Last week, I was reading the excellent Sea of Stars blog and he posted a mini-bandit gang post. Suddenly I remembered that I started on a book about gangs myself but that I dropped the product as my need for it waned. T[...] Read on >>
This was going to be a quick post about Eurovision and the way there seems to be an underlying game element to the voting system. But I realise a lot of people haven't seen it, still intend to watch it, and this post wou[...] Read on >>
My favourite fantasy setting would be that of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. I remember discovering it when a friend ran a game of it at his house in my college days. Instead of the usual fighters, clerics, wizards and[...] Read on >>
I've recently engaged in moving my office into another room of the house, to allow my daughter to use the spare bedroom as a music room (drums take up a lot of space). In so doing, I had the opportunity to go through my [...] Read on >>
Shadow of the Executioner is my 29th contribution to my Patreon. This is a free form adventure. I present the place and situation, introduce the bad man and its up to the GM to use him within the situat[...] Read on >>
Hellfrost: Land of Fire is a supplement for Hellfrost, the desperately wintery fantasy setting published by Triple Ace Games. Over the course of three core books—a Gazetteer, a Player’s Guide, and a Bestiar[...] Read on >>
Link to Week 1Link to Week 2Link to Week 3P.S. I forgot to mention the Manticore. At the end of the fight with the Manticore the Druid casts deaths door to keep the Manticore from dying. After a brief negotiation the Man[...] Read on >>
Mechs Mechs are massive robotic machines piloted by sentient humanoids that are used for defense and war on many planets. The rules for mechs function much like combat for starships outlined in White Star, pg 48-52[...] Read on >>
Wednesday, May 20th is the official birthday of Zatanna.
(it is also Zatanna creator's Gardner Fox's birthday!)
Since we celebrated Stevie Nicks' birthday last night, lets keep the celebration of magical ladies going [...] Read on >>
My favourite all time mindbending chaos journey is back. I've had the chance to look at certain bits of it, and it's the same game I know and love, but with everything turned up to 11. It's full colour, and that's great [...] Read on >>
Welcome back to Friday Night Videos, where we wish a happy birthday to the White Witch herself, Stevie Nicks!
You don't have to know a lot about me to know that I LOVE Stevie Nicks. Tuesday May 26 is her birthday a[...] Read on >>
Not much to report this week other than a light collection of links for the week. I’m still adjusting to the new Day Job, and my non-profit Volunteer Job kicked into high gear this week as I prepare for a board mee[...] Read on >>
Wow. I don't think I have ever gotten so many in-depth answers. You guys out did yourselves. If oyu haven't had a chance check out all the comments. A lot of good stuff there. Thanks to ever[...] Read on >>
The latest "great debate" going around the OSR blogsphere is about innovation -- as in are OSR games and settings innovative enough and/or whether settings or rules should be the focus of innovation.I'm going to be a cu[...] Read on >>
As stated in previous posts, I have been working on my own RPG based on Swords and Wizardry. It not that I think the world needs another fantasy RPG but rather for a variety of reasons I want a rule book that combines my[...] Read on >>
I wrote a post long ago about this topic. And with Tyrants coming out I had to go over the subject again. I have recently been reading books of ancient history - most recently Plutarch's Fall of the Roman Republic which [...] Read on >>
Parallel to what I last posted, here's the setting one-sheet for my Neo Shinobi vendetta one-shot. I'm still thinking about how I want to condense the GoA stuff- I'll probably post that next week. This is a little dif[...] Read on >>
On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From December 2, 2009, Dungeon’s Master once again presents: Playing Against Type. When it comes to char[...] Read on >>
The following exchange was recorded in the Kingdom of the Open Waters, an undersea world populated by the Ichlyd peoples. Letter from Wheurr, Chief Advisor to Queen Anqua of the Open Waters: Your Majesty, For nearly a ce[...] Read on >>
I have been pretty busy this week. Have a few projects I HAVE to get off my plate.
So what do I do about it? Simple. I start writing a new campaign setting for White Star.
I am not ready to reveal what it is [...] Read on >>
Last month I indicated that I was drawing maps for Kabuki Kaiser’s next book – Castle Gargantua. The trick about …Continue reading →
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I got this.I haven't finished it yet. Is that because it's bad?No. It's dense.Let's unpack that for a second.The Aeskithetes (Ay-Skith-es-ts)
They have strong bodies that look like twisting melting wax.
They have slim w[...] Read on >>
James Introcaso and Round Table regulars
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There’s a nice review of Bayhaven over at Engaged Family Gaming. “Real life is filled with so many things that eat away at your time that it can be tough to come up with missions for the players, ways to link[...] Read on >>
We have lots of questions about "if you could only take one thing" somewhere and people answer them all the time. Today I want to put a different spin on it. Think back over your history of gaming. Think of all the games[...] Read on >>
Not much time for typing now, just taking a quick break from data analysis for a university course.The data I'm analysing is the cesspool known as Gamergate. I'm analysing it from a linguistic/pragmatic perspective to de[...] Read on >>
By Paco Garcia Jaen This is something that’s happened to me recently and it wasn’t a pleasant experience, so I thought I’d share some advice with you: When a player leaves a group temporarily and leave[...] Read on >>
The recently released official Earthdawn character sheet was not very well received by many fans. Well, experience shows that many fans prefer to design their own character sheets , as these then...[...] Read on >>
During my brief foray into scifi games in the 80s I had managed to create one thing, the FTL Lucifer.
The Lucifer was a Corvette class spaceship, small, light but deadly. The historical Corvette was also a class of sma[...] Read on >>
Earlier this week, I asked the members of the Legacies Facebook Group to select a theme for next year. The themes offered were "Oblivion", "Rebellion" and "Tyranny". They chose by a large margin to give me Rebellion. So[...] Read on >>
Just like the good old days, there's a debate flying around certain centers of the OSR blogosphere, and naturally I've got a thought or two. The debate is (yet again) about innovation in the OSR. Some people seem bound a[...] Read on >>
Works continues apace on the next issue of NOD, and I'm doing research for my Age of Heroes campaign idea, which will probably show up in NOD later this year. The late Neolithic and Chalcolithic are really fascinating, a[...] Read on >>
With the recent release of White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying and Petty Gods: Revised & Expanded Edition, I have noticed some complaints about OSR blog posts about these games (on threads in RPG.net an[...] Read on >>
The recent release of the White Star RPG has started a discussion about settings and rules. Tenker weighs in with two posts, here and here, and there is some excellent comments attached to both. Even my friend Tim [...] Read on >>
+Erik Tenkar, the trouble maker over at his tavern region, posted a question based on a comment that +Michael S wrote in a response to a post about someone's critique of +James Spahn's very successful White Star (by the[...] Read on >>
Are we at the end? No, but closer than we were before.My primary amazement is that I've actually written and use all these procedures for cities. When did that happen?Today we look at class specific activities.FightersAr[...] Read on >>
I figured it was time for another tease of the (limited) number of new pieces of art that will appear in the Strange Stars gamebooks. This one is by Adam Moore, who Weird Adventures fans may remember from this great illu[...] Read on >>
"That's a lot of webs..." Nimble said very quietly."With some really thick strands." Allianora said equally as quietly."What are the chances it's all from just one spider?" Rathgar asked.Feris tried to swallow before ans[...] Read on >>
Just a quick heads-up: Due to a lengthy doctor’s appointment, I am left without enough time to get today’s article finished. I’ll try to get it finished tomorrow, but have another appointment then, so t[...] Read on >>