This post is inspired by a SubReddit I found on Reddit. It’s called Unpopular Opinion. The beauty of that sub is that someone is allowed to express their opinion there, specifically because it’s unpopular, without fear of reprisal. It’s a ‘safe haven’ (as safe as any opinion on the internet is able to be) for a person to get off their chest, that which they have been keeping inside.… Read the rest
The 50 in 50 (yes, they aren’t quite all done yet) adventure hook Gauntlet on the Ice has just been updated with a new hex grid version of the battlemap in a second PDF.
It’s taken some time to get to this point, but if you have the adventure hook already, and are subscribed, you will have got a message about the update.… Read the rest
You know that moment when you ask the GM if your character can do some thing which even to you sounds decidedly iffy?
Player: May I hold my spear in my bow hand while I shoot the goblins?… Read the rest
I went back through our posts to refresh my brain on our crowd-sourced adventure. Apart from the quick blurb we had for the “Park and Deadly Tree”, our last post was July 31st!
I’ve been reading through “The Folklore of Discworld” and it mentioned banshees (banh sidh) as horrible spirits who herald the coming of Death. … Read the rest
I thought I would get back on to my HARP read through. I don’t want it to completely lose moment and there are plenty of good things in here. My initial thoughts when I saw the chapter on herbs and poisons was that I would wrap this up with another chapter to skip forward a little.… Read the rest
It seems to be a thing this winter that random rpg tools are becoming really popular. JDale has his brilliant RMU NPC Generator, I cannot link to the thread directly as you need to be signed in as a play tester but I am pretty sure if you are into RMU then you know about this already.… Read the rest
The title may be a little misleading, but hang with me. I was talking to Matt over the holiday and the subject of “balanced groups” came up–not game mechanic “class balance”, but whether individual player’s self-interest trump any attempts at group parity, team work and fairness.… Read the rest
For all the rebellious colonials that read this blog Happy/merry/have a good/great thanks giving. I have no idea what the correct phrase is but I hope you can delete as inapplicable and enjoy your turkey.… Read the rest
It is so long since I last looked at this that I thought I would post a bit of a recap for anyone who missed the original posts. So here goes, if you want to refresh your memory…
- Part 1 https://www.rolemasterblog.com/city-of-forgotten-heroes/
- Part 2 https://www.rolemasterblog.com/scary-monsters-and-super-creeps/
- Part 3 https://www.rolemasterblog.com/q-what-has-a-spine-but-no-bones/
- Part 4 https://www.rolemasterblog.com/brokedown-palace/
- Part 5 https://www.rolemasterblog.com/roll-call-of-horror/
- Part 6 https://www.rolemasterblog.com/crowd-sourced-adventure-weapons-and-goodies/
- Part 7 https://www.rolemasterblog.com/load-up-the-loot/
So I was thinking about this over the weekend and I was thinking about how human centric I am when it comes to ghosts.… Read the rest
It’s been quite a long time since I delved into my BASiL project and in the interim there has been several interesting threads over at the Forums that have made me reconsider (again) the scope and nature of spells in Rolemaster and FRPG’s in general.… Read the rest