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Beyond the Character Sheet, P1

A character is not a series of disconnected stats and abilities. They are the culmination of their stats, abilities, gender, race, genetics, decisions, and life experiences. When building a character, one needs to consider how all the pieces fit together. ...
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Reasons Why a Site Might Be Abandoned P1

One of the classic D&D tropes is a party entering a dungeon. Such places are either abandoned, in the middle of nowhere, or, sometimes, under a bustling city, but forgotten. Sometimes, these sites don’t need many repairs to make them ...
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A Dozen Communication Methods to Add in Your Games

There are a variety of ways of communicating. All of them boil down to one word: Language. Of course, we all know about talking and writing. But this is the tip of the iceberg. In a fantasy setting, you also ...
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Creating a Futuristic Campaign Setting P2

When one thought of the future years ago, people envisioned flying cars, intergalactic space travel complete with aliens, and robots everywhere doing the types of things that the average joe didn’t want to do. Since then, the ideas of the ...
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“Shadow Pact” for the Endless Dark Patron

Riddle: It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. What is it? Answer: ...
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Creating a Pandemic for Your Game

With the COVID-19 pandemic continually in the news, I thought that it would be appropriate for us to look at how a worldwide pandemic might look like in a fantasy setting. Let’s define a pandemic as per Wikipedia: A pandemic ...
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New Player Character Race: “Dog”

Author’s note: This is a stab at making a tongue-in-cheek character race, but also trying to look at things realistically. New Playable Character Race: Dog Size: Tiny to medium 6” – 44” Speed: 20 – 50 ft, Dependent on breed. ...
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What Game Designers Can Learn from MMORPG Animes

There are quite a few VMMORPG (Virtual Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) animes out there. Each one of the games has its premise, world, and situations. A few notable examples are: SAO (Sword Art Online) In the year 2022, virtual ...
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Mysterious Mindflayer Machinations P1

The Mindflayer, or Illithid is a creature that is from the Far Realm, though some have posited that they are actually from the future. Regardless of the truth, they are a race that uses Spell Jamming to travel the Crystal ...
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Examining Big Hero 6: Character Origins for your games

Big Hero 6 is a movie released on November 7, 2014, from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film tells the story of a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain. It ...