Tag Archives: It’s

Donald Sutherland and Dragons – Basic Red

New Post from Basic Red You want to know the D&D I want to play?You want to know the D&D I want to run?It’s the D&D I was warned about. It’s D&D for and about grown-ups”Urbane. Worldly. Mature. Sophisticated. Seductive.”Culpable. Fallible. Susceptible. Callous.Vulnerable. It’s a D&D where you take the given assumptions of the best D&DThe world […]

DUNGEON MIX: Slaves of Meteor Fortress – Basic Red

New Post from Basic Red The slavers of Coulche have become weak and can be driven from polite society with a well-placed dagger. A small team has been instructed by a neighboring ruler to do just that.orYou are abolitionists feared across the Coulche’s borders for the force of your zeal. You have hopes to liberate […]

Sketches From When I Couldn’t Sleep – Basic Red

New Post from Basic Red Memory is a tattletale. I saw a sunrise bone and black. I recalled a man as a vessel, a collection of them, moving shapes like a tower of cups, swirling and threatening to collapse as he moved, waiting. I remember his thinness, his paleness, The King Of Where He Should […]

Sketches From When I Couldn’t Sleep – Basic Red

New Post from Basic Red Memory is a tattletale. I saw a sunrise bone and black. I recalled a man as a vessel, a collection of them, moving shapes like a tower of cups, swirling and threatening to collapse as he moved, waiting. I remember his thinness, his paleness, The King Of Where He Should […]

REVIEW: Optogram, by Ramona Romano – Basic Red

New Post from Basic Red In my own experiments with the multi-phasic multi-table adventure I come inexorably back to the definitive Jade series cam-pak release and the definitive release for this particular genre, Optogram by Ramona Romano. Ramona’s constipated oils and Hidetora flourishes lend an overtly oppressive air to what is a quintessential table-top experience […]

A Red & Pleasant Land, Part 7: Blood sewers are the worst sewers – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Falling behind on these campaign logs again. A couple sessions behind at this point, so probably a couple rapid posts of these before the events all leave my head. Prep Time The biggest bit of prep was my autogenerated campaign notebook. This was the first session after I got it delivered, […]

A Red & Pleasant Land, Part 4: Treasures of the Stargazer – The Scones Alone

New Post from The Scones Alone Prep TimeGot busy with life, so not much time to prep new materials. Reviewed The Tower of the Stargazer module again. And embedded the following in my mind:Remember to Enhance attacks if players put themselves in an advantageous combat positionTry out the “roll all attacks against a target, keep the highest […]

The Moon Castle: a Zelda-Inspired Dungeon Campaign – Goblin Punch

New Post from Goblin Punch I’ve been trying to play through all of the Zelda games.  It’s been a journey.Anyway, there’s something about the simplicity of it all that resonates.  Go to all of the dungeons, collect all of the items, defeat the evil boss in the center of the map.Of course, I still want […]

Impact – Goblin Punch

New Post from Goblin Punch So, you’re playing D&D and you’re fighting some orcs.  All the orcs are armed with feather dusters, so they actually incapable of harming anyone.  And your DM doesn’t give XP for combat, so they’ll  yield 0 xp upon death.This combat is a waste of time.  You’re just rolling dice until […]

The Inextricable Grace of Elves – Goblin Punch

New Post from Goblin Punch I’ve written about elven psychology, linguistics, origin, military, weapons, half-elves, and their infinitely looping kingdoms at the end of time.But one thing I haven’t written about is what it’s like for the PCs to actually encounter true elves, face to face.Should I do a recap first?  I feel like I […]