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Ragnar’s Keep – a mediaeval castle setting for fantasy RPGs

Are you a GamesMaster for a fantasy role-playing game? Do you struggle to make your settings feel real? Do you need a castle home base? Or a castle for the players to attack? Or a refuge from the dangers on the road? Maybe some NPCs in a wilderness stronghold? Ragnar's Keep is a detailed castle … Continue reading Ragnar’s Keep – a mediaeval castle setting for fantasy RPGs

RPGaDay2020 Day 5: Tribute – a tribute to WorldAnvil and Summer Camp 2020

Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at The Gyrfalcon's Vision and how it has changed Akorros. Today the theme is Tribute, and I'd like to pay tribute to WorldAnvil and the Summer Camp 2020. World Anvil is an online tool designed for world-building - whether that's developing a world for a TTRPG, or keeping track of … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 5: Tribute – a tribute to WorldAnvil and Summer Camp 2020

RPGaDay2020 Day 4: Vision – how the Gyrfalcon’s vision changed Akorros

Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at the Thread of the story and problems I have had keeping it going. Today I'd like to introduce you to someone whose Vision changed the path of Akorros. The Gyrfalcon The Gyrfalcon is the secretive leader of The Akorros Thieves Guild. Very few people know their true identity, but everyone … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 4: Vision – how the Gyrfalcon’s vision changed Akorros

RPGaDay2020 Day 3: Thread – struggling to keep the thread of the campaign going

Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at Change - the small change in your pocket and what happens in Darokin and Akorros when you need to handle larger amounts of money. The prompt for today is Thread. So how do you keep the thread of the story going? This is something I feel I've been struggling … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 3: Thread – struggling to keep the thread of the campaign going

RPGaDay2020 Day 2: Change, small change and Certified Letters of Credit

Yesterday was the Beginning. Today it's time for Change. And to start the changes, here's the alternate presentation of the prompts as a map, created by dunroaminpress. So, change. Change is good - passems, tentrids, half-daros, daros, or copper pieces, silver pieces, electrum pieces, gold pieces, or shells, carved bone pieces, inscribed pieces of wood. … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 2: Change, small change and Certified Letters of Credit

RPGaDay2020 Day 1: Beginning – how beginning a new campaign phase led to Developing Akorros

It's August, so that means RPGaDay is back, and like last year, the prompts are words or phrases rather than questions. Today, the first day, appropriately enough, is Beginning. For those of you who aren't familiar with RPGaDay, it is an initiative which has been organised by Autocratik (David F Chapman) and Runeslinger (Anthony Boyd) … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 1: Beginning – how beginning a new campaign phase led to Developing Akorros

WorldAnvil summer camp 2020 – prompts 31-33

The final set of prompts for WorldAnvil Summer Camp 2020 have now been released. Here's my unpacking of the new prompts, and I have also updated WorldAnvil SummerCamp 2020 to cover all of the prompts. 48 hours to go! Entries close at 7pm UK time on Saturday 1st August. Submitted articles can be amended/updated/developed after … Continue reading WorldAnvil summer camp 2020 – prompts 31-33

WorldAnvil summer camp 2020 – prompts 21-30

The next set of prompts for WorldAnvil Summer Camp 2020 have now been released. If you missed the stream, catch up here. Here's my unpacking of the new prompts, and I have also updated WorldAnvil SummerCamp 2020 to cover all of the prompts. General notes: Does the world need to be realistic? Worldbuilding should be … Continue reading WorldAnvil summer camp 2020 – prompts 21-30