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Thoughts & Things

Collection of tools, ideas, rules, research and other fun stuff we thought we share.

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The Cursed Cavern of Time – Wizard’s Tower

I’ve been working on this project for a while now. That means I’ve been procrastinating a lot. I have this adventure that I’ve been tweaking on and off and rewriting and adding and subtracting. So many edits that I’ve wandered ...
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Alea Publishing Group – Iconic Adventuring System

So I haven’t written about Alea Publihsing in many many years, so I did a quick read on their website. And to my surprise I found they had just completed a kickstarter this year in August. The Iconic Adventuring System ...
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The Difficulty of using Evil in your Game

As a game master/referee/dungeon master/storyteller, we are creating a story together with the players that is fun. Then we have to create something that will go against the player’s goals. Utilizing different antagonists to usurp their goals can be a ...
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One D&D – UA 2022 Character Origins playtest

This is exciting news. During the Wizards Presents 2022 we learned about One D&D. And with that, the first playtest document for One D&D is now out. Jeremy Crawford, Chris Perkins, and Ray Winninger lay the groundwork for the upcoming ...
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The One Ring – Free League Publishing – Review

The One Ring role-playing game is set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth 20 years after Bilbo went on an adventure and returned. If you’ve never read the Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings trilogy, they are not expensive. You can ...
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Gen Con Indy 2022 – August 4th – 7th

So, another year, another GEN CON. This year I will not be attending… again. It has now been a while since we have traveled to Indianapolis. I loved going through Cincinnati and picking up some Skyline Chili. Gathering in one ...
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2022 ENNIE Award Nominees Announced

Yesterday the ENNIE Award nominees were announced. This year we are again seeing less of the dominating forces like Wizards of the Coast and Paizo in past years (they may not have submitted?). From a cursory overview, I see familiar ...
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MÖRK BORG – Free Bare Bones Download

Everyone can now download and try out MÖRK BORG by John Nohr with the MÖRK BORG Bare Bones edition. The download link goes to a pay-what-you-want with two files; MÖRK BORG BARE BONES EDITION.pdf 742 kB (76 pages) MÖRK BORG ...
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The RPG Engine – Virtual Tabletop

The creators over at PolyDemons showed me a great digital tabletop that is 3D and allows for DM creation of great scenarios and NPCs. Also players have characters that are fully customizable. They are currently on patch 11 and there ...
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Building a town for your game

One of the first things that I did a long time ago was build a small village for my players. This was after we had played keep on the borderlands. It was rather simple with a few families. In the ...