If you enjoyed WTF Is My Ridiculous Magic Item Generator (or even if you hated it), you’ll enjoy 150 backstories for magic and powerful items. Some silly. Some serious. It’s a solid spread. Continue reading “Origins of the Rare and Powerful: 150 Magic Item Short Backstories”
A silly conversation of “How would religion change if all of the gods were in an airplane instead of a plane” turned into an actual ideas and explanations for everything from good luck to the gods not listening to how conflicting religions coexist.
A conversation about people making boring dragons and dragon encounters derailed into making engaging and original dragons and locations for players to encounter. Continue reading “Dragons Be Here!”
The class-based hook series continues with 50 barbarian plot hooks. Continue reading “50 Barbarian Plot and Story Hooks”
u/famoushippopotamus is making a habit of herding us cats together to make class and environment-based plot hooks over on r/DnDBehindTheScreen. I helped, so here’s the latest: 50 Plot Hooks for Clerics.
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I’ve been catching up on Legends of Tomorrow, and there’s something that show does incredibly well that needs to happen more often in RPGs: Teamwork. Continue reading “Being a Better Team Player”
In worlds brimming with impossible creatures, why only use horses for mounts? The range of available mounts stops only at your willingness to find and train them.
If you want to add some personality or quirks to each creature, swing by Steal [Our] Idea: More Than Hairy Motorcycles: Horse Breeds, Personality Traits, Visual Distinctions, and How They all Matter
While you can easily adapt for other systems, they are designed for Dungeons and Dragons 5e.
Travel is a distinct part of RPGs. Often times, player’s mounts are all but forgotten in scuffles or when left at the mouth of a dungeon. We think that is a shame. Horses should be as special as magic items, having names and distinct appearances. They should almost be an NPC’s of their own, with personalities, quirks, and good and bad behaviour.
Whenever your players are looking for a new steed or pack buddy, you can follow this guide. The first step is to figure out which breeds would be for sale in the region. You can use this guide to pick a distinct breed and roll for two random traits and a distinguishing feature. Or if you find a horse in the wild, you can roll a d20 to find out which breed it is.
We have a lot of love for non-horse mounts too (war dogs, reptiles, dire chickens…) and we plan on making rules for those as well, but these are all strictly horses.
(Written by The Gollicking members: u/Mimir-ion, u/ArchRain, u/Pugilisari, and u/RexiconJesse.) Continue reading “Steal [Our] Idea: More Than Hairy Motorcycles: Horse Breeds, Personality Traits, Visual Distinctions, and How They all Matter”