RPGaDay2020 Day 30: portal

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I went for a Ride with a brief guide to horses. Today the prompt is Portal. What leaks through portals? It’s a good way to introduce corrupting elements to an otherwise innocuous setting, particularly if you want to bring in demons and/or devils. I … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 30: portal

RPGaDay2020 Day 29: Ride – what are you riding?

The original RPGaDay2020 prompts graphic by @WillBrooks1989 Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at Close calls and how 5e is more survivable. Today the theme is Ride. And what more natural to ride than a horse? Except, I really don't know much about horses and horse riding - I left that to my sister. So when … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 29: Ride – what are you riding?

RPGaDay2020 Day 28: Close – close shaves in BECMI and 5e

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 we looked at the flavour of potions and differences between versions of D&D. Today the theme is Close. Let's look at another difference between editions of D&D. Specifically the close shave. Those moments when characters almost die, but manage to survive. Back in the … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 28: Close – close shaves in BECMI and 5e

RPGaDay2020 Day 27: Flavour – what do potions taste of?

The original RPGaDay2020 prompts graphic by @WillBrooks1989 Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 was about Strange and striking the balance between novelty and framework. Today we look at Flavour. I have to confess this is something I'm not very good at describing. I usually fall back to what the characters see; I should get better at using the … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 27: Flavour – what do potions taste of?

RPGaDay2020 Day 25: Lever – do you dare pull it?

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I discussed humour at the table. Today the prompt is Lever. When I started playing D&D, the emphasis was very much on dungeons, which had all sorts of mechanisms and features to keep the players on their toes. It seemed that a lever was … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 25: Lever – do you dare pull it?

RPGaDay2020 Day 22: Rare – what do you do with all those rare monster parts?

The original RPGaDay2020 prompts graphic by @WillBrooks1989 Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at the Akorros sport of Push. Today the theme is Rare. And what could be rarer than dragonhide, or the breath of a manticore, or eye of newt? Well, not all as rare as each other, but they have something in common - … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 22: Rare – what do you do with all those rare monster parts?

RPGaDay2020 Day 21: Push – a popular sport in Akorros

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I prepared for an investigation in my campaign. Today the theme is Push. Push is a popular sport in Akorros. The name is unimaginative, the rules are simple, and in theory it can be extremely genteel and well-mannered, although it seldom is and there … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 21: Push – a popular sport in Akorros