Random Things: Midderlands Names/Occupations

With the kind permission of Glynn Seal from Monkeyblood Design, I’ve plugged the name/occupation table from page 217 of the first Midderlands book into Chartopia to create an automated version of the table: Many thanks to Glynn for allowing me to put this on the blog, check out the various Midderlands products on DrivethruRPG and […]

Random Things: Midderlands Trinkets

As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m a massive fan of the Midderlands setting by Glynn Seal of Monkeyblood Design and have even been privilieged enough to write on a couple of projects for them. One of my other loves in RPGs is the random trinket table from D&D 5E, so it seemed […]

Cantrip Comparison

I recently posted an article (you can check it out here) about how much I enjoyed Cantrips in D&D 5E and how it was one of my favourite parts of that system. One of my long-time online gaming-buddies Dennis Bach posted on Facebook that he thought there might be some duplication of existing spells if […]

Cantrips in OSR Games

I’m a massive fan of cantrips. In roleplaying/D&D terms cantrips are low–usually zero–level spells that mages have and can cast without using any of their spell slots. These aren’t big powerful spells, they’re small little cool things that various magic-users can do by harnessing their innate arcane mastery, for example: lighting a candle. Unfortunately cantrips […]

RDD Podcast: Eldritch Tales

In this episode I talk a little about Eldritch Tales, an OSR game of the Cthulhy Mythos by Joseph D. Salvador. I ran this game at UKGE2019 and had a great time, I also muse on the topic of running a horror game in 2 hours. Theme tune was Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain […]