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Behind the Screen: Staring Literal Daggers

They say love is a battleground.  I say “then why not stat up love-tanks?” I’ve talked before about alternatives to standard combat to break up the monotony.  At the same time, I know that few things bore my combat-monkey players faster than a lengthy negotiation with a semi-hostile NPC, or a complicated infiltration run that […]

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A few weeks ago, we briefly mentioned the possibility of setting a game of dark, vampire-hunting adventure horror in a less than modern century, specifically positing that some historical fun could be had by placing your blood-suckers and their hunters in early or middle 19th century. Our previous article broadly hinted at a few potential vampire […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Trick or Treat

“Trick or treat!” it says, with a false enthusiasm that never reaches its face. Its hand – only three fingers, which no one ever notices – hovers near the doorbell, ready to ring again. It struggles to pull unfamiliar muscles into an imitation smile as it holds out the tattered shopping bag. Two miniature Snickers […]

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Lost and Forgotten: The Worm Latitudes

August 2014, and Ål, the world’s oldest eel, dies in a well in Sweden at the age of 155. He was, reportedly, grotesquely grown, with oversized eyes and other aberrations stemming from his advanced age and over 150 years of living in pitch darkness. Down a well. Under a house. The 1700-1800s, and vessels are […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Trick or Treat

“Trick or treat!” it says, with a false enthusiasm that never reaches its face. Its hand – only three fingers, which no one ever notices – hovers near the doorbell, ready to ring again. It struggles to pull unfamiliar muscles into an imitation smile as it holds out the tattered shopping bag. Two miniature Snickers […]

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Behind the Screen: Staring Literal Daggers

They say love is a battleground.  I say “then why not stat up love-tanks?” I’ve talked before about alternatives to standard combat to break up the monotony.  At the same time, I know that few things bore my combat-monkey players faster than a lengthy negotiation with a semi-hostile NPC, or a complicated infiltration run that […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: TOP SECRET//MAJIC//EYES ONLY, SERIAL 9/TI/00676-14

DATE: 20141016 0604Z SUBJECT/CRITIC: RESUMPTION OF CONTACT WITH OTV-3/X-37B “PENDRAGON” EXECSUM: STRATCOM/OFFUT AFB/GOG RECEIVED A NEW TRANSMISSION FROM PENDRAGON AT O558Z ON 16 OCTOBER 2014, AT WHICH TIME IT SIGNALED INTENT TO LAND AT VANDENBERG AFB/MAGOG. THIS REPRESENTS THE FIRST CONTACT WITH PENDRAGON SINCE ITS DISAPPEARANCE FROM RADIO AND SENSOR CONTACT AT 0558Z ON 19 […]

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