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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

Developing Akorros – Lake Amsorak and the Shi’ika part 2

As I mentioned, I’m participating in this year’s WorldAnvil Summer Camp, and this has inspired me to start developing Lake Amsorak and the people who live there. In the previous post, I discussed the formation of the Amsorak Basin and the lake itself, and introduced the Shi’ika trading folk who make their lives there. Additional … Continue reading Developing Akorros – Lake Amsorak and the Shi’ika part 2

One D&D – the roadmap unveiled yesterday

As I'm sure many of you are aware by now, yesterday on the DnDBeyond Twitch stream, Wizards of the Coast made a major announcement about the future of D&D. You can rewatch the stream here. Following the acquisition of D&D Beyond by Wizards of the Coast, it was clear from the start that this was … Continue reading One D&D – the roadmap unveiled yesterday

Safety Tools in RPGs

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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