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Beowulf struggles with Grendel. Sinew parts, Grendel flees, dying.
A dragon plunges from above. It’s grasping talons seize the adventurers, bearing them away.
Mighty Ajax and Clever Odysseus struggle against each other, yet neither can throw the other, nor be thrown.
A python lashes out, grasping its prey first by the mouth, then its coils. It struggles... [click here for more]
Originally designed for a seminar conducted by author and game designer Julie Ann Dawson at Suny College, World Building 101 provides both writers and RPG designers with an easy-to-follow process through which to create a functional and believable setting. Whether you are creating a small town for your cozy murder mystery or an entire galaxy for your science fiction epic, you'll find the methodology... [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]
“Men make different sounds when they die. The sound of a man dying of a gut wound is different than a man burning alive or dying of plague. The sound a man makes when being eaten alive, you won’t soon forget.”
In 1355, the Black Plague killed sixty-percent of Europe’s population. Then, the dead rose and devoured those who were left.
The Black Plague has... [click here for more]
On a continent where only the southernmost tip sees all four seasons and gods still freely roam among men, the giants are awakening from their long slumber in the mountains. As towns along the great Thòrsà River are destroyed, political relations between the two human nations, Jötunheim and Midgard, are more strained than ever. War is coming in the lands of men as autumn comes... [click here for more]
An evil is at work during the dark winter months in the seemingly insignificant town of Baruth. Entire families are disappearing one by one, and little is being done to stop it. As the locals manage to eek out a paltry existence under the cruel baron, Lord Gardumath, little hope remains. Why are entire families disappearing without even a trace, and who is behind this sinister plot? This... [click here for more]
CHARACTER SHEETS !“Men make different sounds when they die. The sound of a man dying of a gut wound is different than a man burning alive or dying of plague. The sound a man makes when being eaten alive, you won’t soon forget.”
In 1355, the Black Plague killed sixty-percent of Europe’s population. Then,... [click here for more]