Brick by Brick: Doors, Finding a Purpose

Every door and doorway serves a purpose, closing off one area from another but acting as a way to pass between those areas. So as we put a door on a wall, we have to ask why it’s there. Was it designed to be used once or very rarely? Was it intended to be used…

Game Fodder: Twenty (d20) Places to Find a Body

Sometimes bad things happen to people. We won’t discuss whether the people were good or bad themselves, but sometimes these things do happen. And someone will die as a result. The PCs may stumble upon the results of such an event at any time. If you’re looking for someplace for one of these bodies to…

Ten Ways to Introduce a NPC…

As GMs, we always have a cast of characters rotating around the PCs to help us tell the story, but sometimes it’s difficult to get NPCs into the story. Here are ten possible ways to do get your PCs to sit up and take notice… Have the NPC collapse just outside the party’s campsite. Send…

Setting Concept: The Veil

For as long as we can remember, there have always been myths and stories of magic and monsters. Some explain them away as ways to explore phenomena in the natural world or assuage the fears of the young and weak. Others know that stories are often based on the truth. They are the ones who…

One Spot #1: The Painted Man Is Now Available!

Welcome to The Painted Man… A great place to grab a drink, shoot the breeze, and relax for a while! The Painted Man himself may greet you at the door or the friendly barmaid may catch your eye and bring you a drink. Don’t forget to try the stew! Just don’t sit in the corner where mysterious…

One Spot #0: Hand’s Goods Is Now Available!

Welcome to Hand’s Goods… A place to find preowned items of all shapes and sizes, for a negotiable price. Mr. Hand isn’t the cheeriest of folk, but he’ll make sure you pay a fair price or get fair worth whatever you choose to sell. This is the first in a new series of short (2 page),…

RPG Blog Carnival: Life and Death in RPGs… – Pt. 2 – Death

So last time I focused on life and using a character’s childhood and key events to shape their skills and backgrounds. This time, I want to focus on death from a few angles. (You can read part 1 here and see the RPG Blog Carnival collection on Life and Death in RPGs here.) First, death…

RPG Blog Carnival: Life and Death in RPGs… – Pt. 1 – Life

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival topic is Life and Death in RPGs (see here for the kickoff article) and shockingly enough in the insanity of my last few weeks, I have some ideas to share… Let’s start with Life, and then we’ll work on Death in the next post. For me, “life” in RPGs is…

Looking for a Gaming Group… [Cross-post]

(I’m cross-posting this from my personal portal blog…) Do you live in Colorado Springs, CO? Do you have a gaming group? Or are you looking for one? I’m looking for a group that I can play tabletop roleplaying games with and possibly GM a campaign using the rules for Warrior, Rogue, and Mage in my…

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