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Welcome to the Archives where you can find blog entries by Category, Date, Tag, and by the Index listings below!

Articles

  1. Building Tabletop Myths (Hubpages)
  2. NPC-Craft: Can an Onion Bleed?
  3. NPC-Craft: Can a Sword Smile?
  4. The Dark Lord: Building Better Lords of Evil (Hubpages)
  5. Game Mastery: Establishing Atmosphere (Hubpages)
  6. Handling Game Flow in Tabletop RPGs (Hubpages)
  7. How to Write an RPG Actual Play Blog (Hubpages)
  8. How to Write an RPG Adventure (Hubpages)
  9. Why Do Orc Lives Matter? (Hubpages)

Essays

  1. Design Motives Behind Dice & Glory
  2. Dragonslayers, War, and a Delayed Blog
  3. Follow-Up: The Orc Lives Article Fallout
  4. Off Brand Adventurers

Tabletop Meditations

  1. Treading Common Ground
  2. Riddles
  3. Mazes
  4. Dungeons
  5. On Vancian Magic
  6. Dragons
  7. RPG Narrative
  8. Magic
  9. Campaign Structure
  10. Death
  11. Elves
  12. Trolls
  13. Dwarves
  14. Postscript on Elves, Dwarves, & Trolls
  15. The Golem
  16. Old Empires
  17. The Lich
  18. Disease
  19. Murder Hoboes Inc.
  20. Organized Flow Theory
  21. Heraldry

RPG War Mastery

  1. Conducting Better Battles
  2. The Landscapes of War
  3. The Golem Army
  4. Virtues of the Dragonrider
  5. The Tactical Disaster
  6. War Wizardry
  7. On Medieval Fantasy Warfare
  8. War as Set-Piece

Actual Play Blogs

A Giant in Xuun

  1. Introduction
  2. Black Oak Mishap
  3. Walking the Bazaar
  4. The Swamp Venture
  5. Never Trust A Mage
  6. Selling Booty
  7. Paladin versus Doom
  8. The Slave-Pits of Korvo-Doom
  9. Whiskey City
  10. Club & Hood
  11. Snake & Dagger
  12. Demon Day of Summer
  13. Tower of Darkness

The Cabal of Eight

  1. Introduction
  2. Amber & Gold
  3. Wagon Ho!
  4. Navigating the Necropolis
  5. The Tomb of Dag-Athar
  6. Thug Life
  7. Gold Devil
  8. A Red Rat
  9. A Second Meeting
  10. Imp Attack!
  11. Tunnel Rats
  12. The Under-City Vaults Part 1
  13. The Under-City Vaults Part 2
  14. The Under-City Vaults Part 3
  15. The Under-City Vaults Part 4
  16. The Dungeon’s Heart
  17. Fight for Sleep
  18. Enter the Wasp
  19. Two Birds
  20. Mage Life
  21. Rats, Rowdies, & Imps
  22. Blood Red
  23. Cloak & Blather
  24. Trial of the Cabal
  25. Plate of Scorpions
  26. Wagon East!
  27. The Stranger
  28. Farmers Cross Fiasco
  29. Wagons & Dragon
  30. Knight Crash
  31. Black Day
  32. The Welfare of Rats
  33. The Gold Lotus
  34. Night of the Moon Rat
  35. Expeditious Retreat
  36. The Black Pillars
  37. Serpent Haunted Ruins
  38. The Black Tombs Pt.1
  39. The Black Tombs Pt.2
  40. The Black Tombs Pt.3
  41. The Black Tombs Pt.4
  42. The Lotus Vaults Pt.1
  43. The Lotus Vaults Pt.2
  44. The Final Room
  45. Betrayed at Last!

The Cabal of Eight II

  1. Introduction
  2. The Checkered Eye
  3. A Letter and a Map
  4. Blue Robes & Bankers
  5. The Mushroom Kingdom Pt.1
  6. The Mushroom Kingdom Pt.2
  7. Facing the Fungus
  8. Enter Boss Mushroom
  9. Of Black Eagles & Dragons
  10. Fungus Force Five
  11. The Blue Thief
  12. The Labyrinth of Weird Death
  13. Peek-a-Blue
  14. Silver Collars
  15. Beggar’s Coin
  16. Something on the Table
  17. Dragon Chase
  18. Finding the MacGuffin
  19. Be Water
  20. The Dragon & the Wasp
  21. Three Times Paranoia

