Day 23 of #RPGaDay2019: Surprise!

Welcome to the 23rd day of RPGaDay for 2019. Today’s word prompt is SURPRISE. Let’s take a look at surprise in the 5th Edition of D&D. This is an often misunderstood and misinterpreted rule. Some think of it as a special round or a condition. It is neither. It is more akin to an ‘environment’…

Day 22 of #RPGaDay2019: LOST

Day 22 of 2019’s RPGaDay brings us to the word prompt LOST and while many may be inclined to blog about lost civilizations or old mechanics lost and forgotten by time’s advance, I want to use this as an opportunity to bring up one of my favorite televison series. And yes, I loved the ending….

Day 21 of #RPGaDay2019: Vast

2019’s RPGaDay conversation has only 10 days left, but I suppose before that’s really true, we must log today’s prompt in the books. That prompt is VAST. I have been trying to adhere to a common approach for each of these word prompts — namely to roll with the first thing that springs to mind….

Day 20 of #RPGaDay2019: Noble

We are two-thirds of the way into this year’s celebration of all-things RPGs. 2019’s version of RPGaDay has been a revealing traverse into the minds of the participants. The word prompt has broadened the scope and generated a host of unique and interesting conversations. Today’s word should be no different, though it is once more…

Day 19 of #RPGaDay2019: Scary

19 days in and RPGaDay 2019 encourages you to keep the lights on. Why? Because the word prompt for today is SCARY. I began my foray into Dungeons & Dragons as a DM. I ran games for a year before I played my first game as a character. I had heard through the grapevine that…

Day 18 of #RPGaDay2019: Plenty

The word prompt for the 18th day of RPGaDay 2019 is PLENTY. D&D, and most rpgs for that matter, work best when your players DON’T have plenty: limited coin, few magic items, scarce food or water… Lack of plenty creates tension. It motivates the characters. It gives them are reason to be out there, endangering…

Day 17 of #RPGaDay2019: One

Day 17 has bloomed and the word prompt for the day is ONE. Thinking on “one” led me to first, which led me to my first foray into D&D via the Blue Book found in the Basic Boxset. It was, as they say, portable magic. Thin, complete, it was a terrific introduction into roleplaying. It…

Day 16 of #RPGaDay2019: Dream

Welcome to the hump, the 16th day of 2019’s RPGaDay. Just 15 days remain in our celebration of all things tabletop-related. The word prompt is DREAM. Dream is one of the most underutilized spells in the D&D lexicon. Not familiar? Here’s the 5e version — This spell shapes a creature’s dreams. Choose a creature known…

Day 15 of #RPGaDay2019: (Open)Door(s)

All but halfway through RPGaDay for 2019 and the word prompt is DOOR. A lot of potential in this one. I considered commenting on “gatekeeping” but as I’ve never witnessed it nor experienced it, it’s probably best to leave that one alone. No, instead, I thought I’d briefly mention something from Editions Past. Namely: Open…

Alt-Magic Recap — Episode 58: The Demon Amulet

Alt-Magic Campaign Episode LVIII The Demon Amulet Abraxas Silvermane the Wizard (Connor), Akkamas Mohaïva the Warlock (Mike), Braxton Chabbone the Spellbound Paladin (Steve), Jone Constance the Occult Detective (Aaron), Kelwyn the Druid (Rodney), Tim the Rogue/Ranger (Shaun), & Bob the Dungeon Master This Recap was written by Connor (Abraxas) The Hellblazers face off against the…