Dm advice · Dungeon Master · Props · Reviews · Uncategorized

Drawlab Metal Coins – A Review

Using Props I’m a big fan of using props in role playing games. I know that the Theatre of the Mind has an infinite special effects budget, but we humans are an avaricious lot and there is something special about getting treasure, real hold-it-in-your-hand treasure, that really excites my players. I like to litter my… Continue reading Drawlab Metal Coins – A Review

Dm advice · Dungeon Master

The Hidden Art of Our Hobby

Alongside my love of RPG’s I am also an avid fan of tabletop wargaming, specifically, if not surprisingly, Warhammer. Games Workshop’s premier product is ubiquitous in the wargaming world and, regardless of what you think of the GeeDubs themselves, they do produce some lovely miniatures. One of the main draws of Warhammer for me was… Continue reading The Hidden Art of Our Hobby

Campaign Ideas · Dungeon Master · Reviews

Tales From the Yawning Portal: Inital Thoughts.

I’ll admit, I was initially a little wary of picking up a copy of Tales From the Yawning Portal. I’m familiar with all of the Dungeons it contains and I even own a copy of a few of them. So, what would motivate me to pick up this compendium when updating the originals isn’t that… Continue reading Tales From the Yawning Portal: Inital Thoughts.

Campaign Ideas · Dm advice · Dungeon Master

Thoughts on running a horror campaign.

With the release of the curse of Strahd I have recently turned my thoughts to how I would go about running a gothic horror based campaign. Prior to getting in to tabletop RPG’s I was a big fan of video game rpg’s (weren’t we all) and the Warhammer Fantasy setting. What defined the best games,… Continue reading Thoughts on running a horror campaign.

Dungeon Master · Interviews

Interview with Alberto Bieri: Head Visionary behind the Chronicles of Calibran

Being a rather new bod to this whole Twitter thing I have taken an unhealthy interest in my little band of around 150 followers. I read their posts, check out their sites and blogs and respond to their messages. I’m told this isn’t the done thing, as on Twitter one is generally expected to follow the… Continue reading Interview with Alberto Bieri: Head Visionary behind the Chronicles of Calibran

Dm advice · Dungeon Master · Player advice · Uncategorized

Deep Immersion Gaming: Some Advice for Newer Players.

Most role playing games include a healthy dose of acting skill. During the average campaign you’ll put yourself in character, adapt to the other players, take direction form the DM and rewrite the script yourself. But what if you wanted to go deeper, to really act as your character, to totally immerse yourself in the… Continue reading Deep Immersion Gaming: Some Advice for Newer Players.

Dm advice · Dungeon Master

Krazak drinks the water: On how sometimes it’s ok to say no.

  Today’s blog post comes from the talented hands of my good friend Tom. He is an author, gamer, spinner of tails and all round gent. In this post he will be enlightening us on how it’s sometimes necessary to come down hard on players making downright stupid decisions to maintain the logical coherency of… Continue reading Krazak drinks the water: On how sometimes it’s ok to say no.