This might be my favorite dumb name we’ve come up with for a set of All Dice Tables. But it’s also a good set of All Dice Tables.Continue reading “Besties, Questies, and the Resties: 3 new All Dice Tables now on Itch”
Most important: The LINK! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jessegalena/grinderbins-mobile-market-of-ridiculous-magic-items
Second most important: The DETAILS!Continue reading “Grinderbin’s Mobile Market of Ridiculous Magic Items. 100+ low-powered, quirky, magic items. Live on Kickstarter”
We went a bit nuts and made a massive extra-planar environment called The Museum of All Things. It’s a bit SCP, a bit The Library, and a whole lot of fun. It’s got hundreds of item, a rich history, and more. It was a big collaborative effort from:
Check it out. Also, here’s the original Reddit post.
Twitter & Instagram: @RexiconJesse
The Gollicking is at again! We went followed in r/dndbehindthescreen‘s theme of plant month and made something really great.
Get some critters and come unique items based on them!
There’s a lot of good ones, so check them all out. But here are the ones I wrote: Continue reading “Steal [Our] Idea: Monstrous Plants and the Items You Can Make from Them”
Deity – Bhaal, God of Murder (NE, Death)
Cult Name – Bhaal’s Gentry
Symbol – A skull with the hilt of a dagger below its mouth and the tip piercing the top of the skull
Any drunken halfwit with a blade can murder an unsuspecting person. There’s no sport, no challenge, no mystery, no tension. Bhaal rejoices in the delicious lead up to murder almost as much as the act itself. While Bhaal takes notice of all murders, he does not offer favor to any normal murderer.
Those who wish to become something more than a servant of Bhaal must walk a different, far more dangerous path.
Deity – Leira, Goddess of Illusion (CN, Trickery)
Cult Name – Nal’s Hand
Symbol – An eye with lashes looking to the right (or looking to the left if they drew it upside down)
Worship is a strange and subjective act. Loviatar seeks praise in pain. Bhaal feels his follower’s devotion through acts of murder. Tyr demands justice. But pain, murder, and justice only affect a small group of people with each act. Nal, the leader of Nal’s Hand, believes the worshiping of Leira, the goddess of illusion, should be a far grander and more public affair. Nal and her followers do not concern themselves with what is good or evil.
Limitation cultivates creativity. You can find different quotes like that from loads of sources regarding everything from business to art. It can also work for RPG parties. By placing some limitations on the party before character creation, you can all experience something different and fun. You can do this for a regular length campaign, or if you’re not sure how the group will react, you can try it as a campaign with a set length (perhaps 4-8 games). And if they like it, you can keep going.
There is an unseen bond between close friends. It is said that if two people know each other well enough and care deeply enough, they can know one other’s thoughts, finish the other’s sentences, and in the most extreme cases, syphon some of their friend’s power. Continue reading “Steal My Idea: Rings of the Two Best Friends”
Undead creatures are some of my favorite. In Pathfinder and 3.x D&D, the downside is that undead tend to only have a few secondary effects, such as paralysis, energy drain (ability score damage), disease, and fear. Continue reading “Steal My Idea: 3 Alternate Effects from the Undead”
[Image courtesy of Pixabay.com]
Raising tension in an RPG is a unique and often difficult task. Pacing can make or break tension and the cycle of tension and release (Here’s a video explaining the cycle of tension and release if you are unfamiliar with it). Keeping players and yourself riding that wave can be difficult, but it is also rewarding when you pull it off. Here are some tips I’ve discovered and used over the years to help raise tension when you want to.