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March 18, 2020

Part 3


Apologies for the delays in progress with this adventure, as current events have been a spanner in the works for a few things.  Anyway, last time, I filled out the list of core clues for each of the nodes.  For clarity's sake, let me be clear that those aren't th...

March 17, 2020

In response to my comment on his post about TTRPGs lacking a real sense of exploration, noisms mentioned that doing narrative well is an underexplored skill on OSR blogs.  At first, I was surprised by that opinion, but after letting it tumble around in my mind, it start...

March 14, 2020

No special preamble today.  Let's jump right in to hitting that "random trope" button on TVTropes and coming up with six ideas inspired by it.

Random Trope Result:
Painful Body Waxing

Well, that sure is a trope.  I'm not a big fan of the sort of media where it tends t...

March 14, 2020

Part 2


Having had a few days to ruminate on this adventure subconsciously while trying to apply my paltry skills to attracting people to a new group amidst the current COVID-19 furor, I think the time has come to revisit the Cursed Monastery.  As a reminder, here's wher...

March 11, 2020

In preparation of (hopefully) starting an open table game in the near future, I've been looking at different options for old school rules.  Well, I say that, but as people who've played old school D&D surely understand, I actually mean I've been looking for a primary se...

March 9, 2020

Part 1


After quite some internal deliberation, I've come down in favor of building this adventure as a nodal mystery.  A dungeon crawl through a foundation built out of the bones of some ancient behemoth still sounds great and may be something I revisit at a later time,...

March 7, 2020

I had a great time with turning some random table results into the Walled Mound of the Hive Caller, so I thought it'd be fun to try going through the process again.  So, breaking out the Tome of Adventure Design and rolling up 4d200 on the first couple of tables gave me...

March 3, 2020

Part 5

And here's the final document: Walled Mound of the Hive Caller

I had mentioned in the last part that I was going to add a roster instead of leaving the monsters in keyed descriptions, but once I started doing that, it felt like I was ending up with too large of a...