I wrote a guest post on Gnome Stew about how I’m a mediocre, noobish game master. Check it out!

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Like my previous post about dwarves, this is an alternate interpretation of halflings designed to feel pretty unique while remaining compatible with most dungeon fantasy games.

Halflings stand 3-4 feet talk and most closely resemble hamsters, especially in their faces, hands, and feet. Fine white or orange-brown hairs cover the ...

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triceratops in a flying saucer

Alternate prehistory: The dinosaurs were not wiped out by a comet, but an environmental catastrophe of their own making, possibly caused by weapons of mass destruction. (Some species, such as velociraptor, were sapient and civilized.) The wealthiest and most politically powerful among them escaped earth in spaceships (bringing along some ...

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When trying to take existing franchises and emulate them in a tabletop RPG, one problem comes up over and over: How do you capture the feel of a story originally revolving around a single protagonist while making it suitable for a group? Some franchises lend themselves naturally to adventuring parties ...

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I've been drawing maps lately. My first attempt is the result of following this tutorial (which was well-worth the $1.50), and I'm pleased. I call it the Isle of Deadwatch.

Isle of Deadwatch

Most settlements are human. Alvor-Lam is the home of a friendly dwarf clan. (Other, more reclusive clans ...

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