It seems like not so long ago that I got done with the Monster Manual, and I've already reached another foundational work for D&D. While the Monster Manual is officially the first book released for Advanced D&a[...] Read on >>
The first (and with luck only) Release Candidate version of Microlite81 Complete is now available for download and comment. Microlite81 Complete is intended to be standard Microlite81 with more complete descriptions of s[...] Read on >>
Summer is winding down. So let's remember the best of this last Con season with some Zatanna cosplay!
Zatanna and her little friend by Mirian on DeviantArt
Magic Happens Zatanna by Mirian on DeviantArt
Zatanna [...] Read on >>
Source: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game 1st Ed. (1985), DC Heroes 2nd Ed. (1989), DC Universe RPG (2000), DC Adventures RPG (2011)Type: RPGsIf you're playing in Superman's world, i.e. Metropolis, your characters (which may i[...] Read on >>
I’m actually typing this intro up early, and had the comments (more or less) done as I found the links during the week. It feels good to be ahead of schedule. Tonight is game night. We’ll be doing board/card [...] Read on >>
A while back I put up a bunch of Iron Maiden videos.
I figured since they have a new video, album and tour coming up it was time for that Part 2.
They cool thing about Maiden having new material out is the number of [...] Read on >>
Board Enterprises has just released d1000 Pockets, as in What has it got in its ...Yep - You read that right - d1000. Actually there are over 1,100 items in the book. Why? Well, it is a random loot generator for when [...] Read on >>
Those who've been following the blog for a while know that I like to dabbling in making maps, as well as worldbuilding. There has been some cartographic work in earlier parts of this worldbuilding exercise (See Part 7), [...] Read on >>
I've been making LARP and Cosplay props for years, some of them have survived over time. Others have degraded, been consumed into new projects, lost, stolen,or just broken through use.It's time to start making some new p[...] Read on >>
In an attempt to make RPG characters mechanically unique, there was a trend in the early years to include lists of disadvantages you could take for your characters. The first game I came across that did this was GURPS i[...] Read on >>
We've been running Gryphons & Gramarye long enough now that I can see what is working and what isn't -- at least from what My players are telling me.Classes: All of the classes have now been used in play by at least [...] Read on >>
Star Wars carries a sense of fan ownership with it, and that ownership varies by the fan’s age and at what point they began watching the Star Wars Saga. I myself have a rosier view of Episode I than those older tha[...] Read on >>
OBS the owners of RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, and other gaming related storefronts has been hit with a major controversy over a product called Tournament of Rapists that has been labeled obscene by many. When I first saw[...] Read on >>
I'm going to start trying to produce off-the-top-of-my-head, not-well-thought-out campaign ideas on Fridays, from now until eternity (or until I stop, whichever comes first). Today ...THE TREES!A strange meteor falls fro[...] Read on >>
On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From February 13, 2012, Dungeon’s Master once again presents: DM Compensation. With another season [...] Read on >>
The fall con season is upon us, and two of my favorite conventions are just around the corner. Ohio's Con on the Cob will be held October 15-18 at its new digs in Brecksville. And Michigan's U-Con Gaming Convention will [...] Read on >>
What? I have a blog? Oh, holy sh- er, I mean, hi! Long time, no see! Sorry about that, dear reader(s?)! There's been a lot of life going on around here, and very little extra time and/or energy for gaming - much less fo[...] Read on >>
It is known that in the post-Hyperborean period that the Godhead now revered as the Sun Lord roamed the world conducting great feats. Achingly similar stories of his virile prowess and —the bullwhipping of the Unac[...] Read on >>
I want to thank Tori-B from Realms of Chirak for drawing my attention to this. I thought the project was trudging along "well enough". Pathfinder Online (PFO) wasn't taking the world by storm, but neither was it being ba[...] Read on >>
So I like to support smaller game companies or lines on Kickstarter and I like letting you all know about them.
In the end THIS is what it is all about.
