RPGaDay 2020 prompt 24 – Humour

I'm a big fan of humorous asides in games, or playing gonzo-style. And I've played a good bit of Paranoia, so gonzo is easy. I'm debating a gonzo game to be added to my work-in-progress campaign settings. Most of the ones I write are serious. But so far, I haven't come up with an idea … Continue reading RPGaDay 2020 prompt 24 – Humour

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?

New idea – Beyond the Pale

So I had a bit of a brainwave the other day, involving Irish folklore and the Western Marches ideas I've been coming up with. The basic premise is this - The Pale, so-called civilisation, is the area that was directly under the control of the English when they held Ireland. Beyond the Pale (yes, that's … Continue reading New idea – Beyond the Pale

Free RPG day 2018

Well, another year, and another opportunity missed. I really need to start getting ahead and planning these things. I missed International Tabletop day too. I have a habit of missing these things. I think I've only ever played a game on exactly one of those days. I might have once managed to play a board game … Continue reading Free RPG day 2018

Immortal Emperor

Back when I started in college, I played in a 3rd ed D&D game set in a pseudo-Rome with an immortal emperor. We'd been sent off to the far north/fake Rheinland to help defend against Cthulhuesque monsters, and then we'd headed across a southern ocean towards a version of Alexandria. We were about to explore … Continue reading Immortal Emperor

Back to the Endless Sea

This might be the last of my Endless Sea posts for now. I've more or less established all the facts I need to run a game, except for an adventure. I'd actually be happy to borrow a bit from FATE for that, and maybe have the players put their home port using the location building … Continue reading Back to the Endless Sea

The Tao of Bill Murray – for gamers

For my birthday last year, I got given a copy of the Tao of Bill Murray by Gavin Edwards. It's a great book filled with a lot of stories and short anecdotes about people meeting Bill Murray, compiled from lots of different sources, and basically spanning most of his career. It's a really great read. … Continue reading The Tao of Bill Murray – for gamers

Razir – a continuation

(This piece is part of a work in progress, a continuation of a piece I wrote in 2014, where I spent 20 minutes writing what I had brewed in my head so far. I've since wanted to go back and rewrite that piece, make it closer to how I want it to be. I probably … Continue reading Razir – a continuation

Don’t call it a comeback

Because that would be far too premature! It's been about 18 months since I've posted anything to this blog, and maybe a year since I feel like I've written anything meaningful. But there's still the constant buzz in my head of ideas, I'm just a bit crap at bothering to write them down anywhere!   … Continue reading Don’t call it a comeback

Three month gap

So it's been almost three months since my last blog post. I'm really terrible at keeping these things going sometimes. I am resolving to kick this back into gear though. So, what's going on? Playing through the Lost Mines of Phandelvar adventure for D&D 5E with my usual group. And I'm PLAYING, not DMing, which … Continue reading Three month gap

Ghosts

One of my favourite ideas for D&D 3.5 was having the adventurers interact with ghosts. The Ghostwalk book spawned a short series of adventures within a campaign, where the players find themselves waking up in a ghostworld filled with extinct animals and peoples, and trying to escape back to their lives. I'd love to try … Continue reading Ghosts

Solar diversions

Those you you that follow me over on Google+ may have seen a post about the Hakunin Arcology in orbit above Neptune, or some murmurings about sci-fi bouncing around my mind. With that in mind, I may as well tell you that I'm throwing together some ideas for a sci-fi setting for my in-development rules … Continue reading Solar diversions

More ideas clamouring for attention

So here's a little overview of what's currently bubbling in my head:A game set in a world where the Roswell Incident was the site of Earth's first extraterrestrial encounter, not a crash. Ship landed, aliens surveyed and encountered locals, contacted mothership and decided to stay. It is now the 70s or 80s (or now, not … Continue reading More ideas clamouring for attention