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2020-07-11

Darkworm ColtIf I play fantasy rpgs… I use MoldHammer.

That's it. That's my post for today.Longer version: On a whim, I rolled up a D&D-ish fighter. Used his stats for Macchiato Monsters, Into the Odd and something along the lines of Holmes D&D. Then, used the respective rule sets for a fight against a slightly stronger opponent.Hm.Didn't really like any of them.So I pulled out the two pages of MoldHammer. And HELL YEAH, I like those rules so much. If I ever play a long-form fantasy campaign again, I'll be using Rattlemayne's rules.SO LIGHT, bu…

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  • macchiato monsters
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The Vanishing TowerGamma World 1st Edition Episode

This is episode 7 in the Detroit Suck City Saga. Unedited. This cut will get replaced with an edited audio version in a week or less. Seems to be my turnaround time. This session is worth a listen because it includes Dalaks and a satchel full of grenades!

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  • Gamma World
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A Roll of the DiceWho Were The Orcs?

No matter what anyone deep inside the D&D dice bag seems to say the world has latched onto the idea that the D&D Orc is a punching bag for white people to take out their hatred of black people on. Which is utter bullshit. Unfortunately, it is a very pungeant bullshit, so much so that Hasbro - the current creator of D&D - has latched onto it and is currently concocting a plan to protect the tender sensitivies of todays youth by slapping warning labels on their older digital offerings.Granted thi…

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  • D&D

OSR GrimoireThe Dragon: Creature Features

The "Creature Feature" column in the Strategic Review continued in The Dragon, with full color illustrations for many of the creatures.The Dragon #1 (June, 1976): The Bulette (a.k.a. Landshark)The bulette was created by Tim Kask. Like the owl bear and the rust monster, it was modeled after one of the plastic toy "prehistoric animals" manufactured in Hong Kong.The name was derived from the creature's appearance - that of a "bullet". It is described to have been cross-bred from armadillo and sn…

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Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets-An oldschool gaming blog….[New Spell] Deaf to Metal

Deaf to Metal Bleary-eyed the elf ranger came downstairs from his room in the cozy in. Everyone else was eating breakfast. ‘Wasn’t there a call to breakfast?’ the elf asked. ‘Yes, didn’t you hear the bell?’ replied Fellhorn the druid. … Continue reading →

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tenfootpole.orgThe Descendant Revenge: Burning of Novikov

By Ignatious M PPM S&W "Mid Levels" The village of Novikov is cut off by winter storms. No one can enter or leave. Then a hideous monster attacks and it is down to the heroes of your game to save … Continue reading →

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Follow Me And Die!A themed Mask

When I saw that Teespring finally had masks, I made a mask [Affiliate Link] to sell beside the T-shirt on my Teespring store [Affiliate Link]. I hope it’s a bit a humor for this horrible situation of a deadly global pandemic that feels like it will never end. We all at least probably know someone … Continue reading A themed Mask →The post A themed Mask appeared first on Follow Me And Die!.

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Alone in the LabyrinthWILDERNESS PART 1—What is a sandbox?

Like everyone else in the known universe I'm currently ti[p-tapping away at my keyboard in a vain attempt to create the definitive set of wilderness rules so that no-one need ever write a post about hexcrawls again... at least until the next genius comes along and subtly radically alters the Great Outdoors once last time.I posted about this before, right? It's powered by GH's hexflower engineApologies for the flippant tone, it does a great disservice to our fine art, especially when one consid…

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  • osr
  • RPG design
  • Sandbox

2020-07-10

Dragons Are RealVideo

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ZENOPUS ARCHIVESA Dagger in the Boot: Gygax's Location-Based Encumbrance of the 1970s

Location-based Encumbrance in the Lost Caverns of TsojconthEncumbrance, while often ignored, has been part of D&D since the first published rules.An entire page of OD&D Vol 1 (Men & Magic) is given over to item weights and how this affects movement. Instead of detailing every item of Equipment, this list focuses mostly on specific weights for armor, weapons and gold pieces, with "Miscellaneous Equipment (ropes, spikes, bags, etc)" being equivalent to 80 gold pieces (8 lbs). A few other treasur…

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The Other Side blogWorking the NIGHT SHIFT!

Early mail-call this week and I can't be more pleased.Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars RPGHard copies my Jason Vey's and my new game are appearing in the wild and I am so happy. Here are my leather and standard copies.The insides also look fantastic. Better than I had hoped for really.And of course, it has my favorite of my Night Worlds, Generation HEX.You can get PDFs from DriveThruRPG and Print copies (not PODs!) directly from Elf Lair Games.Can't wait to share more with yo…

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B/X BLACKRAZORPack Weight

A slight "addendum" to my post on encumbrance:There are a lot of different ways to account for encumbrance, some more exacting than others. I think the only "cardinal sin" when it comes to encumbrance is ignoring it altogether...however, more detail provides for a richer experience. Of course, the trade-off with detail is more time spent accounting, whether you're talking the tallying of ounces, the tracking of cubic inches in one's rucksack, or some combination of both.Sadly, I think my own b…

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Box Full of BoxesLet's Check out that Spooky Mansion, Gang! - a Haunted House Generator

From a design stand-point, what's not to love about a haunted house? It's got everything, a built-in mystery, antagonist and setting, common points of reference to your players; it can be ideal for use as a one-shot or bottle episode if you're pressed for time. Any place you can possibly think of can be haunted, or used as the basis for a haunting, but it is vital that there be a reason for the ghost's actions and a reason for the players to bother exploring those reasons. Otherwise they're just…

