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…

Ten Wintry Tells to Start a Story

As we’ve crossed the Winter Solstice and I keep waiting for winter to begin in earnest here in beautiful Colorado, I’ve been pondering ways to work winter into any number of stories… Booted tracks in the deep snow leading off into the unknown… Strange snowy animal prints leading inside… A storm wind blows a note…

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Game Fodder: D10 Things Washed Up On Your Shores

There’s nothing PCs love more than a long walk on a deserted beach in full armor attacking something that just washed in from ocean, so why not give them a few things to spice up those sand-filled encounters? Use any of these ten things to entice your PCs to do more at the seashore… Torn…

Little Spaces Design: Abandoned Places

Our created worlds (mostly fantasy, with a smattering available in modern or futuristic settings as well) are full of strange little forgotten places. Whether it’s cans of gold coins buried during the California Gold Rush and found in someone’s back yard, a hidden shrine to some forgotten god, or a place of antiquity holding tightly…

Game Fodder: Five Odd Hooks

Though I’m still working on a number of product ideas, I try to get in a little free writing every day I can. The other day I came up with these five strange ideas that you may be able to leverage in your games… In the seaside town of Luro, a ghost has often been…

Expanding Little Spaces: Fancy Meals to Create Encounters

The Little Spaces series of products has been quite popular. These short inspiration generators offer a quick way to shake up the creative spirit and quickly come up with a few ideas in a specific context to write about. Though a few examples are provided in each product, I wanted to come up with a…

Ten People You Might Run Into In Front of The Painted Man

Whether you go drinking at noon, evening, or just before the sun comes up, odds are you won’t be drinking alone at The Painted Man. But who might you run into coming or going on the way in? Roll a d10 on the table below and then roll a d4. Even means walking in and…

Game Fodder: Five Lost Gods

In the mists of time, many deities have risen and fallen. Here are five gods and goddesses who have been lost to time… Will they return? 1. Sura – Goddess of Sand, destroyed in a battle with Caven, Ruler of Storms 2. Ban – God of Borders, presumed lost when the Kingdom of Aven was…

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