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Meta Thursday (Uralicans Uncut): Insanity and Psionics

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One the biggest misconceptions within many roleplaying games revolves around insanity; this isn’t to say that it should not have a place in RPGs, or implemented in one particular way, but that generally it is overzealous and harsh in the depiction of high mental states without showing the progression of the actual condition. One might […]

Leahcim the Prankster and Mischievous Meadows

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Leahcim Titles: The Clever Shadow Symbol: Spinning 8-faceted gem Alignment: CN Portfolio: Chance, Guile, Illusion, Misfortune, Self-Determination, Thieves Domains: Chaos, Entropy, Deception, Luck, Trickery Favored Weapons: Scimitar, Shortbow Favored Animals Any beast with camouflage or mimicry (such as a chameleon, stick bug, etc) The prankster god may or may not play a direct part in […]

The Divine and the Recreant – Prayer Effects & Divine Synergies

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Some GMs create elaborate pantheons of deities for their campaign settings, while others choose to utilize preexisting gods. Whether divine influence in your game comes from the fantastical or historical, why should only devout characters reap the benefits of prayer? While gods and demigods may choose to bestow special favor upon those who show devotion and […]

Feeding the AaWBlog – 5 Points of Nutrition

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Have you noticed the gold pieces accumulating on your account? Thinking about submitting some articles to the AaWBlog? Awesome! We look forward to reading them! Despite the voracity of the AaWBlog, however, it’s a surprisingly picky eater. To keep this monster well fed, quite a bit of preparation is required on my part and there’s […]

4 things NOT to do when writing for an IP

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with several different publishers, making material for use within a number of established campaign settings (Fantasy Flight Games, Frog God Games, AdventureAWeek.com, LPJ Design, Amora games, and more). If you’re breaking into writing and want to work in this field, I’ve garnered a few things from my (still comparatively few!) experiences creating […]

4 Tips to Stop the Monotony in Random Encounters and Surprise Players

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Everybody can enjoy the nocturnal prowling of beasts, but eventually troll raids can get a little bit stale. When the party goes off-course and the third evening of animal attacks comes to pass, consider a few alternatives to keep your players on their toes. Any NPC could be led to act as a random encounter […]