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…

Zhilin Campaign Journal #12: Below the Sewers…

Amazingly we actually have another session scheduled for this week! And I have some fun things in mind for our stalwart band of Zhilin City Guards. Hopefully they will survive the encounters! But I have come up with a method, in a Little Spaces kind of way, for describing some unique elements of these sewer-related caverns…

What’s in the box?

Seems a simple question, right? “What’s in the box?” And yet, it can have so many answers – just ask Schrödinger’s cat! This post continues the strange vein I’ve been exploring for James Introcaso’s RPG Blog Carnival topic this month –“Homebrew Holiday Gifts”. Let’s take a simple three step process like I’ve used with the Little Spaces…

Day 5, The Basement Stairs: 31 Days of Halloween 2015

The next night, we started up the stairs. We were all tired of walking through the awful water covering the basement floor and the last two incidents had everyone on edge. Though we should begin to divide and conquer to cover more ground, nobody was prepared to leave the relative safety of the group to…

Lovecraftian Randomness: Aberrant Descriptions

If you have ever played in a horror game and asked questions like: Where did that tentacle come from? Are human eyes supposed to have vertical slits? Why does that guy have flippers for hands? That might be an indication that you’re playing somewhere near the weird world of H.P. Lovecraft. Like getting near the…

How To Fire Up Your Random Firing Neurons and Break that Writer’s Block!

According to a quick Google search, imagination is defined as the ability or action of forming new ideas, images, or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. It’s that part of your brain that gets creative. It’s taking those wild thoughts and seeing where they go down the rabbit hole. It’s forming an…

Infini-Troupe, 11-FEB-2015 – An Awkward Dinner Party

It seems these little explorations into the darkness of my muse are more than just characters, but characters and little bits of story as well. I like it! Today we have… Today’s Recipe: Mix and match from both Insta-NPCs #2: Quirks and Madness and Little Spaces: Fancy Meals Today’s Ingredients: “Walks on toes” and “Paranoia”…

Infini-Troupe, 10-FEB-2015 – The Haunting of Krieg House

Continuing the new effort I started yesterday, I thought I’d toss out another member of the infinite troupe of characters… Today’s Recipe: Mix and match from both Insta-NPCs #1: Motivation, Attitude, and Appearance and Little Spaces: Scary Basements Today’s Ingredients: Greed, Condescending, & Shaggy (IN1) and Touch, Taste, Print, Pinched, & Greasy (LS:SB) Today’s Setting:…

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