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DREAMING DRAGONSLAYERSpace & Solitude: Play Report

I played a solo game of Chris McDowall’s. Here’s the log after 45 minutes of play: Space Log Goal: Find my brother. Onboard the Eagle. Been keeping things afloat. Glad to keep my routine in check. There is a star here. Used to know what its name. Now, stars are just stars. Gaze in awe, … Continue reading Space & Solitude: Play Report →

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The Acorn AfloatThe Badgerbrough Inquisitive, issue 66:6

(Older issues on this blog, or on the old blog: issue 2:5, issue 4:2, issue 9:6, issue 46:9)

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Throne of SaltSpook Templates for Esoteric Enterprises

ArmadoodleAfter playing Esoteric Enterprises for several months, I found I'm less than thrilled with the Spook as-written than I was at the start.I am not a fan of "and now you have spontaneously developed a radical new skill", especially when it's something you should already have had.The pacing of powers at 1 per level means that you'll be missing ones you should have at the start, and spontaneously gaining more than you need at the end.Both characters I played in this particular campaign …

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The Other Side blogKickstart Your Weekend: Pixie Trix Comix Volume 1 & more!

Pixie Trix Comix Volume 1 & more!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixietrixcomix/pixie-trix-comix-volume-1-and-more?ref=theothersideI have enjoy the comics of Gisèle Lagace for a number of years now. "Ménage à 3" and "Eerie Cuties" in particular. Well, this is her ultimate collection. You can add on any number of their previous Kickstarter packages and other Pixie Trix comics. I am fond of "Dangerously Chole" (about a shy succubus) and "Exorsisters."There are only a few hours left of this…

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D.R.E.A.D.Module Review: "Dead Man's Cove"

Continuing the reviews of the different modules from the Adventure I omnibus.Contrarily to "Against the barrow king" and "Jerimond's orb", I do not recommend buying the version of this module included in Adventure I, since the "improvements" made to this module (art and maps) are actually inferior (in my opinion) as the one in the original release.Backcover and cover of the original module in booster format, side by sideSpoilers:You might get severely spoiled by this review. Consider yourself…

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D.R.E.A.D.Module Review: "Jerimond's Orb"

"Jerimond's Orb": a review considering compatibility with D.R.E.A.D.Continuing to review the modules collected in Adventure I by AEG, we have a look today at "Jerimond's Orb - Lvl 2-4 - by Ree Soesbee"The cover of the original module is so hideous that I prefer to include this Orb instead. I think the original art harmed this acutally quite nice module...As with "Against the barrow king", I recommend buying the modules collected in Adventure I, since they have been improved. In this case, the…

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D.R.E.A.D.Module review: "Against the Barrow King"

"Against the Barrow King": a review considering compatibility with D.R.E.A.D.No news from this blog for a while, I know... The creative process is ongoing, though, and the break is partly because I'm working on around 8 articles at the same time (world geography, cosmology and gods, races & civilisations, rules for Alchemy and for "Gold as XP").At the same time, I read a lot of modules, adventures and scenarios, in search for background inspiration and modules fitting the setting.So, in the m…

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A Blasted, Cratered LandMechs in the Survival Paradigm

://pilot.manual.era//:The Kaiju Era is roughly comparable to the smartphone era, in terms of where we are relative to its beginning. Many remember the world before, but there's no way back.The first kaiju attack occurred fifteen years ago. The Survival Paradigm became international law eighteen months later, marked by the first mass mech deployments. The military-industrial complex finished restructuring to a total war footing between mechs and kaiju shortly after. The international economy ha…

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  • generator
  • mecha
  • survival paradigm
  • vehicles
  • worldbuilding

The Lizard Man Diaries The Automated Infinigrad Suburb Generator

Use the following tables and buttons to generate a suburb in a fantasy megacity.Overall Suburb Details:A suburb offunction selectRandomfrN(){document.getElementById('outputTextfrN').innerHTML = ["Templelands","Sprawling Sanitariums","Fields of regeneration","Quarantine prisons","Law halls","Mega-storage warehouses","University campuses","Public discussion agoras","Hollowed out and emptied mines","Flotilla boats/barges housing atop river, lake, swamp","Gas tank storage/farming","Hotels","Float…

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  • Guild Dogs
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Red Dice DiariesScarecrows

In this Friend or Foe Friday episode, Hannah and myself discuss that silent, sentinel of the fields and guardian of the grain, the scarecrow. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check out our other stuff at RedDiceDiaries.com […]

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DIY & DragonsThe Ghosts of Tortoises

In a class I took on museum studies, we read Tangible Things, a companion volume to a Harvard University museum exposition of the same name. The purpose of the both the book and the original exhibit is to showcase objects that potentially cross the traditional classificatory boundaries that define the different types of museums, archives, and libraries.For example, a tortoise shell that's both a zoological specimen and, because it's been carved with graffiti, a historical document from the 19th…

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  • monsters i want to fight

2020-07-09

Archon's CourtHow I Started GLOGHacking

On the OSR Discord, Oblidisideryptch released a simple challenge: talk about how you started to hack the GLOG, and what I've gotten from that - mostly as an encouragement to make more GLOG hacks.How Hack GLOG?The first GLOG thing I posted was this set of cyberpunk classes. In my opinion, this is the best way to start hacking the GLOG - the classes are the interface between the players and the game, so new or different classes can make the most difference for the effort required.So, how do you …

