Some of the most elaborate, jaw-dropping, and just plain out of control decorations we've featured on Make:. Read more on MAKE The post Over the Top Home Decorations for Halloween appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Pandemic: On The Brink is an expansion set released in 2009. It comes with many modules and components, but the main elements are three new ways to play Pandemic - the Virulent Strain Challenge, the Mutation Challenge, and the Bio-Terrorist Challenge. Show More Summary
Art is by Justin Gray at http://burntobuild.com/ I have new favorite thing, you guys. By that magic known as “checking out the things liked by people I like”, I stumbled across the fantastic and hilarious podcast, The Adventure Zone. And oh my word, I have fallen in love. Here’s the quick rundown: podcast veterans the McElroy […]
This easy pumpkin hack takes your jack-o-lantern and turns it into an animated cyclops using a free app and a cling-wrapped cell phone. Read more on MAKE The post Animate Your Jack-O’-Lantern with an App appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Halloween is around the corner. It’s time to put some creepy vampires into your game. Here are a handful of vampires I’ve made as characters or NPCs over the years. Hope they prove fun for you and your players… if not for their characters. If you’re had a vampire you particularly like in one of […]
I spent last week in the US again (second time in three weeks!), this time visiting towns north, west and south-west of Boston. As before I was pretty jetlagged, waking up very early in the morning (between 3 and 4:40am). But ratherShow More Summary
I’m a planner. It drives me crazy when I don’t know what is happening next (or for the next few months, for that matter). As a gamemaster (GM), you’ll have to decide how far ahead to plan your sessions. Roleplaying games (RPG’s) present a special challenge to your planning: players and the dice have an […]
I could not miss the limited American showing of Shin Godzilla. I realized this is the first time I’ve seen a proper Toho Godzilla movie in a theater since Godzilla 1985! It was an excellent, albeit very strange kaiju movie....
Today’s review of Kobold Press Gudies comes from Sarah Jasmine Stork, who graciously agreed to play mediator in the great Gnome/Kobold war and review the products on our behalf. Kobold Press sent her review copies. Thanks! I have been casually playing D&D for nearly 15 years and, to be honest, I’ve never gotten good […]
Plays: 2Px2. 7 Wonders: Duel was my birthday present this year. When it was first released, the reviews were generally positive. I had a rough idea how the game worked, but did not proactively seek it out to play. I would happily give it a try if I the opportunity arose. Show More Summary
We recently got a review copy of the Dungeonology book by Candlewick Press and Matt Forbeck. It’s a D&D companion book aimed at a setting specific overview of the Forgotten realms and general D&D concepts. Written by Matt Forbeck with an introduction by Ed Greenwood, the book is a pretty interesting and interactive look at […]
No spiders were harmed in the filming of this video. Read more on MAKE The post Incinerate Spiders with This Over-the-Top Flame Thrower appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
A ghost with glowing eyes hovers in the window. Watching. Always watching. Read more on MAKE The post 5-Minute Glowing Ghost Eyes appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Hydro Hacker Operatives is not the game I intended to make. I had originally set out to make a Fate-based Cyberpunk game and wound up with a Powered by the Apocalypse Hydropunk game. But game design is weird like that, sometimes you set out with a specific idea in mind and bring it to light, but in […]
Regardless of the edition of Dungeons and Dragons, it seems that no class invites revision faster than the ranger. It’s seen variously as under-powered or overpowered; too much of this, too little of that; or in flavor and concept, failing to match up with someone’s idea of what the prototypical ranger is. Should the ranger […]
Plays: 3Px1. The Game Churchill is designed by Mark Herman ( Washington's War, We the People, Fire in the Lake ). It is a game about the politicking between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin during World War 2. Although UK, USA and USSR...Show More Summary
So What Is WotC Doing With D&D? We all think of D&D as a game, but I don’t think that’s how the people over at Wizards of the Coast are looking at D&D anymore. They’re treating it as a brand and are focused on storytelling. The game is not intended to be the prime money […]
From science classrooms to high end restaurants and now to your kitchen, cooking with liquid nitrogen is becoming more common. Read more on MAKE The post Liquid Nitrogen Basics for the Home Chef appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Ghostly hands lift the lid of the box... or maybe it's just pneumatics. Learn how to hack a box that opens on its own using syringes, tubing, and duct tape. Read more on MAKE The post Scare Trick or Treaters with a Pneumatic Moving Box appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Conlang is an abbreviated term for Constructed Language, essentially a made up language. Constructed languages are used in a lot of media to give a certain feeling to a setting, race, etc. You can see examples in the names and place names of your favorite RPG fantasy race or alien. Done right they’re ridiculously complex, […]