Category Archives: RP Rambles

RPGaDAY2019 Episodes 1-6

Okay, so I’ll admit I’ve fallen a bit behind with this years #RPGaDay, I barely seem to have blinked and we’re six days into August (at time of writing) and I’d not put out a video, blog or anything to do with it.

Handily, with the help of my lovely wife Hannah I’ve been able to create short podcast episodes for the first six days.

Day 1: First

Day 2: Unique

Day 3: Engage

Day 4: Share

Day 5: Space

Day 6: Ancient

You can find out more about #RPGaDay2019 at:

http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html

Midderlands Encounter Generator

I’ve got the second session of our current Midderlands campaign (set in Great Lunden) coming up today and have been working on a random encounter generator for it. I’ve not done all the Wards yet and have prioritised the ones I expect to come up in the session, I’ll be adding to it as and when I get time though.

Clicking on the link below will take you to the generator:

Unboxing Video: Midderlands Great Lunden

I’m super excited! I’ve just received my Kickstarter stuff for the Midderlands: Great Lunden, I’m really chuffed to have played a small part in the writing of this excellent set and am grateful to Glynn Seal at Monkeyblood Design, both for giving me the chance to play in his sandbox and also for rushing me the books in time for my game on Friday.

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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 the effects were just to be ported over, which is a very valid point because the idea of Cantrips is to give magic-users some cool extra stuff they can do, not to replicate or replace the higher-level spell systems.

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Red Dice Re-organisation

So, UK Games Expo 2019 is over, I had a great time GM-ing for Games on Demand with my wife, Lloyd Gyan and all the other excellent GMs (and of course players), now I’m sliding into that post-Con funk stage of existence. However–one of the side benefits of attending the Con–is that it always fires me up to do a bit of changing and improvement to the way I run games and manage my game related stuff.

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Appendix N

A Visitor’s Guide to Georgian England

Okay, it’s been a fair while since I’ve released any non-review Youtube videos, but recently helping my friend Fozz do some vlogging in Coventry has inspired me to pick up my (admittedly cheap) video camera and give it a go again. Unfortunately having just bought a second monitor, new desktop and a laptop for the wife getting a better camera is going to have to wait, I’ll have to make do with my tiny Toshiba Camileo, phone and webcam until then.

In this video I’m chatting about a cool book on Georgian England that I have been reading, and that I hope to use as inspiration for some future RPG goodness.

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