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Greyhawk – Underwater – Syrmyr

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend.   This week we delve into Syrmyr, a Sea Hag lair within White Fanged Bay, off ...
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Create a backstory that is good both for you and ...

Thumbnail image by Bill Zhang Have you ever had that kind of character that has a simple backstory whose problem gets solved in the first 3 sessions? Do you notice your DM having trouble thinking of a way to connect ...
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What’s in the Excavation Site

Excavation is an activity that mankind has done from ages past and will continue to do for many years in the future. In many cases, in an RPG, even if such activity is mentioned, it’s often glossed over and not ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Zulpar (Underdark)

On the World of Oerth, many stories are told of the lands of Greyhawk, the creatures and adventurers who inhabit these stories become legend. This week we delve into Zulpar, a lair of Illthid-Mind Flayers in the Underdark, beneath the ...
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3 minigames to add to your tavern

Thumbnail art by Vladimir Krisetskiy After visiting the magic shop and realizing that by combining all their gold pieces they were only 110gp away from a bag of holding, the party decided to try some luck in the tavern doing ...
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Other Considerations for Courtroom Drama

There are a wide variety of considerations when planning a courtroom drama for your game, being that it is in a fantasy setting. Some of these are obvious, but others not so much. These include race, taboos, and laws, the ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Djekul

This week we delve into the town of Djekul in the lands of Frost Barbarians, north east Greyhawk. Greyhawk is the original campaign world for Gary Gygax, with stories centring on the lands of Flanaess, the heroes and villains that ...
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Guide to creating memorable NPCs

Featured art by Ana Landin “You come seeking my help?”, says the large human figure in front of you, as he continues tu comb his hair. The ranger pauses for a second and nods “There is a strange and enormous ...
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Greyhawk Cities – Knurl

Greyhawk is the original campaign world for Gary Gygax, with stories centring on the lands of Flanaess, the heroes and villains that inhabit it. This week we delve into Knurl on the south side of the Bone March, north east ...
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Edition Wars Podcast

If you’ve been reading my articles here on Tribality for more than the last week or two, you probably know that I find a lot of interest in a historical perspective on game design and the decade-over-decade growth of rules. ...