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How to run a Circus in Your Game

(Author’s note: One of my article readers suggested looking at Ravenloft’s Carnival, which I did, and expanded the article in certain places. Hopefully, you’ll like the expanded ideas contained herein) Circuses have been around forever as traveling entertainers of acrobats, ...
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What we can learn from the MegaMan Series

Author’s note: To get the most nostalgia out of this article, go to youtube and find your favorite megaman music to play while reading this article. Megaman is one of Capcom’s most iconic properties, having various games on the various ...
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Using Ships as a Dungeon, Part 3

Last time we examined ship purposes, ship based plots, and ship quirks. This time we’ll look at the different parts of the ship, a ship template, and water hazard examples. Ship Related Words Abaft: toward or at the stern of ...
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Ways to Use Ships as a Dungeon, Part 2

Last time we talked about ways a ship can be used as a dungeon. Let’s expand the topic and talk ship purposes, ship related plots, and ship quirks. Enjoy! Six Ship Purposes First, consider why the vessel was commissioned or ...
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Ways To Use Ships As A Dungeon Part 1

Ships as dungeons is an interesting challenge because they are mobile, limited in size, and waterborne. Expanding some definitions, however, can lead to a variety of possibilities you may not have thought of. 1. Redefine What A Ship Is A ...
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The Storm of Time

One moment we were in a raging storm that tossed our Brigantine about as if it were a nothing but a twig, hanging onto whatever we could find purchase on to avoid being swept overboard. The next moment we were ...
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Unlocking The Mysteries of The Ways

(Author’s note, just because this article repeatedly cites locations on the earth, does not necessarily mean that these concepts aren’t applicable to other campaign settings, or could not be a campaign setting in and of itself) The Ways are an ...
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Interesting types of pollution Part 1

Pollution is a real world occurrence that has serious consequences, both in terms of exposure to it, but in its effects on the air, land, water, and even magic of the world. Last time we discussed how to use pollution ...
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The Cold Gate Clan

(Author’s note: I know I promised more on pollution next time, but was wanting to give the topic a break. There will be another article on the topic at some later point, maybe even next week. In the interim, this ...
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Using Pollution in Your Game

“Pollution?” I can hear you asking “why should a real life trouble like that be an interesting hazard in a RPG game?” But if a DM plays it smartly, it can turn a hum-drum thing in the background into something ...