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Rules Debate at the Table

Peter Dell’Orto over at Dungeon Fantastic and Mark Langsdorf over at No School Grognard have just had an interesting exchange about rules arguments and table-talk during the game.   Basically, Peter Dell’Orto’s game runs with a blanket policy of “no rules arguments at the table, ever”, whereas Mark Langsdorf’s game has no strict policy on that… Continue reading Rules Debate at the Table

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Obstacles! Hazards! Wards! Traps!

It’s Thursday, so it’s officially GURPSday again!  Huzzah! That means it’s time for me to post another element of my system for playing GURPS without a GM. This week: a bunch of tables for generating the kinds of non-monster threats that Dungeon adventurers typically face. After some thought, I decided to divide these threats into… Continue reading Obstacles! Hazards! Wards! Traps!

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Thursday is GURPSday! – Random Dungeon Creator

For this Thursday’s installment, I’ve published a big system of tables for generating Dungeons for GURPS Fantasy or GURPS Dungeon Fantasy campaigns. In my humble experience, most random Dungeon creation systems are: So random as to be totally arbitrary. Not designed for GURPS. Both of these things seem like big mistakes to me!  So I… Continue reading Thursday is GURPSday! – Random Dungeon Creator

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Automated Worldbuilding at Worlds Beyond Earth!

I just saw that over at Worlds Beyond Earth, Eric the Red has taken my system for creating fantasy worlds and done something awesome with it by plugging it into Javascript.  He’s done it really well, too – he’s managed to reproduce some of the ubtleties of the system (e.g. differences in Climate depending on… Continue reading Automated Worldbuilding at Worlds Beyond Earth!