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Rats of Tanglethorn Pt.4: The Duelist

Posted on July 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The ratlings, Afheesh (played by me) and Wufcor (played by Isis) stood in the front ranks of the city guard of the White Rose Well smart in their uniform green cloaks with obsidian leaf clasp. They were in formation to the northeast of the White Rose Well in the plaza before the White Rose Perfumery […]

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RPG War Mastery #5: The Tactical Disaster

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

A group of dirty, battle-beaten warriors surveys the smoking battlefield and its human wreckage. A ruined plane-scape littered with the corpses of soldiers, horses, and other unfortunate beasts, the soil turning into black mud as it mixes and congeals with their spilled blood. The war engines are shattered and the wagons destroyed. The remnants burning […]

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Rats of Tanglethorn Pt.3: Captain’s Bounty

Posted on June 28th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The ratlings, Afheesh (played by yours truly) and Wufcor (played by Isis) took a corner table at the rear of the Green Bottle Tavern. They had crept in unnoticed by the barkeep and trio of patrons. Pabst (played by Jenn) had ordered a glass of Assassin Vine Wine and a pitcher of ale. She chatted […]

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RPG War Mastery #4: Virtues of the Dragonrider

Posted on June 27th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Two armies face off across open grassland. The sun is high and the spearheads and polished helms of both sides glitter and glare brilliantly in the intense sunlight. The air taught with anticipation, every sweating man is on edge and a combination of fear and anxiousness causes the soldiers in their formations to sway out […]

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Hubpages Article: How to Write an RPG Adventure

Posted on June 20th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve written another Hubpages article: How to Write an RPG Adventure. It reveals the methods of writing and the structure of a typical fantasy RPG adventure. However, those familiar with my past articles can skip the “RPG Structure Primer&#…

RPG War Mastery #3: The Golem Army

Posted on June 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Imagine the earth shake as it stomps towards the enemy. The absolute pride and sureness of the mage-general behind it. And the utter terror of those poor sods standing in its way. They with only the steel in their hands to fend off the charging horde of giants shaped of clay, stone, and metal. Though […]

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Tabletop Meditations #20: Organized Flow Theory

Posted on June 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are several theories on how RPG’s function and what that may mean. The intention behind my RPG ludology and having a personal critical theory is practicality. It is handy for writing and during play, and as a framework in the designing of games. This is how I understand roleplaying games as a whole and […]

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RPG War Mastery #2: The Landscapes of War

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The clash of steel, the pulse of blood through arteries and onto the ground and snatching glory on the battlefield, the personal devastation realized when surveying the field of victory, roleplaying War. War can enhance a roleplaying game not just because of its opportunities for fantasy violence and power fantasies but because of its depth […]

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RPG War Mastery #1: Conducting Better Battles

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So let’s talk NPC Combat strategy. Whether small groups or full-on military units Non-Player Characters (NPCs) can benefit from better strategy. This so that they can present better challenges for players. Especially if Player Characters (PCs) tend to just barrel through their enemies with little trouble even when the challenges are supposedly on par. Typically, […]

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Rats of Tanglethorn Pt.2: The Green Well

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Afheesh the ratling quickling (played by me), Pabst the human duelist (played by Jenn), and Wufcor the ratling canny-jack (played by Isis) had been escorted by a contingent of city guard to an office near the White Rose Perfumery. The office was small, crowded with stacks of yellowed parchment sheets. Also scattered everywhere were small […]

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How to Write an RPG Actual Play Blog

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here is another Hubpages article from me, Robert A. Neri Jr. How to Write an RPG Actual Play Blog This article explicitly goes through my process for when I write my actual play blog entries. The blog entry that the article refers to for examples is The Dragonslayers Pt. II: The Day the Music Died. […]

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Rats of Tanglethorn Pt.1: Street Mercs

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The two small groups of gang members were facing off in the middle of the wide paved boulevard just outside of the Caskroom Tavern (#15 on the Map). It was a chill evening and the cobblestones pale and moist with fresh filth. Rag pickers, the occasional wagon, and the odds and ends of Tanglewood society […]

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Rats of Tanglethorn: Intro

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Since Game-Master Cris’ game turned out to be so lethal Isis, Jenn, and I had to generate new characters. I decided on a ratling male. We were still playing in an “evil” campaign in the Poisonwood city of Tanglethorn. I dubbed my new character the ratling Fourthborn Afheeshh the Nervous. He is a thorn runner […]

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Tabletop Meditations #19: Murder Hoboes Inc.

