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For The Love Of XP Part 3: My Love Of XP

For The Love Of XP Part 3: My Love Of XP

Good evening everyone! We have arrived at the final part to the short series entitles For The Love of XP. You can find the first part here and you can find the second part here. The short of it is that I wanted to talk about why I love XP and prefer it’s use enough that I added it to Star Trek Adventures. In the first part I briefly go over my experience finding games with alternative advancement methods and…

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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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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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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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(Follow Up) Review: Schleyscapes Episode 1

(Follow Up) Review: Schleyscapes Episode 1

A few weeks ago I did a mini-review of a preview package for Mike Schley’s Kickstarter product. You can find that review here, but it entailed a project called Schleyscapes. Episode one stood to represent the potential for a future series done by Mike and I loved it. This system-agnostic supplement included a minor encounter location, some back story, plenty of breathing room, gorgeous maps, and a well put together package. Enough so that I backed the project on Kickstarter….

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