Category Archives: Journeyman

For Newcomers to Navah (and Journeyman)

What system do you use to run it? We use Roll20.net for the maps and minis, and Zoom for the audio. You can download Zoom for free at https://zoom.us/signup Where did Journeyman come from? https://lostdelights.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/in-which-i-remember-why-i-moved-away-from-experience-points/ Where is Journeyman headed? https://lostdelights.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/dungeonmastering-again/Continue reading

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Gods & Magic in Navah, Revised

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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Losing a Limb & Game Lethality

I just read an old blog by Omer G. Joel on lethality in gaming.  and it made me think. I disagree with Omer that lethality is the central argument. Omer praises roguelike video games, and seems to imply that tabletop … Continue reading

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In which I finally discover Warhammer

I’ve had some Warhammer RPG (1st edition) stuff for a long time, and never really bothered to read it. It was one of those things I bought when I had more money (before children!) and loads of time. I bought … Continue reading

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No Kill I: Character Deaths and TPKs

I run long campaigns, and players develop deep connections to their characters. That means that dying can have a large impact on the player and the team, so I try to avoid killing characters in a random, meaningless way. No … Continue reading

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Fortunae (Bennies)

The foundation of my games are my Gamemastering Guidelines, which I put together in 2012. These were: Have Fun Roleplaying is not wargaming The player characters are heroes All the players are heroes The play is the thing Move the … Continue reading

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Thinking about Experience Levels and Journeyman

Journeyman doesn’t have levels. It is a skill-based system where characters accrue expertise through training over time. Some characters accrue those skills faster than others.  There are four types of people: Background, Colorful, Significant, and Heroic. The difference between these … Continue reading

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