Monthly Archive: : February 2015



by Jacob

Wheel of Time Classes for Dungeon World: The Warder

We’ve got another class for the Dungeon World system based on Wheel of Time characters: The Warder. Warders are essentially bodyguards for Aes Sedai, the main magic-users of this world. They are bonded to their Aes Sedai, which means they’re able to sense each other’s emotions (which can reflect back on them and cause them…

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by Jacob

Callout to the Readers: Fixing the Great Captain

Back in early January, I posted about The Great Captain class for Dungeon World. It had a move that allowed him to have a group of men that followed him, but these men were purely narrative-based. There were no stats for them at all. And while this is a very simple way to allow a…

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by Delos

B.A.M.s of Dungeon World

So a while back I wrote an article about how to kill Big Ass Monsters (BAMs) in Dungeon World (DW). So now here are some BAMs you can throw in your game. First off, a new tag. [BAM] – This is a Big Ass Monster. Normal weapons and attacks (swords, bows, spells, etc) won’t work…

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by Delos

A New Take on Icons

Even though I have ran 13th Age a few times my group still struggles with Icons. For those of you who haven’t played 13th Age, Icons are the biggest NPC’s in the game. They aren’t gods, but they are definitely more powerful than any other mortal on the planet sans the other Icons. When you…

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by Delos

Apocalypse World PbP Finale

For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been running an Apocalypse World (AW) Play by Post (PbP) game for the last couple of months. Well it finally finished! So to my players, thank you so much for sticking with it. You guys were a hoot….

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by Jacob

Playtest Results with Some Fate Hacks

About two week agos, I ran a Piratey one-shot game of Fate using several different hacks. Many of the changes were to make things easier for newbies (since all but one of the players had never played it before) and some were to test some of the stuff I’ve written here. Despite the game going…

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by Delos

Apocalypse World Hx in Dungeon World

It should be no surprise that I love AW and DW. Each system is beautiful in its own way. They are both great at telling stories in their own way, but one thing I always liked more was the way AW does histories as opposed to DW. So for fun I wrote up how AW…

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by Delos

Event Leveling vs Instant Leveling

Currently I’m running/playing in three different systems, Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, and 13th Age. For AW and DW we’re doing instant leveling. If you get enough XP to let you level up, you gain your new abilities right then and there. 13th Age is event based. We’re doing a 10 level, 10 session game so…

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by Delos

Damage Is More Than A Number

It wasn’t until Dungeon World that I finally started noticing this. I played D&D almost exclusively for almost a decade and normally when you take a hit, you lose X number of HP and when you hit 0 you finally fall down. Some monsters were able to put conditions on you, like confusion or ongoing…

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by Delos

Side Quests

If your group is anything like mine (post college and married) you don’t get a lot of time each week to play. My group tries to stay very focused on the main story and the very idea of side quests are left out. We have a hard enough time dealing with finishing off the BBEG,…

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