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Literacy Specialties in Mythras
I want to apply the specialities concept to the Literacy skill in the Dawnlands (my Mythras iron-age central Asian-inflected setting), but without simply having it be a repeat of the specialities of the Language skill. A simple repeat of the same specialiti...
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Self-Plug: My Essay in Megadungeon #2
Courtney Campbell's Megadungeon #2 zine is out . I contributed an essay that's basically a cleaned-up and consolidated version of my blog posts on wandering monster tables and restocking dungeons that should be easier to follow and use. If you're looking fo...
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The Disruptors' Plans
One of the great mysteries left to referees to decide on in Luther Arkwright campaigns is what the larger master plan of the Disruptors is. This is partly because the source material doesn't specify it, and partly so you can make it whatever you want it to ...
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2018 Plans for Improvement
I find people often discuss campaigns they want to run, or games they want to play when they talk about their gaming plans for an upcoming year, so I thought I'd take a bit of a different tack. This is because in 2018 I want to be a player in more games, an...
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Reusing and Recursing Random Tables
I'm surprised people don't simply roll on random tables multiple times and then combine all of the results together when they're planning out dungeons or other adventure sites. Or maybe they do and simply don't talk about it much. As a low-prep referee who'...
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Character Creation and Skills Extension in Openquest
I'm working on an extensive redo of Openquest based on the SRD / Developer's Kit. The final version will incorporate all of my house rules and preferences within the system. I'm going to present a few pieces of it in this post. The first thing is a simple r...
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Abolishing Arguments
I like to play crunchy systems: Mythras, later D&D editions, Shadowrun, etc. I often play in groups where there are widely different levels of familarity and skill at using these systems. I also play in groups where individuals have widely different levels ...
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Some 3.5 Diviner Spell Ideas
A friend of mine is starting up an offline campaign using D&D 3.5, a system I haven't used for anything in nearly five years, but that I played from 2003-2009 pretty regularly, and only stopped playing completely in mid-2012. I'm going to be playing a divin...
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Considerations from Playtesting Feuerberg
I've been running a Feuerberg game since this summer (June or July, I can't remember) using Into the Depths , basically playtesting pieces of it and generating material as I go. It's a fun campaign and the players are great. That's also why I haven't been p...
Considerations from Playtesting Feuerberg
Considerations from Playtesting Feuerberg
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Into the Depths Revisions After Playtesting
I haven't yet rewritten Into the Depths nor asked my dear pal Chris Huth to remake the one-page version, but I have been playtesting it a lot this year via my Feuerberg campaign. I've been collecting player feedback, and noting my own feelings about things,...
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