Inhospitable Settings: a primer of suggestions on adapting 5e magic lists to suit cold, water-scarce, low light and violent flora campaigns.
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Sensitivity reading: What does it do, and does it make RPGs better? A Paranormal Affairs Canada case study
A credit that I’ve started to see in new RPGs is “sensitivity reader”. I think it’s fair enough to wonder two things; what do sensitivity readers do? If we’re paying for them through the cost of the book, do they make RPGs better?
My fear was that this RPG wouldn’t feel like Hellboy. It does. It doesn’t feel like Dungeons & Dragons’ 5th edition, though. One new rule is responsible for that, and we’ll get on to that gamer changer in just a bit.
Brisbane based artist, game designer, and streamer Shaun Sunday shares some tips for what to do when your players are flustered in the heat of the moment and the clock is ticking.
Geek Native readers threw in a curveball on a vote for which environment type is underused in Dungeons & Dragons games.
The Powered by the Apocalypse Briar & Bramble RPG is set in 20th century England, in the countryside. Ish. In truth, the designer does not want that to limit the animals you might play.
What dolphins armed with lasers apparently defending a watery world in a tabletop RPG might tell us about today’s real-life concerns. We talk to Jeff Barber about Blue Planet as a lens for modern concerns.
Gimmick Zero is a free to download RPG inspired by shows like Bubblegum Crisis, Megaman Zero and Katana Zero.