Posts in: Steal This… (series)

At the very beginning of 2014, we introduced a weekly series of posts called Steal This… Each Wednesday, we release a new idea for people to use in their games if they like. Nothing is stat-ed out, so the ideas are system-neutral and are mostly a jump-off point; you are meant to fill in details to help it fit your story. Each Steal This… article gives a quick summary of the content involved, then asks questions to help you flesh it out how you want to. Along the way, there are Aspect Suggestions, which can be used as Aspects if you use the content in your Fate games. But you don’t have to play Fate to get use out of the suggestions. Here at Ramblings…, we believe that descriptive phrases like Aspects are useful no matter what RPG you’re playing. They help you to remember what is truly unique about what it is you are describing.



by Jacob

Steal This Character: Blood Mage

This Steal This article is a little bit different for me than the others I’ve posted. It’s less of a character idea than it is a class idea, but I didn’t want to make a whole new category on the Steal This… page :). I came up with this idea at least 3 years ago,…

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by Delos

Steal This Item: The Ugly Stick

This started as a joke in a D&D game a long time ago but after a while it became my barbarians most powerful weapon. The Ugly Stick (TUS) is a gnarled piece of wood that must be wielded as a two handed club. There appears to be smashed and ugly faces in the wood. They…

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by Jacob

Steal This Location: Hell on Earth

Background This location truly seems like a hell on earth.  Why?  Because it is constantly burning without burning up.  This area has been burning for years (how many?), but it seems it will continue forever.  The surrounding area is charred and doesn’t grow because anything that does quickly ends up burning away again, leaving nothing…

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by Delos

Steal This Villain: Hollowtooth

This weeks “Steal This” gives you a new bad guy to throw at your players. Introducing Hollowtooth the vampire orc pirate captain king chieftain. Not only is Hollowtooth all that, but he also captains a ship that can use oars, sails, or his pet dragon Frostfang. The Ship Hollowtooth captains the war ship “Ice Breaka”….

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by Delos

Steal This Character: The Anti-hero

This is a tricky trope to pull off. The Anti-hero is a lot of fun to play, but it needs to be done right. I’ve played with and GMd for people who tried playing the anti-hero and it turned into a disaster, but first before we get into how we need to deal with what……

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by Jacob

Steal This Character: The Ex Hero

Background This character did something heroic back in his day. Whatever he did, it required doing something horrific (like killing people) for the greater good. He was regarded as a hero for saving so many lives. He is haunted by what he’s done and distances himself from others in his misery. Most nights, he awakes…

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