27 Jun

5 Fantasy Barkeeps is Released!

5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Volume 1My fantasy RPG supplement 5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Volume 1 is now available for download over at DrivethruRPG.com.

To celebrate, it’s time for Happy Hour. I’ve added my favorite coconut mojito recipe to the pages of the Demonom-nom-nomicon here on Broken Binding and I invite you to drink deep and read up on my system neutral supplement that puts five developed NPCs with ready-made hooks right at your fingertips.

Mojitos + gaming = Happy Hour.

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16 Oct

The Eternal Rest in Dungeon World

Dungeon World

Last week I mentioned that my system neutral fantasy game supplement The Eternal Rest is currently on sale over at DriveThruRPG.com on the Drunken Goblin page. I also indicated that I’d been thinking about Dungeon World and adding some moves to further supplement The Eternal Rest. I wrote the PDF around the idea that its hooks could be put to use in any rule set and would leave the mechanics up to the game master.

With Dungeon World on my mind lately, I decided to take my own challenge and bolt on a few straightforward mechanics to The Eternal Rest. Even if you aren’t familiar with Dungeon World (and why not?), each of those moves can still be looted for added hooks to spin off from my PDF. Continue reading

11 Oct

Eternal Rest After the Zombie Run

DriveThruRPG Drunken GoblinThe zombies didn’t get me. Well, actually they did, but I think I’m just a carrier of the virus rather than a full on zombie. The fact that that I walked off the course with a smile and no limp is, to me, a win. I have to say, if a Run for Your Lives event takes place in your neck of the woods, you should check it out. And, to celebrate my lack of injuries and the impending creepiness of Halloween gaming, I’ve put The Eternal Rest on sale over at DriveThruRPG.com on the Drunken Goblin’s page. Continue reading

18 Sep

The Importance of Dragon and Dungeon Magazines

D&D Insider LogoNews of the hiatus for Dragon and Dungeon magazines from DDI saddens me. Not just because I won’t be pitching anything in what would have been the Fall submission window, but because they are landmarks on the landscape of Dungeons & Dragons. (And, for the record, I don’t see them as landmarks of any particular edition.) To me, in print or digitally, they were a part of the game that I have always played. They were full of content that I always read, whether the material would fit my game or not. Put simply, the two magazines  have always represented “more.” Continue reading

6 Dec

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 4

Fraz-urb'luuMy article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appeared in Dungeon #208 last month. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does. Continue reading

3 Dec

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 3

Fraz-urb'luu

My article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appeared in Dungeon #208 last month. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1 and Part 2 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does. Continue reading

30 Nov

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 2

Fraz-urb'luu
“I eat vorpal swords for breakfast.” True story.

This month sees my article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appear in Dungeon #208. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does.

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28 Nov

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1

Fraz-urb'luu
“I eat vorpal swords for breakfast.”
True story.

This month sees my article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appear in Dungeon #208. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

With that in mind I also want to point out that I stood on the shoulders of giants to create what I did about the demon prince that was born of Gary Gygax’s personal campaign world and refined over the years. Fraz-Urb’luu is a piece of Dungeons & Dragons history and I was honored to add my own thoughts to what came before. As I’ve said previously, I have a soft spot for villains and the demons (and devils) of Dungeons & Dragons are no exception. Continue reading

26 Oct

The Eternal Rest: A Creepy Fantasy RPG Supplement

RPGs or Twix?
“I’m just saying, maybe you shouldn’t eat all of the things.”

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is clambering to add something dark, haunted, or zombie-filled to their usual game night. Of course, everyone is usually intent on the bags of candy that the DM tossed into the center of the table, and it isn’t because they want to dig their way down to the battlemat. By the time combat starts, the sugar crash has decimated the party. Often, it’s better just to have an atmospheric roleplaying session while people play terrifying sounds from their phones and discuss their favorite horror films. So why not pick up an inexpensive supplement to set the stage, and the hooks, for the following week’s adventure when that 3-pound bag of Twix is finally gone? Continue reading

2 Aug

Blibdoolpoolp: Tide of (Supple)mental Insanity, Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, “here there be spoilers.” Cheaters will be consumed by Blibdoolpoolp. And, once again, I’ll point out that none of this material is official/canon. It’s just some extra pieces that you can add to Pearl of the Sea Mother, should you find you need it.

Briggs PointToday, I’m providing a little more about the unfortunate village of Briggs Point. The party should realize something is amiss as soon as they arrive. After that, they ideally hurry on their way to the lighthouse and the threats below. But, if they choose to linger in the village, a little more information about it could prove useful at the start of the adventure, and perhaps at the conclusion, even if it’s just to answer questions about the history of the village. Continue reading