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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #5

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #5

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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For The Love Of XP Part 2: Adding It To A Game

For The Love Of XP Part 2: Adding It To A Game

Greetings all! Tonight I have the sequel to an article I wrote a few weeks ago titled, For The Love Of XP. In it I go over experience points and how they have been used in various games and how the concepts of level and XP have disappeared from RPGs. I love many of these mechanics, but the lack of XP, for me, is something troublesome. I have spent a long time developing alternatives to strict combat XP and personal…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #4

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #4

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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Cracks of the Rift: Chapter 11

Cracks of the Rift: Chapter 11

Spies in the Shadows Written By: Erin Rowan Adapted from the Notes of Erin Rowan & John Crowley III Based on the Characters of our Pathfinder RPG Campaign This had better be good news. Spymaster Saelin Bloodclaw waited, unmoving, in the alley. His face was covered with a cowl and his hand rested patiently upon his weapon. The streets were quiet and most of the oil lamps were dying out. A small gust of wind sent a slight summer warmth…

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Libris Monstrum #20: Oozes Revisited

Libris Monstrum #20: Oozes Revisited

This evening marks the final entry into our first run of the Libris Monstrum. We started with 10 different creatures that are underrated or underutilized. Creatures that are iconic but have a richer background from which to draw from than most do. Five of these were chosen by me and the other five by polls on Twitter. We then went ahead and revisited each of them to expand even further upon uses and inspirations for those monsters. With this entry…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #3

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #3

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #2

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #2

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #1

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #1

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #22

GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #22

This month I want to cover something that comes up often in fantasy campaigns: castles. What exactly are the different parts that we mention in descriptions and what are their purpose? Hopefully this month will help clear up some of those details. Drawbridge A large structure made of wood and reinforced with metal that serves two purposes. First, when lowered, it acts as a bridge over a small chasm or moat to provide access to a castle. Second, it can…

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RPG Blog Carnival: Revisiting Goldfish

RPG Blog Carnival: Revisiting Goldfish

The past. It is something that some people try to forget. Others spend far too much time thinking about it. While the past is what has made each of us who we are today, it can be beneficial to look at it again. Especially when you are a creator. That is the topic of this month’s RPG Blog Carnival. Campaign Mastery has asked that we go back to something we have done before. An old topic, an old post, an…

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