The Runewild Returns!

We are excited to announce that we have launched a new Kickstarter for the Runewild 5e setting!

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The Runewild is a dark fairy-tale hex-crawl and setting for use with 5th Edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game. Designed for character levels 1 through 10, it provides locations, encounters, and NPCs to support a campaign lasting months or years, or to be adapted into other campaigns. At least 160 pages long, the book includes: Continue reading

Making Hindrances all about Roleplaying

There has been a lot of chatter recently about the revised version of Savage Worlds (codenamed Savage Worlds Black ) coming out soon-ish. This has gotten me thinking about how I might revise this game I love.

I’ve always thought Hindrances are trying to do too much, and their role became muddy as a result. On the one hand, they create mechanical drawbacks to balance the bonuses points characters get from them. On the other hand, encourage players to roleplay complex characters whose actions lead to more interesting stories. Continue reading

On the Map

One of my earliest childhood memories is my pouring over the maps in the Hobbit. I loved tracing Bilbo’s journey across the Misty Mountains, through Mirkwood, and finally to the Lonely Mountain. Even more I enjoyed the map of the Misty Mountain, the same map that Thorin and company possessed, with moonletters and all (though mine showed up even by the light of day). This made me feel connected to the story. I saw the same thing the characters did.

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Don’t Have to be Evil to be Dangerous

The Runewild has made me think about why I like fey in gaming and fiction. One reason I like them is that they have a prefect balance of the familiar and the strange. I often see enemies like orcs as being just humans with pointy teeth and a bad attitude. At the other end of the spectrum, aberrations like aboleth are so strange they are hard to relate to. Fey seem similar: most look humanoid and do human-ish things like hold courts and throw parties, but how many stories exist of people who attend a fey party getting trapped or discovering that forty years have passed?
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Runewild Kickstarter is Live!

We thought you would like to know that we are now running a Kickstarter campaign for our newest book, the Runewild.

The Runewild is a dark fairy-tale sandbox setting for use with 5th Edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game. Designed for character levels 1 through 10, it provides locations, encounters, and NPCs to support a campaign lasting months or years, or to be adapted into other campaigns. The book includes: Continue reading

Magical Kitties Save the Day!

We are excited to announce the release our newest roleplaying game: Magical Kitties Save the Day!

Magical Kitties Save the Day

Danger lurks around every corner. Witches hide in the forest, waiting for human children to stray from the path. Aliens wear masks to look human and take over Earth from within. Children move to a new school where nobody wants to be their friends. The humans can’t save themselves. They don’t even notice the danger.

Good thing they have magical kitties.