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Acanthus’s Conundrums #2: Puzzles & Riddles for RPGs

puzzles and riddles for rpgs

Acanthus’s Condundrums is a weekly post that gives you a puzzle and riddles to use in your roleplaying game.

As ever, each comes with a suggested solution, but be generous to your players if they come up with reasonable answers, especially when it comes to the riddles. I’ve also included some thoughts about how the riddles have appeared historically so you can adapt them to your adventure.

Do you have any puzzle or riddles of your own to share, or requests to make of Acanthus? Get in the comments or join our Discord server!

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Acanthus’s Conundrums #1: Puzzles & Riddles for RPGs

puzzles and riddles for your rpg

Acanthus’s Conundrums is a weekly post with a dnd puzzle and three dnd riddles to use in your game or any RPG for that matter.

Each comes with a suggested solution, but be generous to your players if they come up with reasonable answers, especially when it comes to the riddles. These diversions aren’t meant to cause disagreements or slow down the game.

Do you have any puzzles or riddles of your own to share, or requests to make of Acanthus? Get in the comments or join our Discord server!

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Tales from the Tabletop: Paladin loses his sword

Tales from the Tabletop — Weekly Caption Contest!

Winner snags an AAWsome prize from AAW Games. Win store credit, books, stickers, and more!

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Tales from the Tabletop caption contest is posted every Friday at which point we will declare the precious week’s winner.

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Tales from the Tabletop: The Well-armed Barbarian


CAPTION CONTEST!

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Tales from the Tabletop caption contest is posted every Friday at which point we will declare the precious week’s winner.

 

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Stoneholme Vocabulary: Development Blog #1

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The demand for an Underworld-specific prologue that leads into Rise of the Drow proper has grown to the point we can no longer deny this project needs to happen! As a first step toward developing the Stoneholme trilogy into a polished setting and adventure on par with RotDCE, here’s a collection of vocab terms to aid writers in keeping to the tone of the setting. None of this is set in stone (sorry), but it can serve as the beginnings of a design bible for the project, for those interested in writing for roleplaying games.


Interjected amongst these terms are relevant notes regarding design and development that might pique the interest of readers, give some insight into the development process, and are useful for writers to keep in mind!


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