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Daily TTRPG Blog Posts – Tuesday, 27 February 2024

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Triple Hook: The 3 100% Motivating Factors

Roleplaying Tips – Tue, 27 February, 04:38 AM

Got a great tip for you from RPT GM Ryan about motivating players. This tip works equally well for a question that came up on Saturday’s monthly Wizard of Adventure Q&A call about how to get players to hate NPCs. By the way, if you’re a Wizard of Adventure, you can catch the recording here. […] The ... read more.

Fear and Hunger 2: The First 45 Deaths (Plus Game Design Notes)

Throne of Salt – Tue, 27 February, 02:39 AM

I picked up Fear and Hunger 2 back in December, and I've been keeping a running tally of all the horrible ways my characters have died since then. A couple months and thirty some hours later, I've got enough for a good post out of it. So as to not just have a table of random information that only ma... read more.

Dragon Tactics, Part 7: Time Dragons

The Monsters Know What They’re Doing – Mon, 26 February, 10:00 PM

Ugh. A week lost because the Oobit was sick; another week lost when my wife and I picked up the same bug, which turned out to be stealth COVID. If only we could rewind the clock to before all that happened. Hey, you know who can do that, though? Time dragons. The post Dragon Tactics, Part 7: Time Dr... read more.

Lucky Archetypes To Spice Up The Dice

EN World Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Mon, 26 February, 09:39 PM

A flip of the coin can determine if that sneak attack deals more damage or less.... read more.

A Spacesuit and A Wrench, But No Gun

ars ludi – Mon, 26 February, 08:49 PM

You’re trying to earn a living doing salvage and repair. Maybe on Mars, maybe near the moons of Saturn. Take contracts, fix things, and upgrade your ship. And there is no combat system whatsoever. Does that sound interesting to you? It sounds interesting to me. The game is Void Above, and I just hea... read more.

Announcing Knights of Dust and Neon

Monte Cook Games – Mon, 26 February, 08:47 PM

The storm howls—louder even than your engines, but not as loud as the monstrosities that call from within. The breach […] The post Announcing Knights of Dust and Neon appeared first on Monte Cook Games.... read more.

Metal, Wheels, and More!

POCGamer – Mon, 26 February, 06:00 PM

R. Talsorian Games is at it again, expanding their interface The post Metal, Wheels, and More! appeared first on POCGamer.... read more.

D10: Graveyard Dressing

Azukail Games – Mon, 26 February, 04:03 PM

Here are ten pieces of dressing that can be used to decorate a graveyard. A new, freshly dig grave still lies empty, a pile of soil with a spade stuck into it beside the hole. Branches have been cut from some of the trees in the graveyard and heaped into a pile. Rustles occasionally come … Continue ... read more.

Tyranny of Dragons Session 29 – The Misty Forest

Richard Green | Game Designer – Mon, 26 February, 04:00 PM

Tyranny of Dragons was the first full D&D 5e campaign I ran, starting back in 2015. Here’s the write up from the 29th session in which we continued with The Rise of Tiamat. Begin here with Session 1 – Greenest in Flames. 6th Hammer, 1491 DR The adventurers continue down the Trade Way towards the W... read more.

Scavengers’ Deep – Map 4

Dyson's Dodecahedron – Mon, 26 February, 03:48 PM

Scavengers’ Deep – Map 4 (300 dpi promo) The Scavengers’ Deep is a reminder of the amount of work that went into underground structures during the great war. Generally, the elves only built underground when hiding their breeding and research facilities, whereas the forces of the kingdoms, assisted ... read more.

Play Report – A Dungeon Game

Loot The Room – Mon, 26 February, 03:20 PM

I’m making an effort to write more play reports of my games. They’re an important part of the scene that I don’t think we see enough of any more, and they serve as a good oral history of what play looks like. I’m less concerned with solely narrativising play and more interested in talking about my t... read more.

Modiphius Announces Star Trek Adventures 2nd Edition

EN World Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Mon, 26 February, 03:12 PM

Haling frequencies open, Captain...... read more.

Blowing Up Midgard, part 1. End your campaign with a big bang

Kobold Press – Mon, 26 February, 03:00 PM

It’s Midgard Monday! Each week, we visit a corner of the wide world of Midgard. Look for standalone content you can drop into your campaign—whether it’s in Midgard or your own homebrew. Find new inspiration each Midgard Monday! In 2024, we are trying out some new things for Midgard Mondays! Over... read more.

How I Run Initiative In Dungeons and Dragons 5e (and a free download!)

