The last of my posts rescued from Troll in the Corner, this one posted on May 24th 2012.This was just the initial impressions before playing a game of it - which I did very shortly afterwards.I later went on and ran Caves of Chaos with a different version of the rules at some point in … Continue reading Old Stuff – DnDNext first impressions
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
You may remember during RPGaDay2020 that I mentioned I had a copy of Farewell to Fear. It's a really great looking game, and I can't praise Machine Age Productions enough for it, and for all their other work - notably #iHunt and Maschine Zeit.Check out their stuff here on itch.io.This is originally published 4th May … Continue reading Old Stuff – Farewell to Fear
Another Troll in the Corner article, this one from 26th January 2012. Appears as one of the reviews on the download link below, but of course it's not accessible anymore, so here it is. Again, reads pretty academically to me now, so apologies for that.I'll have to try and contact Tobiah and get the link … Continue reading Old Stuff – Review of The Game Master by Tobiah Panshin
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
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
"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
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?
I found the import feature of WordPress and added all my old posts from different blogs (though one is now sadly lost to time for being super old and out of date!) Now to fiddle the tags and categories, because they're exactly the wrong way around!