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Thoughts & Things

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

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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 ...
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The Big Gamble – Adding gambling to an RPG

I’ve been playing a lot of Texas Hold ‘Em Poker lately, and wanting to add some casino games into a D&D campaign that I am running. I know there are guides out there for this and started doing research, and ...
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HeroQuest 2.0

Hasbro has been teasing us with a countdown for HeroQuest for a while now. So the news was released, and we are shown a crowd-funding effort with a $1M USD goal. It took a little time (less than a day), ...
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Questions with Some Answers

On today’s thoughts & things; I’m going to reach into the old question basket and draw out a few of those D&D questions, put on my Dungeon Master’s hat, and off-the-cuff, try to answer them. So here goes nothing. Oh. ...
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Betrayal at Mystery Mansion – Avalon Hill Games

I really do love the Betrayal of House on the Hill game, and we have had a lot of them come out recently: Betrayal Legacy, Betrayal at Baulder’s Gate, Betrayal expansion Widow’s Walk. All of these games are all sitting ...
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Star Frontiers / D&D 5e Conversion Complete

Many many years ago, I put these articles together for running Star Frontiers, and now I want to brush the dust them off and put them back into play. There were 6 parts in total that I had published here.  ...
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New Year’s Eve – 2018

It is New Year’s Eve, and I am playing games with my family today in Florida. This year is about to close very quickly, and I sit and reflect on the year, and what next year will bring. I am ...