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Motivating Players in… The Phantom Jungle

Those of you who have read this blog know that I’m a big fan of cliffhanging pulp action. I think it’s one of the best genres for one-shot adventures — exotic locales, big villains, and fast-paced action! Plus, players are already familiar with the conventions, since it takes place in the real world and everybody […]

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1Shot Reviews – Fantasy Edition

Part of the job of running a site full of self-authored RPG adventures is making sure I find time to play other creators’ great adventures! Recently, I had the opportunity to run two great fantasy adventures (light spoilers ahead!): Creep Scrag Creep Review Dungeon Crawl Classics is my favorite OSR-style games. It feels so much […]

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Most Popular Adventures – 2021

I started this roleplaying blog over two years ago now! My mission has always been to make it as easy as possible for GMs to run an fresh, new adventure for their friends. As a result, I created this blog to give GMs an easy way to do something new, whether it’s run a game […]

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Pulp Adventures Update!

The two pulp adventures on this site, The Lost Jewels of Eire and The Uncanny Curse of Sekhmet are big favorites. I personally think pulp is one of the best genres for one-shots, and also perfect for taking a break from typical D&D style fantasy games. Big characters, high adventure, lost artifacts and civilizations, and […]

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Medieval Horror – Lands of the Dark Wicche

One of my favorite old-school videogame RPGs was 1992’s Darklands. Set in medieval Germany, the game was brutally difficult, seeped in superstition and folklore, and — way ahead of its time — a massive sandbox you could explore. It was also incredibly buggy, had UX issues, and required some some serious autoexec voodoo to get […]

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