The original RPGaDay2020 prompts graphic by @WillBrooks1989 Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at demons, devils, the Blood war and the Portals needed to bring them into my campaign. Today the theme is Experience, and I'm going to reflect on my experience participating in RPGaDay this year. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about it. … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 31: Experience – reflections on RPGaDay this year
I follow Paper and Dice's interesting blog "Writing and Rolling", which mainly reviews creatures (including possible campaign hooks) and provides conversions of creatures from older rulesets to 5e. A month ago he very kindly branched out and posted a detailed review of Ragnar's Keep. He has put a lot of effort into it, which I … Continue reading Ragnar’s Keep Review
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
In February 2019 when I whiled away a train journey by sketching a castle, little did I know what I was letting myself in for. I had done it to work out what the castle on top of Heroic Maps' Mydstep Keep dungeon might look like before I ruined it, to try to make sure … Continue reading Ragnar’s Keep is coming!
Dream. That's the inspiration for day 16 of #RPGaDay2019, following Door yesterday. This is a slightly different post to normal... I have a dream. When I started with D&D, maps were schematic representations which were mainly used by the DM, and used by the players as an aide memoire. The red box Basic Set DMG … Continue reading RPGaDay2019 Day 16 – Dream
Yesterday was Unique. Ready to Engage? That's the inspiration for day 3 of #RPGaDay2019. Over the last 2 years since starting GMing D&D in earnest again, I have been on a journey learning what engages me and what doesn't. I started running a regular campaign again just under two years ago - September 2017 - … Continue reading RPGaDay2019 Day 3 – Engage
It's been a while since I posted the previous call for reviewers for Ragnar's Keep, and over a month since I sent out the first drafts for review, so I thought it was time for an update as to where I've got to. The castle has detailed descriptions for ground floor, basement, and two and … Continue reading Ragnar’s Keep update on progress
This is an encounter I created for the Darokin adventures, but it is completely generic. It adds an interesting 3D aspect to the encounter. The group were guarding a caravan along a wilderness trail, and I was introducing a new player. This was set up as a rescue scenario for her. It is based on … Continue reading Spiders’ Cavern – an encounter for 5e
Ragnar’s Keep has stood on this rock outcrop on the outskirts of the town for well over a hundred years. Who Ragnar was is now lost in the mists of time, but it is a defensible location near a river and good farmland, and so it has been continuously occupied ever since and a town has grown up around it.