Adventure Hook: Internet Missing

This is a hook for a modern or future sci-fi game. The Internet has gone missing! No matter how characters connect to the Internet (dial-up, wifi, DSL, cable modem, ISDN, radio packet, satellite, etc.) they just can’t find anything on the Internet (or Ultranet or Crystal Wind* or whatever you call it in your world). ...

Pathfinder Review, Part 1

Pathfinder Review, Part 1
I just finished off my lunch hour reading chapters one through eight of the new Pathfinder Core book. This part of the book took me through character creation, races, classes, skills, feats, equipment, basic rules, combat rules and the miscellaneous bits of rules that are required for any RPG. I must say that I am ...

Friday Five… No Ten!

This was a great week for RPG blogs. In a normal week, I save off 5-7 bookmarks that I pick from for making my Friday Five. We’re not quite done with Friday and I already have ten topics to cover. Without any further delay, here they are! My Biggest Mistakes: Information Overload in the Zenith-3 ...

Adventure Hook: Tiefling Blood

Everyone in the local region (can be a village, town, duchy or even a kingdom!) with tiefling blood has suddenly started to glow in the dark. There have been no other side effects (for ill or boon) other than the glowing. Of course, a tiefling thief attempting to lurk in the darkness will consider this ...

Dropping Weekly Artifacts

Creating a new and inventive artifact each week takes me too much time, and I feel like the items are below my normal creative standards. I had not done any D&D 4e artifacts when I came up with the idea, and I didn’t realize how formulaic they were. It’s just not exciting for me to ...

Friday Five: 2009-09-11

Where I’m At In My GMing This post over at RPG Blog II lists out some criteria for measuring where you are at in your GM style and career. I went through it and am quite happy with my score. It’s nowhere near perfect, but it’s high enough to keep me pleased with the result. ...

Adventure Hook: Seedlings

Strange trees with strange fruit have popped up everywhere in town over the past several days. At first, they were just small shoots jutting through the cobblestones and open markets of the area, but in just a few days they have grown to full-sized trees complete with fruit. Anyone brave enough (or stupid enough) to ...

Artifact: Dagger of Darkness

Dagger of Darkness: Paragon Level Artifact The Dagger is a large sliver of obsidian with a leather wrapped hilt. The Dagger glows a soft purple light when exposed to moonlight. Item Slot: Weapon Property: You gain a +4 Item Bonus to Stealth checks. Property: You gain the Rogue ability to Sneak Attack. If you already ...

Sunday Seven: 2009-09-06

For those few people out there following my blog, you’ll have noticed that I missed my Friday Five post. This is because I was at Tacticon running two sessions for our new D&D4e world/adventure, and just plain did not have time to take a break from the wonderful gaming to write a post. Instead, I ...

Adventure Hook: Kidnapped by Bugs

People have been vanishing from the slums of the city. This is nothing new and the constabulary of the city don’t much care. However, some of the vanished people were well-to-do folks that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The few witnesses to the kidnappings have reported elves riding large ...