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Wrathofzombie's BlogBarbarians of the Ruined Earth Has Released

The title of the post pretty much says it all! I am really proud that…

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Dyson's DodecahedronThe Warlock’s Arms – D&D Inn Floor Plan

Just inside the north gate of the city is the Warlock’s Arms, a small inn that relies on their reputation …Continue reading →

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Box Full of Boxes"What's yours, is mine." - a Heist Generator

There's nothing quite like a caper. While the idea of assembling an Ocean's Eleven style crew to perform a heist is largely a product of the modern era (one of the earlier examples being the Ransom of the Red Chief), there are remarkable similarities between caper flicks and the typical adventurer's band. You have the Smart One, the Muscle, the Skill Specialist, and the Vamp. All that really changes for adventurers is that they usually don't plan just one or two scores over a career, they plan d…

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Papers & PencilsTwo Week Megadungeon

I recently committed to running a fresh campaign, which required I construct a megadungeon from scratch in about two weeks. It was a big job. I was a little worried it was too big to get done in such a short time, but I managed it with days to spare. Some of my players have … Continue reading Two Week Megadungeon

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A Distant ChimeState of the Blog Year 1.5: Starting New Adventures

Starting a new adventure is hard. I already knew this to be true, but AAAAGH STARTING A NEW ADVENTURE IS HARD!I do mean this in the sense of making an RPG adventure, though its other meanings also apply.Having a reasonably prosperous blog and an outstanding ego, it's easy to forget I'm still quite new to RPGs compared to the average reader. I first got an idea of what an RPG was about two years ago, and ran my first game shortly after. I first posted on this blog well before I had any clue abo…

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The Nine and Thirty KingdomsBlog Post of Note: The Top Ten Emblematic D&D Monsters

Today, I'd like to point people to this blog post: False Machine: The Top Ten Emblematic D&D Monsters. I would agree with many of the rankings on that list, but more important, I understand them. The list is a mix of monsters every player faces, especially at the beginning, and those that are unique to D&D and well-known.I don't think I have much reason to comment further on it. Just read the post.

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The Other Side blogOne Man's God: Basic Demons (BECMI Demons, Part 2)

Last week I cover the topic of Demons in BECMI D&D and Basic Era D&D in general. I want to expand on that a bit today. Again, this is a bit of a different tone for One Man's God, but it does get at the heart of what OMG is about.One of Basic D&D's features vs. Advanced D&D is its alignment system of Law vs. Chaos with Neutrality in the middle. Now a lot of ink and pixels have been spilled over the pros, cons, and everything else about alignment. I am not going to go into that here. Although I a…

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Trilemma AdventuresIsometric Tutorial #9: Evil Idol in a Niche

I've just posted my ninth isometric dungeon tutorial, this one is an evil idol in a niche.I haven't posted one of these in a while, so you may not be aware of the rest of the series where I draw an assortment of isometric mapping features.* * *As a reminder, there are only three days left to vote in the ENnies! Trilemma Compendium is up for four awards: Best Adventure, Best Layout/Design, Best Cartography, and Product of the Year. I'm sure whoever you vote for can use your support, so vote fo…

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Shuttered RoomMUCALYTIC: Monster Conversion - Fighting Fantasy to D&D adjacent and Call of Cthulhu 5e.

It is a MUCALYTIC and you must fight it!(John Blanche)From Out of the Pit (p. 84): SKILL 8, STAMINA 9, 2 Attacks, Average Intelligence; stinks so bad you lose 2 STAMINA, and if it hits you three times in a row you get a lungful of its fatal breath.In the Sorcery! series, you can encounter them in Khare and in Mampang, where they will try to pull the same trick on you - pretending not to be able to hear well or talk above a mutter, then give you a lungful when you lean in.They left an impress…

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Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets-An oldschool gaming blog….[New Magic Item] Robes of the Sage

Robes of the Sage Chalk returned to the cottage he shared with his fellow adventurers looking rather happily. ‘New robes?’ Valance casually asked while playing with an odd-looking green spider. ‘Why yes!’ exclaimed the wizard. ‘I won these robes from … Continue reading →

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False MachineThe Top Ten Emblematic D&D Monsters

In the cause of 'Gygaxian Populism' (its like 'Gygaxian Democracy' except I didn't really think it through), I ventured onto my socials to ask the following simple question;"What Ten monsters would you say are emblematic of 'classic' D&D?"After literally minutes of stumbling through your replies and dicking about with an excel sheet, I have synthesised the following cutting-edge breakdown and penetrating commentary;First....THE TOP TEN(In reverse order for greater drama)10. Skeletons!9. Ko…

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There Could Have Been SnakesOnline Character Sheet – Old School Essentials / Labyrinth Lord / BX D&D

I have to confess to have played very little BX D&D and its retroclones, for all that it seems to be one of the more popular OSR games, so it’s taken me a little while to get round to putting together a online-ified version of a character sheet. Then I came across a character sheet … Continue reading Online Character Sheet – Old School Essentials / Labyrinth Lord / BX D&D

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Alone in the LabyrinthPARIAH ACTUAL PLAY — DISCORD SESSION 03

This is a summary of the THIRD session of the discord "voice chat" game of PARIAH. Have a look at the previous session summary or indeed some of the posts collected under the label pariah or even visit https://atelier-hwei.itch.io/ if you have no idea what I'm talking about.The game is run as an open table in a proto-neolithic sandbox. This week, the enlarged pariah band was rejoined by Witheringly Footed on a mission to investigate the hive (very mild spoilers for Carapace by the Goblin's Henc…

