GM Dictionary: The Dead #15

GM Dictionary: The Dead #15

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Samadhi The samadhi is a temple built to commemorate the dead, but may or may not actually have the dead buried within. Often they are built to honor specific people, like saints. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a…

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Resources For Every GM: Creatures Part 3 / Horror Part 4

Resources For Every GM: Creatures Part 3 / Horror Part 4

In the spirit of the best holiday of the year, this week’s Resources features three types of monsters that will strike fear into many players. Creepy, terrible, and not what they seem are the best qualities in horror monsters! Aliens The first consideration for today is one of the more obvious ones in many ways. Still, I think it is one that is not often brought to bear at the table. Most games in which I find aliens are those…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #14

GM Dictionary: The Dead #14

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Sepulchre This is a burial space cut from rock for the interment of a body. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not…

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The Late Rant & A Quick Note

The Late Rant & A Quick Note

Let’s start with the Rant that should have went live a few days ago.     Okay, now that you can listen to that I want to throw up a couple of updates. First Untamed Dice is going to continue being give and take. There is a lot going on right now and my focus continues to be this blog. I have a number of reviews lined up and the continuing GM’s Dictionary. In addition there are Dev Diary entries…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #13

GM Dictionary: The Dead #13

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Tumulus Also known as barrows, this is a mound of earth raised above a burial site or grave. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple…

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RPG Blog Carnival: Superstitions

RPG Blog Carnival: Superstitions

This months RPG Blog Carnival, appropriately, features superstitions within your game world. It is being hosted by of Dice and Dragons. I was very tempted to look into making some and solidifying the thoughts of people in one of my worlds. My problem was that I haven’t really thought about it before. Sure Luxarrah has a whole way of thinking and religion and mythos, but I never regarded what superstitions might exist as part of that. For my entry I…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #12

GM Dictionary: The Dead #12

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Passage Tomb This is a narrow passage made up of large stones and burial chambers. These chambers are covered in earth and stone, the sites being common for ancient megalithic cultures. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #11

GM Dictionary: The Dead #11

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Lychgate In communities that had nowhere to store the dead before a funeral, cemeteries would have a lychgate which was a roofed gateway where the body was kept. This would be attended against body snatchers, but the roof would help keep weather from the body until services. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #10

GM Dictionary: The Dead #10

Corpse Road These are unique pathways that are used to travel from remote communities to churches, religious sites, and burial grounds. These were used to maintain a connection between outland communities and the base of power which had the only churches with burial rites. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note:…

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Review: 1879 Player’s Handbook

Review: 1879 Player’s Handbook

Today I have another review for you! This time it is the Player’s Handbook from the 1879 RPG by FASA Games. They were kind enough to let me check out the PDF version and I was pretty impressed. Hopefully the Untamed Dice crew ill get a chance to run a one shot of this soon. In the mean time, here is my review! Story The story behind FASA’s 1879 is, in my opinion, freaking awesome. The 1879 RPG is similar…

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