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RPG Round Up

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What’s been going on in the world of RPGs and gaming this week. Covers the latest posts from my favourite other rpg related blogs, comics and more

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D&D: News Round-Up – Xanathar, Arcana & More
Xanathar's Guide to Everything breaks records, Unearthed Arcana vacations, and more–this week. Howdy folks (look we're based out of Texas, and I'm falling behind on my friendly greetings, we've got a quota meet), here's a look at the latest goings-on from the world of D&D.The post D&D: News Round-Up – Xanathar, [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: Bell of Lost Souls
Tabletop vs Larp Embodiment
viking fun! “I don't really feel comfortable a lot of the time in LARPs,” a friend confessed after playing my run of The Inheritance, a viking family drama LARP by Luke Crane...

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Using art in your games & stories

Imagine you are playing a game. You need to describe something to your players:

“you see this fuzzy creature ahead, it has these two fluffy things on tope of its head wich could be ears or something. You can see its many teeeth and it has a long tail. The thing has four limbs with claw like hands on the end” and so on and so on.

Now imagine doing that for every creature they encounter but have not identified or know the proper name for.

This is , for some, not a problem. But for other, trying to give a description of something like a creature can be hard, especially when you say one thing, but the players imagine something else.

So how do you get around this? The easiest way is rather than describe, to show them a picture. The above description was a simplified version of the creature below.

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Generator Hilight – Settlement Overview

Today, I’m going to highlight another generator – This time it’s the settlement overview.  Originaly this was called the city generator , which is the reason the url for the page has “city” in it. Over the course of making this however,  I soon realised that making this just for cities would be a bad idea compared to making it be about settlement of various size, from mighty metropolises, to humble hamlets.

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Dev Blog – Name Generators

Yesterday the 29th name generator was added to this site, Danish Names, with the 30th being planned for release next week.

Some of these, like the Maori one, have been a bit of a challenge to research, but through library visits and many an online source the name generators have come together,

One of the biggest , well, challenges, has been making sure that the name follow the correct pattern for the culture they are creating names for. For example, some Asian cultures follow the pattern of [Family Name] [Given Name] , but in other cultures, such as many in the west it goes by [Given Name] [Family Name]. For the most part this is quite simple to set-up, the trick is correctly remembering which culture uses which format.

The next challenge was the fact that a few of the other groups & cultu...

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RPG Round Up

There is a problem - it appears you are using categories and no feeds have been put into those categories.

What’s been going on in the world of RPGs and gaming this week. Covers the latest posts from my favourite other rpg related blogs, comics and more

Blogs

D&D: News Round-Up – Xanathar, Arcana & More
Xanathar's Guide to Everything breaks records, Unearthed Arcana vacations, and more–this week. Howdy folks (look we're based out of Texas, and I'm falling behind on my friendly greetings, we've got a quota meet), here's a look at the latest goings-on from the world of D&D.The post D&D: News Round-Up – Xanathar, [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: Bell of Lost Souls
Tabletop vs Larp Embodiment
viking fun! “I don't really feel comfortable a lot of the time in LARPs,” a friend confessed after playing my run of The Inheritance, a viking family drama LARP by Luke Crane...

Read More