Equipment Maker 4 – Armour and the RPG Round Up

Equipment Maker 4 – Armour

Everyone who goes on an adventure uses equipment. Without it, their adventuring days would come to a halt quite quickly.

This generator doesn’t give you the details of any powers or abilities that are named or generated, that part is left up to you. It could be used as a simple description or the names could have real abilities tied to them.

This edition of Equipment Maker deals with armour, covering all pieces of armour you might find, from helmets for the head to sabatons for the feet.

Inside you’ll find…

A master description table to help you decide on the description format
2 examples of an item made with this system
a d100 table for the descriptor of the armour
a d100 table for the prefix power of armour
a d100 table for the suffix power of armour
Several tables that give you more details about the individual bit of armor
Plus two d100 tables for the material and type of armor, both with duplications to help reflect the more common types and flesh out the tables


Available now at –


Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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[Tales of a GM] – Film as RPG Research

Film as RPG Research

Phil Nicholls blogs at Tales of a GM, where he writes about narrative gaming, faster prep and more story. He is currently running a HeroQuest Glorantha campaign in a home-brew setting. Phil has written for Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips newsletter and has a selection of self-published pdfs.

This essay is taken from the archives at Tales of a GM.

Another of my pastimes is watching films. Like many of you, I have a growing DVD collection. Mine has a selection of Geek classics, along with some non-genre titles. As well as watching for pleasure, a good film is also research for both my writing and gaming. The parallel between film and fiction is quite clear. The benefits for a GM, however, may not be quite so obvious...

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Random List – 20 Planet Names

This weeks list gives you 20 planet names. Some of them in the (System Name – Planet Number) type others have unique names.

Disagree with this list? Think something else should have gone on it? Post in the comments section or on the social media platform you saw this article.

D20 Planet Name
1 Audiofire
2 Cycloformix XIV
3 Elovole I
4 Elvorac
5 Exator-Li
6 Harmonar
7 Heptamonico IX
8 Hercutres-V5
9 Linutant Prime
10 Machizine
11 Moocus
12 Persephocant
13 Pronine
14 Pyrenachic I
15 Ramck-V2
16 Runu 2
17 Tryptishock IV
18 Warmaxitron
19 Zefigle
20 Zenolyngon IV


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Existing and future product lines

Yesterday I mentioned about various product lines and what I had planned for future series. So today, I thought I’d go through what I have ongoing now and what I have planned. This isn’t all of them and the titles for the series can be thought of as working titles and can and probably will change. The lists below do not include one-offs or those i plan on updating and bringing out in a new format, such as the old Kits series.


These are series I have a lot of planned ideas for and have been doing reasonably well

  • Creature Description
  • Dungeon Feature
  • Empire Builder
  • Equipment Maker
  • Quick Generators
  • Spell Options

Future/Planned Series

  • Item Options – Like the Spell Options series, this will take an existing magical item, such as the famous bag of holding, and provide options for ...
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No gen or resource this week

No generator or resource this week as I am putting the finishing touches on the content for the latest in the Dungeon Feature series – Fountains. Tomorrow I’ll be making a post that will cover the active lines of pdfs I’m working on and what others I have got planned. By active lines, I mean ones I have plans and ideas for. As I mentioned before the Chunk styles series is on hiatus. If it comes back it will be in a new format or tied to a particular game or system.

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