You love Dungeons and Dragons. As an experienced dungeon master you've run dozens, if not hundreds of games. You put a lot of work into making your games great. What if there's another way to look at how you prepare your game? What if it turned out you could spend less time, less energy, and have a better game as a result?
It's time to unleash the Lazy Dungeon Master.
Written in the style of Sly... [click here for more]
How can you make alignment more useful and meaningful in your roleplaying games?Roleplaying Alignment presents a system for using the traditional nine-point alignment system to enrich your game. It presents alignment as a means for customizing your character's personality, goals, and beliefs. Simple mechanics reward characters who embody the tenets of their alignment, and... [click here for more]
How can you use the literary concept of theme in a roleplaying game adventure?
Yes, roleplaying games are different in structure than other forms of fiction, and the needs of the story, the people telling the story, and the audience are all unique. They’re still stories, and embracing theme is a relatively easy way to make those stories better. It’s infinitely more interesting... [click here for more]
During the eight year run of Living Greyhawk, the world’s largest role-playing campaign, the Bandit Kingdoms region produced over 130 unique adventures. For the first time ever, these narrative threads are woven into one cohesive tapestry. For those who helped shape these events, this comprehensive resource memorializes their struggles against Iuz’s oppressive rule. For others, this compilation... [click here for more]
Author: Quentin Hudspeth Page Count: 5 Use: generic fantasy RPG supplement Oh, the lowly d4! Second in derision only to the d12 (and those imaginary dice the d3 and d5. Pfah!). Now these oft maligned dice, known to many as caltrops, have two games designed just for them. Caltrops is a small supplement featuring two dice games as played... [click here for more]
Welcome to the introductory installment of Scarlet Tales, a series of gamebook-style solo adventures in the classic style of old school fantasy! In this story you can be a mighty Warrior, a cunning Rogue or a mysterious Enchanter, and face the threats hidden among the shady walls of Castle Mud. Using a totally dice-less gaming system prepare yourself to fight terrible monsters, defeat them with... [click here for more]
How can you express your character’s feelings without embarrassing yourself?
Sometimes the hardest thing to do in a tabletop roleplaying game is engage with the roleplaying part. It's not that we have a shortage of ideas on how our characters would behave. Their abilities aren't a mystery to us, and we know how to use them to our tactical advantage. Things break down when we have to... [click here for more]