Category Archives: Resources

Extrinsic Game Costs

I like puzzles in my games. I’ve mentioned before, however, that they present a challenge of design for to their reliance on player ability and not so much character ability. In my previous post, I gave some tips based on … Continue reading

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The Pacing of Fear

I’ve been meaning to do some more writing on game design topics for Game Masters, having touched on aesthetics of play (specifically with traps) and negative possibility space in the past. One aspect of game design I’ve been focusing on … Continue reading

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Festival of the Migrant Released!

The Festival of the Migrant is now available for purchase on DriveThruRPG! It contains: 9 Unique Characters at the Festival 3 Festival-Related Quest Hooks 5 Festival Mini-Games (including a simple board game) 18 Wondrous Items 6 Mounted Feats Stat Blocks … Continue reading

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Running Puzzles

Puzzles are understandably controversial as tools in roleplaying games. Some people love puzzles, some people hate them. The more relevant dilemma is the extent to which puzzles are a staple of dungeon design and fantasy settings, while at the same … Continue reading

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Negative Possibility Space at the Table

I’ve recently described being a Game Master (specifically those of us who built our own world and write or own campaigns) as similar to being a game designer, a game designer whose resources are extremely limited, whose content only gets … Continue reading

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Whispers of the Dead

Early readers of this blog will know that I favor undead as a monster type, largely due to their psychological versatility. I also like that—even more so than still corpses—their mere presence and nature can go a long way to … Continue reading

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Why Traps?

The purpose of this post is to finish working through my thoughts on what purpose traps have in tabletop RPGs. I started the process with a rambling video a couple weeks ago, and this week I mean to say some … Continue reading

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Who Would Just Leave This Stuff

Who Would Just Leave This Stuff: Adding Flavorful Loot to a Well-Furnished World is a resource for Game Masters of all sorts of fantasy table top roleplaying games to add colorful loot into every nook and cranny of their worlds. … Continue reading

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