A lot of roleplaying gamers who are used to playing in “theater of the mind” mode (with nothing more than pencil, paper, dice, and vivid imaginations) are often intimidated by the idea of switching over to miniatures and terrain-based gaming. The idea of acquiring and painting the minis, building a gaming board, and making a…
A lot of roleplaying gamers who are used to playing in “theater of the mind” mode (with nothing more than pencil, paper, dice, and vivid imaginations) are often intimidated by the idea of switching over to miniatures and terrain-based gaming. The idea of acquiring and painting the minis, building a gaming board, and making a bunch of terrain and props can be an overwhelming prospect. All of this “dungeon crafting” really is a hobby unto itself for many of us [raises hand].
So, I really like these projects on Dungeon Craft. Basically, you build a stone floor on top of a lazy Susan using insulation foam and some simple walls, doors, and other dungeon furnishings (also out of foam). Your main tool is a gel pen that you use to simply draw/carve the stones into the foam.
You don’t need to create a complete dungeons and all of the furnishings to do mini-based RPGs. All you need is this little, moveable theater-in-the-round stage that you can change up with each encounter you’re looking to represent to your players.
From the Dungeon Masters Guild: Eat the Rich is a collection of explicitly anticapitalist adventures for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Each original adventure dives into classic D&D tropes, and puts a new spin on them. Tackling issues of workers’ rights, health care, the prison industrial complex, the environment, animal rights, agriculture and more, […]
The wonderfully talented artist and illustrator, Michelle Rial, posted this D & D character alignment chart to her Twitter feed. I need a new hobby pic.twitter.com/bRn5QJ4u90 — Michelle Rial (@TheRialMichelle) February 14, 2020 Which alignment are you? Would you use different candy hearts? Happy Valentine’s Day! Image: Used with Permission
James Floyd Kelly runs the excellent Tabletop Engineer channel on YouTube and Bexim’s Bazaar, a monthly tabletop gaming magazine (to which I often contribute a game-crafting column). Like me, Jim was a lover of 80s roleplaying game fanzines. Unlike me, he’s decided to use Kickstarter’s Zine Quest 2 campaign as an excuse to try his […]
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In case you thought the world was in the midst of a vast migration to cloud-based computing, we hate to break it to you, but…it’s already happened. Right now, 94 percent of all businesses and organizations use a cloud service. As for the operations of all those groups, 83 percent of their workload will be […]
For many, the results of a basic DNA test done by one of the major genealogy companies will satisfy their curiosity. Those findings give users the chance to see where they’re from, maybe discover basic health markers they should know and possibly learn about a 4th or 5th cousin or two. And that’s usually as […]