Daily TTRPG Blog Posts

Daily TTRPG Blog Posts – Friday, 7 June 2024

Generated Friday, 7 June 01:18 AM EST from the TTRPG Blogroll. Also available in rss.

Posts in Last 24 Hours

SFWA Posthumously Presents Jennell Jaquays with the 2024 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

EN World: Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Fri, 07 June, 04:57 AM

The award is given for “significant contributions to the science fiction, fantasy, and related genres community”... read more.

Aranalar

GROGNARDIA – Fri, 07 June, 04:00 AM

Aranalar by Luigi CastellaniAranalar ("Indomitable") is a sword +1, +2 vs the Unmade forged from alchemical steel. Its blade is single sided, forward curving, and,like all Kulvuan osuna, intended to be wielded from the back of a teteku, The blade itself is approximately two feet in length and bears ... read more.

2024 Diana Jones Award Finalists Announced

EN World: Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Fri, 07 June, 03:46 AM

Finalists include one game designer, two conventions, a charity bundle, and a labor union... read more.

GM Trick: Instant Gratification

Roleplaying Tips – Fri, 07 June, 02:42 AM

Here’s another sneaky GM trick to use sparingly. I believe I’ve written about this before, but as I was cleaning up old files this week, I came across this note and wanted to make sure I shared it with you before deleting: Delayed gratification vs. instant gratification = GM takes advantage of human... read more.

Despite releasing in 2020, Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast is finally, truly out

Rascal News – Thu, 06 June, 10:40 PM

Possum Creek Games is gearing up to release Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast, the long-awaited followup to the small studio’s breakout success, Wanderhome. Their latest tabletop RPG centers on the eponymous rural estate and the found family of wanderers, outcasts, and lovable weirdos who call it home. Playe... read more.

The Curse on Kredgefur’s Belt – A Lycanthrope D&D Campaign

Nerdarchy – Thu, 06 June, 05:20 PM

Greetings, brave adventurers! Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary Dungeons and Dragons journey where you harness the primal powers of lycanthropy? Welcome to Clawhaven, a secluded town where lycanthropes of all kinds – bears, bats, boars, foxes, rats, ravens, tigers, vultures, and wolves...... read more.

Check Out The 2025 Monster Manual Alternate Cover!

EN World: Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Thu, 06 June, 04:33 PM

A mind flayer adorns the Monster Manual alternate cover!... read more.

Protect Your Community and Face Monsters of Your Own Making in Bump in the Dark: Revised Edition, Crowdfunding Now!

Rascal News – Thu, 06 June, 04:00 PM

This is a community submitted press release.It's 1994 in the region of the fictional Ontonagon Peninsula known as "Iron Country," and something is very wrong. Inspired by media like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, and more, Bump in the Dark: Revised Edition is a game of supernatural mystery an... read more.

Criticism and Commentary

GROGNARDIA – Thu, 06 June, 04:00 PM

I think it's fair to say that Gary Gygax had a very thin skin when it came to criticisms of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game line, even when the criticisms weren't aimed at a book or module in which he had a hand. A good example of what I'm talking about can found in the "From the Sorceror's [si... read more.

JunkDrive #3: Expanded Starting Equipment Tables for CY_BORG Now Available

Azukail Games – Thu, 06 June, 03:12 PM

JunkDrive #3: Expanded Starting Equipment Tables for CY_BORG is now available to buy from DriveThruRPG. Published by Sad Fishe Game, this is a supplement to which we have contributed and it contains expanded tables for CY_BORG. The post JunkDrive #3: Expanded Starting Equipment Tables for CY_BORG No... read more.

Roll up a random fey forest

Kobold Press – Thu, 06 June, 02:00 PM

They fey forest is a classic setting for adventure in fantasy games, and the Tales of the Valiant roleplaying game is no exception. Mysterious sounds and lights, trees that move, tricks played by fey creatures, and sudden violence are hallamrks of this kind of location. This table helps you com... read more.

