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A Refereeing Rorschach Test

What the higgedy-heck is it with Scottish RPG publishers and their quixotic attempts to make a splash in the industry by debuting with hyper-weird RPG settings explored through basically traditional RPG formats? 1,707 more words

Tabletop RPGs

One Roll Bundle

So a while back the Bundle of Holding did a bundle dedicated to the One-Roll Engine, a system devised by Greg Stolze and deployed in a number of games. 3,863 more words

Tabletop RPGs

Encountered Critique

Encounter Critical hails from 2004, but it’s wearing retro-1970s fashions. Penned by S. John Ross but presented as a 1979 pamphlet produced by a local gaming club high in enthusiasm but short on talent, it’s specifically a parody of the design tastes of that era. 195 more words

Tabletop RPGs

D&D 5E in Ancient Greece: Greek Soldier

It would be ridiculous to try and out-do what Sean K. Reynolds has already brilliantly done for D&D 3.5 in The New Argonauts so at the start of every one of these posts I’m going to 1) thank him for making that supplement (thank you Sean!) and 2)  406 more words

Tabletop RPGs

Homebrew the Series: 02

Welcome back to my series about Homebrewing for tabletop role playing games!  As promised I’m going to talk about creating a world from scratch.  In this post I’ll be using the techniques to build a world that I discussed in the… 1,949 more words

Dungeons & Dragons

If You Want Something Done Right...

So I’ve decided that I want to tip my toes in the pool of tabletop RPG game design. It’s a deep pool, and wading in it is really intimidating. 479 more words

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Silliness of the Bard

Character classes in tabletop RPGs are interesting. We use them as archetypes, or as short hand for a particular trope we’re all assumed to be familiar with, and we use them as tools in a kit to create concepts of our own. 1,423 more words