Category Archives: Tropes

Applying Theory: Perils of Prophecy

I’m in the pattern of starting series of articles lately. I like this; it means I’m looking at this blog thing long-haul, I guess. This is the first in what will likely be a long-running series focused on doing exactly … Continue reading

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Video History of Brittanis, Part I

For a long time I have looked around Youtube and seen a great many “fan trailers” for their favorite movie that may or may not ever be made. Then a few months ago I saw a “campaign trailer” movie done … Continue reading

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Replacing Alignment Part 2 & In-Game Astrology

In my last post, I talked about replacing the Alignment system in D&D (or my campaign setting of Brittanis, at least) with a list of Character Values that resonate through the entire setting. Keep in mind this is a setting … Continue reading

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Replacing Alignment with Character Values

I admit it– I’ve never liked alignment. All the way back to my gaming origins 20 years ago, I have done my best to sidestep, downplay and at times blatantly ignore the idea that there are these gigantic metaphysical boxes … Continue reading

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Old Adventurers

In a little over a month, I will turn 30. It’s a major milestone year for me; I’ll be ending my time in the Army, some major changes are going on in my personal life, etc. Frankly, I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Parallel Design– Choose Your Own Psionic Nazi Slaver Dwarves

Parallel design fascinates me. The old saying (is it a Bible reference?), “There’s nothing new under the sun,” apparently also applies to the Underdark, and crosses editions of Dungeons and Dragons. In my previous post about the Iron Dwarves, I … Continue reading

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Six Tropes, Under the Gods, Indivisible…

This blog is becoming a really great help for me fleshing out my own game world. It is a by-product, to be sure, but it’s still happening. When I wrote this post, I realized that linking setting elements in a … Continue reading

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