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9
Apr

Tracking Trash

Use More Garbage in Your Games

When describing dungeons, do you remember rubbish? Does the odor of an opponent factor in when players are chasing down a challenger? Where do the Mind Flayers dump their muck? Did you think about what clues the cyber-corporation might leave in their back-alley bins? You should – the details of dregs can make for some interesting additions to a living, breathing, excrement-dropping world. One man’s trash, as they say…

4
Apr

Weekly Update – April 4, 2019

Hey everybody, you’ll have to forgive me for being a day late on this update post. We have a reasonably serious disruption yesterday (more on that in a second), so I was a bit tied up with keeping on top of that and following up with related tickets.

That said, let’s get into it.

2
Apr

Lockpicking Lessons

Be Better at Burglary

If your roguish roustabouts seem bored while picking at yet another generic door lock, you need to up your GM game. Or, as a player who picks, you can use your few, precious moments at the keyhole to elevate your elucidation and really get into the descriptions of the art of the breach. Breaking through security should be a sustained spotlight for a story’s specialist – not a die roll and a “click!” Read on, my lock-minded friends, and let us make lockpicking legendary.

27
Mar

Weekly Update – March 27, 2019

Hello everyone, and welcome to another weekly update post. I’m on the verge of being late here, so I’ll try to keep this one brief in the interests of timing. That said, let’s jump right in and get to what’s been going on around here.

26
Mar

Tuesday Tips: OP Maps

Maps and RPG’s are like peanut butter and chocolate, and they’ve been that way since J. “Rowdy-Roddy” Tolkien and his generation first started adding fantasy cartography inside the front covers of their books.  Maps are stories unto themselves.  Obsidian Portal has a special section just for maps for your campaign(s), and they can really add a lot of visual interest to your legendary layout. Assembled here are a few tricks and tips to help you advance your atlas onto your page.

19
Mar

Barroom Blitz

Designing Your Tavern for a Tussle

It’s a classic. The bar brawl. And with a little prep-work when world-building, you can make your ale houses, pool halls, and common rooms uncommonly perfect for a proper fracas or a beer-fueled brouhaha.

 

 

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