Monthly Archives: March 2019

Aesthetics of Play and the Hook

Readers of the blog know that I like to think about how to use individual game elements in RPGs to serve the core aesthetics of play. In the past, I’ve addressed traps from this perspective and dived into Fellowship pacing, … Continue reading

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Pokemon 5e: The Mareep Herder

The group of Lana Town trainers continue toward the abandoned power plant. They plan to go around it and find the upper entrance to the Copper Mines, a common but dangerous shortcut to the capital city: Sessuh. There, they believe … Continue reading

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Primordial Frontier S5: The Admiral’s Map

Rathdar doesn’t hesitate to start shopping his grandfather’s map around, asking (in the name of Vardor, of course) if anyone knows the Admiral that Tiernan said made it. The admiral is well known and he is soon pointed to a … Continue reading

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Biweekly Item-Rebuffing Robe

Wondrous Item, rare (requires attunement) Once per round, when a melee attack made against you meets or exceeds your AC it must also meet or exceed 18 in order to hit. Whether the attack hits or not (but only if … Continue reading

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Haven: Lord of Fungus

On March 23rd, Roveert and Conan look for someone to return with them to the tomb where Conan was petrified the week before. With the equinox visitors not returned, and Randall enthralled with his studies of underdark plants, they get … Continue reading

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Envoy to Gilded Falls for the Equinox

On March 16th, the missionaries called to go among the Union of Schek, accompanied by Verdis, Agon, Rowan, and Dohasan (and others who might be interested in joining) set out toward Gilded Falls for the Union of Schek Equinox Festival. … Continue reading

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Playing with a Kid GM

(S, 5 years old) wanted to have a turn being the GM, so we gave her a try. She decided she wanted it to be Adventure Time themed, so (C) picked Finn, wife picked Jake, and I took Princess Bubble … Continue reading

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Raglan’s Journal 19

Bringing the wagons through the teleportation circle proved to be a very profitable tactic. Though a several guards were killed in the surprise of enemy forces arriving this way, we were able to revive most of them, and the caravan … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Rat Ghost

“We called him Rat Slayer Eric, but that was before he went nuts and killed all those folks and we had to put him down. Some folks swore they saw a rat spirit reveling in his death nearby when the … Continue reading

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Haven: Fungus and Stone

On March 16th, while the orcish speaking missionaries and a handful of adventurers set out toward Gilded Falls for the Vernal Equinox festival, three adventurers return to the lizardfolk tomb Rovert and Agon found the week before: Rovert (TrS): Level … Continue reading

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