My recent haul from the Amazing Adventures Kickstarter from Tr[...] Read on >>
Here is some of the out-of-game chatter the players have been saying about their characters for the last couple sittings:Starting with a question about the direction of Tankred's personality:Me: Kind of Lawful Neutral. I[...] Read on >>
Thank you to all who have expressed interest, we greatly appreciate your support and have come to agreements with Campaign Coins to have the medals created and designed by Daniel Solis. The medal is available in Gol[...] Read on >>
Originally conceived by the late, great Keith Herber, The Arkham Gazette is a magazine devoted to Lovecraft Country, that mouldering corner of New England home to old money, old prejudices, and ancient evils. I[...] Read on >>
Temples, churches and religious structures tend to both be large (because they are built with the help of a whole …Continue reading →[...] Read on >>
5e WNW - Session 22 of the weird new world campaign was played on Friday 8/28. We welcomed Julia this week as a starring member of the group, upgraded from the special guest star role she's been enjoying the last few mon[...] Read on >>
Mateo Diaz Torres has released his hopefully first compilation of material related to his old school D&D campaign, Pernicious Albion: A Thoroughly Pernicious Pamphlet. Don't let the title fool you. The setting may be[...] Read on >>
Sail away from Bastion and Deep Country and things start to break down. You'll long for those homelands where the sun's touch was warm, and the rain was cool. Where the stars were still and sunrise came every day. Where [...] Read on >>
James and Sam are back with a new episode of the Bonus Action podcast! In this episode they discuss the difference in spellcasting rules between classes. This is a part three in our look at spellcasting, following up epi[...] Read on >>
A lot of changes and improvements are coming to Inkwell Ideas! More details will be coming soon. Today we’re announcing our Patreon campaign. This will help us to continue to make improvements to our so[...] Read on >>
This weekend ends with Labor Day for all of us here in the United States, and so I figured I'd take today to wish you all a good weekend. For me, it's a weekend of work. Sunday and Monday are the primary move in days at [...] Read on >>
Hi everyone,Currently doing some basic prep work and Data and RL house keeping.So I have about 12 hours of audio to listen too. I hope I can speed it up to x2 in VLC to bring it down to just 6 hours. I have about 6 hours[...] Read on >>
We're starting to develop a fairly rich world. There are mingled cultures of people, distinct tensions in the form of gender politics and potential cultural politics, maps, ominous threats, hints toward what things actua[...] Read on >>
Leaving behind the Inquisitors and hunted peasantry, our yoriki continues their travels arriving at the justly famous Ki-Rin Shrine where they meet up with Otaku Akilah who comes bearing messages from Doji Akira (their s[...] Read on >>
I'm beginning the process of revising Blood & Treasure for release next year. This is primarily a task of getting in the errata, looking for things I and others might have missed, and refreshing the design. I want to[...] Read on >>
Welcome back to Class Struggles. Today I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of focusing on one class or product I wanted to focus on a general theme of classes.
The theme this time is halflings.
Lo[...] Read on >>
My PCVaervenshyael - Female Elf ProtagonistMy companionsTankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human MercenaryWilhelm Hechland - Human EngineerDoctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Barber Sur[...] Read on >>
Wow! I can't believe I made it this far. It took five and a half years, but I reached the 1,000 post benchmark! One thousand. The big one triple-O! Rants, comments, reports, announcements. From being a father of two, to [...] Read on >>
Last week the Play on Target podcast returned with renewed energy. We tackle "Improv vs. Prep." It isn't a battle for the ages, but we do wrestle with when & why to prep or wing-it. Also I think I only mentioned our [...] Read on >>
How do you work accents into your speech patterns for voicing NPCs? I have three techniques that I use repeatedly, and two general principles that I rely on continuously. Today’s article is going to look at these f[...] Read on >>
Back in April I took to the trail, planning on covering about 230 miles in a little over 2 weeks. It didn't quite end up like I'd planned. I started out so hopeful... The short of it is that I made it over half way, but [...] Read on >>
Last night we did character creation for the Shadowrun game I’m starting (Anniversary Edition, of course) and I was thrilled when one of the new players at the table said to me, “you are absurdly organized&rd[...] Read on >>
While Adam attends to our guests in the Green Room, I would like to take this time to introduce a very special surprise for the studio audience, and the viewers at home. Coming to you all the way from the Trailing Extens[...] Read on >>
My GenCon experience this year was in some was very different from previous years, in other ways much the same, and overall a wonderful time. As I think I tweeted during the con, "if you're not smiling at GenCon, yo[...] Read on >>
Yesterday Newbie DM posted a review of Inkwell Ideas’ Encounter Decks 3. Here are a couple of snippets: “…they cram a lot into a regular poker sized card, perhaps too much, but in essence you are getti[...] Read on >>
These will soon be jetting off to some lucky Patreon supporter, but here they are for everyone's enjoyment.[...] Read on >>
While on my vacation I did have a could of ideas of different ways to approach clerics. Nothing that would change there mechanics really, but changes to their "fiction" within D&D-like implied settings.A God for Ever[...] Read on >>
I'm running a workshop on the manufacture of Cosplay and LARP props as a part of a major comic and pop culture expo at the end of this month.I've been asked to design a promotional graphic for the workshop.Here's what I'[...] Read on >>
If Manbane is the distinct element in this setting that enhances biological regeneration in females and weakens it in males, why don't the males just get rid of it? Why don't they start a program of systematically stripp[...] Read on >>
I have been thinking about a lot of things recently, and one thing I kept thinking back to were a number of people who have greatly influenced and changed the way I write. I have been looking over old Living Greyhawk adv[...] Read on >>
Wizards of the Coast is pulling out the stops for it's new Rage of the Demons campaign and I have to admit I am rather excited about it myself.
There is a lot going on here. Including the new Out of Abyss book and Ra[...] Read on >>
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