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"The Gardens of Ynn" Referee Control Panels – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone I recently picked up Emmy Allen’s excellent The Gardens of Ynn, and I think this will be the next adventure I run. I still have an itch for Alice in Wonderland -esque adventure, and this seems like it will scratch that nicely.(Side note: Rather than diving into another long, […]

Cards for Into the Odd and OSR Duels – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Follow-up to my previous post on dueling rules for Into the Odd. If you’re using Emmy Allen’s excellent rules for OSR duels or my modification of those rules to work with Into the Odd, it’s useful to have a set of playing cards for each duelist to select their actions […]

Dueling Rules for Into the Odd – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone EDIT Re-written and re-posted to remove endorsements of unworthy people.EDIT 2 I had a chance to use these rules in a recent game. They really worked! Clever selection of actions allowed one of my players to defeat an opponent who — stat-wise — absolutely out-ranked him. The amounts selected for the […]

No good words – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone I believe Mandy. I believe Jennifer. I believe Hannah. https://www.facebook.com/amandapatricianagy/posts/10215845527064252 I believe Vivka. https://m.facebook.com/VivkaCriesWolf/posts/2478145012257909 The manipulation, abuse, and pain they describe are unacceptable to me. I informed my players that our current campaign is immediately at an end. There was unanimous agreement.May Mandy, Jennifer, Hannah, Vivka and any other victims be surrounded by […]

Dueling Rules for Into the Odd – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone In a recent campaign log, I mentioned that I was unhappy with the Into the Odd dueling rules that I made up mid-game. The always awesome Anne @ DIY & Dragons left a comment helpfully pointing me towards a set of OSR dueling rules by the excitingly excellent Emmy Allen @ […]

Converting A Red & Pleasant Land Bestiary to Into the Odd – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone A little while back on the Into the Odd Discord server, I shared out my notes on converting the bestiary from A Red & Pleasant Land for use with Into the Odd or Electric Bastionland. I’ve done a little cleanup since then — a few additional stats, resized to fit on two […]

A Red & Pleasant Land, Part 16: Everybody feels bad about sharks – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Prep time Mostly zero-prep for this one. Players were likely going to continue their exploration of the same tower. So I pretty much just reviewed the map of that area and did some thinking on the more vague or complex areas.SPOILER SECTION! IF YOU’RE ONE OF MY PLAYERS, PLEASE PLEASE […]

Names for Places in Voivodja – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone I’ve done a really poor job of naming the various gardens, towers, dungeons, etc. that my players have explored in A Red & Pleasant Land. So let’s fix that! The two main castles in Voivodja — Castle Cachtice and Castle Poenari — are based on actual castles now located in […]

Denser Die Drop Tables for A Red & Pleasant Land – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Another thing I put together to make running A Red & Pleasant Land easier. Open this Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uhPgCMTaJ1xyyD3vST0l17JkvaUuA9oDoACagROkn8M/edit?usp=sharingText by permission of Zak S. Thanks, Zak!Select File -> Make a copy… (You need to make your own copy in order to run the macros.)On the new copy, select Tools -> Macros […]

A Red & Pleasant Land, Part 15: Beware the "Cheese Snake" – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Prep Time Whole bunch of stuff. New year, new chance to improve the campaign. Knocking out a lot of the previous “What didn’t work”s: Fully abandoning the level progression system from Into the Odd in favor of the new system from Electric Bastionland. No longer gain a level after X number of “successful […]