Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bits and Bobs VI

It’s been awhile since I shared some of the cool things out there, and the longer I wait, the longer the list grows!

Erik of Tenkar's Tavern came up with a way to make failure (rolling a 1) a learning experience for PCs - Attacking the Darkness. Then he had some more thoughts.

Robert Morris of Back to the Keep gives a fantastic overview of paint options for painting minis and terrain. Everything from GW to cheap craft paints and beyond.

Stuart’s Strange Magic revised his Bene Gesserit Cleric Sub-Class for the 3rd time, and as before, it’s worth taking a look at!

Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque by Jack offers up table with 50 items appropriate for gothic room dressing.

Kicking down doors is a natural activity for adventurers, and The Riders of Lohan by koboldstyle has some wonderfully evocative Axe-boots.

And to wrap things up here are a couple of links on dungeon building.
Tim of Gothridge Manor has a simple d12 dungeon stocking chart, and an example of how it worked out.

On the same note, Delta did a broad examination of the different random dungeon stocking methods across classic D&D, from ODD to ADD to Holmes and Moldvay basic.

And saving what I feel is the best for last: Keith Davies put together a nice article on doing a node based megadungeon. While it isn’t the first time the topics been discussed, it’s very well written, and he's even expanded it into a whole series.


  1. I'm glad you like my series on this megadungeon. It's simple application of material I've posted previously on campaign and scenario design, but it seems this example is really cementing things for people. I hope to have the rest of the top-level nodes fleshed out by the end of the weekend.

    At that point I might do a map of some sort to make it look more polished.


  2. Nice to see the paint article was helpful. Pretty soon I hope to do some other articles on the tools, brushes, and materials that I use. Thanks for the link!

  3. @ Keith & Robert - Thanks for writing cool things!


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