An Opening Salvo on Accessibility (March 2016 RPG Blog Carnival)

When I first saw that “Accessibility in Games” was going to be the March 2016 RPG Blog Carnival topic from Jacob Wood at Accessible Games, I knew I’d have to come up with some things to say. Why? Because I suspect I may come at it from a slightly different direction than other folks… And…

How do you inspire your players? RPG Blog Carnival – January 2016

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival topic is hosted by Johnn Four of Roleplaying Tips himself. He wants to know what we (as GMs I suspect) do to inspire our players to get excited to play each session. This is a tough one since I don’t GM a ton these days. Let’s take a look anyway……

Gates and Portals – Freestanding Gate of Atwulf

Another month begins and we have another fantastic topic to explore from the RPG Blog Carnival… Gates and Portals from Tales of a GM. Such a simple concept – a doorway into or out of a place. But doors can be amazing vehicles for story to creep in. In this post, I’m going to use…

What’s in the box?

Seems a simple question, right? “What’s in the box?” And yet, it can have so many answers – just ask Schrödinger’s cat! This post continues the strange vein I’ve been exploring for James Introcaso’s RPG Blog Carnival topic this month –“Homebrew Holiday Gifts”. Let’s take a simple three step process like I’ve used with the Little Spaces…

The Lands Beyond… (January 2015 RPG Blog Carnival -New Year, New World)

Nils over at Enderra has taken on the January 2015 RPG Blog Carnival with a great topic… A New Year, A New World. How do you run an exploratory campaign? What techniques do you use to create your worlds? Who is doing the exploring? Tons of great open-ended questions to inspire writers like yours truly…

Let’s Do the Twist (December 2014 RPG Blog Carnival)

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival is put on by Mike Bourke over at Campaign Mastery… The topic? “With a Twist” – surprises, plot twists, and the unexpected. So let’s see what my twisted brain comes up with… Honestly, the first thing that came to mind was the dance. Chubby Checker made “The Twist” popular in…

31 Days of Halloween, Day 29

With only 3 days left in the challenge, we’re down to 3 rooms (my count was off yesterday) on the first floor of the Haunted Mansion from Heroic Maps. Today’s room is on the front of the house and holds some intriguing clues to its part in the story. With two doors, one from the…

August Blog Carnival: Contemplating Devious Dungeons

As I begin to start looking through the 5th Edition D&D Player’s Handbook and have played through a bit of the 5th Edition Starter Set, I wonder at all the various dungeons being conceived for upcoming games. (Yes, I have 5e on the brain.) But more than that, what kinds of dungeons are there? I…

Round-up: What’s in the Hole? (June 2014 Blog Carnival)

As you might have noticed, June has ended, which means it’s now time to gather together all the cool posts that folks wrote for the “What’s in the Hole?” RPG Blog Carnival! And boy are there some cool ones! Monsters, maps, and much much more! In each case, be sure to not just stop at…

What’s in the Hole? 16 things to ponder

Though the “What’s in the Hole?” blog carnival is coming to an end in a few days, I wanted to toss one more article into the pot before I sum it all up next week… (By the way, there have been some FANTASTIC submissions, so keep ’em coming! I’m out of town over the weekend…

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