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  • Actual Play
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Red Dice DiariesVoicemails – Hex flowers, inventories and stats

In this voicemail episode Hannah and myself answer a number of voicemail calls we’ve received recently. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check out our other stuff at RedDiceDiaries.com RSS feed for the podscast: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/977239.rss Our callers […]

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CROSS PLANESDungeons & Shivan Dragons: Living Twister

The Boar God Ilharg is the bringer of the End-Raze of Ravnica, as prophesied by the druids of the Old Ways from the Gruul Clans.The druids believe that civilization will never be eradicated by scattered raids and petty skirmishes. They cling to the idea of a coming apocalypse, the End-Raze, when Ilharg's hooves will trample every brick and stone of Ravnica's soaring skylines to rubble. The world will return to a state of nature in which the lawless code of muscle and savagery will reign once ag…

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msjxFor my players: Nappytime Acorns

Nappytime AcornsThe fey who reside in this area are well aware that they are outclassed by many larger and stronger creatures, therefore they typically carry at least d4 of these specially enchanted acorns with them at all times. When they successfully hit another creature of up to 4HD, the creature must make a save versus spell or immediately fall into a deep sleep for d6 rounds.Using their

2020-07-08

Remixes and RevelationsOSR: Meenlocks

by juliedillon"What you are, we once were. What we are, you shall become."They don't exist. You don't know anything about them. You likely will not even see them until it is far too late. But if you could see them, you would recoil in terror. They are a sickening hue of palest yellow, covered in bristling hairs, mangy and splattered with blood, mud and other filth, reeking of the wet darkness beneath the earth. This is the Meenlock, those elusive terrors that haunt the underground.Meenlocks s…

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Axes and OrcsIs This 6e

Player CharacterPossessions3d6 Strength3d6 Intelligence3d6 Wisdom3d6 Constitution3d6 Dexterity3d6 CharismaBackstory 5d6 pagesAdv SkillsNoneSpecialYou have no Luck or Stamina.You have no Skill.Each time you must test anything, use one of your special possessions as Luck, spending 1d3 point each time.Each time you take damage subtract that much from a single special possession as if it were Stamina.As your special possessions are neither stamina nor luck, they do not replenish. Goo…

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B/X BLACKRAZOREncumbrance

I've been meaning to write this post for at least a year.As my new campaign setting and "mega-dungeon" (man, I dislike that term) aren't quite ready to kick off, I'm running my kids through White Plume Mountain in order to assuage their lust for play. Yes, once again I fall back on Old Faithful for cheap dungeoneering thrills, though I did convert the thing to OD&D to work with my (current) preferred system.Of course, a one-off dungeon like S2 requires higher level characters than what the kid…

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Akratic WizardryJim Holloway, RIP

As many of you no doubt already know, the artist Jim Holloway passed away just over a week ago (on June 28th).Joseph Goodman has a brief essay on Holloway’s work—“Remembering Jim Holloway”—over at his Goodman Games website. I especially liked this observation:“Jim brought a playfulness to TSR’s in-house stable of artists. His fine linework and natural humanoid poses were informed by an inner chuckle. You could tell this was a man who saw humor with every glance. As an artist, he brought that h…

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The Bogeyman's CaveLost Carcosa Preview

The following is a work in progress excerpt from my upcoming supplement, Lost Carcosa.THE YELLOW DESERT OF ROTANVast dunes of powdery yellow sand go on for miles, broken by the ruins of long dead civilizations. Rotan is a land of death and bleached bone, inhabited by monsters and the ferocious green men of Barsoom. Scholars say that here is where the King in Yellow first came to Aldebaran, transforming the sands a sickly yellow color and breaking down the barriers between worlds. Wanderers in …

Questing BeastVote for Labyrinth at the ENnies!

Voting for the ENnie awards is open now, and my RPG Labyrinth: The Adventure Game is nominated for two categories – Best Family Game and Best Cartography! To vote, just go to those categories here and give Labyrinth a “1”. You can also vote for Questing Beast in the Fan Favorite Publisher category. Remember to...Continue ReadingThe post Vote for Labyrinth at the ENnies! appeared first on Questing Beast.

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Hack & SlashOn Islands II

This is late because I was waiting on exciting news.That will happen another day. Here's another sea location for saltbox adventures.PDF on Patreon!Hack & SlashFollow, Twitch, Newsletter, Support, Donate to end Cancer (5 Star Rating)

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NecropraxisWaltz of Souls

Dark Souls encodes a number of fundamental play dynamics that produce a particular kind of satisfying play. In this post, I am going to discuss a way the game supports and rewards an enterprising but focused player stance toward the unknown. First, the game penalizes both reckless and overly cautious play. A player of even […]

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Greyhawk GrognardDisclaimers & Dragons

Sometime over the last couple of days, Wizards of the Coast decided to put up the following disclaimer on all D&D products earlier than 5th edition, plus a few 5E items as well: Setting aside the typos and grammatical errors Read More

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Graphite PrimeThe O.S.ORC

Say goodbye to green-skinned Khal Drogo.The following fragments, penned by the Sage, Avidian, were unearthed in the wastelands east of the Orith Mountains......pattern has been observed with the first sightings of the swine in any particular region is that they are unarmored and unclothed, in fact devoid of possessions. A farmer near Turgath noted his pigs behaving in a manner most peculiar, stomping around the sty and snorting nervously. When next he saw them they all lay deceased and slowly …

