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As I'm scouring my blog for appropriate posts after recording an episode of my blogpost, these links are starting to turn into a "best of" collection on my blog. Weird!

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Β«And do not forget morale.
The morale system does a few things:
πŸ‘‰ Increases the likelihood of shorter combats
πŸ‘‰ Provides tactical options for players
πŸ‘‰ Increases the likelihood of recurring characters
πŸ‘‰ Resolves the immediate conflict but may leave open future conflict
πŸ‘‰ Highlights that not everyone is in it to the deathΒ»
From Stars Without Numbers, quoted by Take On Rules.

Brendan S says: Β«Apparently, Labyrinth Lord is the most game, at least in the consensual imagination. And Fate is the least.Β»

Doodling while fighting the high priest of Bhaal and his minions in Baldur's Gate, somewhere in the undercity.

English: role-playing game
German: Rollenspiel, ie role-game
Makes me wonder.

Richard G posted which starts with "Among the feats assigned to Sylvester II was the founding of a β€˜papal’ school of magic in eleventh-century Rome." and ends with "Was Jack Kirby a high magus of this syncretic order, following in the footsteps of Siegel and Shuster, presenting our age with divinities to forever keep the hermetic pressure up, preventing the fusion of the divine by making sure there would always be novel faces for Hermes to hide behind?" πŸ˜†β€‹ It's long!

New blog on my radar: Remixes and Revelations by Yami Bakura. Looks marvelous.
Perhaps I should feature blog recommendations every now and then! This one caught my eye because of the drawbacks on magic items: "Those who wear the Amulet of All-Speech who are not of royal blood, whether through birth, marriage or adoption will quickly suffer the Amulet's curse, and that is promotion. […] They will suffer a meteoric rise, then usually fall just as quickly."

Yesterday we had a RPG session with two new players. First things first: she already has Threema, he needs to install it, and then we all scan each other's IDs. One of the others players: "Hah, this is the keysigning party." This is the only sort of keysigning party I believe in.
#crpytography #threema


Someone put together this whole huge -inspired tabletop with a really nice, formatted 278-page core rulebook plus supplemental books! I don't know if I'd ever get enough friends together to actually play it, but man, it looks amazing! It's a shame they can't make money off it because of the IP...

Been listening to @Judd's podcast, Daydreaming about Dragons. He talks about character knowledge. Here's how I handle it:
β†’ If the player knows it, the character knows it, if they want to. That takes care of knowledge about everyday knowledge about monsters (orcs, trolls).
β†’ If everybody knows it in the setting, they know it.
β†’ If it belongs to your background, you know it. If you haven't picked a background, tell us about it and write it down, and then you know it.

Anne collected a ton of links to actual play reports people recommended online. In case you feel like reading some.
My personal favorite remains Planet Algol.

When I started this piece about racist tropes in Tolkien's orcs, I knew orcs were a racist stereotype. I didn't realize orcs were a stereotype OF ASIANS SPECIFICALLY. Orcs, Britons, and the Martial Race Myth, Part I: A Species Built for Racial Terror

Everyone using, thank you so much! We passed 100 users while I wasn't looking, and it's really exciting. I hope this is useful to everyoneβ€”right now it's just the bare minimum, but I want to make it more useful to you all, while keeping it as aggressively simple as I can. Don't hesitate to get in touch and let me know what I can do to improve it for you.

I am so happy about all the changes suggested by random reader BjΓΆrn who created issues and suggested changes to my house rules document via GitHub. A wonderful experience!

If you are in the market for a really nice piece of custom artwork, especially a custom avatar, do yourself a favor and commission one from @artisticfennec

Here is mine.

"Where to find me"

A nascent place to leave some breadcrumbs to the scattered points of light that make up your online existence.

On the positive side, I'm having fun using the Animoog app to play sounds, sampling them with the PO-33 K.O., and making jingles. πŸ˜ƒ

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