I may only be about ten years behind many of you, but a few weeks ago I borrowed some Mouse Guard books (Fall and Winter 1152) from my local library. For those you who don’t know, Mouse Guard is a comic series about mice with swords, written and illustrated by the talented David Petersen. More specifically it is about … More What Some Mice Can Teach You About Your Roleplaying Game
It’s been quite a long time since my last update, during which time my wife gave birth to our second child, a beautiful baby girl who we named Meridian. So, needless to say, things have been busy at the Rambler Household of late. Despite this, it was never my intention to neglect this blog for … More Monstrous Monday: Yellow Musk Creepers
On more than one occasion I’ve talked about how much I love the Eye of Fear and Flame, a classic monster from the 1E Fiend Folio, so much so that I even tried my hand at creating some 5E stats for this old school baddie. And yet despite all this love, I’ve never actually used … More Fear, Flames, Dead Wizards, Doppelgangers, and the Greatest Adventure I Never Made
Recently I’ve been thinking about running a Pulp Adventure sort of game, probably using the Savage Worlds rules – which I bought specifically with pulp games in mind. I’m not sure when I’ll actually get to run such a game – and in fact I may never actually run such a game based on historical … More Two-Fisted Pulp Adventures: Timeline Discussion and a Condensed, Downloadable Sears and Roebuck Catalog!
You know all those hours you spent detailing the Gods in your pantheon, and writing out the history of the God’s war, and detailing the lineage of the great noble houses in your campaign world, and all that other stuff? Well, I’m sorry, but your players don’t really care about any of that stuff – … More World Building 101: Nobody Cares About Your World’s History
Lately, I’ve been toying with a few different world building ideas. The concepts are pretty nebulous right now, but I felt like I wanted to go ahead and get some things written down. First, I wanted to talk a little bit about game systems. Or maybe I don’t want to talk about game systems. Ok, maybe I … More Workshop Wednesday – World Building Ideas