Tag: world-building

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The Earl of Lemongrab and Antagonists

“I have to use my sound sword now! It’s a sound sword!” -Lemongrab, Earl of Lemongrab The current ...
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Independence Day: Resurgence and Wasting Good Design

Zir’an can wait one more week. I absolutely must discuss Independence Day: Resurgence and how it represents the ...
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Popstar and Putting a Good Twist on Classics

I am taking a break from the Zir’an series this week to focus on some GM advice from ...
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Adventure Creation Lessons from Technoir

One of the best tabletop games I have ever played is Technoir, by Jeremy Keller. Technoir is a ...
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The Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Setting of Rygar

I absolutely adore metroidvania style games. I love the exploration, adventure, and the feeling of familiar content giving ...
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The Almighty Johnsons, The Power of Self, and the Reverse ...

I had a conversation the other day regarding clerics, warlocks, and the nature of other-directed character advancement. It ...
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Man in the High Castle and Alternate Histories

This week on Performance Check I’m looking at alternate histories. Poor Philip K. Dick. He’s had thirteen of ...
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4 Weird And Wonderful Homebrew Campaigns

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone that reads my stuff that I’m a huge fan of ...
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5 Fantasy Series You Should Read If You Play D&D

Movies, television, and theatre are wonderful places to get ideas, concepts, and even plot-lines for great D&D campaigns. ...
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6 Real World Locations To Inspire Your Roleplaying

Every so often I get captivated by a beautiful piece of fantasy art work and some of my ...