a stand

Roleplayers are a diverse community and because of that we often need to be even more tolerant of each other. However, we also need to take a stand in order to ensure an empowering, safe and inclusive environment for all gamers. Throughout the years I've played...

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Review: Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying game

Vaesen is a new Nordic Horror Roleplaying Game by the Swedish publisher Fria Ligan. The uses the same game mechanics as Tales from the Loop, Forbidden Lands and many other games by Fria Ligan and the art is by the great Johan Egerkrans.  It's been a while since I've...

Yawning Portal, home, Yawning Portal, Yawning Portal

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound – Review

Entering the Mortal Realms: Age of Sigmar Soulbound. Here’s our review.  Between late 2014 and summer 2015 Games Workshop published a series of novels they titled The End Times, a tale depicting the end of their then long running Warhammer Fantasy Battles game. This...

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Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount – Review

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount is a new setting sourcebook for D&D 5e, published by Wizards of the Coast in collaboration with Critical Role's very own Matthew Mercer. Here's our review. Before we start, I want to make it clear that I am not what you'd call a...

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Odyssey of the Dragonlords – Review

Odyssey of the Dragonlords is a new setting and campaign for 5E, published by Arcanum World. It is a setting deeply influenced by ancient Greek literature. The campaign takes the player characters from level 1 to level 15. Every now and then I come across 5E products...

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Twilight: 2000 by Frian Ligan

A new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 was announced today by Free League Publishing, makers of the ALIEN RPG, in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop and Amargosa Press. The new edition goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed...

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Warhammer Soulbound is out!

There are perhaps few roleplaying games this year that are as anticipated as Warhammer Soulbound by Cubicle 7. It is out on PDF and you can pre-order it.  This is a game that we have been waiting for, since last year, and we guess we're not alone. There are so many...

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Grab it while it’s Hot – Awaken: the Blood of Salvora

One of the great things about the current RPG boom is all the new and exciting games being made. There's not much time to spare, but there is still a chance to look into and investing in Awaken: the Blood of Salvora on Kickstarter. It's a follow-up, expansion and...

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Sometimes, D&D just isn’t it

We Yawners haven't been around all that long but one thing has become very, very clear. It is a hell of lot harder to get eyeballs on articles that are not D&D related. Our D&D pieces get a lot of attention, a lot of views and considerable response. When we...

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Nordic Roleplaying Games

Lately we have been reviewing and writing about new and emerging roleplaying games from Sweden, e.g. Trudvang Chronicles and Tales from the Loop. But there are other roleplaying games, in English or some of the Nordic languages, that are noteworthy and here are just a...