Old Stuff – Hooks, lines and secrets

This one first published on Troll in the Corner on 11th October 2011, my first post there. Over the past few months, I’ve been getting a lot more involved with my fantasy campaign setting project, working title Kingsmead. (Now known as the Old Crown)Getting into the setting meant thinking about the tools that a GM … Continue reading Old Stuff – Hooks, lines and secrets

RPGaDay 2020 prompt 6 – Forest

A lot of my homebrew settings feature forests in a prominent role. I'm not entirely sure why that is - maybe it's a western fantasy trope that's stuck in my head? (Murkwood?) Cambria is similar in some ways to Dark Sun, but very different in others. It's a planet-wide (ish) cityscape that's fallen into disrepair … Continue reading RPGaDay 2020 prompt 6 – Forest

Late to the party: RPGaDay 2019 prompt 20

"Noble" I'm going to hijack this one and talk about coinage. Coinage in my games can be hit and miss.I've actually thought about it in-depth for The Old Crown, with pennies, florins and nobles and talents in circulation. In most games, I just handwave it as gold and silver. In my first game of Planescape, … Continue reading Late to the party: RPGaDay 2019 prompt 20

Races of the Old Crown

Well, I've more or less finished the races. Here's some blurb on them. I hope they whet your appetite some.MenfolkMenfolk are a youthfully active and opportunistic race, and a great many empires and kingdoms that cover the face of the world are led by Menfolk.They make their homes in all terrains, among all other races.Menfolk … Continue reading Races of the Old Crown

A long gap in updates

First off, a quick apology. It's been almost three months since I last wrote something here. I've been busy toying with ideas over at my other blog, and doing various other projects, with the Old Crown sat on the back burner whilst things stewed over in my mind. I'll be resuming regular service soon. Today … Continue reading A long gap in updates