Redux: Romantic Dungeon World

Some idle, unfinished thoughts circa 2014, care of Google+: The Smile is the Gate to the Dungeon of the HeartBehind anyone's smile waits all that they believe and have to say. The smile can be drawn shut, driving family and suitor away -- or opened to invite you in with sincerity or as a trap, … Continue reading Redux: Romantic Dungeon World

Dungeon-making

I have zero recollection of writing this, but it's in my notes? What was it? Write down ten things you'd find there. Write down how five of those don't work like they should. Write down why no one uses it any more. Now pick whatever monsters you want to challenge players. Quick, answer how its … Continue reading Dungeon-making

Redux: Fate of the Federation

Originally posted to Google+ in September 2014: +Lex Starwalker asked me to talk about my Star Trek series that I'm running. So here's some info in general, on starships, on FAE, on crew, and scenarios.GeneralI'm taking a lot of inspiration from Fate of the Alpha Quadrant, a set of guidelines that have mysteriously vanished from the … Continue reading Redux: Fate of the Federation

Redux: The Diadem of Clear-mindedness

Originally posted to Google+ in June 2016: Diadem of Clear-MindednessA shining band of silver whorls, studded with commonplace jewels. In the center of this band is a single, polished purple stone; gaps along the length of the diadem suggest additional stones were once affixed.The Diadem of Clear-Mindedness clears away your errant thoughts and steadies the … Continue reading Redux: The Diadem of Clear-mindedness

Redux: Bedouin Lifepaths for Burning Wheel

Originally workshopped on Google+ in November 2016, inspired by reading No god but God: I'm looking for something to represent nomadic Bedouin clans where everybody would know how to Ride or handle horses and camels and otherwise work lots of pastoral/bodyguarding/mercenary/escort jobs, wherein "wealth" (resources, goods, etc) would be handled communally, and the closest thing … Continue reading Redux: Bedouin Lifepaths for Burning Wheel