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Alone in the Labyrinth46,656 CLASSES

Oh man, those professional RPG designers sure told me! Do I think I'm original because my "game" (which is just a typical rip-off of D&D) doesn't have classes or levels? How so? It was blatantly stolen from Spwack!Honesty sometimes I make myself SICK.I need to shuffle off and leave it to all the professionals until I've read every single RPG ever and have come up with a new resolution mechanic....but I know how much you hunger for content, and most of all you hunger for CLASSES.(because ther…

Dwarven AutomataTime Management and the Role of Caller

Last week was the first session of my Wednesday night Roll20/Discord group’s new B/X campaign (a continuation of a long-running AD&D campaign that went on hiatus last year). Overall, I think it was a successful revival of the game with both the players and myself quickly falling back into both our roles and the lore […]The post Time Management and the Role of Caller appeared first on Dwarven Automata.

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Darkworm ColtInto Landshut: Playing ItO games with the Landshut Rules

Chris McDowall is a pro. He writes games that are beautiful and reduced to their essence.His best and most popular (rightfully so) game is Into the Odd (or its bigger brother, Electric Bastionland).Into the Odd uses a peculiar mechanism: You don't roll to hit, you go directly to rolling damage. This makes your narrative matter again. Your "fictional positioning" ("What do you do?") is important because it might give you in-game advantages. Joe Banner has written a nice cheat sheet of Chris's g…

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Dragons Are Real063 Judge Dredd RPG's Part 3 by Dragons Are Real • A podcast on Anchor

063 Judge Dredd RPG's Part 3 by Dragons Are Real • A podcast on Anchor

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tenfootpole.orgLorn Song of the Bachelor D&D adventure review

By Zedeck Siew Hydra Cooperative OSR Level 4? Weeds trail the water. The sandbar just off the shore shifts. A reptile rumble, a splash. Now a gaping maw. A roar. Claws splintering wood. The boat capsizes. You are in the … Continue reading →

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Red Dice DiariesNext Game Musings

In this episode I muse a little about my next game and consider whether I’ve gotten lazy when it comes to world-building. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check out our other stuff at RedDiceDiaries.com RSS feed […]

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CROSS PLANESNight Shift: Penaggal Spell

Centuries ago, the leader of the Viridescent Ixora witch Coven, Noor Binti Shukri, was being investigated by a family of witchhunters known as the Silver Hounds. The Hounds mistakenly murdered Noor's eldest daughter, Aiesha, in their attempt to destroy the Coven. Noor was consumed with rage but was determined to destroy this family without endangering the rest of her family and Ixora. She convinced all of them to flee their village to the South, while she headed North. She used the time she had …

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Leicester's RambleOne Page Dungeon 2020 - Eggs for Breznac

So, the 2020 One Page Dungeon contest. An annual context of creative brevity. And with many things this year, the deadline was postponed (July 15 for your last-minute creativity). It had slipped my mind until I checked the site, and then, as a repeat offender, I got a reminder email from organizer Aaron Frost...Dammit.Not going to lie - Like many folks this spring and summer has been highly disruptive and emotionally taxing. I have been fortunate to be working straight through. Although I've b…

Hack & SlashOn Towers II

Hope everyone is doing well! Here's the second tower in the series!The PDF with it keyed and stocked it on Patreon!Hack & SlashFollow, Twitch, Newsletter, Support, Donate to end Cancer (5 Star Rating)

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2020-07-07

Cavegirl's Game StuffVogenheim and Elsebeth's Rest - an example setting for Dungeon Bitches

So one thing in the GM's section at the back of the Dungeon Bitches manuscript is a set of guides for rolling up a random town and nearby dungeon. It's pretty similar to the method EE uses, as shown in this blogpost, if tweaked somewhat.Anyway, I'm gonna go through it and roll up a sample setting for a game.Let's begin with the local town. The first step is to work out what the main players in the town are. For this, we're gonna put together a faction map; drop a few six-sided dice onto a shee…

Pits PerilousOrcs and the End of Symbols...

There's been a lot of chatter about gaming orcs lately. Orcs are a racist stereotype, and inherently evil orcs give cover to the idea that some races (and by extension, some cultures) are better than others. I agree racist thinking is wrong, just as much as I admit that more nuanced orcs are a legitimate approach. But I emphatically reject the notion that evil orcs are necessarily racist, especially when we consider the symbolic nature of fantasy.Fantasy is allegory. Fantasy is symbolism. It ta…

imaginary hallwaysTowards an Anti-Canonical Not-Warhammer 40k: Blood Floats In Space

Blood Floats in Space is a great Mothership supplement that imagines a beauty-obsessed space authority and its vassals, the Empire Without Borders Or Competition. Ruled with martial law, social classes are determined by beauty, systems with aesthetic flaws are destroyed and harvested for their base parts. The zine adds in two new classes - an armor entombed warrior and a ticking time bomb of a psyker.art by ArielPThe armor warrior can straight-up replace the Marine class, which is cool - all o…

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The Other Side blogEldritch Witchery on Sale! Mara Review! Night Shift PDF!

