Ubiquitous Space Movie Trap Joke / DEATH EVENTS

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This is a trap.  This is a trap that will likely kill someone first try.  Mechanically, it should be rather obvious, but just in case: this platform appears as if the rest of the floor, but not quite.  A sword is stabbed into this dubiously innocuous floor, and it is shining in the torchlight.  Quiet magic may be involved or maybe just physics, but the sword has stapled the platform (precariously) to the very tip   If the sword is removed the platform will teeter towards whichever side is heaviest, dumping the slow to react or very heavy into something terrible.  Maybe the platform is weighed in such a manner that it will right itself after much teetering.  The sword is only worth 5gp, and is made of cheap brass.

In fantasyland role playing games there is not often a meaning in death and those deaths are frequent and maybe that is why they have no meaning.  The meaning doesn’t have to be deep, but something interesting has room to happen there.  Jessup the Strong Fighter rolls all ones and is suddenly taking a dirt nap, and while a new character is being rolled all of Jessup’s compatriots are bickering about who gets her shit.  Through her death, something weird is happening.Continue Reading

Interesting Treasure: Key Ring

It has been quite some time since I have updated this thing.  I apologize.  The post-rock band I drum in has been pretty busy with a string of bullshit things to do like record a new demo and also play a couple of shows (re: PLUG).  Throw in some other shit like my kid and my wife and my job, and it leaves little room for fantasy land stuff.  Needless to say, here is something:

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SPZ01 Preview / Swamp Things

I am working on a print-only zine, as we speak.  It is going to have some stuff in it that I will also be using against with my next group.  Not a lot of it will make it onto this website because would there a point in mailing out zines afterwards?  Here, however, is something that is going into the zine.  It is a small list of terrible situations you may throw at your players who happen to be crawling through a swamp.  Included is an unfinished sketch of one of the terrible situations.  Also included is a probable amount of grammar and spelling errors, as this came straight from my notes.  (That sketch is terrible and I should feel terrible for putting it here. I will be redoing the bug.  Its terrible)

TERRIBLE SWAMP SITUATIONS

or: NEXT TIME PICK A DIFFERENT ROUTE
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