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Basically Fantastic: Elven Distinctives

Having finished 99% of my Inkwell Ideas freelance project, I indulged myself this morning to do a little ruminating and writing about elven distinctives in Basically Fantastic. Even as I type this I realize I forgot to put in their … Continue reading

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Punk.

Four years ago I was ruminating on what “punk” means in a genre sense. (Here.) Today I saw it summed up. “Punk is whatever makes you happy that irritates people who are used to having complete control.” And we’re done. … Continue reading

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“Under the Mountain” is the Deal of the Day!

“Axes and Anvils” GM book “Under the Mountain” is the Deal of the Day at DriveThruRPG today! The $15 .pdf is on sale for $6 today only. This book has the rules for the game in the first half, and … Continue reading

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Heroes B&B: A Simplified Approach

This is a great template for approaching gaming for new players–and for playing online. Moving a game online means focusing on what’s most important, and for me, that’s not crunch. While there’s certainly a place for more complex rule interactions … Continue reading

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NPC Decks for 2020

I have been hard at work on more NPC decks for Inkwell Ideas. Now there is a preview so you can take a look at what they’ll be like, with a number of samples. The three decks for the base … Continue reading

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Principles for prepping and running games.

Here are some key principles that inform my design for running game sessions, so you can understand how I’m focusing my prep and execution of games. I develop and focus on elements that players express interest in exploring. I don’t … Continue reading

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Axes and Anvils for Charity

The core book for Axes and Anvils is part of a charity bundle to help with the Australian fires. I am glad I can offer something to help with the relief efforts. You can see the bundle here. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/300775/AU-Charity–Fantasy-Core–Settings-BUNDLE

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Basically Fantastic, Session 24: The Golden Spike

Valdis, Annonciade, Søren and his henchman Kurzol, Kestrel, and Calendel  were settled for the night in the barracks under a watch tower on the road to the Fallows Overlook, accompanied by their spellbound victim Banks, a novice of the Order … Continue reading

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Basically Fantastic, Session 23: Fog of Death

Valdis, Annonciade, Søren and his henchman Kurzol, Kestrel, and Calendel  (along with their bewitched novice Banks) were camped, when Valdis woke up to stand watch and discovered Kestrel was gone and they were mired in fog. Looking around for Kestrel, … Continue reading

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