Monthly Archives May 2017

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.07 – Roulette Room [Trap]

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.07 – Roulette Room

“Is it me or does that look like a giant spinnable disk. I’m a gonna go spin it…”
– Last known words of party scout and rogue

The so-called Roulette Room is one of the most expensive traps ever devised. It was made by a group who wanted to test them self and had access to practically infinite gold and resources. The trap is simple yet deadly and amusing at the same time, depending on your luck.

The Roulette Room (RR) is a multipart trap. The first is the room itself. Entering the room without the right deactivation key (a small black ball) or pass locks the doors after 30 seconds with an audible click. Escaping from the room at this point is hard, but not impossible...

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Crime and Punishment generator SciFi edition now live

Today another generator has gone live, this time it’s the sci-fi version of the Crime and punishments gen. As always, a sample can be found below and clicking on the header will take you to the page.

Crime & Punishment –
# Crime Punishment Duration
#1 Breaking & Entering Limb crippled or dislocated 1 Day/Overnight
#2 Grave Robbing Rehabilitation 3d4 Years
#3 Vigilantism Fine – Fixed & Large 1 Month
#4 Excessive Mutation Public Embarrassment – Pillory 2d4 Years
#5 Slavery Devoured by animals 2d4 Days
#6 Implant Removal/Theft Suspended sentence 1 Week
#7 Money Laundering Hand cut off 1 Month
#8 A.I. – Creation Hand cut off 3d10 Weeks
#9 Labor Racketeering Indentured Servitude 2d6 Weeks
#10 Stock market – Theft Guarded/Supervised 3d6 Days
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Equipment Maker 3 – Bows and the weekly RPG Round Up

Equipment Maker 3 – Bows

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 simply be a description or the names could have real abilities tied to them.

This edition of Equipment Maker covers bows, covering both traditional bows and crossbows.

The tables inside cover…

Descriptor (d100 table)
Material (d100 table, with repeating options)
Bow Type (d100 table, with repeating options)
Power/Effect – Prefix (d100 table)
Power/Effect – Suffix (d100 table)

Plus, there are extra tables to help flesh out the equipments description, such as…


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] – The Game Master’s Binder

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.

The Game Master’s Binder

The Game Master’s Binder was originally posted as a contribution to the roving Blog Carnival. The host for the month was Scot Newbury at his blog Of Dice and Dragons. The chosen topic was the GM’s Binder.

The Paper Years

My early experiences with being a GM involved paper. Lots, and lots of paper...

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Random List – 20 Ship Names

Got a busy day today with comic con, so here’s a nice simple list of 20 names that could be used for ships, either of the nautical variety or the star-going kind.

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 Ship Name
1 AGE Fission
2 BSV Descent of Madness
3 DGM Akbul
4 GNV Contempt of Banephthysdjedet
5 GSV Cannon
6 GSV Siege of Troy
7 GSV Verboaten
8 HGH Sotuknang
9 HMS Hawkins
10 HMV Surrender
11 IPV Gamma
12 IPV Seer
13 ISS Bellahold
14 SS Astral
15 UOS Hiroshima
16 UPS Kothar
17 USS Elementalist
18 USS Greatey
19 USS Vampire
20 WSV Descent of Madness
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