Category Archives: Thoughts

Just my ramblings.

There were no borders in the Middle Ages

That’s what Matthew Gabriele says, anyways, in this week’s Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewgabriele/2018/11/05/no-borders-middle-ages/#3dd90d0752e4). Really? I have a feeling that people definitely knew where their territory began and where it ended, and they defended those vociferously. That is true of most humans, including … Continue reading

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JOURNEYMAN: To go where a lot of people have gone before…

We took a break and tried something different today. I ran Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, an old AD&D module from 1980. I’ve run it several times over the years, and every time I run it, it is different, and … Continue reading

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MERP: A Meeting in Dilgul

After some behind the scenes emails, the conflict between Drogo and Delcaran is resolved peacefully, and both go their separate ways. The party is reformed, with Grafarlig the dwarven warrior and Feldenaith the Dorwinian rogue to remain as the core … Continue reading

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Stric Evilknife, Team killing, and Violence

I don’t allow team-killing in my games, largely because of personal experience. In-Character (IC) trauma can lead to Out-of-Character (OOC) conflict, as Sarah Bowman writes about in her article on social conflict in role-playing communities I think it also comes from my … Continue reading

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NAVAH: Arriving in Amidst

The party’s visit to Amidst took a dark turn when the party encountered misbehaving villagers. As the party reached the end of the tunnel, Alexios spotted silver coins, bones, and armor scattered near the entrance. He scooped up a bag … Continue reading

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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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Dug Stanat’s Creepy Clayworks

I stumbled over The Art of Dug Stanat in a search for new critters to challenge my players. He has a lot of fun stuff there, and he does commissions and sells his work so you may want to patronize … Continue reading

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