Class Dive: What about that Fighting Man?

Next up in this series where I take a look at the main character classes is the Fighting Man. I was going to look at the Cleric, but decided I’d spread out the spellcasters a bit. Yes, I know that “Fighting Man” a bit of a sexist term. It was a point of contention when Vince…

Class Dive: What is a wizard, exactly?

This week I have the distinct pleasure of starting a new campaign and among the players, I have two who have not ever played a tabletop role-playing game before. Not since I taught my girls how to play D&D have I had new players at my table, so I’m excited to see how they do.…

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…

Pimp My Ride, Holy Knight Edition

So often as a knight, you may find yourself with a loyal steed to ride confidently into combat. Depending on your size, you’ll probably choose one of the many horses available in the lands you may find yourself adventuring across. In the Mazes & Perils Deluxe book, there are a few types you might find: Light…

Encounters Product Design Thoughts

Over the last week or so, I’ve been pondering how to expand on the Little Spaces product line by showing some of the ways those supplements could be used to help inspire different encounters. My article on “Expanding Little Spaces” offered a bit of method on how to do just that. But that just opened…

Expanding Little Spaces: Fancy Meals to Create Encounters

The Little Spaces series of products has been quite popular. These short inspiration generators offer a quick way to shake up the creative spirit and quickly come up with a few ideas in a specific context to write about. Though a few examples are provided in each product, I wanted to come up with a…

Ten Ways to Introduce a NPC…

As GMs, we always have a cast of characters rotating around the PCs to help us tell the story, but sometimes it’s difficult to get NPCs into the story. Here are ten possible ways to do get your PCs to sit up and take notice… Have the NPC collapse just outside the party’s campsite. Send…

RPG Blog Carnival: Life and Death in RPGs… – Pt. 1 – Life

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival topic is Life and Death in RPGs (see here for the kickoff article) and shockingly enough in the insanity of my last few weeks, I have some ideas to share… Let’s start with Life, and then we’ll work on Death in the next post. For me, “life” in RPGs is…

Book Review: D-Jumpers Volume #1: A Gate to Adventure from DVOID Systems

When Da’ Vane (Christina Freeman) dropped me a note about the first D-Jumpers product from DVOID Systems, I was definitely intrigued. Da’ Vane is another of the folks going through Yax & Johnn Four’s Gamer Lifestyle Project. She started in April 2010 and in six months has released a book with help from Ouroboros I (Sebastian . . . → Read More: Book Review: D-Jumpers Volume #1: A Gate to Adventure by Da’ Vane of DVOID Systems

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