The Problems With Alien Invasions

Do you want to know what the problem is with most alien invasions? They want something from us. It’s not like they’re Santa Claus, here to deliver wisdom and technology from the stars out of the goodness of their hearts… Nope. They’re here because we have something they want. I mean, I get it. Every…

Some Thoughts About Holy Knights for GMs

In this post I want to switch hats for a bit and think like a GM for a few minutes. So let’s say you have a Holy Knight in your campaign… what kinds of adventures might they have fun on? The Holy Knight is a new class coming soon to Mazes & Perils that combines…

Don’t Fence Me In

Last month we had a chunk of fence blow down in our back yard and we’re finally working on getting it repaired/replaced. Unfortunately it is going to take a couple of months because we’re not alone in needing a new fence, and our contractor is a good one so he’s overwhelmed with work. Sigh. (No,…

Past Lives: The Gift that Keeps on Giving…

Continuing in the vein of James Introcaso’s RPG Blog Carnival topic for this month – “Homebrew Holiday Gifts” – I had another weird thought. (It happens a lot, I assure you.) Past lives. It’s not one of those topics I see brought up much in RPGs, but one I think has an insane number of…

The Gift of Giving (Evil) – December RPG Blog Carnival

Today’s entry in the December RPG Blog Carnival from James Introcaso at the World Builders Blog goes into the darkness a little. A good friend of mine showed me this image and made the suggestion that perhaps I explore the angle of someone or something evil giving gifts for nefarious purposes. This actually came up…

12 Random Gifts for your PCs Out of the Blue

Continuing my more literal approach to the RPG Blog Carnival from James at the World Builder blog, I was pondering some of the more innocuous gifts that might be delivered to a PC’s doorstep. Sometimes gifts can simply be part of a local tradition or a thank you… but sometimes they can have a more…

Five Plots on the Fly – Some Thoughts

This week I was struck by a couple of ideas to explore in Moebius products… The first was a process for item generation and I’ll get to that in a while. But the second was much more useful I think for game prep… plot generation. It’s something that comes up frequently when playing RPGs. You…

This Train is Bound for Story… Part 1

Two things lately have had me thinking about trains in the context of telling stories at the game table. First, there’s the Zeitgeist adventure – Always on Time from EN Publishing and designer Jacob Driscoll. We’ve been playing the 4e version for a few sessions now and I have to say it’s been interesting to…

Phaedrus Friday: Adan the Mad Has Escaped!

It seems that Adan Talorn has escaped his father’s care and broken free of the asylum in Charis. The King and Queen have sent searchers in all directions, but rumor has it that even the gnomes are without word of his current whereabouts. The troubled boy has spoken of a “coming age of darkness” for…

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