Month: February 2016

Escalation Die

Another one of the reasons that 13th Age is a great system for creating epic games is the Escalation Die. This mechanic can serve many purposes, but in the most basic of ways, it’s a boon for the players to make combat faster. As…

How to Make Your GM Happy

   Okay players, this one is a shout out to you! We enjoy playing these games, but sometimes we can drive our GM nuts and we know it. It’s not always terribly clear what makes your GM have fun at the table, but here’s…

Campaign Building Blocks

This is it: you’ve been working hard by running little adventures here and there, getting a feel for the system your group enjoys playing, perfecting building combats and role playing NPC’s. You have decided to take the leap, you want to write your first…

Best Story in History?

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the best story that humankind has ever written. Okay, that’s more of an opinion than a fact, but with good reason! From inspiring Fantasy writers all over the globe to becoming adapted into one of the most…

Dig Deep – After The Burial

This is actually the first I have ever heard of this band and thought I’d give it a listen. After the Burial is a band out of Twin Cities, Minnesota currently signed with Sumerian Records, though they have a couple of other albums released…

Abbath – Abbath

   Let there be ABBATH! Let’s be honest with ourselves, Abbath had painted a rather silly picture of the black metal scene but there is absolutely nothing silly about this album. Being a black metal fan, I felt a little obliged to check this…

Not-So-Improv Improv

What makes RPG characters interesting is three things; Where they are, where they come from and where they’re going. More oft than not, where they came from tends to shape where they are and going. We’re here today to talk about backgrounds, a fantastic mechanic…

Ald Sotha: A New Journey Begins

Ald Sotha was the main city where my Saturday campaign took place, a city completely of my own fabrication co-governed by humans and dwarves. It’s not a major city but when things go down, the Dwarf King and The Emperor do squabble over its…

All Hail the Icons!

Having referenced this mechanic a couple of times in other posts, I figured it was time to talk about it: Icons and their Relationships! What is an Icon? Basically, an Icon is exactly as defined: “Icon (n) : A person or thing regarded as a…

Working Saturdays

Ugh… The dreaded work Saturday. Worst part is, my schedule actually works perfectly with my life. Tuesday nights, I play 13th Age into the later part of the night, Wednesday I have off. Saturdays, I work, but that night i run a 13th Age…

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