I'm continuing to doodle scenes and monsters that I dream up and steal from various sources. Here's a collection from this month. Enjoy.
Art is a self-taught, self-sought endeavor for me as of late. Hope you enjoy. 🙂 When I run fantasy role-playing games for kids on Outschool, I always label the classes as "Life Skills." Frankly, it doesn't really count as any of the other tags like "Social Studies" or "English" or "Math" even though RPGs contain … Continue reading Playing with Youngers: Do RPGs teach you anything?
For sale: RPG book, never played. How many physical books in your collection does this describe? What percentage is that? How many PDFs, dare I ask? What percentage is THAT? Kill your unused (and especially unread) darlings. Or better yet, play them. 😛
This is the BEST product of D&D 5th Edition. I crown it so. It's a modular set of books, filled with classes, races, equipment, spells, dungeons, monsters feels very similar to Old-School Essentials, but without using rigid numbers or mechanics. Old-School Essentials Boxed Set Instead of saying "you spend one action to heal a target … Continue reading A Young Adventurer’s Guide is Old-School Essentials for kids
Shipwright. Found this site called Fiverr that promotes online teaching. It claims to be the adult version of Outschool and only takes a 20% cut instead of Outschool's 30%. Could you use this to run RPGs for money? Sure. Of the categories listed, DND or whathaveyou would probably fall under "Lifestyle." I probably won't because … Continue reading Run games for ADULTS for $
You might think I made these, but I didn't. This style of humor is totally me though. I played in an RPG run by a 12 year old. Same cousin as referenced here, but now one year older and wiser. When I brought Maze Rats over, she stole my copy and made her own adventure … Continue reading Are you a better designer than a sixth grader?
"Dodge this." This idea of dueling that has received plenty of positive feedback. It will be receiving expansion in some form. Promise. I've brought the idea to some friends who had great ideas for how to deepen the system and what makes sense to add while keeping it all simple (stay tuned). I've also had … Continue reading What it means to outdo someone
The Waking of Willowby Hall is an adventure from Ben Milton of Questing Beast, Maze Rats, Knave, and more. He has the most famous hands in the hobby. He gracious did an interview here about a year ago (Part I and Part II). I backed this one during the last ZineQuest and I'm thrilled that … Continue reading The Waking of Willowby Hall
Before, we talked about DEATHGROUNDS as a means to increase productivity. Here's another method for today. When working, there are plenty of opportunities for distraction. Right now, wherever you're sitting or standing, there are about twenty or more objects or people that could call out for your attention. And some of those objects and people … Continue reading Chronochambers
Millions of miles beneath the worldcrust, floating waters force pockets of blue-eyed goldfish towards deep-sea geysers. Funny how they're called "blue-eyed" and not "sharp-toothed..." After the greatest month of posting in the history of this blog, it can be hard to return... But first, this from John Comer in "The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry": ...Our … Continue reading Losing to goldfish