Wormholes in the Sky (Eclipses)

As this total solar eclipse darkens the sky over most of North America today and the next one isn’t for another 7 years, I thought it might be a good time to explore some ideas around eclipses in fantasy and science-fiction settings for RPGs. In our own world, there are many traditional myths and legends…

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…

Smite Evil! The Holy Knight is Here to Help!

It’s time for a new warrior in the battle against evil to come forth… Holy Knights are perfect for the job as able-bodied men and women taking up the cause for their divine patrons and driving back the darkness. The Holy Knight is the latest OSR-friendly class released into the wild for Mazes & Perils…

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…

Gates and Portals: Describe the Gate

This month, Tales of a GM has kicked off a fun topic for the RPG Blog Carnival… Gates and Portals. Whether you take them literally as physical gates and doors or abstractly as storytelling techniques, this is a subject that offers lots of room to explore. So today let’s take a look at a common…

An Exploration of Fantasy Backgrounds

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written any reviews at this site or any other for that matter, but recently my friend Chris Kentlea of Ennead Games granted me an early look at the new Backgrounds & Details Kit 2 – Fantasy Version┬áso I knew I had to do one… As a big…

Cults and Cultists: Teeth of the Dragon

This weekend I finished up Insta-NPCs #9: Cults and Cultists (available tomorrow – June 9!) and came up with a couple more cults to share. I’ll leave one as a surprise for the book, but wanted to talk about the “Teeth of the Dragon” because I think it’s kind of cool! Size: Gang (100 members)…

Infini-Troupe, 24-FEB-2015 – The Instruments of Our Destruction

So the last two articles have been about creating a single artist and a group of artists and seeing how plot and story might flow from those random elements using the Insta-NPCs #6: Shh… Artists at Work… product. But sometimes we don’t need to go that far. Sometimes we just need an item. A piece…

Infini-Troupe, 11-FEB-2015 – An Awkward Dinner Party

It seems these little explorations into the darkness of my muse are more than just characters, but characters and little bits of story as well. I like it! Today we have… Today’s Recipe: Mix and match from both Insta-NPCs #2: Quirks and Madness and Little Spaces: Fancy Meals Today’s Ingredients: “Walks on toes” and “Paranoia”…

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