Games on Demand: Dark Places & Demogorgons

It’s now only a few days until UK Games Expo 2019 taking place at Birmingham NEC and the Hilton Hotel, and I’m putting the finishing touches to my game-planning notes. If you fancy a quick-shot of RPG action or trying out some different systems, get yourself down to the Churchill Suite in the Hilton where […]

Rose of Westhaven – Season 2

For the second season of our Rose of Westhaven Midderlands campaign we decided to re-focus the game and settled on the idea of a group of church sponsored monster hunters. The game timeline has moved forward ten years, there is a new King on the throne and–against a resurgence of pagan cults and practices–the Church of Westhaven […]

Random Things: Nautical Tattoos

The home-base of my Rose of Westhaven campaign is a small(ish) port-town called Porthcrawl, recently we had a game where most of the people in the town had turned up to a funeral, in thinking about what the various inhabitants would look like I was scrolling through various pictures on Google Image search and noticed […]

The Mysterious City of Gold

Although reliable maps to the Undying Lands are few and far between, over the years distorted rumours and legends have filtered back to people in the Known World. Now that the grinding ice has retreated, adventurers have the chance to test those legends, proving or disproving them through strength of arms and cunning thought. “Let […]

Are you brave enough to explore the Undying Lands?

To me D&D and other roleplaying games have always been about exploration, the thrill of discovery and the thrilling tales of daring-do that arise from them, but it can be difficult–given hectic real-life schedules and the like–to organise a regular campaign. So what’s the solution? I don’t think people with busy schedules and hectic lives […]

Writer’s Block

Okay, so I’m sat at work at the moment on my dinner break, still suffering from lack of sleep/sleep apnea (hospital appointment soon) and thinking about some particularly non-exciting work I have to do this afternoon, I’ve also got the first game for a 5E Ravenloft (not Curse of Strahd) game I’m running tomorrow and […]

Random Things: Local Beliefs & Festivals

Local Festivals These random things articles are designed as quick idea generators for time-pressed GMs who want to inject some additional details into their game. Isolated villages and towns inevitably develop their own traditions and customs, these can add a lot of flavour to an RPG but are often sadly ignored.