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Daily TTRPG Blog Posts – Tuesday, 28 November 2023

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Gaze Into The Void And It Gazes Back

EN World Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Tue, 28 November, 04:34 AM

One of Elissar’s most potent spellcasters embraces this truth.... read more.

Shield Lands Heraldry

Anna B. Meyer – Mon, 27 November, 11:12 PM

Back in May 2023 I published the first version of my look at Shield Lands before the war, with its provinces, and some of its heraldry. That first version had half of the heraldry missing, here comes an update that includes heraldry for all the provinces plus some corrections. I'm also including som... read more.

Player’s Handbook Playtest 8: The Revised Barbarian, Druid, and Monk

D&D Beyond – Mon, 27 November, 08:38 PM

In our latest release of Unearthed Arcana, playtest the revised barbarian, druid, and monk, and try out new spells from the 2024 Player's Handbook.... read more.

Getting Eyes on Shadowrun

POCGamer – Mon, 27 November, 06:00 PM

Shadowrun has been a problematic fave of mine for decades. The post Getting Eyes on Shadowrun appeared first on POCGamer.... read more.

More notes from Session 187

Dungeon Fantastic – Mon, 27 November, 05:35 PM

More notes from last session, DF Session 187. Foundry VTT GURPS Package Problems: - Silver-coated weapons do x1.5, not x2 like solid silver weapons, to werewolves. x1.5 is not an option on the wounding screen. Couple that with x1.5 for cutting and I need to be doing x2.25 . . . not an option. I en... read more.

The Logos of TSR's Gamma World

GROGNARDIA – Mon, 27 November, 05:00 PM

Over the weekend, I was cleaning the bookshelf nearest to my computer desk and saw the boxed sets of the first and second editions of Gamma World sitting side by side. Visually, they couldn't be more different from one another. Here's the logo of the first edition:I'm no expert on typography, so I c... read more.

D&D 5E – Peril in Pinebrook

Dungeon Master Assistance – Mon, 27 November, 04:18 PM

Even if nobody around your table knows how to play, someone to be the DM and 4 more players, one 20 sided die, one 6 sided die, and this 20 page book is all you need to play D&D! Wizards of the Coast recently posted this free introductory adventure. You can get your free copy HERE. This is an excel... read more.

D10: Numenera Rumours – Creatures II

Azukail Games – Mon, 27 November, 04:08 PM

Numenera is a game published by Monte Cook Games. Its setting is the Ninth World, and this list has ten rumours for that setting. The rumours, which are similar to the Use that can be found with creature descriptions in the official books, can be used as adventure hooks or as simple misinformation. ... read more.

Scavenger’s Deep – Map 1

Dyson's Dodecahedron – Mon, 27 November, 04:05 PM

Scavenger’s Deep – Map 1 (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.

Three Strange Places Pt 3: Azuria

Campaign Mastery – Mon, 27 November, 03:57 PM

0. Introduction Even if the main subject matter doesn’t interest you, or doesn’t fit the genre of your campaign, there’s still content of value for you within the article – look for the sidebars, they contain useful tools, techniques, and fascinating side-issues, and apply to D&D / Pathfinder / Cthu... read more.

D&D 5E – DM Screen – Revised

Dungeon Master Assistance – Mon, 27 November, 03:09 PM

A follower of this blog sent me a revision to my DM Screen (HERE). I bereave it is an improvement so I thought I would share it with everyone. You can download your free copy HERE. Here is his description: In case you are interested, I edited your provided sheet a little to suit my preferences... read more.

True or False? Rumors of Krakovar

Kobold Press – Mon, 27 November, 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! PCs traveling through Krakovar may discover all manner of rumors. Are... read more.

Halls of the Mountain King Session 17 – The Ash Chapel of Korak

Richard Green | Game Designer – Mon, 27 November, 01:55 PM

Halls of the Mountain King was the second 4th Edition Open Design project from Kobold Press. I ran the adventure in 2010 as part of the same Parsantium campaign as Wrath of the River King. I worked on the 4e conversion of the adventure and converted the weird and disturbing otyugh-derro crossbreeds ... read more.

New Unearthed Arcana Playtest Includes Barbarian, Druid, and Monk

EN World Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Mon, 27 November, 01:47 PM

New barbarian, druid, and monk versions, plus spells and weapons, and a revised Ability Score Improvement feat.... read more.

RPG Evolution: Gift Ideas for Players

EN World Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Mon, 27 November, 01:30 PM

If you're looking for a gift idea for a player who loves RPGs, here's some suggestions.... read more.

Good Luck and Bon Voyage: A Starting Adventure

Schwalb Entertainment – Mon, 27 November, 12:27 PM

Good Luck and Bon VoyageAn Adventure for Starting Characters Unravel the mystery in this perilous ocean voyage Good Luck and Bon Voyage is an adventure designed for starting characters. A simple ocean voyage takes a dark turn when a passenger mysteriously vanishes. The remaining passengers must w... read more.

Black Star and the Light of Xaryxis

From the Sorcerer's Skull – Mon, 27 November, 12:00 PM

As a break from our Land of Azurth 5e game, I decided a wanted to run a loose, more space opera adaptation of the Spelljammer adventure Light of Xaryxis. After considering the Star Raiders action flick of Outgunned and some other fairly light space opera games, I settled on Black Star from LakeSide ... read more.

Strange Stars Play Notes & What to do Next

Elfmaids & Octopi – Mon, 27 November, 10:54 AM

My Strange Stars game has lasted months now with 3 players which means if one away still doable as a few family guys have conflicts for a sat game but we have done better this year. Possibly might get a game off b4 xmas. Maybe some long-day one-offs in New Year holidays. Boxing day bachelor gatherin... read more.

Shiny TTRPG links #148

Seed of Worlds – Mon, 27 November, 08:07 AM

A short set of links due to travel. 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. Scholomance has launched The Great... read more.

Thinking about Wilderness Travel

Merric's Musings – Mon, 27 November, 06:10 AM

Running an interesting wilderness travel session is hard. Part of that is because there are different reasons for that session. Do you just want to get from point A to B to continue the story? Or is there something in the wilderness you need to find? One of the odder random wilderness encounters i... read more.

Prepping a Dungeon

Sly Flourish – Mon, 27 November, 06:00 AM

Dungeons are probably my favorite structure for fantasy RPG adventures. There's a fixed location, interesting options, clear goals, and a nice flow for the game. In the context of focusing on the minimum prep we need for a night of adventure, we're going to look at a simple way to prepare specifical... read more.

In Defense of Evil Characters

GROGNARDIA – Mon, 27 November, 05:00 AM

Having last week come to the defense of the murderhobo, I thought I'd go one step further this week by doing something similar for outright evil characters. That's because, for as long as I've played Dungeons & Dragons, I've never considered the possibility of playing such characters illegitimate. N... read more.

Running Mysteries: Hints

The Alexandrian – Mon, 27 November, 04:55 AM

Go to Part 1 When we talk about mystery scenarios, we obviously spend a lot of time looking at clues. Broadly speaking, a clue is something that an investigator can use to reach a conclusion: The murders always happen on the night of a full moon; therefore a werewolf is responsible. The accounting... read more.

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