Rondak's Oracle

News and fun things about the games we play

Month: June 2017 (Page 1 of 2)

Query of Sevens

In a reality ruled by deity-level beings, what are those beings? What are they trying to do? Why? Where does you, the character fit in?

And, perhaps the most important question; is it truth, or an elaborate lie, crafted to get something from the powerless masses?

GM’s Tip of the Week

Loss in a game is tricky. On the one hand, it’s just a game, right? Who cares if a player loses a character or two here and there, right? Just make another character and move on.

Usually, it’s not that simple.

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Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

I am certain this has been said before: Keep your objective in mind. Unless you were hired as exterminator, your goal is usually not to depopulate a region of its residents, but to get in, get your job done, and get out. And who knows, maybe some of the locals can help?

Kickstarter Presents!

Terrain! 3d printers! Maps!  I also have it on good authority that there is another Zombicide expansion live, and Dwarven Forge hit the go button for DF5 – more Dungeon! – a couple of weeks ago. So don’t think that because I don’t link it, that it isn’t happening! As always, please feel free to mention other Kickstarters of note in the comments.

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Game Looking for Players: Swords of Justice (5e)

Cruvis is currently looking for one player to join the 5e game, Swords of Justice. This game has been running for 15 years. He is in need of a player who is familiar with gaming on the portal and is cool with the pace, reading, and writing involved. There are a few catches:

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GM’s Tip of the Week

A dozen other people have written far better guides on writing villains – and playing them – than I can. However, I’d like to think I can sum up the basics

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Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

Know when to surrender. Even captured, stripped naked and shoved in a cage is better than being dead – death tends to be final, especially when the capability for resurrection is in doubt. Captivity, embarrassment, slavery all can be overcome, by contrast.

Question of Sevens

Your character has been reincarnated; reborn in a form wholly alien. How strange has their world become?

Have they become human, from the form of a phase cat or great dragon?

GM’s Tip of the Week

Running an Eeeeeevil Campaign.
Sooner or later, you get a group that is deeply committed to doing this. From my experience, it’s not as easy as it seems; and I’ve been on both sides of the screen, trying to do it.

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Portal Outage

The Portal’s database server decided to regenerate its DHCP identifier and acquire a new address today. An outage resulted. This should be fixed.

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