September 2010 Blog Posts (27)

D&D and the eight intelligences, or, "We're gonna need a bigger character sheet"

(Cut and pasted from The Escapist Blog -

Lucas at uses Dungeons & Dragons as a metaphor to explain Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, which claims that human beings have several different types of intelligence, rather than one all-encompassing INT score:

So, the analogy here lies in the similarities in an RPG character’s abilities or statistics and our own multiple intelligences. To take the analogy to…

Added by W.J. Walton on September 30, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

Cryx Warmachine army for sale

Hey everyone,

I've just put up my Cryx Warmachine up onto eBay. This is 70 points worth of fully painted minis. If you are interested or know someone who might be, here is a shot of the whole army...

and here's the link which has a full list of the miniatures included in the army.

my Cryx Warmachine army

Thanks everyone and if…


Added by Peter Lowther on September 29, 2010 at 10:40pm — 1 Comment

Two more educational RPG blogs, and a gaming-with-kids wiki

(Cut and pasted from The Escapist Blog -

Posting about David Millians' Games and Education blog reminded me that I had some other blogs and a wiki that I have been meaning to write a post about:

- Ruthless Diastema is an exploration of games in the classroom. Mad Mister Pete Figtree explains his methods in using roleplaying games to teach. I…


Added by W.J. Walton on September 29, 2010 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments

Old World of Darkness, Neon Con and More

So I decided last night before bed that I would sign up for Neon Con to ST two different games. I will be STing a Cam game on Thursday night with a Sabbat game Friday night as well. I am really looking forward to the games. Heck, I am looking forward to them so much that I actually had dreams last night about them, though for the life of me I cannot remember what the jist of the dreams were. Oh well, guess I'll have to use my think tank when I'm awake to come up with the games. Too many… Continue

Added by Kimberly Stevens on September 29, 2010 at 6:22am — 2 Comments

David Millians has a blog!

(Cut and pasted from The Escapist Blog -

And here it is: Games and Education.

David Millians teaches history in an elementary school in Georgia, and has been known to use RPG and LARP elements in his lessons. To read or hear about them is to wish you'd had the opportunity to roll up a character and join in. (You can hear an interview with David, including some accounts of his classroom…


Added by W.J. Walton on September 28, 2010 at 8:28pm — No Comments

D&D Essentials: A few points of Clarification

If you are new to D&D and are interested inchecking out the new edition, this article is a helpful guide. If you are an existing player and have questions about the new Essentials line, check it out for clarity.

Added by GamePunk26 on September 28, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

Read an RPG Book in Public Week is here, again!

(Cut and pasted from The Escapist Blog -

Today begins the third and final Read an RPG Book in Public Week of 2010. Time to dig out some of your favorite RPG books, take them with you when you go out this week, and read them in public!

This week was chosen to coincide with two other events - the birthday of Dave Arneson (October 1st) and the American Library Association's Banned Book Week…


Added by W.J. Walton on September 26, 2010 at 7:21am — No Comments

Trade or buy, looking for 40k deamons

I'm looking to get some deamons for 40k. I'll buy but would rather trade

I've got

Space marines


and some chaos space marines

Added by Patrick on September 26, 2010 at 2:35am — 1 Comment

SJG 'Illuminates' the Little Shop of Magic The Little Shop of Magic is proud to announce that we were selected for a surprise visit by Steve Jackson Games representatives this coming Friday.

Some of Steve Jackson’s most famous games include: Munchkin, Cthulhu & Zombie Dice, Assassin, Chez Geek, GURPS, In Nomine, Dino…


Added by John Coviello on September 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Info from DDMGuild about the Limited Chamionships to be held at NeonCon 2010!

Limited Championships 2010/11

Posted: Saturday September 11, 2010 | 20:19pm From: Tried Comments: 1

Its time to announce the North American Limited Championships, to take place at Neoncon in Las Vegas.

Now, some of you may have already seen the DDM Guild Blog on the WotC website, so this may not come as a surprise to you. But to others, the idea of using the new Lords of Madness huge set for the championships may seem a little strange. After all, we’ve never had a “huge”… Continue

Added by John Enfield on September 22, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Lords of Madness Sealed Pack Tournament at Little Shop of Magic!!

