Nov 23

Kickstarting Kids on Bikes

  As 2017 winds down, my Kickstarter habit has been absent. However, as a regular listener to the Misdirected Mark Podcast, this cannot last. Phil and Chris at the podcast are definitely on my gaming wavelength, making it even harder to resist their recommendations.   The latest project they found for me is Kids on …

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Nov 22

Tales of the Dice 135: Packing

    The Countdown to Dragonmeet continues   Sadly my pre-convention choices are a little more taxing. The list-making has begun, but there is more work to be down before the big day.   Might I see you there?   Issue 134, Planning, can be found here If you like Tales of the Dice, then you …

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Nov 22

Songs of Ulubrae: Chapter 31

  With Vivid Faces     Mid-afternoon, Marketday, Secret Week, Delve Season, 1017.   The Heroes spent the afternoon chatting amiably to a meeting of the Dwarven Ladies Tea Circle hosted by Tarsiqia Ternetus Aureus. Alongside a wide range of political gossip, they also discussed a few matters of interest to the Troll Embassy.   …

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Nov 21

A GM Reads: The Ice Schooner

  My revised reading challenge for 2017 is to focus on what a GM can take from the books I read. I lift out characters, events, creatures, plots or themes from each book. As a GM, you still need to read the book to gain the most benefit, but each review brings a few ideas …

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Nov 20

Updated: Random Narrative Dungeons

  I rarely use dungeons as the primary adventuring location for my story arcs. However, there remains space for an underground complex in a narrative game. If drama comes from conflict, then there is sure to be plenty of drama in a dungeon packed with antagonists.   Here is one method for a narrative GM …

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