Author Archives: rjdaines

Tools for Creating Characters

I’ve been giving some thought to tools and techniques for creating characters over the last few weeks.  I’m going to record a few quick notes on these musings here. Firstly the technique of asking leading questions to draw out character … Continue reading

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13th Age – useful tools and subsystems

I’ve been running through a quick playtest of 13th Age with one of my groups, whilst we are down a player for a few sessions in our ongoing campaign. These are my thoughts so far on the ideas that 13th … Continue reading

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Some brief thoughts on fate skills for modes/classes/roles

This it just a quick thought from some notes that I was tinkering around with a few days ago, which I want to get down here for easy access. I’ve been thinking about the roles/classes that crop up in games. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how to “fix” Warhammer RPGs

Thoughts on how to “fix” Warhammer RPGs (or “better gaming through different dice”) My gaming group tends to play quite a bit of Warhammer. Over the last decade I’ve played in multiple games of Warhammer Fantasy Role Play (WHFRP), both … Continue reading

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Icons Lists from Mythology, Fiction, and Games

When creating the setting for a scenario or campaign, it can be helpful to come up with a list of people or factions in the settling, as the powerful movers and shakers the the PCs will be interacting with.  Fate … Continue reading

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Random Openings

Inspired by Rob Donoghue’s great “Getting into Trouble” tables for his quick Fritz Leiber-esque “Two Guys with Swords” game at http://walkingmind.evilhat.com/2010/12/14/two-guys-with-swords/ I offer:   Where you Are Now On the roof of the tower A mountain pass, during a storm Busy marketplace, with … Continue reading

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Links to RPG Resources

I’m going to regularly update this post as I add links Resources http://donjon.bin.sh/ http://walkingmind.evilhat.com/ http://walkingmind.evilhat.com/2010/12/14/two-guys-with-swords/ https://fate-srd.com/ http://www.d20pfsrd.com/ http://www.d20pfsrd.com/extras/pirates-arrr-us http://www.13thagesrd.com/ http://gumshoesrd.opengamingnetwork.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/rpgtables/ http://tvtropes.org/ http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ensembles http://inkwellideas.com/free-tools/ http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GambitIndex

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