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The end of an Era, Thanks for all the fish! RFI is ending.

It comes with heavy heart to have to say, all good things come to an end and after 10 years of podcasting, RFI is closing its doors for good. We'd like to thank all our fans and supporters over the years. We appreciate and love you all from the bottom ...

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RFI Podcast -Volume 10 Issue 220 - Non-Weapon Proficienies

RFI is back this week, with DM Nick and DM Matt delving in to a late addition to 1st Edition. We talk their origins, usages, and how they were a reflection of gaming at the time and more in this week issue of Roll For Initiative. Follow us on Twitter • The ...

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RFI Podcast Volume 10 Issue 219 - Racial Level Limits and Table Rules

RFI Podcast is back for another episode, join Vince, Matt and Nick as they talk about the racial level limits in the PHB, Unearthed Arcana and the history behind it. Then they finish up the show with talking about respecting the rules at the table, and the Dungeon Master who ...

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RFI Podcast Volume 10 Issue 218 - Creation of Magical Items

RFI is live again with another show, as this week Vince, Matt and Nick flip to P116 of the Dungeon Master's guide and talk about creating magical items, potions, scrolls and other things. They go over what's needed and then speak about how they handle it in their campaigns. They ...

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RFI Podcast Volume 10 Issue 217 - Greyhawk Primer

Welcome back to the RFI Podcast, where we are kicking off our 10 years on the air celebration with a setting primer, Greyhawk! Listen in as the boys talk about what you need to play Greyhawk, things you should read if you want to really dive into it and sound ...

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List: animals affected by Ring of Animal Friendship

Alrighty folks! Here’s the list I promised back in Issue 22, when talking about the Ring of Animal Friendship. Enjoy! Animals affected by Ring of Animal Friendship Monster Manual Ant, Giant Axe Beak Beetle, Giant (boring) Boar, Giant Warthog Camel, Wild Crocodile, normal Giant Eagle, Giant Herd Animal Horse (all) Hippopotamus Hyena, Common Giant Irish

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Primed and Ready

Primed and Ready  Once many moons ago, in a campaign I was running the players found a cubic gate.   Now this curious little device has 6 sides and each side is a gate to another plane, with the stipulation one of those sides will be the prime material plane.  I made myself a little chart

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Making dragons…DRAGONS!

Do dragons need a fighting chance? Some of you may scoff at the very idea. Dragons are supposed to be the biggest and baddest monster one would come across in AD&D. But let’s take a look at what we have for dragons in the Monster Manual. -Dragons do have good hit dice, or so it

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The Swamp Giant

From the Chronicles of Lord Blackstone: CY 581,  day 23, The Hool Marshes Now I understand why men fear these swamps. Even though our guide, a half-olve ranger who goes by the name of Hunter, who was quite adapt in navigating through such places, was caught off guard. Two logs came crashing through the weeds

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The Thrill of the Hunt

Playing the Hunter Class There are many classes in the player’s handbook that represents a good majority of different adventuring stereotypes, however there are others not presented. Normally for these other ways of life we just take the pre-existing classes and bend them or accommodate them to fit that particular niche, which is fine in

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Go With the Flow Gaming

Recently, while bouncing around on various rpg message boards, I’ve noticed that there is a lot of attention and time spent on minute details of games. For instance, someone wanted to know the size of a goblins middle finger in order for the GM to make a difficulty check for the ranger of this player, to see if he saw the gesture from across the bar.