Charisma: Reaction Adjustment

As part of my ongoing adventures and dealing with new players asking hard questions, one such stumbling point has come across that I’m sure many people have looked at quizzically. With no apparent mechanic to be found, large swaths of players summarily¬†assign their worst score to the most classic dump stat in the game. Please…

Removing THAC0

If there were one thing in particular that I could say is keeping people from joining my game, it would be the general combat system revolving around THAC0. When 3rd edition hit more years ago that I want to count, it killed THAC0, and the people rejoiced. Although I think in general the spirit of…

Unusual Dungeons: The Tower of Gamaldur

The RPG Blogger Alliance comes together each month with a random topic, hosted by one of the member sites. This month, Unusual Dungeons, hosted by Enderra. I truly enjoy the content found at RPGBA, dozens of the sites there I keep on my personal feed and read regularly. Collectively, they’re a constant source of inspiration…

Expanding the Spellcraft Proficiency

This comes as something of a follow up to a recent post where newly forged Wizards and their ilk need some sort of old man teaching them all the right moves until they “get” it. The idea that you’re going to spend a LOT of time learning wizardly things really delves into the territory of…

Phases of a Campaign

I’m interested in exploring what phases players go through over the course of a campaign. Blocking out these phases and putting a finger on the unique play styles each of them off and transitional periods inbetween. What overarching goals exist during these phases, and what sort of dangers are threatening and appropriate for good world…

Colleges, Cults, and Curmudgeony Wizards

Monday, at The Dragon’s Flagon, I was reminded of the old school spell lists. I love the OSR community so much, every day there’s always something to get my gears turning. Whether or not it’s productive is another issue. I haven’t put anything down solid, but it’s going on my project list. Wizards aren’t born,…

Shameless Kickstarter Plug

No, not for me, I may or may not be working on something, but it’s got plenty of time to grow before I even announce such a thing. Nay this shameless plug is for something I recently kicked…er, started? I have a penchant for the disturbing and depraved, to which @RafaelChandler is more than happy…

Class Overview

I’ve been doing some work on the Campaign Resources page as more of the classes are being specifically defined, but I wanted to get something out today that gives a brief 2-3 sentence overview of them. Several of the classes have been added as links to the google drive, and eventually I’ll get around to…

Massive Poison Crafting Chart

Hey all, if you’ve been waiting around for a post, I’m not here to disappoint this time. This is something that I’ve mentioned in the past I needed to get done, and finally I just bit down on the last few bits of it today. What you’ll find in the link is a chart with…

The Icy Embrace of Winter : Real-time Weather

This month, Nils Jeppe from Enderra.com is hosting the Blog Carnival for the RPG Blog Alliance. Our topic: The Icy Embrace of Winter. Being a pretty wide open topic, I can take this opportunity to go over how I deal with weather in my campaign world, and being that this year has been particularly brutal…