Rondak's Oracle

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Kickstarters of Note

Hello, fellow Portalites!
Sadly, I haven’t found as much good stuff this go ’round; there’s definitely some shiny, and some dice – some awesome dice! – but the cycle is rolling back down to famine. Don’t worry, I’m sure your pocketbooks will breath a sigh of relief… and then you’ll trip over the Dungeons and Doggies Kickstarter, and there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth… I know how this works.

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GM’s Tip of the Week

Character creation is one of the fun things about being a player; you get to imagine being somebody else for a while; think up a whole personality, history and extended family. Some players don’t go quite that far, but I know a number of them that do, and really enjoy the process.
For a GM, who is running a whole menagerie of characters, many of whom are as far from human as one can easily get, it can be a serious project just to create a small town. And then you have encounters, and … whoo. Notebooks, just full of NPCS!

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Question of Sevens

It’s not the oddest thing about the whole arrangement, but the specific type of wine – and it has to be that specific type and vintner – has been consistent, no matter what else they’ve asked for..

Question of Sevens

It is once again time for the world-wide – galaxy-wide?! – festival of brews! With all comers welcome to showcase their best ale, mead, wine, applejack, brandy … whatever, if it’s fermented, it can be entered! – the only question is… why is there a pair of boots in the barrel?

Kickstarters of Note

Hello, fellow Portalites! I’m back again with a bunch of Kickstarters you all might find interesting!
We have some map-generation tools, descriptive aids; useful for GMs, players /and/ budding authors, and some terrain that might be useful to the gamers amongst us who are lucky enough to have local groups they play with.

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GM’s Tip of the Week

I seem to be doing a lot of callbacks to old posts lately, but new information does come up, and I’m always willing to re-examine old data, in the light of new discoveries, to see if a thing still works, or needs to be turned over and rebuilt.

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Question of Sevens

Traditions in this town are odd; surely one escaped prisoner isn’t such a big deal… is it?

GM’s Tip of the Week

We got to talking a bit about CR – that’s Challenge Rating – a bit in Discord the other day; Demagor, Andi and I. CR is not really a useful measure of how dangerous a given opponent might be, though. The example creature in this case is an imp; a minor devil. On the face of them, Imps are tiny nuisances, barely a threat to a party. They don’t do very much damage, and unless you get a swarm of them, they’re not much of a threat.
Or.. are they?

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Question of Sevens

The cave system has never been well-explored, so finding that it contained ruins was not so much of a surprise as it might have been. But the axe.. that was a moment of luck…

GM’s Tip of the Week

Hello, fellow Portalites!
So, last week I talked a little bit about including the full spectrum of sexuality and gender representation, writing people, writing real people. This week I’m going to talk about the subject that frequently reduces every one of us to giggling teenagers… which is fine, I’d rather touch the subject with humour than with judgment and unpleasantness.

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