Dec 17, 2013

[Pathfinder] Judeo-Christianity in Pathfinder

I was going through older files I'd put together years ago for a home game, and came across my Religion document. I was going to have quite a few real-world religions, represented in a fictionalized context in a sort of "multiversal collision."

Anyway, among the religions was an interpretation of the Judeo-Christian church. I had been inspired by this thread on the Paizo boards as well as a series of discussions on the HârnForum on adding early Christianity to fantasy games. I never ended up running the campaign, which is just as well. I'm more interested in theological navel-gazing than anyone else I play with, and the extra effort to make something plausible would have been wasted. In fact, it is wasted just sitting on my hard drive, so here you go.

Jul 28, 2013

Secret Societies 1: The Great Enlightened Society of Oculists

Wired.com has a great article on an enciphered manuscript from a secret society that has recently been cracked with the use of computer-aided linguistics. Interesting read!

Jul 22, 2013

Insight Into the Gaming Trust Model

I found this extremely insightful post about trust issues that can crop up in gaming, and wanted to bookmark it. Then I thought, why not share it here? (via nerdwerds)

Apr 30, 2013

One Page Dungeon 2013: The Blackacre Heist

This year, I originally started with something different, a modular starport sheet with associated Visio file, so you can make starports in minutes. In my sci-fi home game, this is something I need that I've always intended to make; I thought the One Page Dungeon Contest would spur me to finish the idea.

Unfortunately, I didn't really have an adventure in there - it's basically more of a GM tool. And the contest is for a "Dungeon," so...

Apr 24, 2013

D&D Next Character Pre-Gens

I like to have a lot of pre-gens for the D&D Next (040213 Playtest Packet) tables I run at the local hobby shop, because sometimes everybody at the table wants to play a martial character (and that should be allowed so that we can see whether or not it works in playtest) but there's only a couple in the packet. So, I went through and made as many unique pre-gens as I could earlier in the week. Sorry if they look rushed.

Mar 24, 2013

Jan 30, 2013

D&D Next: Cleric Expansion Options

So, I've been doing a bit of work with D&D Next lately, since I run D&D Encounters at the FLGS and the new module can be converted to work in either D&D 4e or the new D&D Next playtest. Every single player at my store opted for D&D Next, so I need to get up to speed on my familiarity and comfort with the system.

With that in mind, I present a few options for cleric PCs. I'd love to get them playtested.