Campaigns, World Building, and Character Development

The B/X Blackrazor blog inspired me to come up with this little table. My first thought was: bonus content for Alpha Blue, but this table is applicable to a wide variety of... more
The Game Master should try to be as objective as possible (most of the time). Specifically, when he has knowledge that the characters he's managing, the NPCs, don't have. An... more
The World Walker, also known as Sphere Strider, is a new character class for Crimson Dragon Slayer. I'm posting the write-up here, in celebration of Crimson Dragon Slayer day (... more
"The purple islands are not done with me, nor have I finished with them." The beautiful half-elf Thyreen ran wild and free upon the purple islands only a year ago. She was... more
She's damaged goods. At least, that's what her ex-pimp used to say about her. Maybe that's why she put a short sword into his ribs. Natazah has been on the purple islands... more
I was inspired by reading RPGpundit's latest blog post. Aside from good/evil/neutral and law/chaos/neutral, why not borrow from Team America: World Police? Yes, I'm suggesting... more
A couple years ago, I ordered some old weird DVDs from Sinister Cinema. So naturally, they send me a quarterly catalog filled with forgotten gems both horrendous and sublime (... more
Progressive Character Generation by Tod Foley It has become popular in modern RPGs for GMs to accept all sorts of creative input from Players. In some games, even details... more
Hey, guys! Venger Satanis here. How's it going? More importantly, how's your Game Mastery? I'm writing a book on how to Game Master better. It's called How to Game Master... more
Shit happens when you're out adventuring. There's you and your comrades vs. the enemy, but every once in awhile, something else creeps in, becoming a minor or major issue,... more
I've long been a fan of Dungeon Crawl Classics and its Mighty Deeds rule. While GMs can routinely encourage players to fully describe their actions and think outside the box, it'... more
While this article is specifically geared towards Vampire: the Masquerade, the ideas presented are applicable to most tabletop RPGs. As a Storyteller for beginners and “local”... more