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Heroic Stand Apr. 12, 2006
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And so it begins. . .

Yes, the Saving Throw again returns for another week. Today's new entries include a Dungeons and Dragons class based loosely upon the Knight class in Final Fantasy Tactics and a guide for anyone designing tabletop RPGs regarding choosing your core die rolling mechanics. With this being the first week with no new hall of fame submissions, I took this opportunity to feature a great one from the past that only missed being featured because of the large number of great humorous stories that week. It didn't fit the humorous theme I wanted to set that week, but today, I rectify this mistake by giving this story what it's due.

I also noticed this week that the guides section hasn't had much love recently. The last guide, aside from today's, was posted on Jan. 25, and the section is primarily filled with guides written by myself. In the interests of getting more variety into this section, I now offer golden carets for any accepted guide submissions. I'm sure you must have some good advice to give your fellow tabletop RPGers and card-floppers, and I want to share it with the readership, so send it in! Of course, any type of submission is perfectly welcome.

With that, it's time for the column!

Gaming Tip of the Week
"It usually isn't the best idea to stand alone against an enemy intended to fight your whole party, but sometimes it works out in the end."
- Nwash

Featured Hall of Fame Story

A Priest's Heroic Stand by P. J. Reed Dec. 8, 2005
A priest who has vowed to destroy undead stands against a priest serving the god of undeath in an epic battle at a destroyed city, struggling to survive against impossible odds.

This Week's New Entries

 Hall of Fame
no entries this week. . .
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For Designers
Submit a Guide | Guides Archive
 Fan Materials
Dungeons and Dragons, 3.5 Edition
The Knight (Class) by Nostrum777
Submit Fan Material | Fan Materials Archive
 Fan Reviews
no entries this week. . .
Submit a Review | Reviews Archive

Product Releases

 Released This Week
Toon Munchkin (PDF release)
Steve Jackson Games
Apr. 6, 2006, $8.95
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle
White Wolf Publishing
Apr. 7, 2006, $2.99
Dungeons and Dragons, 3.5 Edition
Wizards of the Coast
Apr. 11, 2006, $29.95
Dungeons and Dragons, 3.5 Edition
Wizards of the Coast
Apr. 11, 2006, $14.95
Dungeons and Dragons, 3.5 Edition: Eberron
Wizards of the Coast
Apr. 11, 2006, $9.95
 Expected This Week
Exalted, Second Edition
White Wolf Publishing
Apr. 17, 2006, $24.99
Mage: The Awakening
White Wolf Publishing
Apr. 17, 2006, $26.99
Werewolf: The Forsaken
White Wolf Publishing
Apr. 17, 2006, $26.99

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World of Darkness
White Wolf Publishing
Apr. 17, 2006, $14.99

Tabletop Gaming News

 Visions Set Now Available in Magic Online
Source: Wizards of the Coast

On April 10 at 9 a.m., Wizards of the Coast launched the Visions card set in Magic Online, the online version of Magic: The Gathering. This set, originally released back in 1997, was a companion set for Mirage. Release events for this set are scheduled to begin on April 13, and will feature two new avatars.

Visions has been released in 75-card Tournament Packs for a MSRP of $11.29, Theme Decks for a MSRP of $11.29, and 15 card booster packs for a MSRP of $3.69.

 Two White Wolf Products Nominated for Supplement of the Year
Source: White Wolf Publishing

The jury panel of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has selected two White Wolf products to be among the five finalists for the title of Supplement of the Year at Origins 2006: Mage: The Awakening and Exalted: The Autochtonians. The awards themselves will be presented during the Origins International Game Expo to be held June 29 through July 2.

And so it ends. . .

That wraps things up for this week. Hopefully, I'll be able to give you more information on roleplaying in #savingthrow soon. You can expect another edition of the Saving Throw next week, as always. Until then,

Shawn "Yes, I too have turned and fought when it wasn't wise" Bruckner

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