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Ragnar’s Keep – a mediaeval castle setting for fantasy RPGs

Are you a GamesMaster for a fantasy role-playing game? Do you struggle to make your settings feel real? Do you need a castle home base? Or a castle for the players to attack? Or a refuge from the dangers on the road? Maybe some NPCs in a wilderness stronghold? Ragnar's Keep is a detailed castle … Continue reading Ragnar’s Keep – a mediaeval castle setting for fantasy RPGs

Safety Tools in RPGs

Lifebelt floating

Role-playing games can be a lot of fun, and a great way to spend a few hours exploring a different life and different experiences. But due to the topics they typically encompass – violence, theft, monsters, demons, devils, spiders, bugs, relationships, different tribes/races/species and their interactions, conflict, Mrs Cake, slood, celery and more – they … Continue reading Safety Tools in RPGs

WorldAnvil Summer Camp copper prompts

A quick follow-up to Creativity sprees incoming – World Anvil Summer Camp and RPGaDay. The first batch prompts of WorldAnvil summer camp were released last night during their Twitch stream and on their blog. It appears the numbers of prompts in each group have changed. The copper batch contains eight prompts rather than the previous … Continue reading WorldAnvil Summer Camp copper prompts

Creativity sprees incoming – World Anvil Summer Camp and RPGaDay

Every July, WorldAnvil hold their Summer Camp, and Autocratik has just announced this year’s RPGaDay. I have taken part to various degrees over the past few years and plan to take part again this year. What are they, and why should you care? WorldAnvil Summer Camp WorldAnvil is an online worldbuilding tool, where you can … Continue reading Creativity sprees incoming – World Anvil Summer Camp and RPGaDay

Level Up A5E first impressions – Adventurer’s Guide

Level Up A5E is a rethinking of D&D Fifth Edition with the benefit of 5 years of practice and hindsight. The PDFs dropped in November, and the print versions are now out. I have read part way through the PDFs, but I find that having the physical copies makes me more inspired to just pick … Continue reading Level Up A5E first impressions – Adventurer’s Guide

D&D Disability – mechanics for basic lower-limb prosthetics

Woman on crutches, by Ahmed akacha on Pexels

This is part of the series on representing disability in D&D. In my previous post, I introduced Meurtle to the Domenechs, describing what it might be like getting his first prosthetic consultation (based on descriptions by amputees Jamie Andrews and Harry Parker). Now to turn the story into mechanics. I have tried to think through … Continue reading D&D Disability – mechanics for basic lower-limb prosthetics

D&D Disability – lower-limb prosthetics (continued)

Peg leg from Science Musuem

This is part of the series on representing disability in D&D. In my previous post, I reviewed the mechanics related to disabilities in various editions of D&D, and started to look at some mechanics for prosthetics. It’s time to return to Meurtle and his trip to Domenech’s Ability Restorers. Meurtle’s story We left Meurtle having … Continue reading D&D Disability – lower-limb prosthetics (continued)