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Daily TTRPG Blog Posts – Friday, 24 May 2024

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Boldly Go Where You’ve Not Gone Before: 5 Tips for Newbie Scifi GMs

Roleplaying Tips – Fri, 24 May, 03:22 AM

Are you a GM who’s never run a science fiction game but are thinking about it? In a GM coaching call last Monday eve, this topic came up and we spoke on this for about an hour. I’m in the same boat: I’ve read and played scifi RPGs, but have not GM’d them before and […] The post Boldly Go Where You’v... read more.

Felltower GURPS Magic Rulings: Shield

Dungeon Fantastic – Fri, 24 May, 02:12 AM

I'll keep all of the oddball FAQs that come up about the Shield spell in DF Felltower. Shield and Attacks on Weapons - Defenses against an attack on the subject's weapon do not benefit from Shield. Shield and Arcs - Frontal attacks specially only includes the front arc; it does not help againt fla... read more.

Update on the Ranger and the 13th Age 2E Gamma Playtest Doc

Rob Heinsoo – Thu, 23 May, 11:05 PM

The 13th Age Second Edition Kickstarter is rolling strong! I’m working on finishing two pieces that weren’t in the document while Jonathan is refining monsters, cleaning up rules, and going through our long list of desired improvements. Last night in my Spearpoint Dwarfoids playtes... read more.

The Final Fantasy XIV TTRPG isn’t going to make anyone happy

Rascal News – Thu, 23 May, 11:00 PM

When I first opened up the slim, nondescript white box that contained the Final Fantasy XIV TTRPG, I couldn’t help myself. I immediately put the game on a cluttered corner of my desk and aimed my shitty phone camera down, snapping a pic and uploading it to Twitter with an exuberant post before I had... read more.

Burrow Tales: When bunnies dig too deep

Rascal News – Thu, 23 May, 08:00 PM

This is a community submitted press release. On a hill below a grand oak lies the Burrow, a kingdom of bunnies ever expanding for every generation born. For the world above is dangerous, and only in the Burrow is safety. But in every bunny lies the desire to dig even deeper, and also below lies dang... read more.

New Dune RPG campaign launching Monday!

Rascal News – Thu, 23 May, 06:30 PM

This is a community submitted press release. A new Dune RPG campaign is launching on Twitch and YouTube on Monday, May 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. EDT! GMed by Johnnie Pittman (top left), it will feature roleplayers Valerie Valdes (Where Peace Is Lost), Darcie Little Badger (Elatsoe), Zac Clay (professiona... read more.

D&D Ideas: Beginners

Nerdarchy – Thu, 23 May, 05:26 PM

  Welcome back to our weekly newsletter! In this weekly live chat, we explored the topic of Beginners during our live chat. Join us every Sunday evening at 8 p.m. EST on Nerdarchy’s YouTube channel as we discuss D&D, RPGs, gaming, life, and an array of other nerdy topics. TTRPG Kickstarter Spotlight... read more.

Scavengers’ Deep – Map 7

Dyson's Dodecahedron – Thu, 23 May, 04:20 PM

Scavengers’ Deep – Map 7 (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.

Run D&D for 100+ Players at a Time with this Free Kit

Rascal News – Thu, 23 May, 04:00 PM

This is a community submitted press release. "What is D&D?" An explanation isn't the same as experiencing it, but introducing large groups of newcomers to TTRPGs has remained a significant challenge - until now. Thanks to Wyrmworks Publishing's revolutionary Crowdplay Kit, that barrier has been obli... read more.

Retrospective: Greyhawk Wars

GROGNARDIA – Thu, 23 May, 04:00 PM

I've never been much of a wargamer (take a drink). Despite that, I've always been interested in wargaming, particularly the hex-and-chit variety epitomized by Avalon Hill. Over the years, I've dabbled in wargames, such as my recent flirtation with the COIN series published by GMT, but I've never rea... read more.

Paizocon Sale 2024

Azukail Games – Thu, 23 May, 03:02 PM

The Paizocon Sale is now live on DriveThruRPG and 86 of our supplements have up to 40% off. Click here to see them. The post Paizocon Sale 2024 first appeared on Azukail Games.... read more.

Solo Microscope

ars ludi – Thu, 23 May, 02:29 PM

Every now and then people ask me about playing Microscope solo. Which I know nothing about! My design focus is the unpredictable creativity that arises when a group of people play and contribute together. I don’t know the first thing about solo play, Microscope or otherwise. But the good news is tha... read more.

Can Vs Should

Grumpy Wizard – Thu, 23 May, 02:10 PM

Discarding the theory that there are only certain ways a particular game should be played and experimenting with how it can be played has helped me to get more of what I want than accepting the common advice given by people who are not me and do not want what I want.... read more.

ArvCon 2024 playing TTRPGs to fight cancer this weekend!

Rascal News – Thu, 23 May, 02:00 PM

This is a community submitted press release. Twitch and YouTube streamer ArvanEleron is excited to announce the 10th annual ArvCon charity marathon, raising money for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation during the 4-day Memorial weekend! The holiday will be filled with 10 TTRPGs including mo... read more.

Heritage How-to: Write your own Tales of the Valiant RPG heritages!

Kobold Press – Thu, 23 May, 02:00 PM

A concept introduced in the Tales of the Valiant RPG splits what used to be “race” into component parts, lineage and heritage. Lineage is what kind of being you are: an elf, a dwarf, a gnome. Heritage is your culture and learned traits gained during formative years: forest idyll, underground cit... read more.

64 Unique Dragon Names

Points of Inspiration – Thu, 23 May, 01:06 PM

Following a trend I saw on threads, a post i shared had a fun way to create dragon names. So I collected the 64 best unique dragon names and made this handy pdf for you specifically. They don’t even have to be for dragons, I could see them being used for other fearsome, or wholesome, creatures too. ... read more.

d100 Features of the Star Wall

Elfmaids & Octopi – Thu, 23 May, 10:22 AM

The star wall or Star Fortress is the name of the walled fortifications around Chagrinspire. A third are mostly destroyed rubble or buried in mud. The lakefront wall is partly flooded and badly damaged but occupied by fish folk and worse.The wall is not just a circle but made of star point projecti... read more.

An Argument Against Elegance

Bastionland Presser – Thu, 23 May, 10:16 AM

This Week’s post looks at what can be lost through making a game more elegant. In Rock, Paper, Scissors, players simultaneously throw out one of three hand symbols. Rock beats scissors beats paper beats rock etc. If the thrown symbols match then the result is a draw and players typically throw again... read more.

Gnomecast #189 – Kobayashi Maru: Unwinnable Scenarios

Gnome Stew – Thu, 23 May, 10:00 AM

https://polygamero.us/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Gnomecast-189.mp3 Ang, Jared and Chris get on the mics to talk about unwinnable scenarios. Why to run them, how to run them, and everything in between! Links: Encoded Designs 5e Bundle X-men ’97... read more.

10 Tips For Leveraging Influence in Your Campaign

Roleplaying Tips – Thu, 23 May, 03:08 AM

A couple of quick things before we head into today’s tips about using social influence in your campaign. Rio Grande Flood Charity [BUNDLE] My friend Christian is running an RPG charity bundle to raise funds for victims of Brazil’s floods. You can get the details at DriveThruRPG here. The Quarry: A D... read more.

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