Coming back to procedural generation in D&D

I started playing Dwarf Fortress again recently, partly inspired by the videos produced by Kruggsmash. He does a wonderful job of extracting the story from a fortress, illustrating it in a cartoonish way, and pulling out a narrative. But a lot of that narrative comes from the game systems, influenced by player actions, through procedural generation. That … Continue reading Coming back to procedural generation in D&D

Dungeon of the Mad Mage lead-in alternatives

Despite the way Wizards of the Coast has positioned them, I don't think that Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage really pair together very well. One is an urban intrigue and investigation campaign, and the other is a chthonic megadungeon. These have very different tones and structures, and many players will … Continue reading Dungeon of the Mad Mage lead-in alternatives

Kickstarter: Nahual (Mexican Urban Fantasy)

I have scaled my Kickstarter activity way, way down over the last few years. But this one really grabbed my attention and I felt the need to back it: Nahual. (For clarity, I have no association with this project or its creators.) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1971035968/nahual-a-tabletop-rpg-of-mexican-urban-fantasy/description Nahual  is a tabletop roleplaying game of Mexican urban fantasy. In Nahual you  play as … Continue reading Kickstarter: Nahual (Mexican Urban Fantasy)

The secret to a fun roleplaying character

At some point, you've probably seen the cliched "brooding loner" character: hooded, sitting by themselves, maybe toying with a weapon. They're a strong independent adventurer with a dark past and a tortured psyche. When you look at them, you get a sullen glare in response. This character ends up not working, even when you try … Continue reading The secret to a fun roleplaying character

Adventure in the dark land of Krevborna!

Once a country of picturesque villages, deep forests, and sublime mountain ranges, Krevborna is now preyed upon by werebeasts, witches, malicious fey, fiends, and the undead. The goal of adventures set in Krevborna is for the players' characters to find ways to fight back against the evil that taints the land. Someone must light a … Continue reading Adventure in the dark land of Krevborna!