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GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #13

GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #13

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. Postern This is a secondary door or gate within a fortification wall. Generally hidden or secret, they allow escapes or defenders to act on the offensive against those seiging them. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations…

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Resources For Every GM: Card & Board Games Part 4

Resources For Every GM: Card & Board Games Part 4

Good evening everyone! Today’s Resources entry is another list of games that you can play with your game group whenever you need a break from your campaign. The ones that I am including are especially helpful in working some of those role-playing and thinking muscles. These games are not all about the individual or competition. Instead they are cooperative and focus on the group working together to figure things out, survive, and win. Mysterium This is a newer game to…

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GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #12

GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #12

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. Ramparts These are the walls that form a defensive boundary around a fort, settlement, or castle. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each…

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GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #11

GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #11

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. Palisade These are defensive fences or walls constructed for small forts or as temporary protection for a location until more sturdy and permanent walls are constructed. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly…

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Libris Monstrum #18: Slaadi Revisited

Libris Monstrum #18: Slaadi Revisited

Today we are heading back into one of the monsters that is specific to the game of Dungeons & Dragons: the slaadi. Slaadi are still one of my favorite creatures out there, but it can be difficult to gather much information on them. Today I want to talk about some more slaad types and how you might be able to manipulate the salad concept for your own purposes. If you want a refresher on what these creatures are check out…

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GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #10

GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #10

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. Oubliette A type of cell or dungeon that consists of a tight hole in the ground. A prisoner would find it nearly impossible to turn, let alone sit or move around. These cells may be a bit deep…

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GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #9

GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #9

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. Murder Hole These are simply holes in the floor over a passage or gateway specifically designed for defense. From them defenders can pour fire, arrows, tar, or boiling water upon attackers. This is a mini-article series featuring short…

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GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #8

GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #8

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. Merlons Merlons are the individual solid portions that make up a crenelated parapet. 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…

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Review: LoreSmyth’s Modular Tiles

Review: LoreSmyth’s Modular Tiles

Today was supposed to be the release of an adventure review. As you know the past couple weeks have been hectic for me, but what you might not know is that the adventure is nearly 100 pages long. Those two things combined means I am switching around this month’s reviews. It is a bit easier to review images than it is to review 100 pages of written word! So, that review is still coming and you will see it on…

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