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

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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:

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]