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I know some of you may be scratching your heads right now. Isn’t Canva a site that women use to do web mock ups for Etsy and stuff?

Yes, yes it is that and it is so much more.

With Canva I can create a lot of resources for my game like handouts for my players. NPC sheets. And things of that nature. I even do my campaign planning in it.

If you want to take a look at what Canva can do click here.

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RPG Game Resources

D&D Core Books

Here is a link to the D&D 5e core books. These are what you will need to play D&D 5e.

This set has:

  • Dungeon Master Screen with quick tips for the rules.
  • Player’s Handbook
  • Dungeon Master’s Handbook
  • Monster Manual
DnD Core Books

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Shadowrun

Shadowrun core rule books on Drive Thru RPG

Here is the Trilogy of games on Steam

Normally cheaper on GOG

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Free World Creation Infographic

Get a step by step graphic to explain how to create a custom world in your tabletop role playing game. These steps work for Dungeons and Dragons / Pathfinder and any RPG.

In addition to that I will give you a subscriber discount of 50% in my etsy store for anything over $10.

If that sounds good to you click here to learn more.

GURPS

Pick up GURPS here

Vampire: The Masquerade / World of Darkness

Pick up any of the versions of Vampire: The Masquerade from Drive Thru RPG

Nights Black Agents

Pick up Night Black Agents from Drive Thru RPG

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10 Candles

Here is where you can get 10 Candles.

Everybody is John

Here are the rules for Everybody is John.

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Killer Horror Story Ideas

Town NPC Cast

Mayor                                   Jarl – Halfling / Male / Clueless / Afraid

Baker                                    Edwyn – Human / Male / Jovial / Helpful with town history / Gossip

Butcher’s wife                   Almora – Dwarven / Female / Suspicious of Wizard / Believer of conspiracies

Blacksmith                          Gilor – Dwarven / Male / Boastful / Will kill the beast with bare hands

Druid                                     Rodwen – Elven / Female / Openly distrusts Wizard and accuses him of evil

Head of town guard        Garl – Half Orc / Fighter / Male / Thuglike / Violent

Cleric                                     Glandur – Elf / Male / Openly hostile toward Garl / Money loving

Bard                                       Lywne – Human / Male / Lies / Looking for next heroes for songs / annoying

Innkeep                               Ruda – Dwarven / Female / Friendly / Gossipy / Speaks her mind

Wizard                                  Kora – Human / Female / Know it all / arrogant / needs no one / spiteful

Timeline first 5 days

Day 1 – Heroes come to town – murder of a teenage eleven male – bear attack – no brain

Day 2 – old human man – knifed in alley – no brain

Day 3 – one of the town guard (human) – “fell” – baker seen 5 minutes earlier going up the tower – no brain

Day 4 – Druid’s apprentice (elven male) – crushed by mace (suspicion falls on cleric) – no brain

Day 5 – Baker – Tiger attack – no brain

Killer

Pishacha – flesh eating Indian Demon

This ghoul-like demon has blue-black skin covered in bulging red veins that glow like embers. A long, lascivious tongue snakes forth from a mouth filled with jagged teeth.

Medium fiend (shapechanger), chaotic evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)Hit Points 55 (10d8 + 10)Speed 30 ft.

STR

DEX

CON

INT

WIS

CHA

16 (+3)

14 (+2)

13 (+1)

10 (+0)

16 (+3)

7 (–2)

Skills Arcana +2, Perception +5 Damage Vulnerabilities radiant Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks Damage Immunities poison Condition Immunities poisoned Senses darkvision 60ft., passive Perception 15 Languages Abyssal, Common, Darakhul; telepathy 60 ft. Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Shapechanger. The pishacha can use its action to polymorph into a tiger or a wolf, or back into its true form. Other than its size, its statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its true form if it dies.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The pishacha makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Demonic Possession (Recharge 6). One humanoid that the pishacha can see within 5 feet of it must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or be possessed by the pishacha; the pishacha then disappears, and the target is incapacitated and loses some control of its body, succumbing to a random short-term madness (see the System Reference Document 5.1) each round for 3d6 rounds. At the end of the 3d6 rounds, the pishacha becomes dormant within the body. While possessing a victim, the pishacha attempts to seize control of the body again every 1d4 hours. The target must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or succumb to another 3d6 round period of random short-term madness. Even if the target succeeds, it is still possessed. If the target is still possessed at the end of a long rest, it must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or gain a long-term madness. While possessing a victim, the pishacha can’t be targeted by any attack, spell, or other effect, except those that can turn or repel fiends, and it retains its alignment, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma. It otherwise uses the possessed target’s statistics, but doesn’t gain access to the target’s knowledge, class features, or proficiencies. The possession lasts until the body drops to 0 hp, the pishacha ends it as a bonus action, or the pishacha is turned or forced out by an effect like the dispel evil and good spell. The pishacha can also be forced out if the victim eats a bowl of rice that has been cooked in holy water. When the possession ends, the pishacha reappears in an unoccupied space within 5 feet of the body. The target is immune to possession by the same pishacha for 24 hours after succeeding on the initial saving throw or after the possession ends.
  • Invisibility. The pishacha magically turns invisible until it attacks or until its concentration ends (as if concentrating on a spell).

