Three years before our tale…   Nerova clutched the rail tightly, his tense frame barely leaning on the rail despite that grip. He muttered a curse under his breath, and glanced over his shoulder to his first mate. The man, a hearty northerner known as Geld, nodded. Everything was still in place, ready. Yet, Nerova, […]

         Each year as the holiday’s approach in December I try to give an adventure an appropriate feel. This past December, I did so once again, resulting in this session of “To Sail the Southern Seas”. I have a careful approach to these adventures which boils down to being subtle. This adventure […]

At times I fine I am realizing something slowly. I find a clear problem or a slight imperfection. This is usually followed by few days of trying to figure out an answer, or a way to fix this nagging issue without too much difficulty. However, when I find myself mulling these things over, I am […]

Here we have the fourth chapter of this continuing story. With the Astrologer’s Albatross repaired and given a mandate to hunt the rogue Captain, Jalastar of Erryeth, the heroes embark on the next step in their journey. This is also an example of players reacting to a story in ways I did not foresee. As […]

With the imminent release of The Hobbit, I have been re-reading Tolkien`s classic, and for some reason, I tend to have tabletop RPGs on my mind. Cannot imagine why that is. However, the result is the following, 42 reasons why The Hobbit would make a miserable D&D campaign. Hopefully it provides you with a few […]

In my first article for this blog I ruminated on what I see the GM as being. I suggested the GM is a storyteller born out of the ancient storytelling tradition that adapts more modern methods of conveying narrative to this ancient style. However, I finished by voicing the opinion that possibly the most important, […]

Here we have the third installment of this tale of the Heroes who sail the Southern Seas. Picking up from where session 2 left off, the Astrologer’s Albatross returns to port, and faces the results of their failure to arrest the crew of The Soul of Erryeth. The players really helped drive this adventure, so […]