RPG Blog Carnival, January 2020: Little Bits of Randomness

On New Years’ Day, Andrew Girdwood over at Geek Native kicked off a new RPG Blog Carnival all about random encounter tables. And one of the first things he said was that he didn’t always like them. And I can honestly kind of get that. The random tables of my youth (all 1e and 2e…

Adventurer, take this…

Sometimes the RPG Blog Carnival presents an opportunity I can’t pass up. This month, the folks at Rising Phoenix Games are hosting and the topic is… “Adventurer, take this…” And a few things immediately sprung to mind for Aliens & Asteroids. The first thing is inspired by our current A&A referee, Kae. She has done…

Things in the Dark Wrap-up – March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival

We kicked things off back on March 1st with a simple call for the RPG Blog Carnival, inviting the community to write about the “things” lurking in the dark. Maybe a creature. Maybe an encounter. Maybe an item. But whatever it was, shed a little light on it and share it with the world. After…

The Darkness Within (March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival)

In previous posts for this month’s carnival I have spoken about different manifestations of darkness. Creatures. Places where it exists. Some folks have spoken about how to banish it by bringing light. Others have spoken about introducing it to your players to change the mood. This time I want to talk about the darkness within…

Purpose for the Darkness (March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival)

Last time I offered a few ideas on a single dark room in the dungeon, but that got me thinking even further. What are the questions we should ask about those dark places to help inspire more thoughts about their denizens and the encounters our PCs might face in them? Even if we just take a…

Dark rooms in the dungeon (March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival)

Recently I saw some discussion about the idea of natural light in a dungeon, which I honestly thought was hilarious. Unless there’s some sort of natural lighting by way of lava, bio luminescence, or somebody or something living there, the darkness usually doesn’t defeat itself by producing light. The cave doesn’t care if it’s dark.…

Things in the Dark: Science Fiction Edition (March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival)

My head has been in the dark reaches of space for a while as I’ve been working on some materials for a WIP game — Aliens & Asteroids. Though it’s begun as a Mazes & Perils reskin, it’s definitely changing into something else. However, I digress… The void of space is a big place. And…

Things that go creep in the night!

How many people do adventures that involve creepers? This clip from a session goes with the RPG Blog Carnival topic this month about things that are hidden and in the dark. This article fits the theme and has a bit of humour involved. I decided that I would use another unique creature, which is actually quite…

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