I’m at North Texas RPG Con 2024

Grumpy Wizard – Thu, 06 June, 01:09 PM

I intended to have a post written and scheduled to drop this morning since I knew I’d be away. I didn’t manage it. Instead I’m dashing off a quick post in the hotel room before I get gaming for the day. I expect this will be a great event. I had a good time last … Continue reading I’m at North Texas... read more.

Ptolus: Running the Campaign – Adding a Player (Part 2)

The Alexandrian – Thu, 06 June, 01:05 PM

DISCUSSING In the Shadow of the Spire – Session 38B: Nasira’s Story The next morning, as was her familiar custom, Tee arose a few hours before the others and went down to the common room to break her fast. While she picked at pieces of cold mutton, a young woman approached her table. She was a wiry... read more.

RPG Crowdfunding News – Blade Runner, The Merry Mushmen!, HYPERBOREA, and more

EN World: Tabletop RPG News & Reviews – Thu, 06 June, 12:30 PM

This week’s TTRPG crowdfunding sampler covers campaigns that end between June 11 and 19. I look at projects from Free League Publishing, The Merry Mushmen!, Hunter Books, North Wind Adventures, and more selected from campaigns on Kickstarter and Backerkit.... read more.

Dealing with and Making Deals with Baba Yaga

Nerdarchy – Thu, 06 June, 12:00 PM

Baba Yaga. However you choose to pronounce it, you have to admit that this name should terrify any D&D character with proficiency in Arcana. Baba Yaga, in lore, is essentially an immortal creature. She is basically the mother of and inspiration for all hags ever...... read more.

Winning the Game and Breaking your Friends

Bastionland Presser – Thu, 06 June, 10:13 AM

This Week’s post pushes MAC Attack to breaking point. Tired of getting crushed by your enemies' finely balanced MACs? Tired of living by the book? Want to bring something special for your next clash?We hacked Foreman Postello's personal design terminal at the Grand Forge and stole a folder named "DI... read more.

Chagrinspire Mega Nega Dungeon pt1

Elfmaids & Octopi – Thu, 06 June, 08:48 AM

The immediate mountain of Chagrinspire is covered in strange magic-warping fields and magic-draining zones. Beings cannot be summoned from other planes but illusionary spectral beings or others can be created. Some areas prevent links to gods so priests cannot renew spells or powers in these zones. ... read more.

The Shattered Obelisk, session 19

Merric's Musings – Thu, 06 June, 07:06 AM

Monday, March 4, 2024. We began this session in the middle of Chapter 7. The heroes were in the mind flayer stronghold of Illithinoch, having dealt with a few cult fanatics and actually peacefully interacting with other inhabitants.  Their next explorations took them to an old, deserted lecture ha... read more.

The Unmade

GROGNARDIA – Thu, 06 June, 04:00 AM

An Unmade Brute by Zhu BajieThe Unmade (or Omajya in the Onha language) are the unnatural servitors of the Unmakers. Transformed by iniquitous sorcery, the Unmade are frightful demonstrations of where the Unmakers' nihilistic philosophy leads if unchecked. They are also a potent threat to the civili... read more.

A Week in Ireland

Throne of Salt – Thu, 06 June, 02:02 AM

I recently spent a very enjoyable week's vacation in Ireland: me being me, I keep a running list of notes on my phone of assorted thoughts and observations, which I have expanded in editing but have kept in mostly the same order."The perfect cat pic doesn't exi-"Phase 1: CorkWe saw exactly two cats ... read more.

Tabletop journalism deserves better than this, and so do you

Rascal News – Thu, 06 June, 12:17 AM

May was a terrible month for games journalism, the latest in a succession of nadirs that included layoffs, editors in chief quitting in protest, Google’s precipitous medding with how it ranks websites and the ongoing consolidation of outlets. If you’re a journalist or critic, none of this is new. If... read more.

Previous Days