Points of Inspiration – Mon, 26 February, 01:55 PM

There are many ways to handle initiative in D&D and TTRPGs in general. It took me some time but I finally found a method that works for me. I know this won’t work for everyone but at least I hope it inspires you. Let me know what you think. So the first thing I do before the session even starts is d... read more.

Not DnD | The Magus Today At 5pm ET/10pm GMT

EN World Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Mon, 26 February, 01:31 PM

Join Jessica as she talks to the creators of this solo RPG about “pathos, calamity, and the infinite loneliness of power”.... read more.

The Value Of Material Things V

Campaign Mastery – Mon, 26 February, 01:00 PM

Welcome …to the latest installment of the “Value Of Material Things” series. Today’s article will focus on Pottery & Ceramics, and Peridot, with room for a sideline along the way if anything crops up. Although Jade and Ivory are also laid out and ready to write, I lost a lot of time over the last […... read more.

The War for Earth

From the Sorcerer's Skull – Mon, 26 February, 12:00 PM

Thinking about Armageddon 2419 A.D. (Nowlan's 1928 novel that introduced the world to the character later known as Buck Rogers) while listening to the audiobook of the first novel in The Expanse series, I think it would be cool to run a rpg campaign in a sort of updated version of Nowlan's world. Of... read more.

Forest of Hooks: An Adventure for Expert Characters

Schwalb Entertainment – Mon, 26 February, 11:00 AM

Forest of HooksA Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG Adventure for Expert Characters Forest of Hooks is an adventure written with Expert Characters in mind. In this adventure , the group explores a mysterious woodland fraught with peril. The characters complete the adventure when they deal with the dark... read more.

EoD 011 Doings & Ditherings

The Gameatory – Mon, 26 February, 10:12 AM

The heroes quickly looted the goblins of what little loot they possessed, tended their comrade’s minor wounds and pushed on. This time, however, they stayed off the overgrown trail leading to the Shadowed Keep and instead moved through the thick undergrowth growing hard up against the old track.Afte... read more.

Shiny TTRPG links #161

Seed of Worlds – Mon, 26 February, 08:41 AM

Further plumbings of the depth of the internet. More can be found on the previous list found here. You can find more links on this weeks r/OSR blogroll or the RPG Blog Carnival or on Third Kingdom Games news roundup. Originally inspired by weaver.skepti.ch End of Week links. Unknown Dungeon compil... read more.

Critwall – Updated Map

Anna B. Meyer – Mon, 26 February, 07:42 AM

To view this content, you must be a member of Anna's Patreon at $1 or more - Click "Read more" to unlock this content at the source... read more.

E Monsters at the Opera

A Knight at the Opera – Mon, 26 February, 07:08 AM

A B C D Demon Dragon E F G1 G2 G3 H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZCredit: Yoshitaka AmanoBe thankful that this isn't just a 10,000 word overview of everything ever described under the "elf" entry, with all their many, many subraces clogging up the E section of most monster manuals.ElementalsThi... read more.

Prepping, Running, and Overcoming the Pitfalls of Dungeon Crawls

Sly Flourish – Mon, 26 February, 06:00 AM

This article is one in a series where we look at particular adventure types – how to prepare them, how to run them, what pitfalls we might run into, and how we might overcome these pitfalls. The adventure types in this series include: Dungeon crawls Infiltration Investigation Missions Travel Defens... read more.

The Shattered Obelisk, session 16

Merric's Musings – Mon, 26 February, 04:29 AM

Available on Amazon.com (affiliate link) We ran this session of The Shattered Obelisk on Monday, February 12, 2024. The party began the session at the great crossroads at the heart of Gibbet Crossing, after killing the lone alpha grick that was there. Listening carefully, they heard rustling sounds... read more.

Use My Core Gameplay Loop When Your Game Stalls

Roleplaying Tips – Mon, 26 February, 03:36 AM

During Monday’s game master coaching session, one GM, Mr. Snakes, encountered a plot block. His players had just completed an epic 5 Room Dungeon on a demon-infested ship, caught up in faction play while trying to solve a murder mystery. (Well done, Mr. Snakes!) He asked about my core gameplay loop ... read more.

Available Henchmen for Felltower?

Dungeon Fantastic – Mon, 26 February, 01:14 AM

For a while, the PCs hired a lot of henchmen. A good number have been killed. But some are still around . . . given that we've had some sessions get nixed because people lacked the firepower and players to want to risk their paper men, I figured I'd take a roll call. Still around for hire, so many ... read more.

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