Zhilin Campaign Journal #12: Below the Sewers…

Amazingly we actually have another session scheduled for this week! And I have some fun things in mind for our stalwart band of Zhilin City Guards. Hopefully they will survive the encounters! But I have come up with a method, in a Little Spaces kind of way, for describing some unique elements of these sewer-related caverns…

The Darkness Within (March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival)

In previous posts for this month’s carnival I have spoken about different manifestations of darkness. Creatures. Places where it exists. Some folks have spoken about how to banish it by bringing light. Others have spoken about introducing it to your players to change the mood. This time I want to talk about the darkness within…

Purpose for the Darkness (March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival)

Last time I offered a few ideas on a single dark room in the dungeon, but that got me thinking even further. What are the questions we should ask about those dark places to help inspire more thoughts about their denizens and the encounters our PCs might face in them? Even if we just take a…

The Treasure Hunter: What motivates them to do what they do?

I’m still hung up on this Treasure Hunter class for Mazes & Perils. Last time we talked about one way to create some possible plots around treasure. This time I want to talk a bit about what drives these characters (possibly) to do what they do. I suspect each is motivated in a slightly different…

The Treasure Hunter: But what is treasure, anyway?

As we begin work on our next new class for Mazes & Perils — the Treasure Hunter from Vince — I’ve begun doing a bit of brainstorming to see what exactly “Treasure” may be. I suspect that, like trash, it’s different for everybody. In role-playing games, we tend to focus on the treasure you can…

GV(Gaming Vitae): An Interesting Concept

So what is a Gaming Vitae or GV? A GV is just like a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, but of the games you have played or run over the years. This concept was created, by my knowledge, by Brian Fitzpatrick. (Fitz offered his own GV here.) It is something that some of us who…

Roll-Your-Own-Adventure (Adventure Outline Maker – Sci-Fi Edition – from Ennead Games)

If you’ve read any posts here at the Moebius blog, you know I like random tables. I like making them. I like rolling on them. And I used them all the time to help me come up with ideas, flesh them out, and add what Vince calls “the Fitz touch.” Another friend in the RPG…

Where to find the Vile Witch (RPG Blog Carnival – Garbage and Sewers)

The Vile Witch is at home in the muck and detritus that are the product of a civilized settlement. These creatures are marginalized and tossed away like the garbage they live in, lurking in the shadows and plotting ways to get their revenge. They like nothing more than to dirty up the clean and tidy…

Three Potions of Yore

When I think of potions, I think of the many “cure light wounds” potions my characters have quaffed over the last 25 years. More than I can count. Bumps and bruises? Potion. Broken bones? Potion. Death? Well, that’s a different potion. But recently I’ve wondered about the origins of some of those potions. So I…

The Serpent Queen

The old gods don’t rest well in the world of the Lost Age. Among those banished from the world during an earlier age is the Goddess, also known as the Serpent Queen. Long ago, in the age of monsters when men lived in fear, the Serpent Queen ruled her domain. Cruel. Fair. Protective over her…

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