Roll-Your-Own-Adventure (Adventure Outline Maker – Sci-Fi Edition – from Ennead Games)

If you’ve read any posts here at the Moebius blog, you know I like random tables. I like making them. I like rolling on them. And I used them all the time to help me come up with ideas, flesh them out, and add what Vince calls “the Fitz touch.” Another friend in the RPG…

Random Plots for your Gaming Pleasure

Over the last year, I’ve slipped away from the random generator roots that Moebius Adventures was famous for in the first couple of years we were back in business. Though adventures, classes, and games are awesome, I’d like to get back to offering a bit more randomness here on the website every so often. Here…

Memorials to the Fallen

Memorial Day in the United States is all about remembering those who fell in the line of duty while serving in the US Armed Forces. To have such brave volunteers fighting for our interests around the world is a privilege and we must never forget their sacrifices. We are lucky to have such a group…

Let’s Start Telling The Future

As Shakespeare says in the Tempest, “what’s past is prologue” and what to come is for us to discover. Well, at the game table we like to know a little something about what’s on the horizon for our characters. Sure, the outcome will be uncertain, but we can place a few guideposts here and there…

The Wandering Tomb Table

What? A “wandering” tomb?? What the heck is that? Hold on a second there. Let me explain. In medieval times, especially during times of war, marauding groups would charge across the countryside and die in numerous ways. Battle. Starvation. Disease. Natural disaster. Or simply not stopping to ask for directions. A great leader of the…

Naming the Nameless

We all know that names have power. As GMs, we leverage names to invoke feelings of dread, comfort, and security… A few examples… Ravenloft evokes images of dark, Poe- or Lovecraft-inspired evils. The Forgotten Realms evokes the ideal of a storyteller’s paradise, full of places to discover and explore with a history. And the Shire……

Who’s your Daddy? (Generating NPC Families)

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I’d come up with some way to figure out not only a NPC’s (or PC)’s father or their entire family. So Happy Father’s Day to all you gaming Dads! You rock! Long ago and far away there was the “Other Random Character Generation Elements” section in the Moebius…

What’s in that shiny box?

Though most of my articles deal with generating ideas for encounters, NPC, or place descriptions, I’m thinking this approach could also be used to help create some unique treasure parcels for our heroes to find. Things beyond the traditional “bag ‘o’ gold” and “big heavy chest.” So let’s start with sizing our box (roll a…

10 Hooks For Things in the Dark

As I continue work on the Big Book of Little Spaces: Haunts, I’m constantly coming up with new examples for plot hooks, events, and encounters… Here are ten I came up with over the weekend based on the elements list in Little Spaces: Scary Basements and expanded lists of sensory descriptors. Though you can’t see into the…

Sunday Miscellany

Amazingly I had a little time to do some things with the site over the weekend… I realized that all the random generators were broken after the site redesign, so that’s been fixed. Sorry about that! I added two new random generators to the mix. Little Spaces: Abandoned Places and LPC Fantasy Names I. They’re not the…

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