Working on spellbooks… today I finished the Book of Weaving (spider magic and the likes). Very traditional stuff for the OSR, to be honest. https://alexschroeder.ch/pdfs/spellcasters/Iauniel.pdf
OMG so so so so much truth.
How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows ...
"Diegetic & Non-diegetic as terms for RPGs. Now go forth and use them in conversation, it will make you sound clever and help explain your thoughts better."
«… consider a football game in which a character has the One-Handed Catch ability: Once per game they can make an amazing one-handed catch … No player, after making an amazing one-handed catch, thinks to themselves, “Wow! I won’t be able to do that again until the next game!”»
A nice blog post full of one-sentence reminders if you're going to write a RPG book.
“I've decided to put all of the Lulu print versions of the Advanced Adventures line on sale for 25% off at Lulu for the whole month. So now's the time to grab 'em, folks! Here's just a smattering of covers - there are now 43 in the entire line of 1e/OSRIC goodness! Discount Code: ONEFIVE gives you 15% more off.”
I’m still fascinated that publishing for 1e/OSRIC still is a thing.
A simple five-room dungeon for your next session! Download SVG: https://campaignwiki.org/text-mapper/gridmapper/random?seed=3251676595
(save as PDF using Inkscape, for example)
Generate more random maps: https://campaignwiki.org/text-mapper
How to: https://campaignwiki.org/text-mapper/help
Draw your own using Gridmapper:https://campaignwiki.org/gridmapper
#gridmapper #textmapper #dungeon #map #rpg
Just found an old blog post of mine on how I handle skills in my games.
«I ask the player: do you think your character would know this? Is this something they have done in the past? If so, auto success and write it on you character sheet. So if a player says they know the weather because they grew up as fishers, fine. But next time I ask about finding water in a desert, it is more difficult to explain.»
"… what I am looking for in third-party artefacts I put on my game table is … This artefact is of comparable value to the home-made artefacts that are on the table with it. It’s not better or more important than them. (Even if it is better, and indeed that’s why I brought it to said table, I don’t want that to be obvious. I want it to snuggle in with the rest and to work its magic subtly.)"
Leonardo Da Vinci made some maps for your D&D campaign!
On the one hand, I'm as fascinated as @lskh by all the 2d6 mechanics surrounding me, from Traveller to Powered by the Apocalypse rules, and like a siren it's calling me. And when I look at Dave Arneson's table in Secrets of Blackmoor and see his friends and his daughter still playing, and also using just 2d6… And so:
Ahhh... and yet here I am, writing spells and spellbooks. 😆
Isn't this actually *the original* rpg dice mechanic? rather than the d20?
from the very first to the latest hype ;-)
"They're the post-apoc story of Chandi Choudary, a 16 year old member of the Church of Parkour. Chandi's lived a relatively sheltered life beneath the shattered moon, but all of that changes when a meteorite falls from the sky and into her possession."
I like the "Church of Parkour" bit!
“Dungeons & Deceptions: The First D&D Players Push Back On The Legend Of Gary Gygax;” https://kotaku.com/dungeons-deceptions-the-first-d-d-players-push-back-1837516834
We have an obsession with crediting one person as the genius, when reality is that most products are a social collaboration. And some things, well the stories become a blur and lost to time #DnD #rpg #ttrpg #tabletop
Bryce Lynch has a review site and he’s brutally honest and very peculiar in what he likes and what he doesn’t like. I happen to agree with it but it’s hard to extract it all from the reviews. Luckily, somebody else has: http://vanishingtower.blogspot.com/2019/08/into-dark-bryce-lynchs-adventure-design.html
The review site: http://tenfootpole.org/
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