Late to A-Z April 2021 Part II

As they were so fond of saying on Star Trek, "and now, the conclusion." N - New Settings!I have a lot of game settings written up, for various different RPGs. But that doesn't mean my mind isn't coming up with new ideas, and annoyingly flows with them at that.Ideas I need to flesh out a … Continue reading Late to A-Z April 2021 Part II

More work on the Hollow World

Let's take a look at where the Hollow World is going. First of all, if there are disparate cultures loosely based on various real-world cultures, how are they interacting in such a way that a party could include members from all across the Hollow World?Well, the simple answer is trade routes and crossroads, and the … Continue reading More work on the Hollow World

Divergence from the D&D norm

Once again, I find myself going back through Dungeons and Possums' older posts and finding gold.I'm going to talk a bit about how most of my games diverge from the 'normal' of D&D, but I want to try and focus more on Hollow World too. I'll start with a quote from Dungeons and Possums, rather … Continue reading Divergence from the D&D norm

RPGaDay 2020 prompt 2 – Change

Times change, things change, rules change. It's weird that we'd have to spell that out. So, I'm going to ignore the pretty obvious 'changes in D&D' topic for now, since I've covered it recently. I'm going to use this prompt to look at different ideas I've had and how they might affect changes to stuff … Continue reading RPGaDay 2020 prompt 2 – Change

Draft One Page Campaign Opener – Hollow World

Within the Hollow World, vast continents and seas are the home of great empires, crumbling ruins, forgotten masters and wise scholars. The ancient Pillars of Heaven hold the Sun high in the centre of the Hollow World, basking all the surface in the slowly blinking light. To scale the Pillars of Heaven is an almost … Continue reading Draft One Page Campaign Opener – Hollow World

Where to next?

At some point, I want to sit down and properly flesh out some more of my ideas, but who has the time? Ostromarka - I'm happy with where this setting has ended up I think. It needs a bit of work, but I managed to run one session, stealing from a one-shot Forgotten Realms game … Continue reading Where to next?

Return to the Hollow World

OK, I was thinking a bit more about this and what people might populate the Hollow World. Pretty much the same as 3e's Oriental Adventures but with a couple more - Korobokuro, Rakshasa, Vanara, Spirit Folk, Nezumi, Hengeyokai, Yakfolk/Minotaur, Loxodon. I want to come up with a multi-armed human variant too. That's in the works now.Luckily … Continue reading Return to the Hollow World

Another New Idea – Hollow World

Ok, another one. That's a pretty bad title, and this is definitely going to be straying into the area of Mahasarpa and other old alternate settings for D&D. So I was thinking again about the idea of alternate Asian-inspired settings and thought of one inside a hollow world, with a sort of Monkey-esque feel to … Continue reading Another New Idea – Hollow World