Growing up I had a plethora of hobbies and I know my family had a hard time figuring out what to get me. It was often daunting for them to figure out what exactly I’d like. It’s hard not knowing what to get your super nerdy cos-player friend, or your hardcore gamer, or that cousin… Continue reading Top 10 Gifts Under $20! (For Your Nerdy, Fandom loving, DIY-er)
Halloween is near and with it comes the itch. The Horror movie draw. It's a sickness really... It’s time to grab a big bowl of popcorn, a comfy blanket, and watch people be mercilessly murdered… or psychologically assaulted… (See, it is a sickness) Horror movies take on many forms, from the slasher flick to the… Continue reading Top 10 Horror Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen!
I trolled through my house today looking for loose change. All in all I found $4.82. Not bad. As a kid growing up in the 80’s this would have been a spectacular find. That $4.82 is a sweet, sweet candy stash. Today, not so much. In 2018 this kind of couch change doesn’t have the… Continue reading Top 10 Steam Games Under $5
I’m what you’d call a patient gamer. I scour the depths of Steam looking for deals and hidden gems. Sometimes they pop out at you, sometimes they’re hidden. Either way you can have an amazing gaming experience on nearly any budget. (Before I start a quick note on how I choose these games. Every single… Continue reading Top 10 Steam games under $10 (Sort of…)
You step gingerly into the dust covered room of the depths below. You’ve entered a long forgotten temple. As you scan the room for dangers you notice above you a faint light flickers into existence. The orb pulses lightly. Suddenly brilliant prismatic light pours outward in swift moving rays. The room comes alive. Near the… Continue reading Oresan’s Magnificent Foes: The Necromancer Dance Party…
Firstly, if you haven’t already, go check out my “Top 10 D&D Foes (You Probably Already Heard Of)”... With that in mind I’m about to take a look at the opposite side of the coin. Foes you may not have heard of (or are sorely underused). You’ve made your way into the depths of an… Continue reading Top Ten D&D Foes (You probably HAVEN’T heard of)
Arrrr me matey! You be seeking some sunken treasure in the depths of the deepest darkest oceans? Well pirate captain Oresan has a story for you… ::cough:: ::Clears throat:: Weird. Sorry about that. Sometimes national talk like a pirate day is every day... If you couldn’t tell I’m going to talk about a foe I… Continue reading Oresan’s Magnificent Foes: The Bloodsail Scavenger!
We built this city on Rocks and Rolls. We did! It’s the parody that plays in my head on a nearly endless loop whenever I think of a completed adventure. Following my methods from the previous articles allow you to do just that: make a city. We made a city full of foundations, roofs, and above all… Continue reading Adventure Framework Part 3: The Pillars of the Adventure or The Art of Leaving Blanks.
You gather your party and head into the darkest depths of the dungeons. The sirens song of fame and riches pulls you ever deeper. In a particularly dark corner you and your companions turn the corner and are met by a massive unblinking eye, glowing yellow in the dark. As you reach for your weapon… Continue reading Top 10 D&D Foes (You Probably Already Heard Of).
At the end of my last article (Adventure Framework Part 1: Start at the beginning) I said “You need to set a proper foundation, both for your players and yourself. From this, you set your pillars. The pillars are the stories you will tell. In part two we I’ll delve into the pillar of your… Continue reading Adventure Framework Part 2: Forget What I said, Do what I say! Conceptualizing Your Endgame.