Brick by Brick: Doors is Now Available!

Every dungeon has doors. Each door has a story. More than that, every door offers a transition from one thing to the next. Some transitions are easy (no door at all or it’s unlocked). Some transitions are hard (locked or trapped). Some turn out to be dead ends (blocked or jammed). Do you ever find…

Brick by Brick: Doors, Finding a Purpose

Every door and doorway serves a purpose, closing off one area from another but acting as a way to pass between those areas. So as we put a door on a wall, we have to ask why it’s there. Was it designed to be used once or very rarely? Was it intended to be used…

Brick by Brick: Doors, An Example

Though I’m still working on the next One Spot, I also have a few other irons in the fire for Moebius Adventures. One of those is a series of products to help inspire more creative descriptions of common elements of dungeon and other encounter designs. The first of these will focus on doors. (This product…

More thoughts about Typography, or the tools used to create it…

Image by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com via Flickr Long title, I know… But basically I am wondering how we might take the small things, such as the method of writing, and use that in a game. And by “method” in this case, I’m thinking of the tools used to create the work. For example, were the letters painted onto…

RPG Blog Carnival: Teaching the Game…

In 1982, when I was just starting the 7th grade, I met up with a group of people who were playing Dungeons and Dragons. We played a lot over the next few years. And there were few boundaries. We took on Tiamat, the Queen of Dragons, and killed her just to take her loot. Yes,…

Dungeon Dressing – What’s a dungeon anyway?

When you see the term “Dungeon” – what comes to mind? I typically think of a few different things… The great TSR gaming magazine published for from 1986 to 2007. A board game published in 1975 by TSR to simulate some aspects of Dungeons & Dragons. A place where people were imprisoned or tortured. A…

Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly Fall 2009 Issue 11

Hi all! Along with many other folks, I had an opportunity to check out the Fall 2009 issue of Kobold Quarterly in October… And I’m just now getting back to writing up the review. But here I am! I have to admit that I’d only seen one other issue of the magazine a couple of…

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