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d100 Secret Weaknesses – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils A table inspired by a recent session in which my players consulted a spymaster. They wanted to learn if the evil wizard they were about to confront had any weaknesses to exploit, and it seemed the sort of thing there ought to be a d100 table for. I’ve endeavored […]

Bangtail Class (Revised) – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils To be a D&D character is to be an undesirable. Someone for whom society does not care, and who must step outside the bounds of ‘acceptable behavior’ to survive. That’s why they’re willing to face absurd dangers; why they plunder tombs, and dare the mythic underworld; why the Thief […]

20 Wrinkles to Discover in the Thieves' Hideout – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils Whilst perusing old notebooks I found the first half of this table, and figured it deserved to be finished. I hope you find a use for it in your game! If you are so inclined there’s some year’s end thoughts down at the bottom of this post, but the […]

D&D Christmas Carols: O Little Keep on Borderlands – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils Merry Christmas everyone who celebrates, and a good Wednesday to those who don’t! Once more I come before you to satisfy my seasonal humiliation kink by writing D&D lyrics for some old Christmas standard, and performing it for all to see. At least this year I spared ya’ll from […]

A Doodle Is Worth A Thousand Hallway Descriptions – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils About two years ago Diogo Nogueira wrote a post which eloquently explained the importance of contextualizing choices in a dungeon. The referee cannot simply say “There are exits to the East and West.” That’s a false choice. A coin flip. Useless information. I performed a reading of it for […]

The Engine of On a Red World Alone – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils Three and a half years ago I began a Rules as Written LotFP game set on post apocalyptic Mars, and called it “On a Red World Alone.” Bit by bit each rule was tinkered with. Today ORWA is a game unto itself, and if you’re interested in what that […]

Bear in Disguise Class (Revised) – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils You might be surprised how difficult it can be to divide one’s attention between writing books and writing blogs. I’ve been working hard at bookmaking of late (have you seen my itch store?). I should probably fill you all in on that stuff, but first this place needs some […]

New Class: The Beekeeper – Papers and Pencils

New Post from Papers and Pencils Honeyed heroes. Wardens of the hives. Masked protectors of our buzzing pals. Beekeepers use a d8 hit die. They gain experience and roll saving throws as a Thief or Specialist would. Beekeepers begin play with a special type of heavy gambeson, complete with gloves, boots, and mask. When not […]