December worldbuilding prompts I

I thought about writing something festive up, since it's Christmas Eve, and I did it with Halloween, but I've always felt Xmas specials can be a bit lacking, especially when I do them! So instead, I'm going to go through the December Worldbuilding Challenge I found, and write some stuff for it.All in one go! … Continue reading December worldbuilding prompts I

State of Republic

So, a long, long time ago, when I lived in a different country that's not so far away, I wrote a post about running a D&D game in a Roman-style Republic. I've referenced it a few times in recent months. That last one is probably where this new idea was formed. There, and with my … Continue reading State of Republic

Old Stuff – Adding extra sensations

Another post from Troll in the Corner, this time from February 3rd 2012. There’s an important rule in GMing: show, don’t tell. Now, when you put a setting together, you of course tell the players various things, but once the game is in full swing, it’s obviously much more important to involve the players in … Continue reading Old Stuff – Adding extra sensations

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

Old Stuff – Poaching from the best

Back in 2011/12, I wrote a few posts for the website Troll in the Corner.The below was first posted there on February 24th 2012. Apologies if it feels a bit academic in places - I was a lot closer to working on a Masters degree at the time than I am now!I've done my best … Continue reading Old Stuff – Poaching from the best

Late to the party: RPGaDay 2019 prompt 26

"Idea" I have a habit of leaping onto a new idea before I've finished with an old one, and then I end up with several plates spinning at once. Inevitably, stuff falls down and I don't actually notice. I've been going through my old draft posts and various notes folders on Dropbox and Google Drive … Continue reading Late to the party: RPGaDay 2019 prompt 26

Late to the party: RPGaDay 2019 prompt 4

"Share" This is a tough one. I thought about pulling some stuff together on GM Binder, but I'm really not there with most of it, and even trying to make it look vaguely nice too was a hassle.I thought about trying to collaborate on something, but that would involve finding someone who wanted to, and … Continue reading Late to the party: RPGaDay 2019 prompt 4

Does the Old Crown work in D&D 5e?

Well, I've rounded out 250 posts already. Yay! In celebration, let's go back to the start, and consider some ideas for converting my years-long-rpg-baby the Old Crown setting to 5e D&D. This is a question I've been mulling over for a few years. The Old Crown began as a D&D setting, and sort of evolved … Continue reading Does the Old Crown work in D&D 5e?

Old Crown – Races Redux

I was looking for inspiration in old posts when I came across this one about the Races in the Old Crown, and it's horribly out of date! (2012!) So, here's another redux on what I'm thinking so far, other than Menfolk. Beastkin Slightly shorter than menfolk, beastkin inhabit much of the woodlands of the Old … Continue reading Old Crown – Races Redux

City takeover

The other day, I ended up having a scroll through some old blog posts and one caught my eye that I'd completely forgotten about. Since I've written that post, new novels about that hinted-at history have begun rolling out, but I'm ignoring those until I get my hands on a copy!   Anyway, the point … Continue reading City takeover


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