Corpse World

  1. The Zombie Campaign
  2. Road to Nowhere
  3. The Forest Dark

The Dragonslayers I

  1. Introduction
  2. Part 1
  3. Part 2
  4. Part 3
  5. The Greyling Lair
  6. Part 5
  7. Part 6
  8. Part 7
  9. Killing the Were-Beast
  10. Duel on Miller’s Bridge
  11. The North Spur
  12. The Horrors of Hornstone
  13. Burnt Bridges
  14. Berserkers, Otkids, & Crusaders! Oh My!
  15. Winter at Veringer’s Field
  16. Winter Part 2
  17. Gone Troll-Hunting or Winter Part 3
  18. Dragon of Winter
  19. Winter’s End
  20. Black Wings
  21. The Killers Three
  22. The Big Green One
  23. The Great Wide Open
  24. Limping Into Hirok-Nor
  25. Crossing Staffs
  26. The Gold Arrow
  27. Robbers Roost
  28. The ‘A Death in the Family’ Episode
  29. The Blackened Cathedral
  30. Dragon Hunt
  31. Dagger-Tooth Cave
  32. Desperately Seeking Sawback
  33. The Road to Chago
  34. In the City (of Chago)
  35. Party Party Party!
  36. The Troll of the North Cliffs
  37. The Great Escape
  38. On Black and Steaming Shores
  39. The Big Red One

The Dragonslayers II

  1. Introduction
  2. Goin’ Back to Hirok-Nor
  3. Assault at Merdna
  4. The Hopping Rat
  5. The Day the Music Died
  6. Into the Gauntlet
  7. Raven’s Eyrie
  8. The Pillage of Ekit’s Watch
  9. Sweet Dreams
  10. Rock Puncher
  11. Trial by Combat!
  12. Dragon Bones
  13. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, Jes Because…
  14. Up the River
  15. Betrayal!
  16. Troll Battle
  17. The God-King Awaits!
  18. A Black Moon Rising

The Dragonslayers III

  1. Introduction
  2. Under the Pitch Black Moon Part 1
  3. Under the Pitch Black Moon Part 2
  4. Zombie Dragon’s Doom
  5. Tides of the Black Moon
  6. The Hammer and the Anvil
  7. The Big White-Out
  8. On the Wings of a Shaman
  9. Dirty Black Winter
  10. Before the Unburied Citadel
  11. Hey! You Bypassed My Labyrinth!
  12. Iron-Bones & Pudding
  13. Evil Blue Eyes
  14. The Heroic Charge of the Blue Hand
  15. Smack My Lich Up
  16. Plundering Blackbrow
  17. Begone Foul, Black-Brow’d Night!
  18. Bookkeepsta’s Paradise
  19. Carriage-Spotting
  20. Inquisition at Hangman’s Fork
  21. Dragon-Blood
  22. It’s What We Do!
  23. Howl of the Night-Trolls
  24. Black, Yellow & Red
  25. The Mark of the Dragon
  26. The Wasp’s Tale
  27. A Flight of Graylings
  28. The Sons of the Dragon
  29. Follow that Wasp!
  30. Dueling the Dragon Lord
  31. The Slayers Have Arrived

Moths of Tanglethorn (link)

Necromancing Xuun

  1. Introduction
  2. Crackin’ Skulls
  3. Squatters’ Rights
  4. Back Alley Rumble
  5. Gold Bit Gambit
  6. Five of Swords
  7. Blood Feast of Doom
  8. Gold Wind, Silver Gaunlet
  9. A Bag of Black Pearls
  10. Poison Phantoms
  11. Funny Little Death Games Part 1
  12. Funny Little Death Games Part 2
  13. Funny LIttle Death Games Part 3

Rats of Tanglethorn

  1. Introduction
  2. Street Mercs
  3. The Green Well
  4. Captain’s Bounty
  5. The Duelist
  6. The Ruthless Trio
  7. Oh My Captain!
  8. The Tree of Woe
  9. Ratling Life
  10. Merchant Boxing
  11. All These Roaches
  12. Dagger for Hire
  13. Petty Vengeance
  14. Walking on Needles
  15. Wicked Blades
  16. Gangsters in Paradise
  17. Judgement Night

The Short of It All (link)

Downloads

Bizarre Beasties

  1. Bizarre Beasties #1 thru #5
  2. Bizarre Beasties #6 – Catoblepas
  3. Bizarre Beasties #7 – Gulon
  4. Bizarre Beasties #8 – Throgg
  5. Bizarre Beasties #9 – Gorvil
  6. Bizarre Beasties #10 – Crow Sloth
  7. Bizarre Beasties #11 – The Wolf-Bat
  8. Bizarre Beasties #12 – The Ullarhg
  9. Bizarre Beasties #13 – The Boar-Wolf

Brilliant Botanics

  1. The Manfruit Tree
  2. The Bane Rose
  3. The Dichromata-Fruit Tree

Genera

Manifold Maps

  1. Deadfall Cavern
  2. Tabernacle of the Bottomless Gorge

Nefarious NPCs

  1. Blackfork the Lizard Mage & Vandanna the Night Cloak
  2. Divannis Queenclaw Harpie Hag
  3. Klerrsix Gnawbones
  4. Rahua Vish Naga Assassin

Weird Races

  1. Weird Races #1 thru #4
  2. Weird Races #5 – The Stryx
  3. Weird Races #6 – The Okisibuso

Wondrous Objects

  1. Wondrous Objects #1 thru #4
  2. Wondrous Objects #5 – The Wondrous Armory

Reviews: Third Party

  1. Have You Heard of Ranger Games Publishing? – Neal Litherland
  2. Tabletop Review: Dice & Glory – Ken Ellis

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