In Part 1, I laid out an overview of my Ultraviolet Grasslands-inspired campaign world for my D&D 5e game. In this post I’ll outline the pantheon I created for the game.
My 5e campaign rips off a lot of stuff but none so much as the Ultraviolet Grasslands.
Insomniacs is out! The journey through its design has ironically mirrored an Insomniacs campaign - an incredibly long odyssey punctuated by false hope, mistakes, research projects, and self-discovery.
I was gaming online before quarantine, but now that circumstances have forced people (some of whom also game) to learn how to zoom or hangout, I'm gaming way more than before.
Tonight's dice club with the kids was the first time in a long while I felt energized afterward. I think we found "our game" - inspired by Untitled Goose Game, completely normal animals come together for relatively nonthreatening heists.
Space D&D isn't about the system you use. It's all about the setting, and a more specific setting than you might realize - but it'll feel familiar nonetheless. It's a setting you've seen across multiple TV shows, movies, and even quite a few space sandbox videogames.
Some of my favorite games involve tactical movement where the risks and rewards are a known quantity. I'm a very visual person, so I think the focus on positioning appeals to me. A recent delve into blogs and forum posts helped me break through my creative block and come up with some core ideas for rpg firefights.
Two of my favorite gunfights in film are the end of Way of the Gun and, well, pretty much any scene from the John Wick movies. I love how Way of the Gun's finale really cares where the characters are relative to each other and what they do tactically to gain the advantage on each … Continue reading The Map is Not the Gunfight (unless it is)