Tag: Setting Creation

Oct 21

Looming Deadline for the Oct ‘17 Warlock’s Journal Contest

  The Warlock’s Journal jumps from site to site, roughly every other month. October has brought a fresh host for the contest. Michael Christensen is the current host, over at Tiny Gork. The deadline for Michael’s contest is looming.   The topic for this round of the contest is a little different. For this month, Michael has …

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Oct 09

Updated: Building the Villa Catacombs

  In the previous Updated essay, I walked through the process of brainstorming the background to the catacombs beneath a villa. The next step was to look at all of the ratings we created together, and pick out those elements to include in the tombs. Working from the larger areas down to the catacombs themselves, …

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Oct 06

The Story Arc Campaign Structure

    My Tales of the Hero Wars campaign has been running strong for 200 sessions spread over at least seven years. In that time we played six story arcs which weave around the central plot of the setting. This layered campaign approach is different from the conventional linear campaign, which follows the same band …

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Oct 04

Launch of the October ‘17 Warlock’s Journal Contest

  The Warlock’s Journal jumps from site to site, roughly every other month. October has brought a fresh host for the contest. Michael Christensen is the current host, over at Tiny Gork.     The topic for this round of the contest is a little different. For this month, Michael has created an interesting image, …

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Oct 03

Updated: Brainstorming the Villa Catacombs

  This essay was originally written for the June 2014 RPG Blog Carnival hosted by Fitz at Moebius Adventures. Fitz described the Carnival topic as “What’s in the hole?”   Read a full list of my Blog Carnival essays here.   In this essay, I walk through the initial process of creating an underground complex …

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