Monthly Archives November 2017

Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 5 and the RPG Round Up

Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 5

Every week on the Ennead Games blog, normally on a Friday, a helpful list of 20 items is posted. These normally follow no set pattern or theme, unless there has been a request for a particular list, but many are based off real-world subjects. Some tables are expanded further into full lists or generators, and others work well just on their own.

The subjects range from names from faraway lands, to what you might call your coins, to weapon names and more. There may be a common theme for the volume, then again, there might not be. They have been brought together into a handy and eclectic collection, a mixture of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and other genres.

The lists are presented “as is”. No details, no long or boring explanations, just a collection of quick and handy tables to help or inspire you.

Arbitrary Collection 5
1 – Accessories
2 – Architecture Styles
3 – Business Type
4 – Castle Parts
5 – Fabric Type
6 – Hair Styles
7 – Lab Equipment
8 – Spy Gear
9 – Tables & Desks
10 – Vegetables

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[Tales of a GM] – Plot vs. Story, Part 3: More Lost Plot

Plot vs. Story, Part 3: More Lost Plot

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 produced a selection of self-published pdfs.

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

For the past two weeks I discussed the competing terms “plot” and “story”. For my essay this week, I conclude the mini-series. The topic for today is the GM-focused options for when the Players simply ignore a GM’s carefully crafted plot.

Possible Causes

As noted last week, I see five options for dealing with the problem of Players who refuse to engage with the presen...

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Random List – 20 More Demonic Phenomena

This list is another collection of demonic phenomena – The weird stuff that occurs when a demonic being materializes in this ream or is nearby. Eventually, these and other aspects will be compiled into a Creature Description Generator

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 Phenomena
1 A ghostly radiance glimmers from the exposed flesh of others.
2 Birds (and other animals) sing backwards.
3 Buildings fall into disrepair and ruin.
4 Buttons and clasps fall off clothes and belts become unbuckled.
5 Candles snuff out and fires die.
6 Colours change their hues.
7 Complex technology ceases to function.
8 Doors and windows slam shut by themselves.
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Streaming Info – Part 2

I realized last night I forgot to add quite some things to my post yesterday about the streaming I’m going to be doing soon, so seems appropriate to continue today with some more information about it.

Whats the channel?

The twitch channel is MobiusTempus. An EnneadGames channel will probably be coming later.

When will I start streaming properly?

I’ll be running a few more test streams to set up OBS and the other software, but I’ll be “officially” start streaming 5th of December 6pm GMT, for probably around 2 or 3 hours or so. The planned days will be Tuesday, Thursdays, with alternate Saturdays starting later (for the STA game – time to be decided but probably 7 or 8pm GMT) and Sundays being a bit earlier, at around 2pm GMT...

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Coming Soon – Twitch Streaming Channel

Last night I did a test run on my twitch channel – which can be found here. Originally I was going to name it after Ennead Games, but after a bit of thought, I decided not to, as I might want to set up an official EG channel in future which will be covering Ennead Games related materials and games and so on. This will probably include live chats about products, some behind the scenes stuff.

The MobiusTempus Channel will probably be covering:

  • Star Trek Adventures: Damocles games – I haven’t yet tested roll20/skype and OBS (The software I will be using to stream) together, BUT on the tester I ran last night, I played a bit of Star Trek Online (seemed appropriate to me really) and once I had adjusted the layout, seemed to go ok, so I am hopeful the proper game will run ok...
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