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So hi everyone, I've been posting related stuff over on and on reddit for quite a while now, decided to move here with a brandnew handle, yay.

I'm GMing a face to face campaign of original in (germany) for almost three years now, interested in all things , but there's also quite a bit of and on my bookshelf πŸ˜‰

husband, father, family physician and boats enthusiast when not gaming.

Do you know of any rules set, that's published under Creative Commons license, but still basically compatible to OD&D?

Along the lines "you can't copyright gaming mechanics" such a thing should be legally possible. Or not? And who said that, anyway?

Does anyone know: could a single book be in part CC and in part OGL?

Would you know of any examples/precedents?

I'm currently re-reading AD&Ds (1e) Monster Manual. Two things stick out to me:

  • especially the entries about humanoids and giants don't just give bland stats, they in fact are rollable mini-settings.

  • clearly, humans are the most complex and most dangerous "monsters", huge numbers, all "hero types" have high hit dice very low armour classes, usually fast move on horseback and high probabilities for magic and magic items.

I like that! πŸ˜„

Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

Hey people of the great Fediverse :) - We are releasing a new project that you might find interesting (we worked a lot on) -

In essence we provide free alternatives to Youtube, Facebook, Google Search and the like. And we release today. We even have a live about it in a few hours -

Here's the list o what we provide:
  • Friendica with open registrations and we plan to keep it open forever
  • Nextcloud with 3GB storage + ability to add external storage; together with Only Office and a few other tools
  • Peertube with unlimited uploads (restricted to 2GB a day so we don't blow up the server) + Live + video conversion + a few plugins
  • SearX that we fine tuned to be as relevant as we could make it
  • Lufi to send files up to 3GB and 7 days storage
  • Etherpad with open access
  • Diagrams
  • RSS Bridge
  • Framadate
  • Libre QR
  • Invidious and Bibliogram
  • Our own Music player/services as a desktop alternative to Spotify
There are no ads, no data collection, no premium accounts. Purely free.

Would be great if you can share it - it is after all for everyone ;)

@heluecht @hypolite @tobias @Gargron @utzer @humanetech @LinuxLounge @steffen

Delta on running mass combat in classic

"My best experiences have been running things purely narratively without a board or map..." πŸ˜„

Adventure Lookup is a pretty good resource. I especially like to filter on environment and common monsters.

Anyone one the fediverse interested in #boatbuilding ? Please boost πŸ‘

... I think I need to focus on reflecting questions back in to the group. Especially with less experienced players a gaming session can easily degrade into multiple simultaneous one on one dialogs. What are your techniques to turn things back into a fruitful group conversation?

"never split the party" is not really a problem. The tough one is: "never split the group"!


Whew! Last nights session was tough on the GM ... torn between impartiality with respect to the player characters and wishing to give guidance to the players. Three clue rule is all well and good, sometimes you'd need three bill boards ... but halt! your being way to intentional right now! it's a sandbox game after all. If they don't get the clues, maybe they're not interested in where those clues might lead ... run with it ...


Thank you, @kensanata

Thank you, Jay Dragon whose text for the Wanderhome Quickstart inspired the words below.

Thanks, folks.


@kensanata @BradJMurray any ideas how to come up with sky colors for generated worlds? Are there any rules to derive sky color from primary class and atmosphere maybe? or just a random table?

Hello all! In the interest of finding out how the Fedi skews, I want to run another age poll. Please pick the decade that you fall in (there are two polls; if you don't belong in the first, you may belong in the second).

Boosts welcome and encouraged!

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