"E Is for Eccentricity". John Leighton, 19th Century. I recently started a new campaign of Electric Bastionland with friends. This is a sort of "science fantasy" game with OSR roots, though mostly unrecognizable from the Original D&D from which it ultimately started. More precisely, EB represents the latest iteration of Chris McDowall's game "Into the … Continue reading Into the Bastionland
In the penultimate session of the campaign, the hunters learn more about the approaching great evil - and their own connections to her.
In this week's session, we wrap up the mystery started the previous week and in fact an entire arc within the game. Plus, a beach scene!
Finally, the crew can catch their breath a little and process everything that's happening. But what they discover might concern them even more.
Troika! is a science fantasy OSR game with some really cool ideas in it. Several of them you could pull out and put in your own game even if you don't play Troika! per se. Here are four of them.
Nightmares and visions lead to a violent confrontation in a dark forest. Occult tomes, mysterious witches, and plenty of mimosas for everyone!
I'm thinking about a slight hack of Trophy Gold to change up Burdens. The gist of it all is that I want the adventurers to be trying to "push back darkness" - think hunting monsters, destroying profane summoning circles, etc. They each have their own secrets and aren't heroes, but the focus is on trying … Continue reading Thinking about Communities in Trophy Gold
I have been thinking on how to include Christian mythology (used in the sense of "sacred stories", not in the sense of "false stories"). I have an extremely complicated relationship with Christianity, certainly, but I also want to treat people's belief systems with respect. My thoughts very much do not turn in the direction of … Continue reading Christian Mythology in gaming
It took a bit, but we finally wrapped up "Necromancer's Gambit" from Tome of Mysteries. For sure, there are spoilers here. One of our players unfortunately couldn't make it due to real life considerations, so our group this time consisted of: Cordelia Miranova, the InitiateMiranda “Andi” Caruso, the Spell-slingerOphelia Graves, the Spooky We still referenced … Continue reading The M-Files: Session 3 Recap
After some reflection, I have decided to mark some posts private and thereby make them unavailable. In the interests of transparency, I want to document the reasons why. Photo by Pierre Bamin on Unsplash First, I have removed access to my list of free D&D 5e adventures. The traffic to that one post overwhelms everything … Continue reading Marking some posts private