Category Archives: Empire of the Petal Throne

A Jorune Timeline (in Excel)

I got reading about Jorune again, and found myself taking “6600 Years of Jorune” and putting it into Excel form. For anyone who wants it, here is the Jorune Timeline. Joe Adams’ post in his blog Jorune is a Mental … Continue reading

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Role-playing (Immersion) vs. Social Gaming (Pizza & Pretzels)

I was reminded last night that there is a difference in how I play in different campaigns. When there is a deeply detailed fantasy world that I can buy into, I emphasize role-playing over social gaming. That means I enjoy … Continue reading

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Dyson’s Empire of the Petal Throne Character Sheet (Portrait Edition) — Dyson’s Dodecahedron

I play in an Empire of the Petal Throne campaign every Friday that’s been going on for well over a year now. Back when I started I drew up a pair of character sheets for the game (a quick and … Continue reading

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Resources in the Internet Archive

I was cruising the web this morning and stumbled across a lot of fan-created resources saved on the Internet Archive, including the old net books. Here’s the ones most appealing to an old school gamer like me: Traveller fanzines, including … Continue reading

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In which I remember why I moved away from Experience Points…

So last night’s game reminded me again why I stopped using D&D: Experience Points. The quest for experience points really flavors the game. Here’s what it does: 1. Makes characters kill everything they can. 2. Makes characters gather as much … Continue reading

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Shared Beliefs and RPG Popularity

Tons of people play Dungeons and Dragons or some variant of it, but not too many play Empire of the Petal Throne or Skyrealms of Jorune. Well, ok, EPT was hideously complex, had creepy pictures of fat priests and semi-nude … Continue reading

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