What are dimensions of character?

Welcome all again to the Scrolls of the Studious Sage! This time let’s take on creating characters. What are dimensions regarding character? Statistics can provide a base for character development but to get real depth or layers you need nuances, personality, mannerisms, and even flaws. All these things make a person unique and give characters…

31 Days of Halloween, Day 17

As we progress into the month, with only two weeks to go, I’m enjoying exploring some of the products I haven’t looked at for a while. One of my favorites is Brick by Brick: Doors and I was quickly able to use the worksheet to come up with: Purpose: Keep it out Purpose descriptor: Decoration…

Little Spaces Design: Traipsing Down the Horrid Hallways…

Why do we have so much trepidation about hallways in the movies? Is it the fact that they seem to be haunted in horror films? Or that sometimes they stretch to infinity when we know we should be reaching the end? Or running to the end of a hallway only to be presented with another…

Game Fodder: Describing Building Exteriors

Recently I started work on a different kind of project that required me to come up with creative descriptions of the outside of buildings. The work started off fine, but I found myself struggling to come up with a ton of them. So I figured I’d create a little tool to help me out. What…

Gruesome Terms: Body Dump

Occasionally a group of PCs will come across dead bodies while exploring ruins, dungeons, and other scenes. Coming up with terms to describe the dead can sometimes be a challenge if it’s a particularly gruesome scene, so here are a few words to ponder. Looking for a random term? Roll a die and use the…

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