Redcoat Smasher and the Silver Dragon

It’s time for another entry in the adventures of Redcoat Smasher, a game I run for my 5-year-old and wife using my Game for Kids rules. After helping the fire princess, and promising to keep the crown of flames safe, Redcoat, Opal Moonstone, and Cheep Cheep (now a blackbird named Cheep Cheep, instead of someContinue reading “Redcoat Smasher and the Silver Dragon”

Spawn Points: 4e House Rule

Spawning points were one of my more popular 4e house rules. 4e gets a lot of flak in the RPG community. I don’t expect to change anyone’s mind and convince you that it’s the greatest game ever. I do think there are some ideas that were improvements on 3e or solidified rough 3e ideas whichContinue reading “Spawn Points: 4e House Rule”

Yer’a Wizard

‘Wand, magic sand, one Turkish massage owl . . . where can I ever obtain such obscurities?’ HP The Academy Wizard Class The Academy wizard is a homebrew 3.5 character class designed for a campaign set within the world of teens whisked away to a magical school. You get the setting, so I won’t elaborateContinue reading “Yer’a Wizard”

Staged Heroism: Review

Staged Heroism is a loving tribute to Venture Brothers. That perpetually canceled classic of television whose fans will continually beg you to watch it, while simultaneously knowing you won’t. It’s a show that defies expectation and explanation and means a lot to a lot of people. As one of those fans, it’s hard for meContinue reading “Staged Heroism: Review”

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dinosaurs is the final in this series of Chamomile’s guides to everything. This is the guidebook to Dragons, obviously, but also sorcerer’s and even more Kaiju. I’m using a hard copy for the review with screenshots cropped from the pdf (with permission). You can pick one up at Drivethrough or itch, inContinue reading “Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review”

Expeditions: 5e House Rules

Hexcrawls are having a huge comeback now-a-days, thanks to the OSR movement, and 5e’s general embrace of editions older than 3e (something WoTC had not previously done). When people talk about fantasy epics, the journey into the unknown is one of the biggest drivers there is. People like the idea of being frontier folk, outContinue reading “Expeditions: 5e House Rules”

Outlanders & Explorers: 5e

For a game that coined the term “Three Pillars”, 5e sure loves to let folks ignore two of them. The exploration pillar, while not outright ignored like the roleplay pillar, doesn’t get a lot of love when compared to the combat pillar. There’s a bit about tracking overland movement in the DMG that’s pretty good,Continue reading “Outlanders & Explorers: 5e”

Cora’s Guide to Dinosaurs: Review

Cora’s Guide to Dinosaurs is the eleventh (of 12) of Chamomile’s guides to everything. This is the guidebook to Dinosaurs, and focuses around barbarian types, and most importantly, giant lizards. I’m loving the cover for this one. I’m using a hard copy for the review with screenshots cropped from the pdf (with permission). You canContinue reading “Cora’s Guide to Dinosaurs: Review”