Planet Map Generator / Jul 8, 2013
A quick-and-easy tool for generating planetary maps. It gives you different color schemes (Mars, burrows, yellow, olsson) and projections (mercator, stereographic, icosahedral, etc.) You can add contour lines, adjust the color by latitude, and drop on a grid. If you need a new world now, this tool is for you.
Yog-Sothoth Wiki / Apr 24, 2013
The Yog-Sothoth Wiki is your source to learn about any and all Cthulhu Mythos source books. It covers the classic Call of Cthulhu RPG, but also branches into newer mythos inspired games like Trail of Cthulhu and CthulhuTech. There are entries for hundreds of game supplements, each including essential stats like setting, publisher, and author.
Star Wars: Edition Saga RPG Index / Apr 17, 2013
The most comprehensive index available for Star Wars: Saga Edition. It covers the core rules as well as the 13 expansions, breaking down feats, talents, species, equipment, prestige classes, and much more. I had the site up continuously when I was running my Star Wars: Shadows of the Force campaign. Membership with the site gets you access to a character generator and planet generator.
Omni Magazine Collection / Apr 10, 2013
Like Fringe, The Twilight Zone, or The X-Files? Then you'll love Omni Magazine, the premiere speculative fiction (and speculative science) magazine of the 1980s and early 1990s. The entire run is available online through the Omni Magazine Collection. It includes science fiction stories, articles on (then) up and coming scientific developments, and a huge dose of fringe science.
Dragon Age on Facebook / Apr 6, 2013
Quick updates about the game, including appearances by Chris Pramas, tie-in projects for the game's AGE system, etc.
Dragon Age RPG / Apr 6, 2013
The Dragon Age RPG is a pen-and-paper role-playing game based on the Bioware's computer RPG of the same name. The game is produced by Green Ronin and uses their in-house AGE rule system. The system uses three six sided dice -- two white, one red -- that are rolled together. The sum is compared against a target number; if that number is met or exceeded, the task is accomplished. If doubles are rolled, stunt points are generated that can be used to carry out special actions. The exact number of stunt points is determined by the red die, which is known as the "Dragon Die" in game.
The game is being released in boxed sets, similar to original Dungeons & Dragons; Set 1 covers levels 1-5, Set 2 covers levels 6-10, and Set 3 covers levels 11-20. The official web site includes news about upcoming releases, PDFs of character sheet, quick play rules, and game extras, and links to current products.
Space.com / Mar 26, 2013
Space.com offers coverage of space and astronomy current events. The home page can be an overwhelming hodgepodge of news, photos, and advertisements, but it remains a helpful source regarding off-world happenings.
Inside Mac Games / Mar 25, 2013
A web site dedicated to gaming on the Mac. It includes Mac-centric game news and reviews, which is a nice way to cut through all the Windows-related game static.
The Unspeakable Oath / Apr 3, 2013
Once dead but dreaming, The Unspeakable Oath is back to offer all-new content for Call of Cthulhu, including the classic 1920s, Gaslight, and Delta Green settings. Issues typically include a scenario, cursed and/or mystical magic items, new spells, book and game reviews, and much more.
RPG Kickstarters / Mar 23, 2013
Trying to keep up with the latest and greatest role-playing game kickstarters? Then check out RPG Kickstarters, a Tumblr site that features a steady stream of such projects. It's a great way to keep up with Kickstarter initiatives, though whether that's a good thing or a bad thing may depend on the current balance of your checking account.
Dragon Age Oracle / Apr 6, 2013
Dragon Age Oracle is a blog dedicated to the Dragon Age RPG by Green Ronin publishing and the AGE system that powers it. Expect posts about news and happenings relating to the system, discussions of new and existing rules, and varient uses for the core game system. Of particular interest are the fan-generated rules for using AGE to power a Star Wars game, the Mystara conversion that adapts the classic D&D campaign world to Green Ronin's system, and Esoterica of Thedas Volumes 1, 2 and 3, which are high-quality fan source books that cover magic items, monsters, and alchemy.
Delta Green / Mar 19, 2013
Delta Green is a conspiracy-fueled, Mythos-infused modern era take on Call of Cthulhu. Originally published in the 1990s, the book evoked The X-Files but took the modern horror genre to far darker places. The game saw a resurgence in 2011-13 when all of the original source books were released in PDF format, new background information and scenarios began appearing in The Unspeakable Oath magazine and plans were announced for a Delta Green RPG. The official web site has Delta Green news, scenarios, and inspiration.
IronPigs / Mar 19, 2013
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. They're based in the Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Nuketown editorial staff has many summer days and nights at games. The 'Pigs play at Coca-Cola Park, which is a beautiful 10,000 person capacity ballpark. As with all AAA teams, there's a lot of turn over with rosters as people move up and down through the Phillies organization, but it's always a good time.