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Your player group has just slaughtered an entire village for the hell of it, they kill every other NPC that has any words with them, and they loot every corpse. In fact, loot is just one excuse they use to participate in the slaughter of unfortunate NPCs. What you have on your hands is every […]

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Tabletop Meditations #18: Disease

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Player Characters (PCs) are traveling through a fetid, sweltering swamp. Halfway through their adventure the expedition begins to fall sick with fever. At first, just a few torchbearers were sick and then a few porters. Eventually almost the entire adventuring party is sick even a few PCs are ill. The danger made apparent before […]

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Posts Will Resume Weekly Basis

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Apologies, there is no regular post again this week. Regular Weekly Posts The regular weekly posts will return next week as my current projects are nearing completion. They should be done sometime next week. The Black Teeth adventure module should be finished sometime at the end of this month and ready to be published after […]

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Project News *Updated*

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There is some news concerning Ranger Games Publishing and upcoming projects but first… Sorry No Blog Entry This Week Either Well, there will be no regular entry this week. This is due to work on six articles, the module, and piecing the Dwarves project back together. Frankly, I bit off more than I can chew […]

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Project News

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There is some news concerning Ranger Games Publishing and upcoming projects but first… Sorry No Blog Entry This Week Well, there will be no regular entry this week. This is due to work on six articles, the module, and piecing the Dwarves project back together. Frankly, I bit off more than I can chew all […]

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Bizarre Beasties #11 – The Wolf-Bat

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

The Wolf-Bat, a fiendish beast resulting from the combination of a bat and a wolf. A new pregenerated monster for Dice & Glory that will definitely add a nasty surprise to any GM’s campaign. These murderous winged monsters are fresh from Hades. I wondered what this combination would present then I added the fiendish template. […]

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Bizarre Beasties #11 – The Wolf-Bat

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

The Wolf-Bat, a fiendish beast resulting from the combination of a bat and a wolf. A new pregenerated monster for Dice & Glory that will definitely add a nasty surprise to any GM’s campaign. These murderous winged monsters are fresh from Hades. I wondered what this combination would present then I added the fiendish template. […]

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Arvan Sale Extended ONE more week!

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

40% Off Sale on Arvan: Land of Dragons fantasy setting PDF’s on the OneBookShelf sites! Extended for 1 more week until Sat. March 10th! This sale will not be repeated this year, get yours at a discount while you can! And contractually I may not be able to repeat this deal longer than that! Arvan: […]

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Tabletop Meditations #17: The Lich

Posted on February 28th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whether it is at the head of an undead horde or a shadowy figure behind the scenes using monsters and people like chess pieces the undead wizard known as the lich is adept on and off the field. These undead wizards appear as mostly skeletal with only the scant, mummified remnants of flesh left hanging […]

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Tabletop Meditations #17: The Lich

Posted on February 28th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whether it is at the head of an undead horde or a shadowy figure behind the scenes using monsters and people like chess pieces the undead wizard known as the lich is adept on and off the field. These undead wizards appear as mostly skeletal with only the scant, mummified remnants of flesh left hanging […]

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Brain Drain and Arvan Sale!

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Sorry, no post this week due to brain drain. I’ve pretty much worked myself to exhaustion trying to write 6 articles, a weekly post, an adventure module, and prepping the material for the Dark Home setting all at once these past few weeks. As a result, I’ve pretty much drained my skull of ideas and […]

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Arvan: Land of Dragons Setting Sale

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

40% Off Sale on Arvan: Land of Dragons fantasy setting PDF’s on the OneBookShelf sites! Arvan: Land of Dragons is a high fantasy setting with the feel of gritty sword & sorcery. Set in an age of territorial expansion and the foundation of international trade. This world is rife with ancient caches from the Era […]

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