Category Archives: Journeyman

Thoughts about Pathfinder

I’m playing Pathfinder again, this time with my wife. There’s a local DM and a table-top group, which is always fun. Pathfinder has got a ton of adventures available, but I don’t think I would ever want to DM it … Continue reading

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On the Size of the Roc or Rukh

The player characters are currently on an island in Faerie on which a Roc lives. The Roc (in Persian, Rukh) is an enormous bird of prey that appears in the Arabian Nights and probably is based on the legends of … Continue reading

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11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

Just found this blog about being a better roleplayer. It is old (June 20, 2013), but really rings true for me. Check it out. 11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

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Mapping Navah

I’ve been working on mapping Navah again. The output from Fractal Terrains 3 has made that job a bit easier, although I have to patch together screen captures from the world map to make it all work. As the party … Continue reading

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AOC as a Tool for Creating the Village of Tiros

For last weekend’s game, I had to create a village map but I didn’t have much time. My solution? Go into Age of Conquerors and make a map. It worked pretty well, so I’m sharing it here.

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The Navah Campaigns

I haven’t been posting much recently, because I’ve been busy with a new job and with running two campaigns in Navah. Both campaigns are going well. In the morning session, the party is more cerebral. Their best fighter is a … Continue reading

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“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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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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