Rondak's Oracle

News and fun things about the games we play

Month: April 2017 (Page 1 of 2)

Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

Adventurers are not always out there risking their lives, righting wrong, protecting the innocent. But even downtime can be used effectively – a network of allies back home means a safe place to return to. Making nice with the merchants means better prices. Equipment can be repaired and improved, skills honed… and yes, there also should be time to visit your favorite watering hole and not do anything work-related.

Question of Sevens

Light years away, a star has gone nova, shattering the night sky. Years later, the population begins to exhibit strange and wondrous powers… what is the world coming to..?

Kickstarter Bi-monthly

Because I had a perfect excuse to run another Kickstarter post this  week, here you go! Mostly miniatures, all pretty tempting.

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Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

People focus so much on the magical equipment they forget good craftsmanship. Rope, grappling hooks, alternative ammunition all are useful items, as are things such as alchemist’s fire, a magnifying glass and a mirror. Also, think outside the box for uses of mundane equipment.

Gaming News

This one will be short – I have not really heard of anything new and exciting going on. With one exception, apparently, another attempt is made at a Star Trek RPG, and it is currently in playtesting.

Question of Sevens

The dwarves are rioting! The last coherent news out of their mountain holdfast was of a new shipment of ale …

GM’s Tip of the Week.

I’ve talked about communication, and taking notes and a bunch of basic stuff, and now I’m going to talk about another important skill set for a GM. Consistency and responsibility.

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And now, for the news!

Rondak’s Portal has been advertising! Before I go any further, I want to reassure everybody that there will never be ads displayed on Rondak’s Portal. Here in the newsletter, maybe, but never on the Portal itself; that’s a promise.

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Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

As a followup to not underestimating diplomacy, never pass up a chance to learn more of what is going on. The knowledge might not be directly applicable, but understanding the events might suggest a non-obvious means of resolving a situation.

Question of Sevens

Pirates have kidnapped every plucky young maiden they could catch! What horrible fate are you, the dashing hero, saving them from?

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