Tsunami Quarterly Review

PTPlogoheaderTsunami Quarterly Review is a digital community periodical for the Prismatic Tsunami community.  As such, it is a magazine built to reflect your interests as a gamer in our community.  Our general focus is on topics such as RPG-related articles, original gaming content, community projects, and more.

Note: This title is currently indefinitely suspended. Much of our related content is now available exclusively via our Patreon community

TQR is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

If you have any questions, contact our editor at submissions@prismatictsunami.com.

Tsunami Quarterly Review – Summer 2015

2015-08-25 16:16:45 orrynemrys

 

TQR11coverOur summer 2015 issue of TQR is now available at DriveThruRPG!  It’s a great way to show your support for the Prismatic Tsunami community and Metagamers Anonymous.  Share the link with your gamer friends!

The magazine expands on the Tsunami’s mission statement by offering gaming advice from community contributors and focusing on popular features from the podcast, particularly the Tsunami Living Campaign.

In our eleventh issue of Tsunami Quarterly Review, you will find the following great features:

    • RPG Crucible: Talk Like a Pirate: Bring characters to life with a variety of vocal expressions.
    • Skill Challenges Go To Sea: Our series on skill challenges sets sail for a completely new perspective on adventuring on the high seas.
    • GMing Tips & Tricks: JiB explores giving your game a sense of character and a voice in the narrative.
    • Cultures of the Realm: Explore three new races for your Tsunami Living Campaign. Continue your quest for the Shards of Malvoc with exciting new PC and NPC cultures at your disposal!
    • Shadows of Esteren: George Sedgwick takes a detailed look at a newer fun and exciting fantasy game.

Help support the Prismatic Tsunami community and the popular Metagamers Anonymous RPG podcast!

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Tsunami Quarterly Review – Spring 2015

2015-05-21 21:26:43 orrynemrys

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Our spring 2015 issue of TQR is now available at DriveThruRPG!  It’s a great way to show your support for the Prismatic Tsunami community and Metagamers Anonymous.  Share the link with your gamer friends!

The magazine expands on the Tsunami’s mission statement by offering gaming advice from community contributors and focusing on popular features from the podcast, particularly the Tsunami Living Campaign.

In our tenth issue of Tsunami Quarterly Review, you will find the following great features:

  • RPG Crucible: Chasing the Dragon: Explore characterization through vice as a roleplaying tool.
  • Will You Pay the Price?: The Radiating Gnome continues his exploration of 4E skill challenges with a custom toolset for developing exciting noncombat scenarios.
  • Changing the Ride: JiB explores the fine art of revisiting old adventures with different game systems.
  • Patrons of the Heavens: This issue’s article for the Tsunami Living Campaign provides a pantheon of deities tied to events in the world and available for GMs to use as they see fit.
  • The Mortlock, Pt 3: Jonikka Frazier presents another chapter in the story of Sharia Mortlock in the time before the events of the Obsidian Crown Actual Play adventure.

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Tsunami Quarterly Review – Winter 2015

2015-02-02 20:54:49 orrynemrys

 

TQR9coverOur winter 2015 issue of TQR is now available at DriveThruRPG!  It’s a great way to show your support for the Prismatic Tsunami community and Metagamers Anonymous.  Share the link with your gamer friends!

The magazine expands on the Tsunami’s mission statement by offering gaming advice from community contributors and focusing on popular features from the podcast, particularly the Tsunami City Project.

In our beautifully reformatted and reimagined ninth issue of Tsunami Quarterly Review, you will find the following great features:

  • RPG Crucible: Outside the Box: Explore a creative approach to matching disparate backgrounds with your new character’s current career path.
  • Coloring Between the Lines: The Radiating Gnome extracts the most graceful elements of 4E skill challenges and demonstrates how they can enhance game play in other systems.
  • Bringing New Life Into Your Game World: Tips and tricks for creating a living, breathing setting that your players can see evolving around them.
  • Tsunami Living Campaign: We launch our living campaign with information on the primary maguffin and the numerous factions which are hell-bent on possessing it. Join the quest for the Shards of Malvoc and become part of campaign history!
  • Patchouli and Sandalwood: JiB discusses some basic mechanics from some of the most prominent rules-light systems and how they can be used in traditional games.
  • The Mortlock, Pt 2: Jonikka Frazier continues the grim story of Sharia Mortlock in the time before the events of the Obsidian Crown Actual Play adventure.

Help support the Prismatic Tsunami community and the popular Metagamers Anonymous RPG podcast!

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Tsunami Quarterly Review – Fall 2014

2015-01-04 17:16:05 orrynemrys

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Our fall 2014 issue of TQR is now available at DriveThruRPG!  It’s only $1.95, and it’s a great way to show your support for the Prismatic Tsunami community and Metagamers Anonymous.  Share the link with your gamer friends!

The magazine expands on the Tsunami’s mission statement by offering gaming advice from community contributors and focusing on popular features from the podcast, particularly the Tsunami City Project.

In the eighth issue of Tsunami Quarterly Review, you will find the following great features:

  • RPG Crucible: Secrets: Tips for adding roleplaying depth by folding secrets into your character’s past and timing their reveal in game.
  • Faces of Horror: JiB discusses the horror potential of characterizing elements of a game like you do NPCs.
  • Mercy Hospital: A bonus Mortiston location for your zombie apocalypse scenario.
  • Anything But the 10-Foot Pole: Guest writer John Jones explores the theme of exploration for 4E D&D players moving into 5E.
  • Tsunami Living Campaign: A quick introduction to our newest community RPG project, our upcoming living campaign model. Get involved on the ground floor and be part of something big!
  • Necessary Mechanics: Mechanical ways to incorporate more immersive horror techniques in your RPG session.

Help support the Prismatic Tsunami community and the Metagamers Anonymous RPG podcast!

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Tsunami Quarterly Review – Summer 2014

2014-08-08 17:06:01 orrynemrys

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Our summer 2014 issue of TQR is now available at DriveThruRPG!  It’s only $1.95, and it’s a great way to show your support for the Prismatic Tsunami community and Metagamers Anonymous.  Share the link with your gamer friends!

The magazine expands on the Tsunami’s mission statement by offering gaming advice from community contributors and focusing on popular features from the podcast, particularly the Tsunami City Project.

In the seventh issue of Tsunami Quarterly Review, you will find the following great features:

  • RPG Crucible: Be Part of That World: Tips for adding roleplaying depth by engaging details of your character’s setting while designing a backstory.
  • Tools, Companions, and Gods – Using Computers in your SciFi Game: Writer/designer Phil Vecchione explores the use of computer technology in science-fiction game settings and how it affects your PCs.
  • Tsunami City Project: A new round of fantastic city locations discussed on Metagamers Anonymous and the Tsunami forums, plus extras to help add flavor to your urban fantasy gaming!
  • Playing Nice in Space: Staff writer George Sedgwick casts a light on ways you can help a GM faced with the near-infinite possibilities of a SciFi campaign and make it better for everyone involved.
  • My Character Would Never Do That!: JiB from Happy Jacks closes this season’s issue with a closer look at social combat between PCs, why current systems just can’t address it, and what you can do to make it work.

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