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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 […]

Twenty Quick Questions: Rules for my AR&PL Campaign – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Entering the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to improve my campaign. Figured I could start by nailing down some rules/rulings that I’ve been waffling on. So let’s answer Brendan S’s old list of 20 quick rules questions! 1. Ability scores generation method?Roll for ability scores. 3d6 each, […]

Referee Control Panels for A Red & Pleasant Land – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Something I’ve put together to make running A Red & Pleasant Land even easier. Open this Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1knrL_HiPZ7YEnHZDNPLxriLBWnv06Oe2XWKwynK-m7g/edit?usp=sharingText by Zak SSelect File -> Make a copy… (You need to make your own copy in order to run the macros.)On the new copy, select Tools -> Macros -> Randomize TablesLet the macro do […]

A Red & Pleasant Land, Part 14: Betrayal Most "Fowl" – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Prep time Took a vacation in Hawaii. Tried to run a marathon. Dropped out halfway through a marathon due to knee problems. Somehow cleared my GM burnout, got inspired and motivated again.Finally worked out how to make a playable adventure out of the wedding duel that had been hanging over […]