Pretty busy and exciting times around here. Let's get started.Up first I have a Pomo Code for you to get my Eldritch Witchery at 50% off from Elf Lair Games to celebrate the PDF release of NIGHT SHIFT: VETERANS OF THE SUPERNATURAL WARS.(until July 31, 2020).You can use Eldritch Witchery with any of my other Witch books AND it can be used with NIGHT SHIFT as well.In Eldritch Witchery I introduce the demonic families of the Lilim (a race I used back in the 2nd Ed AD&D days), the Calabim, the S…

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False MachineSoft D&D Monster Brainstorm

Latest in the somewhat-ragged series;Basic IdeaChar GenShinto-style worldbuildingAdventuring without ViolenceRude OrcsOther Orcs are poor but these are very rich and pink and loud and will not go away. These Orcs move in groups, riding horses to death and breaking carriages on bending roads. They move into villages and sometimes ruins and have raucous loud and unending parties where they demand to be entertained loudly and endlessly.These Orcs are very corse, cruel and rude and upset ever…

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Richard's Dystopian PokeverseOn history

Continuing an occasional series on the useful things grad school taught me, here is what I learned about how we construct history – when you read history books, you get it completely backwards every generation has to reconstruct their history all over again. Actually no, scratch that, every individual reconstructs it for themself. Both of […]

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Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets-An oldschool gaming blog….[New Spell] Blood Against Weapons

Blood Against Weapons Navnen stared for a moment at the melted blade of his short sword and grunted. ‘Who knew that wizard had a pet troll and that he put a strange spell on it?’ Chalk asked the thief. ‘So … Continue reading →

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Throne of SaltCollected Material Evidence

"The Dream (The Bed)", Frida KahloFaded color photograph: A decrepit, single-story wooden shack. Sagging roof. Surrounding foliage is overgrown. Trees in background are partially consumed by kudzu. The river is black with silt. Strong wind bends visible branches. Sky is dark grey with clouds yet to rupture. Door is hanging open: interior cannot be seen.**Faded color photograph: Interior. A splintery wooden crib, filled with stained rags. Peeling yellow wallpaper. Pattern indistinct. Mildewed …

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Adventures under the Dark SunAD&D Dark Sun Character Sheet PDF

Thank you everyone for your patience. After many requests, I am providing my AD&D Dark Sun Character Sheet in PDF format. The non-weapon proficiency sheet is for the Player's Option: Skills & Powers book, which I use in my own game. I also have spell points on the back sheet, as I use that optional rule from Player's Option: Spells & Magic.If there is enough demand, I will make alternate sheets with the standard AD&D non-weapon proficiency and spell information.1.Attributes, Weapons, and other…

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Trilemma AdventuresYear Zero Bestiary Kickstarter!

There will soon be a Trilemma Bestiary for Year Zero Engine fantasy role-playing games. It goes live on Kickstarter on August 4!The Year Zero Engine is a system reference document released under the OGL, which powers a family of role-playing games in a number of genres: post-apocalyptic, science fiction, and of course, fantasy. A number of people have asked me if we intended to support this system with a bestiary, and the answer is yes!For some time now, Craig Atkins and friends have been busi…

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Gundobad GamesSemi-Review/Campaign Report: How & Why I Hacked B10, "Night's Dark Terror"

A little while ago, my players finished a very satisfying play-through of the old TSR module B10, Night's Dark Terror, set in the vaguely not-Slavic medieval-ish realm of Karameikos - the Grand Duchy that introduced Mystara, an old but rich D&D setting, to many of us (described in more detail in GAZ1, The Grand Duchy of Karameikos - affiliate link).Here's my verdict in a nutshell: B10 is really good, more a flexible campaign platform than a single adventure, a somewhat-open, sandboxy romp, and …

2020-07-06

These Old GamesScale Model - The Villein's Byre House - Part 10

I am still working on those walls. I have a list of things I need to do around MY house, so it may take me a day or two.Cutting the sheets for the walls went fast. I have 10 of them all stacked up and ready to go.I ended up with 3 scrap pieces which I will probably use for the doors.Since the walls are essentially done, I started on the roof. I will be using some cord to make the thatched roof.This part is actually fun. I took a piece of card stock and used it to measure out how long each co…

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Axes and OrcsPower Move: No I don't Die

The following is some shit in a .txt that I don't feel like rewritting.Alright nerds. Let's talk about death and dying and that game with double ds and all the games that are derived from it, which are a LOT.So we got all these old ass games, as far as games from the 1970's to present can be OLD, where characters just DIED at zero hit points. Sure there were eventually resurrection spells etc, which costs MONEY. But as time wore on there started to be things like being knocked out at 0 and the…

Sheep and SorceryArcanonauts: Explore the Solar System as Wizard Astronauts!

Welcome to Mission Control, Arcanonaut!You are an Arcanonaut: a wizard explorer from the small planet of Merlin's Rock. The people of Merlin's rock are humanoid, often having pointed ears and a larger variety of skin, hair, and eye colors than we would consider natural. Most Merlinians grow up with one desire: to go to the College of Wizardry and Void Exploration. Their little home is a strange shape as if strangely ripped from some greater body and tossed into the Void. The planet's very exist…

Methods & MadnessMinimalist D&D III - Ditch EVERYTHING but abilities... and SOME features!

Continuing this discussion...I know, this doesn't sound old school. Original D&D had little use for abilities. Nor does it sounds revolutionary - there are plenty of RPGs that do something similar.But I'm truly considering ditching everything but abilities and "features" in the next version of my game ("Dark Fantasy Hack" until I can think of something better).Abilities are the 6 characteristics EVERYONE has: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma. You could pro…

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Beyond Fomalhaut[MODULE] In the Shadow of the City-God & Trail of the Sea Demon (NOW AVAILABLE!)

