Posts Tagged ‘Dungeons and Dragons’

PROLOGUE: THE BLUE BOX JOB

Posted on January 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

13 HAMMER 1491

Time Travel

Posted on January 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

The most convincing argument that time travel will never be possible is that certain events have transpired that time-travelers obviously would have wanted to prevent, if it were within their power. Since these events have not been prevented, it can be assumed that no one came back to prevent them because time travel isn’t possible. […]

Friends and Enemies

Posted on January 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

If you leave things to your players, their characters will live in a bubble. They’ll return to town with their loot, say they are buying this and that, and head back out to the dungeon. But that’s not how real life imaginary life works. Characters will interact with an awful lot of people, making friends […]

On the painting table … Rogue One

Posted on January 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Dungeons & Dragons – I’ve been working on this Rogue for a little while, with the coughing fits I was having it was nearly impossible to do detail work. I just need to get the face and edge highlights done and this will be on it’s way back to…

My Most Played Games of 2016

Posted on January 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

My Most Played Games of 2016

Every year I like to look back at my gaming habits. The theory is that even though its normal to look at the best games of the previous year (which I have done in both the Best Games of 2016 and our latest podcast episode) it’s also good to look back at the games I’ve been playing the most, the theory being that it keeps track of my gaming tastes and shows which games have truly shone through.
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SESSION ZERO: LIFE ON A PIRATE SHIP

Posted on January 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Legend of Grimrock

Posted on January 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

With the popularity of MMO RPGs, it is increasingly difficult to find a good single-player game. But a number of years ago, I discovered this amazing exception. Produced by Almost Human Games, released in December 2012, LoG is a 3D grid-based dungeon crawler reminiscent of Dungeon Master and similar games from the 80s, but with […]

Deviant Spells

Posted on January 14th, 2017 under . Posted by

Higgs Bozon particle, Enstein-Rozen bridge, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Halley’s comet… when a significant discovery is made, it is often named after the person or persons who made the discovery. Wouldn’t the development of a new spell be accompanied by the same honor? Leomund, Tensor, Mordenkainen — just to mention a few — are forever immortalized […]

Player Spellbooks

Posted on January 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

The Player’s Handbook, from every edition of d&d, has contained a list of spells, both for wizards and clerics, as well as a complete listing of each of those spells. Naturally, I couldn’t leave well enough alone. For many years, I have used something a bit different. Do you remember when you first started playing […]

Time To Start Thinking About Monsters

Posted on January 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

The holidays are over. Relatives have gone home. Decorations are put away. Life has more or less returned to normal. Now it’s time to start thinking about monsters once again! I have been away for some time, partly due to illness, partly due to real life obligations. But I am feeling better now and ready […]

THE CHURCH OF CYRIC

Posted on January 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Murder, treachery, and deception

ZOLTAR’S COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO D&D

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Zoltar’s guide for D&D abbreviations and acronyms.

D&D Wizards!

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I do enjoy painting RPG miniatures. I’m always excited to see how the client wants their particular character painted to take in all their particular characteristics and personalisations that they have invested through their games in be reflected on the minature. This commission the client wanted to have one of […]

Role-Play Ramblings 2.3: Story Telling

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks about Story telling, He shares some of the pitfalls he has experienced as a GM and he talks about how writing fiction differs from writing an adventure. This is probably a topic I will come back to in the future, it’s one of those rare topic where you can […]

Role-Pay Ramblings 2.2: Planting Seeds

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks about planting seeds.  Which in this conversation is a combination of foreshadowing, note taking, listening and even closure. https://youtu.be/HO1knxpc7uc This is something that I think newer GM’S struggle with, but once it’s learned it is very rewarding.

BUNKER STORAGE ROOM

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Bunker Storage Room Map

Role-Play Ramblings 2.1 Note Taking

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

To start Season two of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks about the importance of note taking in an RPG.  He covers who should takes notes and  when some of the better times for taking them are.     I had a lot of fun filming this episode.  It took me a lot longer than I thought […]

MAP MONDAY: OLD DWARVEN MINE

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

A map of an old dwarf mine!

PORTAL BEASTS

Posted on January 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The Portal Beast

FIFTH EDITION AND GAME BLOAT

Posted on December 31st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Please WotC, avoid the GAME BLOAT for 5th edition!

SNEAK PEEK!

Posted on December 31st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Beginning outline of our upcoming Pirate storyline for D&D 5e

RAPPAN ATHUK: GRAVEYARD

Posted on December 26th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

The Sunken Graveyard Map

Cala Graycastle

Posted on December 25th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Who is Cala Graycastle?

BEWARE THE SAND TRAP!

Posted on December 18th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

What evil lurks just below the surface?

THE STONE BRIDGE

Posted on December 18th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

What is the Stone Bridge?