Weekend Roundup

Howdy! We wrangled up all the stories that appeared this week on Tribality.com for you just in case you missed them.

  • World Building – Part 5: Geography
    Rookie world builder Shawn continues this series by focusing on geography and details such as maps, calendars, seasons and weather.
  • Shadow of the Demon Lord Kickstarter
    The Kickstarter for Robert J. Schwalb’s thrilling new tabletop role-playing game Shadow of the Demon Lord, a tabletop roleplaying game that blends elements of horror and fantasy with a slick new game system suitable for novice and experienced gamers.
  • Sci-Fi Technology Puzzles for Fantasy RPG Games
    “I like blending worlds in fantasy role-playing games using things from Wuxia, Star Frontiers, Wild West, and others, but doing that comes with certain difficulties. Especially, the difficulty with Science Fiction technology that the player’s characters do not understand, and how to best simulate that ignorance.”
  • The Druid Class – Part 6
    The conclusion to the series with a look at the D&D 5th Edition Druid.
  • 4 Unlikely Apocalypses for Your Game
    Ashort list of potential apocalypses to integrate into a game that will hopefully surprise, delight, or terrify everyone involved.
  • Aquatic Allies: Locathah for D&D 5th Edition
    “Although humanoid in shape, locathah are piscinoids and share little in appearance with land-based humanoid races. Locathah vary greatly in their scale color, size, and temperament. Females and males look very much alike whatever area of the ocean they come from, although the former can be recognized by two ochre stripes marking their egg sacs.”
  • System Agnostic: NPC Concept – The Cat Lady
    Follow-up to JM’s interview on the DM’s Block Podcast where they discussed the concept of a ‘crazy cat lady’ whose cats were actually dangerous beasts.
  • 6 Game Inspiring Fantasy/Sci-Fi Series
    What fantasy or science fiction series first got you hooked onto the genre? Which author or combination of writers are your favorite or at least have a special place on your bookshelf? When you play or run roleplaying games, how do your preferences in literature influence you?
  • The Art of Magic; Irezumi for 5th edition Alchemists
    “The Irezumi is an archetype for the Alchemist class and is one of eight traditions, including Metamoporhs, Poisoners, Artificers, Reanimators, Herbwardens, and more. You’ll need the core class presented in the original article and this to play the irezumi.”
  • Terrify Your Players in all the Right Ways!
    Award-Winning author and Tribality.com contributor, J.M. Perkins, guests on the lastest episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast talking about survivalism and horror in gaming.
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Shawn Ellsworth

Shawn is an author and co-founder of Tribality.com. He first got into tabletop RPGs through ninjas and then by playing a Kender in Dragonlance. Years later, he can be found running games in the Nentir Vale and his own Seas of Vodari campaign setting.