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GM Dictionary: The Dead #22

GM Dictionary: The Dead #22

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Mourner Often women, mourners are professionals who weep and wail at a funeral in order to encourage others there to do the same. 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…

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Review: Cartel – Ashcan Edition

Review: Cartel – Ashcan Edition

Today I finally have the review that was due out last week! We are going to be taking a look at the PDF of one of Magpie Games’ products. This came out in 2015 and is not a full edition of the game. Well, sort of. This is another of the company’s Powered by the Apocalypse games, but unlike the others it assumes someone knows how to use that system and that they are relatively familiar with it. Magpie Games…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #21

GM Dictionary: The Dead #21

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Mute Mutes are professional bystanders for funerary rites. They stand there silent with a pathetic face and are symbolic protectors of the deceased. 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…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #20

GM Dictionary: The Dead #20

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Shroud Generally a cloth, this is something that covers and protects something else. Often this something is a body that is or will be buried. 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…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #19

GM Dictionary: The Dead #19

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Canopic Jar A canopic jar is a special container in which organs are held ritually. Kept with the body after interment, these ensure that the individual has those organs in their afterlife. 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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GM Dictionary: The Dead #18

GM Dictionary: The Dead #18

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Charnel House In one respect these are a type of ossuary, containing the skeletal remains of the dead. However, they tend to be built near churches for the holding of those who are unearthed while digging graves. In other regards it is simply a place of death and destruction. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for…

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Libris Monstrum #16: Kaiju Revisited

Libris Monstrum #16: Kaiju Revisited

Today we return to the Libris Monstrum’s largest monsters: the kaiju. In the first entry for these monsters we covered their origins, their mixed purpose towards the world, and using them. Today I want to visit some of the ways in which they have been utilized. From incarnations of humanity’s worst to horrible things from beyond the stars kaiju represent something a little more than gigantic monsters. Unspeakable Horrors To start I want to talk about something that isn’t quite…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #17

GM Dictionary: The Dead #17

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Reliquary Sometimes referred to as a shrine, these are not for the burial of the dead but for the containing of relics. However, relics may be the bones or remains of a saint acting as both a container for the dead and a relic. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #16

GM Dictionary: The Dead #16

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Cenotaph A cenotaph is, essentially, a mausoleum without any bodies interred within. It is a monument representing those who are buried, or not, elsewhere. 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…

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Wandering Dev Diary #6: Savage Worlds Arcane Backgrounds

Wandering Dev Diary #6: Savage Worlds Arcane Backgrounds

As you may know I have been in the process of building a lot of things recently. Some of it has been directly blog related, but I have also been pretty inspired to build up a sort of preliminary campaign guide for my home brew material. This is something I can bring to the table and look through if I need too, especially as I continue to build more and more. I have also been working towards a Brave New…

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