Monthly Archive: : June 2014



by Delos

Monster of the Week: Goblins

So here at Ramblings we’re going to try something for the summer. Every week for the rest of the summer I’m going to look into an iconic monster. I’ll cover history in folk lore, history in more modern media, famous monsters, and some ideas on how to make these monsters shine in different systems. This…

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by Delos

Game Changer

Last night I guest starred in my little brothers Dresden Files game. It was pretty fun. I played a well known Knight of the Cross from the series. I fought along some very interesting people. One was a wizard, one was beholden to a dragon, and the third kept really quiet about what he was….

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by Delos

Interview with Dungeon World

Hey internet. This marks the one year anniversary of Ramblings. As a special treat to you guys I interviewed Adam and Sage of Dungeon World fame and here it is. There’s no video just the text so you can enjoy it at work while your boss is not looking 😛 Enjoy! Once again thank you…

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by Delos

Sleeper Agent

Last week I pulled what I call a “Sleeper Agent”. One of the party members was switched by a very powerful shape shifter. The PC had been knocked out and the rest of the party gave chase. They lost their quarry for a min, which was all the time I needed. The bad guys stripped…

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by Delos

Another Supers One Shot Idea

This one came to me when I was playing with my kids. My two mobile sons are 4 and 2 years old. We were chasing a ball around and chasing each other. I would go as a pace that would allow them to get to the ball or me, and sometimes I would stay just…

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by Delos

Crown of the Lich King

This summer I’m joining a local gaming group that has players ranging from middle to high school. I offered to GM for them and decided that 13th Age would be a good fit. Most of these kids have played some iteration of D&D so I didn’t need to explain what a d20 was. Since they…

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by Delos

Dungeon World: Moar Bonds!

I found THIS SITE a while back and I wanted to share it with you all. This guy came up with some great bonds for the base classes. Instead of copy/pasting them head over to Red Box Vancouver’s Blog and check it out. Making up your own bonds can really be a fulfilling thing to…

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by Jacob

Power/Aggression Control Mechanic in Dungeon World

A little bit back, I showed a way to add an control mechanic to Fate; go check it out for the basic explanation at the beginning, since I’m going to jump straight into the mechanic in this article. The Mechanics I’m going to present the mechanic as a new universal move that everyone can use,…

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by Delos

Who Should Play What

For the longest time I’ve jumped from system to system. I love to try new things out and much to my players chagrin games get dropped a lot. Now I have a few different groups to play with and I’ve noticed that certain systems seem to work better for different types of groups. I’m going…

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by Delos

Enviromental Damage

Something I noticed whilst playing a video game was the amount of crap I was breaking. Every time I swung my sword it seemed like I was breaking some part of the environment. Tables, chairs, bottles, pots, walls, and columns were no match for me. Then I realized that I don’t do this much at…

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