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  • giorgis 8:33 pm on December 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Week 2 of worldbuilding 

    Not only have I delayed posting, but I’m lagging behind. Tomorrow is the final and fifth week begins in the challenge, and I’m just now doing the third week materials…

    Anyhow, here’s what I had done for week 2.

    Kamora and surrounding lands
    2d6Encounters around Kamora
    2Drake
    3Troll
    4Elf Slavers (Hunting, Transporting)
    5Elf Outrider Patrol (Looking for dissidents, Collecting tolls)
    6Human Bandits
    7Merchant (Travelling, Setting shop)
    8Wild beast (Wild dogs, Wolves, Bear, Giant lizards)
    9Runaway Slaves (Dwarves, Goblins)
    10Caravan
    11Ogre
    12Wyvern
    Kamora encounter table

     
  • giorgis 11:15 am on November 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Week 1 of Worldbuilding 

    With some delay in posting (I did the work about a week ago or more) here’s the output of the first week of the challenge

    Gygax Challenge WEEK 1: THE CONCEPT (16-22 november)

    Pitch:

    – Low Magic High Fantasy setting
    – High Elves have an advanced civilization, at Renaissance equivalent level
    – High Elves have conquered the land and enslaved most other sentient species
    – Humans, still at Bronze Age, have a few semi autonomous city states that pay tribute to the Elves
    – High Elves sacrifice slaves to their Dragon Pantheon
    – Other demihumans and humanoids, Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins live in occupied communities or in slums at the High Elven cities

    Sources of inspiration:

    The Witcher Pen and Paper RPG
    Dark Sun Campaign Setting Expanded and Revised 2e
    Polis
    Aztecs

     
  • giorgis 9:33 am on November 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Five weeks of world building 

    So, a few days ago, I decided to join in a Gygax world building challenge, as proposed by John Lopez, in a repeat of the proposal by Ray Otus. You can find the challenge here: https://rayotus.itch.io/gygax75.

    Since I felt that just by declaring my intentions to join the challenge was like being half way in, half way out, I decided to post about it here as a means of commitment.

    I’m really curious as to where this challenge will take me, and who knows? Maybe by the end, I’ll have a world ready to be used in my next solo adventure.

     
  • giorgis 7:31 pm on July 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    A short Roleplaying history 

    A long time ago…

    —in a roleplaying game

    …I was playing with a group of friends. We played AD&D 2ed (Dark Sun, Ravenloft, Birthright), Shadowrun, Call of Cthulu and Star Wars.

    It was the ’90s, we were teenagers, gathering to play once per week.

    Time passed, friends changed, TTRPGs were put aside, stored in a warehouse. Computer RPGs and gaming scratched that itch a bit.

    More time passed, family came along. CRPGs no longer could scratch the itch, but there simply was no time. I remembered how hard it was to get to play once per week, even with that tight group of friends, even when our only responsibility was to studying for school. But the love for TTRPGs was still there.

    One day I stumbled upon a reddit post on solo roleplaying. At first I was sceptical. Then I found a subreddit, blogs from other fellow lonewolves. Solo roleplaying was something that worked, and there were tools designed to enable it.

    Finally I decided to give it a go. I pulled my old Star Wars the Roleplaying Game (West End Games) books from the storage, found my dice, got some pen and paper, and journeyed to my first adventure. So this is my blog, where I will talk about all things relevant to solo roleplay gaming from my perspective.

     
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