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1d10 Encounters in the Alkaline Wasted Woods

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Scavenging Free D&D 4e Stuff from WotC's Site -- UPDATED!

So the new edition of D&D is going to come out next month, which got me to wondering how long WotC will keep all their free 4e stuff online. A lot of the old 3.0 & 3.5 downloads have disappeared from their site, and they also totally deleted the "old edition downloads" now that dndclassics.com is available.

To that end, I wondered how much 4e stuff was still available for free on WotC's site. Here's what I found, with direct links to download from their servers.

UPDATED ON 2014-06-25: I've sorted the lists a bit and added some extra stuff I've found.

NOTE ON 2014-06-26: I haven't linked to any of the player character materials: paragon paths, playtests, templates, etc. I think these are ridiculous. Tabletop RPGs are not computer RPGs and the whole "how to build a character" crap leads to munchkiny min/maxing that wastes time and kills fun, not monsters.

NOTE ON 2014-06-29: I did a bit more digging using the Internet Archive Wayback Mach…

Warduking It Out

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Found via 2 Warps to Neptune, here's a picture from Jack Coggins's The Illustrated Book of Knights (Grosset & Dunlap, 1957):


. . . And here's Warduke. On a horse:



I don't see any resemblance at all. Do you?

Starlog's Star Wars Technical Journals @ The Internet Archive

Courtesy of my favorite official online library/museum, The Internet Archive:

Starlog Presents: The Official Star Wars Technical Journal, Vol. 1: The Planet Tatooine (1993)

Starlog Presents: The Official Star Wars Technical Journal, Vol. 2: The Imperial Forces (1994)

Starlog Presents: The Official Star Wars Technical Journal, Vol 3: The Rebel Forces (1994)

If these disappear from the Internet Archive, I'll delete the links. For now, I am considering them legit. Be sure to read the Terms of Use on the Internet Archive site.

I suggest just reading these old magazines online in the embedded viewer rather than downloading them, especially if you are worried about violating your country's copyright laws. Or, just go buy the book that was eventually based on these magazines.

1d30 Table of Wasteland Garage Sale Finds, #2

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And now for a follow-up to my "roll vs. google image search" post:

1d30 Table of Wasteland Garage Sale Finds, #2

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WotC Art Musing

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Okay, check this out:

This is the current background image of Wizard of the Coast's Daily D&D site (it's from the cover of one of Ed Greenwood's new Forgotten Realms novels:):




Am I the only one who looks at the above image and is reminded of this . . .



. . . combined with the gothic embellishments of this?:



An Old Schoolish, Rules-Lite RPG with JRPG Feel

If you haven't done so already, go check out Experimental Playground.

Be sure to check out Savage Flower Kingdom. It's a sweet, rules-lite tabletop RPG inspired by JRPGs like the Final Fantasy series and I dig the art aesthetic, too. The most recent release is a setting sourcebook that could be easily adapted to other rules-lite systems.

Be sure to scroll through all the entries under the Savage Flower Kingdom tag, as there are several beasts and player classes also posted. The most recent version of the rules is version 2.

Robertson Sondoh, Jr. is a genius at designing small, rules-lite, print-&-play games. He's got many of them linked through his blog; some are solos, but many are two-player minigames. He really needs to pull a downloads page together, but if you click through his blog archive you'll be able to find most of them.


1d30 Table of Garage Sale Finds

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Billy Billerson said he wanted a "roll vs. a google image search. Maybe "yard sale find"... . google search". So here it is.

Let's make this a weird little group project. Pick an entry from the table and leave a description of its unique properties in the comment section. I'll eventually migrate the comments to captions under the images, or maybe throw it all in a PDF or Google Doc for download.



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