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Quick & Dirty Tabletop Role-Playing Games

5-Point Conflict Map

2018-12-07 Rambling R.E. Davis
This isn’t anything original — just a cool idea I had for a tool to map factional conflicts in an RPG. Specifically it came to mind thinking about urban fantasy settings (whether that’s modern or large cities in fantastic campaigns, like Sharn in Eberron.) I feel like the best opportunities for adventure and role-playing occur whenever multiple factions with no clear alliances struggle among themselves. I wanted a way to quickly map out who’s with who, and whom are they fighting. Continue reading

Review: IRONSWORN

2018-11-07 Rambling R.E. Davis

“In the Ironsworn tabletop roleplaying game, you are a hero sworn to undertake perilous quests in the dark fantasy setting of the Ironlands. You will explore untracked wilds, fight desperate battles, forge bonds with isolated communities, and reveal the secrets of this harsh land. Most importantly, you will swear iron vows and see them fulfilled—no matter the cost.

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Drive·10 Mockups: Dungeon Delvers

2018-08-06 Rambling R.E. Davis
Today I wanted to show some mock-ups for using the D·10 framework to run a high-action, mid-fantasy dungeon delving game. Let’s start with a few player characters, and then I’ll also share some sample NPCs. Player Characters Garn, a Nomadic Barbarian Garn is the combat power house of this trio. The GM has approved that his vocation of _Nomadic Barbarian _not only grants proficiency in combat, but also establishes a background in wilderness survival. Continue reading

DRIVE·10 is Out Now!

2018-06-25 Rambling R.E. Davis
Drive·10, our latest RPG framework, has been released on Itch.io! This is an updated and revised version of the original game released last year. There have been a number of tweaks, adjustments, an addition or two, and some necessary editorial passes. Drive·10 is a fast, simple, traditional tabletop role-playing system with easy character creation and streamlined mechanics. Designed for quick pick up and play — brainstorm a setting, make characters, and get to playing all in one evening. Continue reading
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