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Supplement Review: Deep Magic for 13th Age

I first became interested in Deep Magic for 13th Age, from Kobold Press, when I was looking for forms of Blood Magic for 13th Age. The Deep Magic spellbook was originally created for Pathfinder’s system, but Ash Law proposed adapting it to 13th Age. And that’s what it is, an adaptation, not a literal translation. […]

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Lost and Forgotten: The Demon Core

On July 1st 1946 a joint US Army and Navy operation detonated Gilda 518 feet above Bikini Atoll, simultaneously completing the first atomic explosion since the end of the end of WWII and destroying a malevolent and murderous entity. If Japan had not surrendered on August 15th 1945, then a third atomic bomb would have […]

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Unreal Worlds: Missing Brains

In 1986, the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, more recently known in less alarming terms as the Austin State Hospital, transferred nearly 200 preserved human brains to the University of Texas, where they were to be used to advance the study and treatment of mental illness. By early December 2014, more than half of the brains […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Misleadingly Unremarkable

A steel door the same red as the bricks that surround it stands in the center of an otherwise unremarkable alley, in the center of an otherwise unremarkable small city, in the center of that vast territory in America fools call “flyover country.” It is alternately ignored, nervously approached, or confidently entered. There is no […]

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Dispatch Ultra: The ERR and the Looting of Europe

As the Nazi army rolled across Europe, causing untold destruction and death, they were followed by another group. A task force, led by a Nazi intellectual and ideologue of the highest order, began systematically stealing the collected cultural and artistic wealth of Europe. Focusing largely on Jewish property, this group rounded up books, paintings, jewelry, […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Misleadingly Unremarkable

A steel door the same red as the bricks that surround it stands in the center of an otherwise unremarkable alley, in the center of an otherwise unremarkable small city, in the center of that vast territory in America fools call “flyover country.” It is alternately ignored, nervously approached, or confidently entered. There is no […]

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Behind the Screen: In GM We Trust

New Year’s often means looking ahead, but it also means reflecting on the past and the lessons we find there. And that brings me to one of my favorite things on The Internet last year. It’s a post most GMs can relate to.  We devote a lot of resources to convincing PCs to keep moving […]

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