Hi All,

Sorry I haven't been able to keep doing the weekly DDM games lately. Between car accidents, new classes at CSN and issues with work, my summer got a little messed up. But, I'm back on track and will be able to do the Sealed Pack Lords of Madness Tournament on September 26th!

The DDMGuild Stat Cards for all the Lords of Madness minis (plus every set of pre-painted minis D&D has ever made) are now up on the website at… Continue

Added by John Enfield on September 22, 2010 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Totally Awesome Lords of Madness Cartoons!

Check out ;

for these cool cartoons! Some are pretty funny while others are just cool looking.

Added by John Enfield on September 21, 2010 at 9:04pm — No Comments

NeonCon needs GMs!

If you don't know, NeonCon is our friendly local gaming convention here in Vegas. It's cheap, sexy and tons of fun, just like Vegas.

But could it be even more fun? Of course it could, you could run games!

What kind of games? Any kind! Anything like RPGs, boardgames, card games, minis games, or freaky Finnish LARPs. Anything your little heart desires!

Why should you run games at…

Added by Jarvis on September 21, 2010 at 8:30pm — 25 Comments

Emperor forsakes Grey Knights, Eldar Celebrate

Harry and I had our 4th game with his Eldar and my Grey Knights. The first had been 600 and the last three have all been 750. The last two games I hadn't taken a HQ, but decided that if he were losing the points in his Farseer…


Added by sincitybrant on September 20, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Too Awesome not to repost...

Saw this in the Paizo blog... - Perry

Battle in Kelmarane

Friday, September 17, 2010

I had the pleasure of meeting and running a game for Kyle and Nani Pratt at PaizoCon a few years back, and since then Facebook has brought me occasional awesome updates from their campaign. But when THIS showed up, it was too awesome not to repost here. Check it out, with the whole story by the mad geniuses behind what looks like an incredible…


Added by Perry Snow on September 19, 2010 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

Have D&D Minis? Looking to Buy!

Trying to build up my D&D minis collection. If you've got some you'd like to sell (or trade for ps3 games, books, etc.) Drop me a line! fictionsetter AT yahoo DOT com.

p.s. Could be painted metal figures, heroscape or mageknight figures, not just D&D plastic figures.


Added by Sherm! on September 19, 2010 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

Necrons Rising: New Army

I didn't even know it was time for it, but all of a sudden I was spending some birthday money on a new Necron army. I won a Monolith on eBay (yet to arrive), ordered a Necron Battleforce, and won some other eBay auctions including some…


Added by sincitybrant on September 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

NeonCon 2010 - VG10 = $20/off your badge


I hope everyone is planning to attend NeonCon 2010. We are tracking for our biggest show ever and we have a ton of special events and special guests for you. You'll find a current list below.

To sweeten the deal, we have two special offers.

  • VG10 — Buy your ticket by Monday and take $20 off (33%). Just book here and use the promo code VG10 at…

Added by Doug Daulton on September 16, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Selling Armies

I am selling a few different Gamesworkshop armies. I am selling my Tomb kings painted, Lord of the rings/ war of the rings mordor army still in the boxes, older wood elf stuff (cheap), Space wolves army some painted to a nice standard most are not, awesome conversions. Lastly I am getting rid of a large portion of my Chaos tourney army if the price is right check out my profile to look at my paint skill level. send me an email here with what your interested in and we can probably work out a…


Added by Ray on September 12, 2010 at 1:03am — 3 Comments

DDM Guild Bloodsand Arena Constructed Warband Tournament

Saturday at Bloodsand Arena!

Epic Battle of Greatest Fighters

In All the Realms!

Battle it out with up to Four Players at once!

Five Creature Warband Limit

500 Warband Points Cost Limit

All Alignments and Factions Allowed

All Needed Gaming Gear Provided

Compete in 3 Rounds of 30 Minutes Each! Player with Highest Victory Points Scored In Each Round is the Winner

Player with most Victory Points Overall…

Added by John Enfield on September 9, 2010 at 8:26am — 3 Comments

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