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The Saving Throw
Victory Feb. 14, 2007
The contest ends, and a new grasshopper arrives

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And so it begins. . .

Victory goes to UFJ! The contest has ended. It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but you all played well and congratulations to all of you.

Zollagins submitted a contest entry, but since the contest is now done, I removed the fake ending and put in it as a regular hall of fame entry. It's an interesting story of curiosity gone wrong.

Also, my new grasshopper, responsible for the news and release dates in this week's column, introduces himself at the end. His training is going quite well thus far, and you'll be seeing more from him in the coming weeks.

And with that, it's time for the column...



Gaming Tip of the Week
"Really, triggering a trap once is enough. You don't have to trigger it again to make sure it works."
- Nwash


Featured Hall of Fame Story

Complete Works of Vailar, Incomplete by Zollagins New this week
We all know what curiosity did to the cat. Want to guess what it does to a bard?


This Week's New Entries

 Hall of Fame
Most Disastrous Moments
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 Guides
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 Fan Materials
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 Fan Reviews
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Product Releases

 Released This Week
d20 Fantasy
Louis Porter Jr. Design
Feb. 8, 2007, $3.99
d20 Fantasy
Highmoon Media Productions and MonkeyGod Enterprises
Feb. 9, 2007, $6.00
d20 Fantasy
Paradigm Concepts, Inc.
Feb. 12, 2007, $14.99
d20 Fantasy
Ronin Arts
Feb. 13, 2007, $8.00
d20 Fantasy
0one Games
Feb. 13, 2007, $2.99
d20 Future
Ronin Arts
Feb. 13, 2007, $2.00
Dungeons and Dragons, 3.5 Edition
Wizards of the Coast
Feb. 13, 2007, $19.95
Dungeons and Dragons, 3.5 Edition
Wizards of the Coast
Feb. 13, 2007, $29.95
Dungeons and Dragons, 3.5 Edition: Eberron
Wizards of the Coast
Feb. 13, 2007, $29.95
Extreme Vengeance
Ronin Arts
Feb. 13, 2007, $5.00
RuneQuest
Ronin Arts
Feb. 13, 2007, $1.95
 Off to Press
Rifts
Palladium Books
Coming Soon, $18.95


Tabletop Gaming News

 Star Wars PocketModel coming in June
Source: Wizkids Games

WizKids, makers of HeroClix and Pirates of the Spanish Main, have announced a new game: a Star Wars PocketModel trading card game, in which players collect cards and build starships from thin cardboard. In this writer's casual opinion, it looks quite similar to their Pirates game. The premise seems simple: buy cards, build starships, do space-battle. Launch of the game is projected for June 2007. If the demise of Demise's Star Wars CCG is any indication, Star Wars fans are too busy buying replica lighsabers and dressing up as Darth Maul to afford expensive collectible games, but we'll see. Go here for more information.

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 Paizo Recalls GameMastery Campaign Workbook
Source: Paizo Publishing

Paizo is buying back their GameMastery Campaign Workbook. Apparently, the binding is weak, and the book has a tendency to fall apart. Those who bought the book and wish to return it should check out their news release.

See all articles for Paizo Publishing | News Archive


And so it ends. . .

I come in peace!

'Allo, gamers! My name is Dan (alias Bartleby) and I'll be taking over the Saving throw in a few weeks or so. For now, I'm assistant curator, which means I'm Nwash's minion for when he gets around to world domination. I've been roleplaying since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, and now I'm going to bring everything I've accumulated over the years to Saving Throw! Pocket lint, mostly.


Shawn "Has a new grasshopper" Bruckner



Dan "The new grasshopper" Nyikos



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