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Dungeon World: Developing the Dragon

A few weeks ago Maria hit me up in chat, asking what I thought about making a dragon “class” for Dungeon World. My immediate thought was yeah I think that could work, which was quickly followed up with me throwing out some 16ish moves. Here’s more or less my thought […]

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4Ward/FrankenFourth: Age of Worms, Episode 501

Cast Humal (level 7 wrathful cambion wizard) Corzale (level 7 dwarf war cleric) Sumia (level 7 elf rogue/ranger) Kuhnja’bi (level 7 human w/ devil-in-the-details fighter) Cenric (level 7 human fighter) Summary After cleaning out Zyrxog’s lair, Humal, Sumia, and Cenric followed Corzale back to the temple she was staying at. […]

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(Very Late) RPGaDay: What Makes For a Good Character?

This isn’t a useful question, because when it comes to characters, games can have varying levels of complexity, and can also focus on different things. So what makes a character “good” in one system may not be “good” in another. Plus, gaming groups will have their own preferences, which can also change […]

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4Ward/FrankenFourth: Age of Worms, Episode 411

Cast Humal (level 7 wrathful cambion wizard) Corzale (level 7 dwarf war cleric) Sumia (level 7 elf rogue/ranger) Cenric (level 7 human fighter) Summary Searching Zyrxog’s bedchamber, the party discovered a chest brimming with various coins and gemstones, numerous tomes on transmutation magic and Dovin, and a ledger written in […]

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FrankenFourth: Renovating the Hall of Harsh Reflections (Part 2)

In the final dungeon in The Hall of Harsh Reflections (the fourth adventure in the Age of Worms adventure path), it’s possible for the characters to fight a vrock. In case you don’t know what a vrock is, it’s a sort of demonic creature that looks like a cross between a humanoid and […]

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RPGaDay: Best Way to Learn a New Game?

This one’s easy: play the game. In my teenage years, I remember my then-group having trouble learning Shadowrun, so one weekend I brought the book over to a friend’s house, we made characters as we learned how to make them, and we learned everything else while playing. So, for example, we didn’t […]

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4Ward/FrankenFourth: Age of Worms, Episode 410

Cast Humal (level 7 wrathful cambion wizard) Corzale (level 7 dwarf war cleric) Sumia (level 7 elf rogue/ranger) Cenric (level 7 human fighter) Summary Humal determined that the symbol on the floor was a sort of magical trap, that would at the least cause whoever triggered it to hallucinate for […]

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RPGaDay: Largest In-Game Surprise You Have Experienced?

Since David is usually the GM, I’m going to answer this RPGaDay question. There are actually two instances I can think of. The first was during the Ravenloft game that David was running using Dungeon World. I was playing The Witch, because I wrote most of the class and wanted to see […]

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RPGaDay: Your Best Source of Inspiration for RPGs?

Mostly video games, books, movies, my random thoughts, and rarely other paper-and-pencil roleplaying games (though I have looked through older D&D editions while designing FrankenFourth, mostly to nail down how complex I want it to be). Some examples: H.P. Lovecraft is responsible for a lot. I’ve run numerous FrankenFourth playtest adventures that […]

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