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 […]

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 […]

Random Things: Goblins of the Bileward

I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak preview at a writer’s copy of Glynn Seal’s excellent Greater Lunden book (and let me tell you, you’re in for a treat when you get your hands on it). One of my favourite parts of the book are the write-ups of the various wards, in particular Bileward, […]

Podcast Episode 77 – CSI Midderlands

In this episode of the podcast I discuss what I’ve been up to recently and the upcoming Midderlands game I’m going to be starting in July: Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami  Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Inspiration for Roll20 ASSH 2E

I was flicking through my Mewe Groups today and came across a quality Roll20 landing screen by J. K Hepler, it’s shows a wooden table top with some important tables, character tokens and a map on it. This great work inspired me to do something similar for my Zhanor upcoming Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerors of Hyperborea 2E game that I’m starting next […]

Podcast Episodes 56-59: Rose of Westhaven – Introduction & Adventure 1

In addition to putting the second season of our Rose of Westhaven Midderlands campaign on Youtube (you can find links here) I have decided to make the audio available in Podcast form as well for people who can’t–or prefer not to–sit and watch long Youtube videos. S02E01 IntroductionIntroducing the players and characters for the second season of […]

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 […]