No, we’re not talking about Fate the RPG here, but rather the various threads I can pull on a bit like Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos (the Greek Fates) in the plot skein of my campaign.… Read More »Zhilin Campaign Journal #10: Threads of Fate
In the last post, the party had just discovered not only a dead body in the sewer, but a possible entrance to the world ‘Neath Zhilin. And that’s when the rain began… As half of… Read More »Zhilin Campaign Journal #9: Rising Water!
When we last left our group of new Zhilin City Guards, they were hanging out at the Cracked Mug tavern, owned by the now sheepish Celi who owes the party a debt of gratitude for… Read More »Zhilin Campaign Journal #8: Continuing the Adventure
We had another game session this week! Huzzah! Adulting and scheduling was a royal pain, but we eventually made it work– or so we thought. And yet, one of our players had to back out… Read More »Zhilin Campaign Journal #7: The Power of Ambiguity
Anybody used to playing older versions of D&D (pre-4e) is probably wondering what the heck an Insight check is. Imagine for a moment that your PC is interacting with a NPC and you want to… Read More »Revisiting the Past: Insight Checks in OSR
When I started playing D&D in 1982, we were young, naive, and enthusiastic. We took on every dungeon with glee and even fought a few major figures like Orcus and Tiamat as I recall. But… Read More »Revisiting the Past: The Old School Mindset and Roll-Playing