A Stroll Through the Medieval Market, Stall 7

Up to now in the Medieval Market from DramaScape we’ve focused entirely on foodstuff, pottery, and fabrics, but nothing particularly stabby or violent as far as products. Today we’ll take care of that by dealing with a weapons merchant… tools, axes, some warhammers, a few knives. Doesn’t look like any swords or polearms of any…

A Stroll Through the Medieval Market, Stall 2

Yesterday we started our stroll through the Medieval Market map from DramaScape with a visit to the potter’s stand. Today, we head over to the fish stall across from it… Who: Female Purpose: Seller Product: Fish (not rolled, chosen) Success: Qualified Failure Transport: Animal Cart State of Mind: Satisfied State of Completion: Not quite done…

31 Days of Halloween, Day 26

Today we continue our investigation of the Haunted Mansion (one of Heroic Maps’ Halloween offerings) and enter one of the other key rooms of the first floor… the dining room. Like the drawing room we focused on a couple of days ago, this is another important area on this level. Three doors and a stairwell…

Brick by Brick Design: You Are Here

While working on the upcoming Brick by Brick: Floors product (follow-up to Brick by Brick: Doors), I stumbled across a strange idea. If context is so important for everything in a game encounter, do we sometimes need some sort of inspiration to determine how the PCs have come to a particular place? Arriving at a…

Off the Map: True Grit

One night this week I had the opportunity to see the movie True Grit from the Coen Brothers and starring Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn, Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross, Matt Damon as LaBoeuf, Josh Brolin as Tom Chaney, and Barry Pepper as Lucky Ned Pepper. Though the Coens and I don’t always agree, this…

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