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…

31 Days of Halloween, Day 7

One more strange day of writing for Halloween… This time we entered the basement of a serial killer courtesy of Little Spaces: Scary Basements. And I have to admit that I was a little disturbed when I figured out what was in the jars my muse suggested based on the terms Taste, Glass, and Lumpy… It…

31 Days of Halloween, Day 3

Here we are at day 3 of my Halloween-themed challenge. Each day, I will write up a little vignette that can be used for your horror- or mystery-themed gaming session. This time it even seems a bit Doctor Who inspired, so it might fit into a modern or science fiction context or even a fantasy…

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…

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