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SDM System

A Goblin in the Synthetic Dream Machine

A good human finally asked: “Are there any quick-and-dirty conversion guidelines for porting in B/X or OSE monsters into SDM? HD roughly equate to level, use the baseline stats, and add a special trait/power?”…Continue readingA Goblin in the Synthetic Dream Machine

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Muse Other

On generative ai

half-baked thoughts on generative aiContinue readingOn generative ai

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System Vastlands

Cocreation: Local Cultures

A random cultural trait generator for the Rainbowlands (and other places in the UVG).Continue readingCocreation: Local Cultures

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UVG Kickstarter: Almost Last Day, Last Lap

This is your last chance to get in on the UVG Kickstarter. A day left or so, not much more (ok, fine, 56 hours). It has been a ridiculous, epic, amazing ride. When we…Continue readingUVG Kickstarter: Almost Last Day, Last Lap

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Lastlands Other

Alcohol, Love, Fear, and the Mob in Witchburner (65)

In Witchburner I use three tools to help create the intimate, paranoid atmosphere of a small mountain town beset by witchcraft: alcohol, love, and fear … and their end result: the mob. These are excerpts…Continue readingAlcohol, Love, Fear, and the Mob in Witchburner (65)

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45 Hero Retirement

What’s the end game of an RPG? Just keep stacking up XP? So cash is just a way to buy XP? I think that’s stupid. Infinite power and infinite gold are goals for boring,…Continue reading45 Hero Retirement

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44 WTF Heroes: Speed Freak

The speed freak’s mind is like a compass, stopping at nothing. He’s got fire in his pocket and he’s lit up like a rocket, veins ablaze with the scurrying, urging, demanding need for speed.…Continue reading44 WTF Heroes: Speed Freak

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43 Pointyhelmet and the Ring

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42 Long-distance Gritty Realism III: Inventory

Because I’m sometimes pre-occupied, my posts are sometimes slow. My second post on long-distance D&D (3 months ago) dealt with supplies, the first dealt with time. This one still isn’t touching on space, but instead attacking…Continue reading42 Long-distance Gritty Realism III: Inventory

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37 Long-distance Gritty Realism II: Supplies

In the last post on long-distance D&D (2 weeks ago) I expounded on time. This time it’s supplies. I bet you expected space, but no. Space should be abstract. The tale of a fairytale kingdom…Continue reading37 Long-distance Gritty Realism II: Supplies