Geeks Can Run for Office … and Win!

Atlas Games President John Nephew’s been elected to city council in Maplewood, Minnesota. According to Gaming Report, his opposition tried to play the “games are evil” card, but clearly it didn’t work. I’m not saying I want to run for city council in Easton, I’m just saying I find it interesting that a gamer was … Read more

4th Edition is Coming?

Looks like Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition is coming; there’s an GenCon event at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 167 in the Sagamore Ballroom. In the meantime, the Dungeons & Dragons home page is a countdown clock labeled “4Dventure”. I was at the 3.0 announcement in 1999, and that makes me want to go to this event … Read more

Role-Playing Games and Kids

Interested in teaching kids how to play role-playing games? Then check out the article “Role-Playing Games and Kids” by Katrina Middelburg-Creswell on She’s a high school teacher and RPG club organizer in the Netherlands, and her two-part article offers tips on how to organize a kid gaming group and then what sorts of games … Read more

Deciphering the Red Rings of Death

If your Xbox 360 is red-ringing, and you’re looking for half a clue as to why, check out the AV Science Forum’s 3 Red Rings Xbox Diagnostic. It explains how to put your 360 in to diagnostic mode, and what the different patterns of flashing lights mean, such as “0001 power supply problem” or “0022 … Read more

New Adaptation of Call of Cthulhu RPG

Do we need another version of Call of Cthulhu? Pelgrane Press thinks so: Pelgrane Press has announced that they will be producing an adaptation of Chaosium’s seminal roleplaying game, Call of Cthulhu. The new game, as yet untitled, will be written by Kenneth Hite (Call of Cthulhu, Unknown Armies, GURPS, Star Trek) and based on … Read more

Contemplating the Dragon, Dungeon Magazine Changes

Paizo Publishing’s announced some major changes to its flagship Dragon and Dungeon magazines. The changes, apparently based on market research and feedback from readers, are pretty major. Dragon is going to become a more broad-based D&D magazine, focusing not only on the pen-and-paper RPG, but on its various electronic spawn as well. It’s also adding … Read more

RPG Xplorer Debuts

Another d20/OGL character generator has hit the Windows platform. It’s called RPG Xplorer, and it’s got a full-page ad in Dragon 331. I’m always happy to see more RPG utilities — heaven knows Game Master’s need all the help they can get — but looking over the site, I couldn’t help but think did we … Read more

Achieving GameMastery

I caught this over on OgreCave: Paizo Publishing (the folks behind Dragon and Dungeon) have announced a new product line called “GameMastery” which will “help GameMasters provide a richer experience for their players while streamlining their setup and administration time.”I caught this over on OgreCave: Paizo Publishing (the folks behind Dragon and Dungeon) have announced … Read more

Maure Greyhawk Goodness

Maure Castle is back. The setting for Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure gets the “return to” treatment in Dungeon #112 in a super-adventure penned by Robert J. Kuntz and Gary Gygax. It is truly a wonder to behold. The follow-up to the classic 1st edition module details four dungeon levels, and includes two appendixes featuring new magic … Read more

Roman d20 Up For Auction

The gaming world is abuzz with an online auction being held at for a Roman twenty-sided die (d20). Check it out for yourself. The item’s described as a “Roman Glass Gaming Die” that was created around the 2nd century A.D. It’s deep blue-green in color, and has different symbols carved into each of its … Read more