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Drama vs. Realism vs. Game: Maximum Effort

A super-strong hero needs to save his girlfriend—it’s the most important thing he has ever done. Problem is, she’s trapped under a bus that’s heavier than anything he’s ever lifted. What happens next? Realism In a realistic scenario, the hero has a finite and quantifiable amount of strength. Either the bus is too heavy for…

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Collection of Curiosities: The Thug’s Belt Pouch

So, you just brought a thug to justice. Go you! But what is in that thug’s belt pouch (or otherwise tucked away on this particular unsavory individual)? You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also…

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Lost Magic: Eldritch Epiphany

Another element of lost magic came our way, this time from Denver Edwards. This one has more of a metamagic element to it, which you might embrace in your game as is or soften through the use of more story elements. If you’re the GM, ask the player to describe how the caster’s knowledge of…

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Author Interview: Chris Willrich, Part Two

Now you can read the second part of author Chris Willrich’s interview. Find out more about Gaunt and Bone, plus his novel The Scroll of Years. Do you remember when you first came up with Gaunt and Bone? I was writing longhand in a coffee place in Menlo Park, California, in the ’90s. I was…

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