Plutocracy - noun government by the wealthy.government by wealth. I moved down to Arizona. Milwaukee to Phoenix took 28 hours. I had a long time to think while on the drive. 🙂 While driving, I saw a sign very much like this one: "Construction - Traffic Fines Double in Work Zones" The idea is simple: … Continue reading Plutocracy
Person in Electric Bastionland??? It's seven. Plus or minus two. Where are my psychology people at? Yeah, that's the optimized number of things you can hold in your head at one time. Why would you want to hold the layout of a dungeon in your and your players' heads? If you either don't have the … Continue reading Optimum number of rooms for a dungeon?
Connected to the open table game for Electric Bastionland I wrote up a while ago. Basically, pool of players shares £100k of debt, split between four factions, valued at 40k, 30k, 20k, and 10k. I made a table for how people are connected to the Maloney in question, the one who gives the party the … Continue reading How are you tied to Mr. Maloney of Maloney Enterprises?
There's adventure up, down, left, right, and exactly where you are. For running games on Outschool, I was told by a good friend that an adventure hub would go a long way in building the world out. An adventure hub being a place that grounds the adventures that take place. It's a place to rest, … Continue reading Adventuring Hub
I finished Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events week or so ago. And whenever I watch anything, I can't turn my GMing/RPG designer brain off. These ideas and tropes roll around in my brain until I spit them out on paper (or the blog) or actually use them in a game. Because of my obsession, the … Continue reading d13 Vaude-villains in Electric Bastionland
Spoilers. Read with care. I love the tabletop RPG Electric Bastionland. I've written about it a few times. I love the anime Attack on Titan. I'm watching season 4 right now. Oooooooh it's good. Listen as you read 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgBUP8TJqV8&ab_channel=kimmeh And now, here's the pitch for combining the two: You have a colossal debt. To … Continue reading Union: Electric Bastionland + Attack on Titan
Even the minnows have razorteeth... If you go down far enough in the Underground, you'll hit breathable water.Without a dive suit, you just continually float as if detached from gravity.Even if you have a suit, you move slowly through the waters.All sorts of bizarre sea life swim around you, sizing up your place on the … Continue reading The Deep Blue Beneath (Electric Bastionland)
"The judgemental glares of the other party-goers. Clearly you are not as serious about fun as they are." Page 254 Ask what they want to get out of it, give them a choice of how to do this.Make one appealing but expensive.Make one exciting but dangerous. Bullet point #1 is up to you. I've got … Continue reading Go Socialising in Electric Bastionland (d6+d6)
DICE FROM HEAVEN. Shipwright. I’m weird about dice. I made a d366 table of spells JUST so I could have d6s only, no d100. I go the extra mile. Sometimes that extra mile is a circle, no real movement, just motion. This is no sane person problem, I recognize. In my view, there are only … Continue reading Dice Oddities: Generating Stats
Honestly, Shipwright has SOOO many great pieces of art I could've chosen for this. What genre tropes are there to break when your younger players have no sense of genre? None. None tropes. It's like when you were young, playing with a Batman action figure and then some other kid brings a G.I. Joe. Or … Continue reading Playing with Youngers: Anachronism Stew