Accessible Games and the OGL

OGL Controversy

Like many publishers in the tabletop RPG business, I’ve recently been stunned by the controversy surrounding the Open Gaming License (OGL). If you’re not familiar, the OGL is a license, originally created by Wizards of the Coast, that allows RPG publishers to use certain content in their games without seeking special permission first.

Many games use the OGL, including Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition (the game for which the OGL was originally designed), D&D 5e, Pathfinder 1st and 2nd edition, Fudge, Fate, and more.

Publishers big and small rely on the OGL to know what is safe to borrow for their own games and what’s off-limits.

If you’re not familiar with the controversy, here’s the short version. Wizards of the Coast is planning to revise the OGL and de-authorize the original license (version 1.0a) that publishers have been using for over 20 years now. …
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Scroll of Styles Now Available

Now Available at Shop and DriveThruRPG

Our newest Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible sourcebook, Scroll of Styles, is now available at Shop and DriveThruRPG.

Scroll of Styles gives you a first look at our upcoming setting, Ancile: City of Guilds and adds 27 new Style-based feats to your game.

Fighting with Style

In the great city of Ancile, several martial arts schools compete for a lucrative contract with the Sovereign Guard; they exclusively hire alumni from the winner of their annual tournament. Scroll of Stylesdetails eight such schools from the City of Guilds, including the preferred fighting style of each.

In this book you’ll find…

Coming Soon from Accessible Games

Scroll of Styles CoverOur newest Pathfinder Roleplaying Game-compatible product is almost here. The Scroll of Styles features a first look at our upcoming Pathfinder setting (tentatively titled Ancile: City of Guilds) as well as a slew of new Style feats for use in your Pathfinder games.

Scroll of Styles include 8 new martial arts schools, each with a description of how they fit into the setting and a description of their preferred martial arts style.

27 new Style feats from the following 9 groups:

  • Assassin Vine Style
  • Blink Dog Style
  • Counter Style
  • Dire Weasel Style
  • Dwarven Miner Style
  • Invisible Path
  • Kraken Style
  • Mammoth Style
  • Swarm Style

Plus, it features this awesome picture of Headmistress Zuleka from the Mammoth Wrestling school, illustrated by the talented Emmanuel Martinez.

Alliterative Amusements: Conjurer’s Codex now at Shop

We’re happy to announce that the newest product in our Alliterative Amusements line is now available at Shop

Conjurer’s Codex adds 10 new conjuration spells and one new wizard sub-school to your Pathfinder games. You can get it along with our other Alliterative Amusements products at Shop

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About Conjurer’s Codex

Conjuration is a versatile school of magic with myriad applications. In the Conjurer’s Codex, we present 10 new conjuration spells, one for each spell level 0 through 9. The new spells include:

  • Summon Spectacles
  • Rope Bridge
  • Filch
  • Conjure Siege Engine
  • Camella’s Unseen Anchor
  • Filch, Greater
  • Radiant Wall
  • Confounding Conjuration
  • Ice Prison
  • Calamity

In addition to these new spells, we present a new wizard subschool: the dimensional thief. Dimensional thieves use teleportation magic to get what they want. Each spell begins on its own page, making them simple to reference on …
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Alliterative Amusements: Diviner’s Dissertation Now on Sale

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Diviner’s Dissertation

Alliterative Amusements: Diviner’s Dissertation, the second in our line of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible products, is now available from Shop and OneBookShelf.

Diviner’s Dissertation adds 10 divination spells to your repertoire, including spells focused around the new Time sub-school of divination magic. Time spells don’t alter time the way transumation spells do, but instead give the diviner the power to see glimpses of the future and react to them accordingly.

New spells include:

  • Spurgeon’s Skillful Step
  • Spurgeon’s Speedy Spellcasting
  • Borrow Vitality
  • Karra’s Miraculous Reclamation
  • Claire’s Social Insights
  • Claire’s Audience
  • Aletta’s False Divination
  • Time Twist
  • Wishing Well
  • Soul Mirror

In addition to these new spells, we present a new wizard subschool: the revealer. A …
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Gamestorm 16: Day Two

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Day two of Gamestorm 16 started bright and early. Though I didn’t get to sleep until after 1 a.m. the night before, I was up at 7 and ready to go. I had a game of Monster Kart Mayhem to run at 9:00, and I was eager to get started.

Registration Fail

If you read my previous post, you’ll remember that there were some registration issues with Gamestorm this year. Unfortunately, the lack of pre-registered games meant that only people who wandered by the table where sign-up sheets were placed would have any chance of even seeing the game. To top that off, there could be dozens of these sign-up sheets on any given table, and that meant there wren’t a lot of tables with ready-to-go players.

Monster Kart Mayhem was one such casualty of the registration system. I got to the con just after 9 …
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Gamestorm 15: Day Three

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Day 3 of Gamestorm was a little less eventful than Saturday, day 2, but I still had a lot of fun. I showed up around 7:45 and was ready to go for whatever 8 a.m. game of Pathfinder I could get involved with. It didn’t take long before I was assigned to a table that wasn’t full of players, and I sat down and got ready to play.

Rise of the Goblin Guild

My first PFS game on Sunday was Rise of the Goblin Guild. I was the only person at the table with a character high enough level to play above 2nd level, so instead of bringing my 4th-level Sheriff along I pulled out my 2nd-level Flowing Monk instead. If you’re not familiar with Pathfinder, Flowing Monks are sort of Aikido-style martial artists; they specialize in redirecting enemy attacks.

The highlight of the adventure is when I …
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Gamestorm 15 Day Two: The Long Haul

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There are plenty of people who attend gaming conventions from the first hour to the last and do so on very little sleep. I used to be one of those people, but my own time commitments, aging body, and change of priorities has changed all of that. To me, a 15-hour day at a gaming convention is considered long by my current standards, and that’s just what Saturday was at Gamestorm this year.

I only had one game on my schedule: a Pathfinder Society adventure called “Day of the Demon.” After that, my plan was to meet up with a friend and spend the rest of the day hanging out and playing whatever random games we could put together.

Pathfinder Society – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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