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Chris C.
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Adventure Sound Bites
From this evening's Majestic Wilderlands D&D 5e game... "We liberated the town. By which I mean, we killed everyone indiscriminately and burned the place to the ground." "Green dragons – those are just copper dragons that have oxidized, right?" [Entering th...
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Hilarious! Gotta love a game where the second rule is always "no burning anything to the ground."
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The X-Y of XP
Tenkar's through-provoking post on XP bonuses did it's job and got my brain going. There are two major factors that affect how fast and how far people advance in proficiency with any given skill set. These are natural talent, and practice. Natural talent is...
Tenkar's through-provoking post on XP bonuses did it's job and got my brain going. There are two major factors that affect how fast and how far people advance in proficiency with any given skill set. These are natural talent,...
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Today I commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo by playing a small Waterloo-themed game. Very appropriately, we had torrential rain last night, which finally gave way early this morning. Once the ground h...
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Thanks for the kind words -- I'm hoping to get in some more games this summer. 
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A little off topic...
In fact totally off topic. A sad but fairly true commentary on my profession. A little exaggerated, but not by much. "So you want to get a Ph.D. in the humanities..." "Nine years later..."
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Adventure Sound Bites
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the blogosphere. Here are two weeks' worth of adventure sound bites from the Monday Night Ubergoobers. From last week: A: "How did Leshar [ a lizard-man PC ] escape from the gladiator pits?" B: "He pretended...
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The Well-Dressed Sorceror
A spring collection of robes for the style-conscious magic-user. Argyle's Robe of Bundling : a +1 robe of protection that allows the wearer to bundle, at will, any sack, pack, or loose roll of gatherable objects into a portable packet, held together by a co...
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Three Taverns
Browsing the blogosphere yesterday bounced me back to an old post by Zak S called " How I Want to Hear About Your Setting ." I find Zak's idea of defining a setting and its various elements through strictly useful information (tables, rules, etc.), rather t...
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Today I commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo by playing a small Waterloo-themed game. Very appropriately, we had torrential rain last night, which finally gave way early this morning. Once the ground h...
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Awesome!
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The models are all based, so I'm all set for tomorrow's small Waterloo bicentennial game. I'm using Scenario 4 from One-Hour Wargames, "Take the High Ground." It will be a fictitious, localized part of the French attack ...
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Awesome! I look forward to reading the battle report.
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Simple Weather Table
Just futzing around with a simple weather table to give temperature, precipitation, lightning and wind all with a single d100 roll, coupled with a d4 roll for duration in days. The idea was to create periods of weather with minimal dice rolls allowing a GM ...
Just futzing around with a simple weather table to give temperature, precipitation, lightning and wind all with a single d100 roll, coupled with a d4 roll for duration in days. The idea was to create periods of weather with m...
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That's a nice variant. I drafted my table thinking of it as before-game prep (I plot out weather on a campaign calendar in advance), but your method could be more practical at the table, I think. Since your version is more compact, you wouldn't need an entire extra sheet of paper floating around just for weather.
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6MMRPC Week 4
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Not too much done with miniatures, but I did get some more cavern floor tile pieces done. After finishing painting the new tiles I sprayed t

destination unknown: Finn's Golden Sword of Battle
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Available for about $25 in many comic book stores, this plastic replica of Finn's Golden Sword of Battle from the cartoon Adventure Time, is

Security Through Oldschoolity
rolesrules.blogspot.com

Recent discussions started by Kiel and continued on G+ have got me thinking about why completely separating an adventure's text from its map

XP bonuses, disadvantages, and gaming on hard mode
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Erik Tenkar was wondering about reversing the old-school D&D approach of giving earned XP bonuses for high stats. Have a high STR as a fight

Majestic Wilderlands - Marcus the Training Pell
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We begin where we left off, about to get into a fight with "the glasstaff" as well as Herone (connected to the dragon Pan Calderax, which ca

From the Sorcerer's Skull: Azurthite Bestiary: Deodand, Gleimous
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The lucifugal monsters called deodands are a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of Subazurth. The Gleimous variety may well be th

From the Sorcerer's Skull: Strange and Savage Stars
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Over at the Wrathofzombie's blog, Mike the wrathful zombie himself has posted what I hope are the first in a series of posts adapting Strang

From the Sorcerer's Skull: Strange Stars Character Types in SWN
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The three broad sophont types in Strange Stars (see the setting book, on sale now) adapt fairly easily to Stars Without Number: Biologics: T

Tome of Tomes
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Here's the second volume from my newly-Patreon'd Tome of Tome series. Again, thanks to all my Patreons for allowing me to dedicate the time

From the Sorcerer's Skull: More Entries From the Catalog of Worlds
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BEDLAM (Pandemonium) Type: Metaphysical Reality: Highly Mutable, psychomorphic. Dominant Lifeform: ? Description: A roiling, colorful manifo

Team GMing
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So our gaming group has had a few end-of-session conversations about doing some sort of team or collaborative GMing. I remembering trying a

Microscope and the Books of Bardo
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Back in the days of disco and feathered hair, sometime in spring of 1979, I happened to attend a small and very tame high school party. It w

d100 Dungeon Vice
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So a reader asked for a d100 monster sex club table which is kind of odd and some others when i mentioned it suggested such a table need not

From the Sorcerer's Skull: From the Catalog of Worlds
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ANIMAL WORLD Type: Physical Reality: Fixed, paraphysical (“cartoon physics”) Dominant Lifeform: Humanoids resembling Terran animals. Descrip

GM's Day/Gary Gygax Memorial Post
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I will not be posting a Hump-day Hildebrandt picture. This is the day, in 2008 that the community lost E. Gary Gygax Sr. Gary was one of the

From the Sorcerer's Skull: Alternate Worldcrawl
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One of the complaints against the standard D&D Planes is that, while conceptually interesting perhaps, its hard to know what to do with them

From the Sorcerer's Skull: Wild Wild West
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Wild Wild West was conceived as "James Bond on horseback." That was a just-about perfect genre combo for the 1965, and a damn good one for t

The Evil GM - AD&D 1e, Basic D&D and Marvel Super Heroes Charact...
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Jump on over and check out the Html based character creator for AD&D 1e from http://barnadesigns.com or you can check out the Basic D&D char

Fantasy City Sewer Generator
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Overpopulated metropolises require bizarre, busy and labyrinth underground sewage systems that invariable lead to caverns and long forgotten