In the Shadow of the City-God& Trail of the Sea DemonI am pleased to announce the publication of two new adventure modules, In the Shadow of the City-God and Trail of the Sea Demon. Both of them are delayed releases, which might have been ready for Spring, but then the Bat Plague happened, and the modules did not. However, they are now ready at last.Cloak and dagger...Written by Istvan Boldog-Bernad, and illustrated by Denis McCarthy (whoso did the cover art) and Stefan Poag, In the Shadow o…

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Red Dice DiariesDifferent Stat Methods

Our Monday episode is a bit late (busy weekend) but myself and Hannah have been chatting about different methods of stat generation in D&D. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check out our other stuff at RedDiceDiaries.com […]

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Dyson's DodecahedronGladiator’s Temple

The digital version of Mythic Odysseys of Theros is out (but the print edition has been delayed by some sort …Continue reading →

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Alone in the LabyrinthPARIAH ACTUAL PLAY - DISCORD SESSION 02

This is a summary of the second session of the discord "voice chat" game of PARIAH. Have a look at the previous session summary or indeed some of the posts collected under the label pariah or even visit https://atelier-hwei.itch.io/ if you have no idea what I'm talking about.The game is run as an open table: this week, one of the previous week's players was unable to attend but we were joined by another, so everything evened out!Modification of original image by Jaan Van EedenDAY 2, WAXING CR…

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The Nine and Thirty KingdomsXP: Treasure vs. Monster

In the original books, there's this line:Gains in experience points will be relative; thus an 8th level Magic-User operating on the 5th dungeon level would be awarded 5/8 experience.(Men & Magic, p. 18)A lot of people ditch the level multiplier completely. Those that don't usually apply it uniformly to both XP for monsters slain and XP for treasure brought home from the adventure, because that's actually what the rules say.But I'm thinking "Screw it. Reduce monster XP, keep treasure XP unmod…

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tenfootpole.orgSo You’ve Been Thrown Down a Well

By Madeleiine Ember Ash Game Design Troika! Introductory Levels? After a long fall, you’ve landed on something soft. A bit squishy and squelchy, really. And moving. Is it… a worm? This “sixty page” adventure describes an adventure where the party … Continue reading →

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Coins and Scrolls40k: Custom Implausible Tanks

More 40k minutiae.Mars-Pattern BanebladeThe restoration project is mostly complete. The Mars-pattern Baneblade is ready for deployment.Painting is extremely simple. I've used the same methods for all vehicles in this army.Prime flat grey.Pin wash with brown, brown-orange, and black.Drybrush light grey.Paint gunmetal details.Wash metals with black.Highlight metals with silver.Add badges (red, yellow, black stripes).Drybrush lower hull brown.Wash lower hull with a dark brown texture pai…

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Aboleth OverlordsGaming Update + Mapping Tools

Slow going on the blog front mostly because I have been prepping to run an online, open-table Barrowmaze game using Old School Essentials + Advanced Genre Rules. This is a roll-over another game I was running, also using OSE. This was initially set up to be an in-person open table game, but account of the … Continue reading Gaming Update + Mapping Tools

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These Old GamesScale Model - The Villein's Byre House - Part 9

And we are back. The nice thing about this project is, you can let it sit. There is no rush.In the last update, I tried to color some white stone with coffee. The results were inconsistent, this is some sort of chalky porous stone with little chips of quartz in it but it is not as porous as I thought.Let's call this four rows. The bottom row, I painted with different shades of brown, tan and grey. The second row from the bottom, are coffee treated stones that took some color. The third row are…

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CROSS PLANESDungeons & Shivan Dragons: Phyrexium

This is an expansion of a much earlier article presenting the metal known as phyrexium that I had created for 7th level DnD Next playtest game. Now that Ravnica and Theros are settings for DnD I decided to further explore Magic: the Gathering's lore.Phyrexian Angel wielding a phyrexium weapon.Art by sunnykodaThe metal phyrexium was created by Thran artificers after settling the plane of Phyrexia. It is a metal matrix composite of titanium, sliver hide, glistening oil, fanatical hatred of Domi…

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BEARDED DEVILHex Sessions XXXVI – 5th Edition Actual Play – “Shadows Lengthen”

Various writing projects – D&D-related and otherwise – have kept me from keeping the detailed actual play posts for the Hex campaign. I had thought I might catch up on them during the summer, but by now even with notes I’m not sure I can do the logs true justice in the blow-by-blow fashion I […]

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2020-07-05

Goblin's HenchmanRubik’s Cube Random Dungeon | One Page Dungeon Contest 2020

Just something I cooked up for the 2020 One Page Dungeon Contest: Rubik’s Cube Random Dungeon: A better quality .PDF version can be downloaded from here: Link Probability analysis that nobody (other than me) is probably interested in: I did a crude probability analysis by generating 50 random cubes, and summed up the squares according […]

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OSR GrimoireThe Gnome Cache: People and Places

Below I have listed the various characters and places mentioned in The Gnome Cache by Gary Gygax. A richly detailed setting, precursor to and distinct from the World of Greyhawk.People:Aloward - a blond, burly man. Cousin to Theobald.Baldwin - a Thallite mercenary, in the employ of Evan the Trader.Bertram - a lank fellow, with a slight cast to his eyes. Member of Theobald's gang.Dolph - liveryman in the village of Deepwell.Dunstan of the House of DerodusDunstan - son of Rodigast, a mercha…

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Shuttered Room2d6 Morale & Misery: A Work-in-Progress Subsystem.

