Jun 262017
 
Class-Based Thoughts on Different Types of Elves

Elves are often depicted as guardians of the wilderness, be it forests, plains, mountains, desert, swamps or tundra in RPG games. In the case of the Drow/ dark elves, they would be living in the Underdark, or other such underground areas in your gaming world. Although these stereotypes as to what elves are may be a starting point, in and of themselves they are, quite [Read the article]

Jun 192017
 
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A lot of RPG websites have a lot of old (but great) articles, but those articles can become forgotten, lost to time. Stuffer Shack is no different. So, we’re putting together a quarterly collection, an anthology that brings those lost articles back to life. It’s a way for Stuffer Shack’s old content to be seen by new readers – not lost to time, but safely [Read the article]

Jun 192017
 
Enhance your game.  This time, with DOORS.

Doors. Every dungeon has them. Rules governing traps and locks have made them an essential part of every dungeon crawl. Unfortunately, the narrative influence of doors on a given game’s events is a sadly underplayed phenomenon. Ask any adventurer about what they remember most in a campaign and it will likely be an enemy, a critical fail, a cleverly role-played moment, or some other non-door [Read the article]

The Use of Language In RPG Scenarios

 Posted by on June 12, 2017  Filed as: Better Gameplay?  2 Responses »  Topic(s):
Jun 122017
 
The Use of Language In RPG Scenarios

Your party enters a tavern in the distant land they have spent weeks travelling to. The human fighter walks up to the innkeeper and asks about rooms. The innkeeper responds, but in a different language. The wizard steps forward and addresses the innkeeper in a number of different languages he has learned from traveling to other kingdoms. They find a common language, but because of [Read the article]

Jun 092017
 
Closeout Sale!  Get'em before they're gone!

We’ve had a great run, but it’s time for our store to come to a close. We have a few horses left (including some that we’ve never sold before, and their price was been slashed by 50% There are plenty of Exotic Mounts and Monster Minis (again, including things we’ve never sold before – like Gorillas!).  Also, I found a Unicorn!  Most of the Exotic [Read the article]

Jun 082017
 
When is a Pair of Scissors a Dagger?

A longsword does a d8, right? A greataxe does a d12, a dagger does a d4, and longbows can fire arrows accurately at a distance of 100 feet. That’s just how it is. Using the default D&D weapon chart, at least. Really, though, why does a slashing and piercing weapon that does a d4 need to be a dagger? Wouldn’t it be just as reasonable [Read the article]

Jun 072017
 
Write a Plot-Seed, Earn $5 DriveThruRPG Credit!

Want to win $5 worth of roleplaying game stuff from DriveThruRPG? It’s easy! All you have to do is write a one-paragraph plot-seed. Stuffer Shack will soon be publishing its first product, Truly Terrifying Vampires. It’s an awesome guide for creating the types of vampires that have inspired terror over the last few thousand years (not the charismatic and cerebral Dracula types of today). The [Read the article]

More on Equipment: Following Up Conversations

 Posted by on June 5, 2017  Filed as: Editorial  No Responses »  Topic(s):
Jun 052017
 
More on Equipment: Following Up Conversations

I didn’t know how the tracking of a character’s equipment was affecting the roleplaying games people were playing. My article, Do You Have That On Your Character Sheet, generated a number of comments and discussions. There are different ways of handling the equipment issue: some game masters (GMs) are strict about how items are recorded while others are more fluid with their game (and, by-the-way, [Read the article]

Why I love Savage…

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May 292017
 
Why I love Savage...

Not too long ago, the player characters went up against Paramour, a cyber-assassin that outclassed them in every way. She had been a thorn in their side for several weeks, and they finally took the bait. This was a fight in which the players knew that I would not be pulling any punches. To start it off, they shot a grenade that she was holding [Read the article]

May 222017
 
Class-Based Thoughts on Different Types of Dwarves

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: