Any GM can design a basic dungeon. A dedicated GM takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and challenging dungeons that are so much more than a series of rooms stuffed full of monsters and treasure.
Be Awesome At Dungeon Design comprises over 200 pages of dungeon design advice from ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst. Handling such subjects as a dungeon’s purpose,... [click here for more]
Any GM can design a basic village. A dedicated GM, however, takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and flavoursome villages that are so much more than a general store, village inn and some dreary peasant huts. Be Awesome at Village Design comprises village design essays by ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst and a suite of tables designed to help the busy GM quickly and easily... [click here for more]
Your PCs have final emerged from the dungeon laden with loot prised from the clutches of their slain foes. Heroically returning to civilisation, they find a tavern, divide up their loot and relax. Then they ask “So what are the people like here, anyway?” At this point, the GM likely panics and either replies “nothing special” or improvises a series of similar, one-dimensional... [click here for more]
Mazith RPG and many other games encourage the creative use of sentient creature races by both players and Realm Masters. Many a meaningful encounter and diverse dialogue can occur when cultures and personalities meet. This reference document is one of many meant to serve the players and RMs of the vast world of gaming, providing not only a collection of names to use in your games but some history and... [click here for more]
The Orphanage, is an irregularlly published blog published by the Game Designers of Orphans of the Storm, LLC. The article focuses on mechanics and design elements that were eventually abandoned, as unuseful in a particular project, but may have a general use for other designers. The elements are written in as complete a form as they may be at the time of abandonment, and are offered up as open game... [click here for more]