A Random Start To Random Dungeon Design

Whether you go with analog randomizers such as physical dice or coins or their digital counterparts, I’ve been fascinated by the flexibility of the traditional random table. Ever since reading Appendix A: Random Dungeon Generation in the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide¬†way back in the early 1980s, I was hooked. And I didn’t really realize how…

Five Plots on the Fly – Some Thoughts

This week I was struck by a couple of ideas to explore in Moebius products… The first was a process for item generation and I’ll get to that in a while. But the second was much more useful I think for game prep… plot generation. It’s something that comes up frequently when playing RPGs. You…

Ten NPCs You Bump Into In A Crowded Tavern

So you have devised the perfect location, plot, or adventure for your next game session but need a cast of characters to make the setup complete. Your brain has other ideas however and is rebelling. Here’s a quick way to kick your creativity into high gear to describe somebody. Step 1: Roll a d6. On…

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