I’ve been updating my chart of Midderlands Names/Occupations to incorporate information from other sources, there is a list of inspiration sources at the bottom of this post.Continue reading Random Things: Updated Midderlands Name/Occupation Table
In this episode I answer a voicemail from Tim at Gothridge Manor and sample the delights of Raphael Sadowski’s Elegant Creature Generator:Continue reading RDD Podcast: Elegant Fantasy Creature Generator
You can get ideas in the most unlikely of places, in this case it was when listen to the Thought Eater podcast, I misheard the host Froth when he said “Pick your OSR clone of choice” and thought he said “Pick your OSR cologne of choice.” I realised my error pretty quickly but–the more I thought about it–the more the idea of random colognes appealed to me, so I decided to put together a series of linked random tables.Continue reading Random Thing: Perfumes
When you’re wandering around the streets of Great Lunden in the Midderlands there are a number of important buildings marked specifically on the map, but what about those buildings that aren’t marked?Continue reading Random Thing: What does that Lunden building look like?
It’s #RandomThingThursday here at the blog, I’m going to start trying to put out a new chart or random plot-inspiring element every Thursday:Continue reading Random Thing: Things you may find in a sewer
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:
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 only natural to combine these two loves.Continue reading Random Things: Midderlands Trinkets
Another random table, this one to determine what a group of people are doing around a cart.Continue reading Random Things: What are those people doing with that cart…?
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, a ward populated mostly by goblins.Continue reading Random Things: Goblins of the Bileward
Taverns are an almost omni-present part of fantasy gaming and RPGs in particular, whether it be the smoke-shrouded hookah tents of Swords & Sorcery or the more stereotypical wooden building with the jolly innkeeper and buxom serving staff.Continue reading Random Things: Odd Taverns