My favourite D&D adventures were those without a strong ending - you made your own, like a real DM.

Years on, I've made my own campaign entirely from 12 random plot threads (0 exaggeration).

Two sessions from the end and it's crunch-time - we'll see how random plot-threads can be tied together without a pre-written finale.

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I woke up this morning with The Longest Line by NOFX stuck in my head and I don’t think I have heard that song for about 10 years.

The brain is a funny thing.

One good thing to come out of this pandemic - some great online gaming times.

The new PRG's reaching nearly its 10th session, the PCs are unstoppable, and all in all, this is the first time I've been able to have a dedicated long-term game since my teenage years.

Reaching grand new levels of lazy with LaTeX.

The \elf command makes a totally random elf (or any other creature), then works out the stats, adjusts stats for random equipment, and uses that to generate an XP value.

60 \random_creatures available so far.

It's good to get suggestions from playtesting, but it's better to playtest and find 'no changes required'.

... which will surely be happening any time now.

How best to handle tabletop RPG NPCs that repeatedly show up across an adventure?

Stick their stat-block in a glossary, or just the initial encounter and then reference it well, or stick their full stat-block (1/6th of the page) every time they appear?

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A friend of mine has just started selling her own bound note books and GM screens for fans. If you have time please pop by and look at her wares, she’s lovely and s great GM.

Six months of writing, and I've only now thought to put a cover page on the thing.

For someone who works in IT, I really suck at organizing online games.

I think it was just the last hold-out in my life where the pencil still lived.

At this point I think it'd be more efficient to just organize a feed-tube full of powdered food and a waste-extraction pipe, then just lie on the couch and accept the body's inevitable decline.

A resource to make your own D&D book.
Source is under the MIT licence.

So pulling everything into the internet turned session 0's character creation from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

But hey - got there in the end.

Anyone got suggestions on FOSS Roll20 alternatives?

Anyone got any suggestions for turning a pdf character sheet into something people can use online?

Trying to organize a covid game and this is the last piece I can't figure out.

Hello all.

I'm doing an open source tabletop RPG.

Also looking for simple games people can play in the browser with friends, due to quarantine.

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