So this post was pretty out of the blue and to be honest, it'll probably be the only one for a while again. Breaking my foot had more of a toll on my motivation than I realised and I haven't been so good at getting myself working recently. Anyway, I took a detour from writing plot stuff to generate some SWSTS specific feats. I wanted to generate some tempting options for my players that ease their passage through the Plague City of Kaladoss.Read More
Ooh! What's this? A bonus post after only one week? It was quite a rush to get the last one out so I wanted to follow it up with something that shows the level of detail I'm going for. Also, I wanted to dress things up a little. Who doesn't love a good bit of weathering?Read More
Kaladoss is a human city that was carved out of the very mountain, Kala, itself. It is supported by the surrounding farm villages and flies the banner of the Queen of Spring alongside its own. Before the Fall, Kaladoss was run under the eye of Lord Kedamir. He was an apt ruler who saw potential in Kaladoss’s majesty and promoted tourism in his city’s infrastructure. He founded the Adventurer’s guild and pushed for the development of monuments, parks and festivals to draw attention to the city.Read More
I would like to introduce the ever-enthusiastic Doctor Modwick. People like the Doctor leave those they meet wondering if the gods of Fate and Fortune are playing some sort of practical joke on them. He is the reason the Royal Academy of Wizardry raised their standards for passing grades. He is the incentive behind gnomish tinkerers updating their ciphers every six months. He is the catalyst for the Alchemists Guild training apprentices to triple check their working. And he's the most successful merchant to travel the King's Roads according to Mrs Modwick.Read More
Ed's behaviour was initially met with unease and many of the Wardogs abandoned the pack to find other, more stable ones. Those who stayed, however, found something inspirational in the manic cacophony their leader made. In battle he would dance around, jangling his mane, laughing at his allies and enemies alike and causing a primal ruckus. Caught in its wake, the Wardogs, or more aptly named "Maddogs", would be stirred into a frenzy. As they say; laughter is contagious...
...and you can't spell "slaughter" without it...Read More
The purpose of this miniseries is twofold. It's an homage to the old role-playing magazines and Monster Manuals I spent so many hours lost in; to the dragons and knights, the vampires and werewolves, the orcs and elves, the goblins and Bowies, the grimlocks and lockjaws, the slaads and salads, the flails, the snails and everything in between. Also, it's a quick out when it's been two weeks since your last post and you haven't had two consecutive days without something on...Read More
Papa Brebner managed by converting an old backgammon set into a D&D treasure trove, numbering the tiles and borrowing props from my medieval Lego castle set. Our main game board was a cardboard chess board from which he devised the scale for all the miniatures he drew. It was low-fi gear with high-fi effort put into it but to me and my sister it was the toolbox from which we built countless adventures.Read More
This weeks post contains a custom Trinkets table for Dungeons & Dragons for the campaign I'm writing. I'm releasing a post early for once because I'm about to go off the grid for a time. Happy New Year kids!Read More
So I'm writing my first Dungeons & Dragons campaign in 5th Edition. The narrative will have a very post-apocalyptic feel to it and to help create that atmosphere I've cooked up some homebrew things featured in this week's post. This is just the first draft so any and all things are subject to change. As a work in progress I hope to post significant developments as I make them.Read More
Sorry for the delay on this one. I think I'm finally settling into a routine. By the looks of things Scotty will only be Talking Games once a week now. To get back into things Scarlet makes a return, recounting her journey to Valaki after surviving the long night in the church.Read More
The sister article to my last post. It only seemed fair. Here are a bunch of little tips and tricks for players who are new to D&D or RPGs in general. It covers character building, useful gear and metagame. Hopefully it provides some insight and prompts players to think creatively on how they interact with the game.Read More
Today's article is dedicated to all you budding Dungeon Masters. In my time playing Dungeons & Dragons I've DMed and been DMed by a lot of people and have picked up a fair few methods for running a game that I think are worth sharing.
I apologise for the late delivery. I flew back from Auckland on Monday and was out til late Sunday night. I pray your forgiveness and undying love ;)Read More
An unfolding narrative told from the perspective of a young soldier caught up in events much larger than she can fathom. Based on the D&D campaign Curse of Strahd, journal entries will be added as they unfold. I have no idea where this story will lead or if Scarlet will even survive the whole way through. Stay tuned as the story will continue as it's played out.Read More
The first in yet another series. D&D Campfire stories are tales of peculiar, funny or tragic moments I have witness in the game either as a player or a DM. The first episode in this series is rightly dedicated to the antics of low level dungeoneering.Read More