Welcome to a new series where I answer questions. From people. Like you reading this. Yes. You. You people that write in motivate me to write more. I really enjoy interacting with people that are interested in what's all going on here. I read the comment section of posts and have a contact page if … Continue reading Ask the Dragonslayer #1: How to Wilderness
One semester of classes, 25 sessions, 50 hours of gameplay, 50+ hours of prep, 14 total players, couple hundred monster tokens, 13 dead PCs, 9 Artifacts, 6 dead Lords of the Districts, one dead Lord Skorne later... All done! Some takeaways: The most frequent compliment I receive about the game was concerning the length. People … Continue reading Campaign of Skorne: All Done!
The Maze Rats have their backs to the wall! In a stunning turn of events, Kothar, the guild's lead wizard, has been attacked by an Artifact placed in the Bleak Hound tavern by the players, unaware of its evil nature. The Artifact in question, a book stolen from a deranged magician in the wilderness grew … Continue reading Campaign of Skorne: Endgame
The Campaign of Skorne uses the RPG Maze Rats by Ben Milton of Questing Beast Blog and Knave fame. Artist's page There were two big changes I wanted to make to Maze Rats in regards to the Magic and XP systems in the form of a supplement. That supplement could then be handed out alongside … Continue reading Maze Rats – Conversion to the Campaign of Skorne
Today we're talking more about the Campaign of Skorne after talking City Game last time. After the players do their shopping, project, or training Actions, the City Game ends with a “crossing of the threshold.” In the City of Skorne is a tavern called ‘the Bleak Hound’ run by a rebel group: the Reclaimers of … Continue reading The Wilderness Game
The first hour of each session is the City Game (the “City” being the City of Skorne), where most of the "acting role-playing" happens. There’s usually a brutal opening scene orchestrated by me to remind the table that the city is not a kind place. It’s ruled by totalitarian dictators with a taste for evil, … Continue reading The City Game – City of Skorne
With the death of G+, there's an opportunity to start in the blogosphere for OSR and tabletop adventure games. As it happens, I've been running an open-table Maze Rats game for a couple of weeks now. So, I'll be writing about that one and showing off the supplement crap I've tossed together in a fruit … Continue reading A Brief Welcome