Monthly Archives: January 2015

“We search the room”

What does that mean? In Journeyman, characters use the Sense skill to observe the world around them. Here’s how that works during the game. Notice: If the characters walk by something that might be useful (a clue, a feature of … Continue reading

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Dungeonmastering Again

So I’m running my own campaign again (the Navah campaign) and loving it. But I’m a different referee than I used to be. Back in 2012, I talked about some of the checks I had to put on my ego … Continue reading

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Character Backgrounds in Journeyman

When creating your character in Journeyman for the Navah campaign, please let me know which of the following backgrounds you want your character to have trained in: Acolyte Acrobat Actor Archer Artillerist Assassin Bard Burglar Caravaneer Cavalry Circus Freak Circus … Continue reading

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Dyson’s Refrigerator Dice

Dyson made some simple and attractive refrigerator magnets out of dice. Check it out!

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Gods & Magic in Navah

One of the issues I face in running the Navah campaign is the preconceptions that many people bring to the game that are based on other game dynamics or fantasy cultures (i.e. Tolkien). One of the most common is the … Continue reading

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The Black Destroyer (The Coeurl)

The Displacer Beast is a copyrighted property of Wizards of the Coast, but its inspiration, the Coeurl, is not. A.E. Van Vogt wrote about the Coeurl back in “The Black Destroyer” (1939). The Coeurl were intelligent, with two tentacles coming … Continue reading

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Mapping Anthavar, the City of Lions

My Navah campaign begins in Anthavar, the capital of the Anthavarn Empire, also known as the City of Lions. After trying a few different mapping solutions, I ended up mapping it on Paint.net. That allowed me to have a variety … Continue reading

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Bows

I’ve been working on my combat system again, and my current task is finalizing the damage, range, and STR requirements for the various bows. I thought I knew plenty about this. I did archery in college, and had read quite … Continue reading

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Five Destructive Myths

Oren Ashkenai recently decried “The Five Destructive Myths Perpetuated by Roleplaying Games.” He complains about the ways that some people play, but paints with too broad a brush, because obviously he tries not to play that way, and others do … Continue reading

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Recruiting for the Navah Campaign

I’m looking for some players for my online campaign (on roll20.com). We have three player characters so far: Gunther, infantry veteran, currently working as a legbreaker for the Broken Branch gang. Letholdus Carac, veteran archer and hunter of rare birds, … Continue reading

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