All the Things We Never Play

When I first started in this hobby I was 14. It was a less crowded digital world then; you had a few major names creating content, and most of them were focused on advice and musings more than actual, usable creations. I admired these creators who were able to spin up a website and consistentlyContinue reading “All the Things We Never Play”

Too Many Silos, Not Enough Grain

If this blog does not make it too clear, I love tabletop role playing games. I tend to spend almost all my free time thinking about them, playing them, and making content for them. So when I think of them, I have a habit of circling around the same tools and models of thought. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Too Many Silos, Not Enough Grain”

The Work Must Carry On

I started this blog to reduce the stress and fears of sharing what I make with others. In the first few months that worked well – I had a string of posts that I think were good content. But as is my flaw, I quickly obsessed with only ever sharing what is perfect…and then overContinue reading “The Work Must Carry On”

Monsters In Shattered Worlds

Those who awaken with a Will naturally attract creatures from across the planes who wish to serve, be associated with, or otherwise ride the coattails of them. These can be from a wide variety of discovered planes and walks of life, and a wide variety of ability. By utilizing these beings, the true power ofContinue reading “Monsters In Shattered Worlds”

The Possum Laws of Gaming

“Here is my trash, share it with your trash” Welcome to the Possum Laws of Gaming, another movement in the world of weird elf games! This is a collaboration with my friend Erika over at The Ice Queen’s Throne. Make sure to go check our her post too, because I guarantee it’s better written thanContinue reading “The Possum Laws of Gaming”

Magic Words: A New System for Magic in Elf Games

I am hacking magic in my upcoming weird elf game so it is more dynamic, weird, risky, and less…mundane. the current idea is to take the GLOG magic system, combine it with a series of Magic Words drawn from various sources, and turn it loose on the world. if you want to skip the boringContinue reading “Magic Words: A New System for Magic in Elf Games”

D50 Questionably Useful Magic Items

Because I am a terrible person and like to include magic items that are less than useful at first glance, here is a collection of 50 of them. I plan on making a zine with an adventure to go with these as well at some point. Note that these are written for B/X dungeons andContinue reading “D50 Questionably Useful Magic Items”

Convergent Storytelling in Elf Games 1-2: Showing My Work

After my post talking about convergent storytelling, I have had a number of people asking for more specific details. Here are some examples of that. Note that all the fictional names used below are just made up for this. I started initially with a list of things I could use to “break apart” a storyContinue reading “Convergent Storytelling in Elf Games 1-2: Showing My Work”

Convergent Storytelling in Elf Games 3: Maps, Hexes, and Regions, oh my!

I’ve talked about how this project has grown in scope, and now it’s time to begin the struggle of forcing that massive scope into something that is manageable. Originally this post was going to talk about my hex map, but I decided that a hex map on its own just was not going to cutContinue reading “Convergent Storytelling in Elf Games 3: Maps, Hexes, and Regions, oh my!”

Convergent Storytelling in Elf Games 2: Reasons and Worldbuilding

West marches has entered the modern parlance, calling into the mind images of vast wilderness, adventure, and a comfortable town growing over time. I’ve been ruminating on my own “marches” game for well over a year, but that idea has grown in scope so much it not longer is simple a “west marches” style game.Continue reading “Convergent Storytelling in Elf Games 2: Reasons and Worldbuilding”