Sep 18

Reading Around: Wonders & Marvels

Introducing Reading Around In a recent episode of the superb Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff podcast, the erudite Ken Hite stated that all GMs should be reading history. Undoubtedly, every GM needs to read around their genre, and perhaps further afield, to cross-pollinate their game with fresh ideas. To help you achieve this, I …

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Sep 17

Prep in Progress; Chapter 38, Part 1

  The Prep in Progress entries are short summaries of my prep for my on-going campaign The Tales of the Hero Wars.   Once again, I was happy with the HeroQuest 2 Session on Saturday. We had less than the normal amount of time to play, as I needed to run through the basics of the …

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Sep 13

Rules Widgets

  A framework for seamlessly introducing House Rules   House Rules Everybody’s doing it House Rules, we all have them. I suspect that most, if not all, GMs apply one or more House Rules to their game. The next iteration of D&D is heading towards making the entire rules something of a selection box, for …

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Sep 12

Prep in Progress; Chapter 37, Part 2

  The Prep in Progress entries are short summaries of my prep for my on-going campaign The Tales of the Hero Wars.   As the weekend approaches, then the requirement to have enough prep to run the game increases. There are a couple of potential encounters readied, but then we have the long-awaited arrival at …

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Sep 11

Warlock’s Journal Contest

  Here is another cool contest for you. Matthew Pauze at Warlock’s Sanctum Games is running a systemless design contest. Full details are available on the Contest Page, but the basics are these; Minimum 250 words Systemless content, but you can include stats if you wish, although I assume that these will NOT count towards …

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