Blog Archives

16
Apr

Enter Sandland

Sand is an underutilized terrain feature in games. Sand is dynamic and versatile, for both GM’s and players, and it can transform a generic encounter into a shifting, swirling event full of complications and advanced tactics. Plus, it’s a beautiful backdrop for epic adventures, and has been since the dawn of storytelling. So, grit your teeth, dust off your sandals, and let’s comb the beaches for some game-changing ideas about sand.

14
Apr

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month April 2019 – First Blight

“Rumors say there’s trouble brewing within the Tevinter Imperium”; “I’ve heard tell of increased patrols by their military”; “Well I heard there’s whole tracks of land gone barren!” – if only they’d known then what we know now; that this was the beginning of the First Blight – April’s Campaign of the Month! If you love Dragon Age as much as we do, then this is an adventure you don’t want to miss! So join us as we interview jaythegreenling and find out more about this awesome campaign.

11
Apr

Weekly Update – April 11, 2019

Hey OPers. This has been a pretty tame week overall, with most heads down and working on things a bit longer term in scope. That said, I still have a few things to toss out there, so let’s get at it.

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.

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