Because I think adventures are miserable and scary, and that PCs don't come heroic to the table, amongst the things I wanted is/was some kind of subsystem for that.Ideally, to satisfy my personal homebrew design conceits, it draws on a limited pool of old school source material, so it's not going to be elegant game design. That said, I also point to the excellent games Best Left Buried and Mothership, which already have dedicated mechanics for this, as well as owing a debt to this post (a good …

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These Old GamesGoblin Clan Miniatures (Formerly 3DMakerWorks)

They came on Friday!The amount of details on these figures are incredible and because they are 3d printed, they don't have a bit of flash like metal figures. I swore one of the skeletons had a bit of something sticking off his neck at an odd angle, but when I looked closer, it was an axe lodged in his armor. That's cool!I was expecting some sort of lines as an artifact of printing, and it is there, but it's super fine. It looks like a pattern on the figures. It looks like a pattern on the figu…

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Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets-An oldschool gaming blog….[New Magic Item] Potion of Stramos

Potion of Stramos ‘There will be nothing we can do for you for a day,’ Chalk told Koram as the fighter held the small, strange bottle. ‘There isn’t much we could do anyway,’ Navnen commented. ‘I do have some spiders … Continue reading →

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Campaigns PlayableMedieval Fantasy and Dungeons & Dragons

This is my next post in a series of posts that looks at the subtitle of Dungeons & Dragons in order more readily to launch our own hobby campaigning from the original publication.Last post, I wrote about "Wargames." In this post I will talk about the phrase, "Fantastic Medieval," in the subtitle, or, as we would say it now, "Medieval Fantasy." "Fantastic Medieval" sounds like something medieval that we thing is just awesome: that is fantastic! But that is not what the phrase meant at the time o…

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Campaigns PlayableRules and Dungeons & Dragons

This is my third post in a series of posts where I look at the subtitle of Dungeons & Dragons as a way to allow the rules to provide a launch point for one's own wargames campaigning.The last post was on Medieval Fantasy and Dungeons & Dragons. This post will be on what "Rules" mean in the context of the original publication.Free Kriegsspiel and refereesOne significant tradition within wargaming goes back to the use of wargaming as actual training for young officers in 18th and 19th century E…

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OSR GrimoireThe Gnome Cache

"The Gnome Cache" is a fantasy novel written by Gary Gygax (under the pseudonym "Garrison Ernst") sometime prior to 1973. It was serialized in early issues of "The Dragon" (#1-3, 5-7), although never printed in its entirety.The prelude, published with Chapter One in The Dragon #1 (June, 1976) contains a fascinating glimpse into the OD&D game world:In the infinity of cosmic probabilities there stretches an endless succession of earths, this one being but one of the possible realities. Those in …

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CROSS PLANESApocrypha: P.E.L.O.R.

I'm sure many of you are intimately familiar with the story of the Crossing, yes? How humanity came to this brave new world and founded our beloved Empire, traded with the Dwarves of Hearthhome and Furnace, united with Elves to drive out the Orcs from Thar and in one fell swoop dealt a decisive blow to the Drow-Giant alliance.Well, that is all well and good but what if told you there were volumes of Apocrypha deep within the Bowels of the Pyre that were purposefully omitted by Keeper Arb, Lyddi…

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2020-07-04

The Hapless HenchmanOn Politics in [Noun]

So listen. Black Lives Matter. Trans Rights are Human Rights. Racism is Fucking Bad. Injustice is Fucking Bad. Oppression of the Other is Really Fucking Bad. Stay with me, here. If you don't agree with this first line, then this post is for you, but maybe the whole blog is not. Don't @ me, bruh. There's some gaming stuff at the bottom of this, but you have to wade through the screed first. I

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Neural ArchiveSprawl Goons: Ghost War - Operation 1

With the growing popularity of Sprawl Goons: Upgraded, I thought it was about time I did a write-up of what my gaming group and I are getting up to with this light cyberpunk RPG. Here's an outline of our mini-campaign so far.Back StoryWhen a dying yakuza oyuban (a patron/nemesis from our long-running CP2020 campaign) decides to upload his consciousness to the net, you're going to get some trouble. When that consciousness decides to create multiple personality forks to maximise his efficiency, …

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NorthportGroty i Giganci and a farewell to the Ymid

I recently discovered another gaming product that used a great deal of my artwork, the Polish language Groty i Giganci written by Simon Piecha, and based on Swords & Wizardry Whitebox. There is also a supplement available from the same … Continue reading →

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Akratic WizardryNew Lyonesse and Mythras adventures

The good people at the Design Mechanism have released a couple of new adventures for Lyonesse and Mythras: 'In High Dudgeon', and 'Meeros Doomed'.Below are the adventure descriptions.In High Dudgeon:Games Without Frontiers...Every year, the villages of High and Low Dudgeon meet for the midsummer games. Every year for the past 10 years, Low Dudgeon has lost. The villagers are suspicious; what is High Dudgeon's secret? Could it be magic? Could it be some secret training technique? Is it outrig…

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B/X BLACKRAZORLicancabur

A couple days ago, I decided on the site of the "tent-pole dungeon" for my Red Earth setting: the Licancabur volcano on the Bolivian-Chilean border. It's a little farther inland than what I originally envisioned, but it has many of the traits I was looking for: a good amount of height, eruption activity back in the early holocene epoch, superstition and legend from the locals, and ruins of ancient communities on its slope...and being part of the Andes gives me lots of justification for expansion…

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