Monthly Archive: : February 2014



by Delos

Arcane Fallout: The Dwarves

Let’s talk about the most stubborn and toughest group of people in Arcalypse World, the Dwarves. I know it seems like the dwarves are these bad guys that are just going to go after anything they can, but let’s hear their point of view. A Short History of the Dwarves by Gimhad Ironquill, Sage of…

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by Delos

Steal This Event: Crashed Ship

Here is a fun event to add to your game. This can be added to a space travel, fantasy, or historic game. The only requirement for this event to work is there needs to be something explosive on the ship somewhere, or at least highly flammable. It Starts With a Horrible Sound The event starts…

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by Jacob

Adding ‘Learning From Your Mistakes’ to Fate

For those of you who haven’t read it, I did a post 2 weeks ago on a mechanic in Dungeon World that simulates ‘learning from your mistakes’. By that, I mean that they gain experience points when they roll poorly. I love the idea, and you should read the article to learn why. This article…

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by Jacob

Homebrew Blood Mage Class Design for D&D Next

A couple weeks ago, I put up Blood Mage as a Steal This Character article. In this article, I’m going to flesh it out a bit more for D&D Next. I’m avoiding a lot of actual numbers because 1) I’m not able to test this class (my group has moved away from D&D permanently) and…

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by Jacob

Steal This Holiday: A Very Poopy Day

Full Disclosure I’m going to be honest; this is a holiday about poop. This is serious. It’s also seriously funny, and it would be great to throw at your players. Read on if you dare. Why Poop? Because it’s very useful. There are two big uses for poop: fertilizer and fuel. To make a holiday…

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by Delos

First Timers

About a month ago I had the joy of introducing some junior and senior high aged people to the world of table top RPGs. It was at a local Con and they had sort of wandered in. They sat down telling the group that they had never played an RPG before. I was running a…

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by Delos

Arcane Fallout: The Elves

For those of you who don’t know, Arcane Fallout is the original setting that Jacob and I are working on. It’s a mashup of post apocalypse, fantasy, and a smidgen of cyberpunk. Now let’s look at the history of the elves of Arcane Fallout. Interview with Miron Silvertongue, bard of the Deep Wood “Where did…

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by Jacob

Steal This Monster: Chameleon Drake

This is Difficult I’ve been wanting to do a monster Steal This article for a while, but hadn’t been able to come up with a new monster. Every idea I had halted in its tracks, since it was almost guaranteed to be a copy of some already-created monster in some way or another. But I…

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by Jacob

Learning From Your Mistakes; One of My Favorite Parts of Dungeon World

I don’t write much about Dungeon World; that’s largely Delos’ department.  I prefer Fate, but there are quite a few little parts from Dungeon World that I really like.  This article is about one of them. Failure = XP In Dungeon World, whenever you make a failed roll, you gain an experience point.  It’s simple;…

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by Delos

They’re Not Just Canon Fodder

I’ve been playing Dungeon World for a few months now, and one of the guidelines a GM is suppose to follow is name every NPC. Now I’m not good at coming up with names on the fly, so I always keep a premade list of names I can pull on whenever I need to make…

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