May 222017
 

Dwarves are typically viewed as masters of mining, crafting, and warfare in RPGs. Although these stereotypes may be a starting point, in and of themselves they are, quite frankly, boring. What if these ideas could be refreshed, made alive by combining ideas of class into the mix by showing how the different classes would fit into daily life? Read on: Continue reading »

The Right Tool for the Campaign

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May 152017
 
The Right Tool for the Campaign

Most role players have a favorite system. For many, it’s Dungeons and Dragons. Sometimes it’s Shadowrun. Hopefully, it’s never FATAL. Regardless of the specifics, it might seem that a favorite system is simply perfect. The system may follow the exact philosophy you have for gaming, it may be balanced, and it might use setting material for your favorite series. Why ever use any other system? [Read the article]

May 102017
 
BANNED!... or not?  Guarding Galaxy XXX...

Have you heard the hoopla?  Kort’thalis Publishing came out with a scenario for their flagship game, Alpha Blue.  However, there may have been a few people (namely OneBookShelf) who thought that “Guardians of Galaxy XXX” sounded a little too familiar to a certain current big budget movie.  I guess that after some words between parties… yelling, fighting, lasers, and ‘splosions, both sides came to an [Read the article]

Apr 212017
 
12 Unlikely Places for PCs to get Equipment and Supplies

Have these situations ever happened to you? You’re in a dungeon and because the enemies were a bit tougher than you thought that they would be, the PCs either have to retreat back to town to restock up on supplies or get equipment that would make it easier to defeat them. Or the PCs are at the end of a dungeon and find the clues [Read the article]

Apr 172017
 
To equip, or not?  That is the question.

Your party has been tracking down the dragon across the wilderness. Traveling over the plains took a long time. The forest was full of minions who harassed and ambushed you. Now, mountains loom ahead as you near the location of the creature’s lair. Blocking your way is a deep gorge you need to cross and you are running short on time. The wizard has assessed [Read the article]

Mar 262017
 
Class-Based Character Backgrounds [part 1]

It’s throwback-time, where we revisit an awesome article from years ago… In my last article, Character Connection = Player Satisfaction, I talked about hooks that connect the character and the player to the campaign.  One of the three fundamental questions I suggested readers to ask themselves was, “Why did my character choose his class?” The answer to that question helps connect your character to the setting.  [Read the article]

Mar 132017
 
Olympus, Inc. - Urban Fantasy with that cool Cyberpunk feel

Olympus Inc., a modern day setting for Savage Worlds written by Gilbert Gallo and Charles White (produced by Fabled Environments), is a setting in which the world is controlled by shadow groups. These groups are very powerful, and exert their influence to further their own goals. Unlike most worldwide corporate conglomerates, however, this power does not simply come from significant wealth and connections. In Olympus [Read the article]