Starting an RPG Campaign: The Map

January 11, 2020

When you sit down to begin building an RPG campaign, where do you start? Do you start with a story that you want the players to follow? A Big Bad that you want them to defeat? Perhaps a map and …

Read the article

Combating the Meta-Gamer

December 28, 2019

Jenna the Rogue enters the secret room and finds a chest. Upon opening it, they find a jewel encrusted dagger that glows with a magical energy.  They also find a purse with a hundred gold coins. Tucking them into their …

Read the article

Starting an RPG Campaign: The Villain

When you sit down to begin building an RPG campaign, where do you start? Do you start with a story that you want the players to follow? A Big Bad that you want them to defeat? Perhaps a map and …

Read the article

Making Dice—Day 3: Demolding

Start making your own dice—from start to finish!

Check out Day Two: Casting, if you missed it last time.

Day Three: Demolding

Here we are. You waited a full 24 hours before touching your molds even though you really …

Read the article

Making Dice—Day Two: Casting

October 10, 2019

Start making your own dice—from start to finish!

Check out Day One: Molds, if you missed it last week

Day Two: Casting

You’ve waited the appropriate amount of time before pulling your molds out of their containers and then …

Read the article

Where do you start an RPG campaign?

When you sit down to begin building an RPG campaign, where do you start? Do you start with a story that you want the players to follow? A Big Bad that you want them to defeat? Perhaps a map and …

Read the article

Making Dice—Day One: Molds

September 30, 2019

You’ve reached the point as a Dice Goblin that you’re out of viable choices for your next 7-set of dice. You have collected every set that calls to you, curated sets from random dice bins, matched sets up to every …

Read the article

Companions’ Tale: A Game of Storytelling and Map-Making

September 19, 2019

“I’ve met the Hero. He and I spent a month traveling together across the frozen north. I set camp, cooked the food, and tried not to get in his way. He was the one that took care of the bandits

Read the article

A Player is Not their Character

August 30, 2019

This is one of the biggest mistakes a fair number of DMs make. A character may have an Intelligence attribute of 18, and there is a good chance the player running them does not. None of your players can cast …

Read the article

Homebrew Resource: Languages

July 28, 2019

You may have gone too far this time. You’re so deep into creating your world that you’ve decided that it needs a language. Or several. And they need to be unique and fleshed out, so that you’ll actually be able …

Read the article