A place for my musings about RPGs
- They are put forward by a trusted friend who has contacts in the Company.
- An unknown ally or admirer puts them forward.
- They sign up after hearing Simmon’s tales of the derring-do and, more importantly, treasure available to successful applicants.
- A mentor suggests they apply.
07 Sep 2018
Having left home and travelled south in search of good deeds to do in service to our father, Torag, I had made my way to Absalom and found a reputable enough establishment to slake my thirst after the journey.
The bar was eerily quiet but the barman stocked some of the finest Dwarven Stout that while a reminder of home was also of good quality. I looked around the room and spotted two human mercenaries, a half-elf, a gnome, a half-orc and another human. All of them seemed to be minding their own business. Little did I know I’d soon be on a journey with them…Read more
22 Aug 2018
In which I detail the backstory of one Brumrik Oathkeeper…
NPC is a new Pathfinder campaign that I am going to be playing. NPC is the somewhat amusing acronym of Nerdfighter Pathfinder Campaign as I’m playing with a bunch of Nerdfighters on Discord. This will be my first time playing Pathfinder but I am well versed in D&D 3.5 so hopefully won’t find the transition too difficult. I decided to take on the role of a Support Cleric as a) I haven’t played a Cleric properly before and b) there are a lot of new players in the group so I figured it would be useful to have me buffing and healing the group at opportune times.Read more
21 Aug 2018
In which I detail the first adventure…
This is an adventure aimed at a party of around 4-5 1st level PCs. It is designed to be low on combat and features several opportunities for the party to collaborate and share their backstory (the pub is a perfect example). By the end of adventure the players should have received the 300 XP required to get to level 2 and be a bit less fragile ahead of the more demanding combat in upcoming adventures. It is also a perfect chance to set up some of the Doran settings and NPCs.
When describing NPCs I will add in italicised flavour text that will hopefully spark ideas on how to play the character. These are inspired by how characters and scenes have aspects in FATE.Read more
16 May 2018
In which I detail our adventurers’ base of operations…
The Company of the Dragon
The Company of the Dragon is the most renowned and longest standing adventuring company in Doran, Hildettar and perhaps the world. Every 5 years or so the Company recruits for new members to join its illustrious ranks.
At the start of the campaign all of the players need a reason to join the Company. Try your best to be inventive and tailor them to your characters:
28 Feb 2018
In which I detail the Human capital...
I'm starting a new 5th Ed D&D campaign soon. I've decided to come up with my own world based on some ideas I have had in my head for far too long. I'll be detailing locations (and if I have time, regaling you with stories of the campaign) on this blog. I'll only be uploading information that the players already/are supposed to know here.Read more
24 Oct 2014
In which I get ready for a new campaign in an old system...
The Wizard's Tower
The campaign is The Wizard's Tower in which the party are snatched out of their lives to be put to the test in a tower owned by an evil wizard. What could possibly go wrong?
It sounds a bit like the Death Zone from Dr. Who and hopefully will test our roleplaying while almost definitely killing our characters in hilarious ways. I wont reveal too much about the campaign on here as I think the DM may wish to re-use it in the future.
Our characters are rolled and tonight we start in earnest!
A Cat Named Jasper
I will be playing a Tibbit adjusted to work with 2nd ed. So far I have only decided on his common name (cats have 3 names, see below), Jasper, for his green eyes and because I used to have a cat called Jasper. I'm looking forward to randomly transforming into a cat to the befuddlement of my enemies and the party.
I am playing a pretty standard rogue (expect for the turning into a cat part) but I'm planning on roleplaying as conceited a character as possible. He will look down on all the others as inferior. So basically a humanoid cat!
I'm also toying with the idea of him being of noble birth (or at least thinking he is) we'll see how that turns out as the campaign progresses.Read more
02 Jul 2014
This is a repost of an infamous internet list archived here for posterity. The original version of this quotes page was on Geocities has been archived as well.
"I cast detect evil." "You pass out from the overwhelming evil." "I cast detect evil." "You pass out from the overwhelming evil. After about a minute, Moe wakes up." "I cast detect evil." ~ Moe / Ceres (DM) / Exsam / Ceres / Moe Comments: "How many times must one be scalded by a hot pan before one realizes its hot?" -- Jaimas
"The Wemic picks up the unconscious wizard." "Can I have an AoO because he isn't paying attention to me?" "Umm, I guess, sure. That makes sense." "I disarm the Wizard that the Wemic is holding, and he's at -4 because he's unproficient!" "No wait, you can't do that!" "Okay, I sunder." "...roll a disarm." ~ DM / Draco / DM / Draco / DM / Draco / DM
"Hey, remember when we were in front of that big metal thing with a knob?" "That was a door." "....Oh yeah." ~ Bryan / Jaimas / Bryan
*Creates Fireball* "Let's play catch!" "I suck at that. Let's play DDR!!!" "...What?" *Throws Explosive Caltrops* ~ Wizard / Jaimas / Wizard / Jaimas
"I may not be strong, smart, or attractive.... But I am AERODYNAMIC!!!" *Brett Poses* "That could come in handy in a moment...." "Blow on me." ~ Brett / Bill / Brett Comments: Bill is 6'8" and 318 Lbs. Brett is 5'10" and 146.Read more
02 Jul 2014
This is a repost of an famous internet story archived here for posterity.The 'original' post can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLop9wYFOfc
...In the early seventies, Ed Whitchurch ran "his game," and one of the participants was Eric Sorenson. Eric plays something like a computer. When he games he methodically considers each possibility before choosing his preferred option. If given time, he will invariably pick the optimal solution. It has been known to take weeks. He is otherwise, in all respects, a superior gamer.
Eric was playing a Neutral Paladin in Ed's game. He was on some lord's lands when the following exchange occurred:Read more
02 Jul 2014
This is a repost of a famous internet list archived here for posterity. The original post is on https://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html
- Cannot base characters off the Who's drummer Keith Moon.
- A one man band is not an appropriate bard instrument.
- There is no Gnomish god of heavy artillery.
- My 7th Sea character Boudreaux is not 'Southern' Montaigne.
- Not allowed to blow all my skill points on 1pt professional skills.
- Synchronized panicking is not a proper battle plan.
- Not allowed to use psychic powers to do the dishes.
- How to serve Dragons is not a cookbook.
- My monk's lips must be in sync.
- Just because my character and I can speak German, doesn't mean the GM can.
- Not allowed to berserk for the hell of it, especially during royal masquerades.
- Must learn at least one offensive or defensive spell if I'm the sorcerer.