Cursed by the Gods. Originating in eastern lands, pishacha are created when the souls of the greedy and lustful are deemed too wicked to be reincarnated by the gods. Unable to redeem themselves, the pishacha are cursed to remain on the Material Plane and feed on the living.

Graveyard Dwellers. Pishacha demons haunt remote places where they can lure a living creature to its doom. They often share space with ghouls, and some pishacha can be found dwelling near darakhul settlements. Those living near a pishacha lair make offerings of rice at the crossroads on holy days to appease the demons and keep them away.

Bloodthirsty and Cruel. Pishacha seek to spread fear and mayhem among the living. They seek to possess humanoid bodies, driving their victims insane from the inside out.

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Lexicon: The RPG Game

Posted by Neel Krishnaswami on November 20, 2003 at 08:43 PM

Here’s a little roleplaying game that I’ve been toying with. I call it the Lexicon rpg, in honor of its inspiration, Milorad Pavic’s Dictionary of the Khazars.

The basic idea is that each player takes on the role of a scholar, from before scholarly pursuits became professionalized (or possibly after they ceased to be). You are cranky, opinionated, prejudiced and eccentric. You are also collaborating with a number of your peers — the other players — on the construction of an encyclopedia describing some historical period (possibly of a fantastic world).

The game is played in 26 turns, one for each letter of the alphabet.

1. On the first turn, each player writes an entry for the letter ‘A’. You come up with the name of the entry, and you write 100-200 words on the subject. At the end of the article, you sign your name, and make two citations to other entries in the encyclopedia. These citations will be phantoms — their names exist, but their content will get filled in only on the appropriate turn. No letter can have more entries than the number of players, either, so all citations made on the first turn have to start with non-A letters.

2. On the second and subsequent turns, you continue to write entries for B, C, D and so on. However, you need to make three citations. One must be a reference to an already-written entry, and two must be to unwritten entries. (On the 25th and 26th turns, you only need to cite one and zero phantom entries, respectively, because there won’t be enough phantom entries, otherwise.)

It’s an academic sin to cite yourself, you can never cite an entry you’ve written. (OOC, this forces the players to intertwingle their entries, so that everybody depends on everyone else’s facts.) Incidentally, once you run out of empty slots, obviously you can only cite the phantom slots.

3. Despite the fact that your peers are self-important, narrow-minded dunderheads, they are honest scholars. No matter how strained their interpretations are, their facts are accurate as historical research can make them. So if you cite an entry, you have to treat its factual content as true! (Though you can argue vociferously with the interpretation and introduce new facts that shade the interpretation.)

4. This little game will probably play best on a wiki, and it should take a month or so to play to completion. At the end of it, you’ll have a highly-hyperlinked document that details a nice little piece of collaborative world-building.

The owner of the wiki should set the general subject of the Lexicon. I suggest that he or she make use of the technique of “open reference” when describing the historical period: “You are all revisionist scholars from the Paleotechnic Era arguing about how the Void Ghost Rebellion led to the overthrow of the cyber-gnostic theocracy and the establishment of the Third Republic.” What a cyber-gnostic theocracy is, or what happened to the first two republics, or what the Paleotechnic Era is are all unknown — they are named to specifically to evoke a mood and inspire the other players’ creativity. (This is an idea which I’ve first seen in fully articulated form in the character creation rules for Robin Laws’s Hero Wars game.)

Found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20080617213627/http://www.20by20room.com/2003/11/lexicon_an_rpg.html

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Monster Concept: Aranea

aranea spider

Dungeon Dad’s Video:

Dungeon Dad’s 5e Conversion

Google doc here

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Hero’s Journey

Hero's Journey Wheel

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell (article):

Click here for the article

What makes a hero? – Matthew Winkler (TEDx Talk):

Dan Harmon’s Story Circle: