- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 224 days ago
Drow: Ways to avoid backstory stereotypes.
Recently, the Drow have been all the rage! Everything from the expansion pack for Dungeons and Dragons Online to the Underdark and Menzoberranzan supplements, the blood red skull spider has been blazon on my facebook and all over the internet...
- Posted 231 days ago
How To Fall In Love With GMing Again + iPad App Review of Daily Notes
Write down your ideas when they come to you. This core GM tip gets repeated often in the Roleplaying Tips newsletter for good reason. If you do not record your ideas, they could get lost or...
- Posted 722 days ago
Top-Down Plug-in Game Design: The Perfect Recipe?
Click on the image to see a larger version As someone who writes about RPGs
- Posted 740 days ago
It’s Reality, Jim, but not As We Know It: St Barbara
Two of the most important skills that I added to the Hero System when I was writing my House Rules for my Champions campaign were Paranormal Physics and Paranormal Biology . The first explains how powers...
- Posted 747 days ago
On The Nature Of Flaws
Disclaimer: This article was prompted and inspired by my receipt of a free copy of Player’s Option: Flaws from 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, but it is largely based on my experience with the Hero System. 4...
- Posted 775 days ago
Zot! Zap! Crash! Character Conventions In Pulp (Continued)
A real thompson submaschine gun in a violin case This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grew so...
- Posted 810 days ago
‘Tis The Season: A Christmas Scenario
Christmas Tree by Enimal A few years ago I ran a Christmas-oriented scenario in my superhero campaign, and it was pretty successful on a number of fronts – so much so that I thought it worth...
- Posted 880 days ago
Johnn’s 2010 Year in Review
How high do you dream? Today I go over my 2010 goals to see how I graded. In part two, in an upcoming post, I talk about my 2011 goals and let you know what kind...
- Posted 883 days ago
We All Have Our Roles To Play: Personality Archetypes, Part 3
The Premise Archetypes for RPGs are usually defined either by the psychology of the character or the abilities of the character, but other classifications systems are possible. These can yield a different perspective, which can be...
- Posted 915 days ago
All This And Psionic Spam: Examining Psionics, Part 4 of 5
Last time out, I started examining the concept of The Internet as an analogy or metaphor for Psionics, especially telepathy – but ran out of time after looking at only 7 web phenomena of a planned...
- Posted 936 days ago