CBP Worldbuilding #2: Draw Your Map

This is the second post using Angeline Trevina’s book 30 Days of Worldbuilding (available on Amazon), the book provides 30 prompts/exercises to help guide world-building. Day 2: Draw Your Map – the author advises us to draw a map to prevent us getting lost in our world. Colonial Blackpowder Since my setting is based very […]

CBP Worldbuilding #1 : Genre & Setting

This is the first post using Angeline Trevina’s book 30 Days of Worldbuilding (available on Amazon), the book provides 30 prompts/exercises to help guide world-building. Day 1: Genre & Setting: in the first prompt the author advises us to describe the genre of our world and write a brief description of it. Colonial Blackpowder Genre […]

Happy 2020 and 30 Days of Colonial Blackpowder

A Happy New Year to you all, as we kick off 2020 with Season 3 of the Red Dice Diaries Anchorcast we’re Overjoyed to See RPGs, I’m excited to talk about my plans for creating a Colonial Blackpowder D&D campaign setting in 2020. This idea was inspired by ChicagoWiz’s excellent podcast and blog: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/ I […]

A Cautionary (but interesting) Tale

As you may or may not be aware, once of my plans for the New Year is to create a long-term D&D campaign world to run multiple games in. This desire has been spurred on by a number of factors: Getting the excellent Old School Essentials books and then the boxed-set for my birthday. Listening […]

Campaign Kludge: Underworld Monsters

As discussed in my first Campaign Kludge post I’m trying to weld several of my favourite OSR properties together with the emerald-hued core of the Midderlands by Monkeyblood Design. At the moment I’m focusing on the Middergloom (effectively the Midderland’s green-coloured version of the Underdark) since that’s where the PCs are in my game. In […]

Campaign Kludge

Continued planning for my current Midderlands Game Anyone who knows me will be aware that I’ve fallen heavily for the OSR side of the Force (it even replacing my once-beloved Fate in my affections). I’m also much enamoured when people talk about how they’ve run D&D for a million-years in the same campaign setting – […]

Podcast Episode 44 – Getting a Campaign Started

In this podcast episode, Lloyd, Dennis, Mathew and myself discuss some of the potential issues and pitfalls surrounding getting a new campaign off the ground. You can find the uncut version here: Watch Podcast Live & Uncut: Getting a Camaign Started from RedDiceDiaries on www.twitch.tv The edited (audio only) version is also available on Anchor: […]