This is a bit of a broad question, but I will try to narrow it down to this: When GMing a medieval fantasy, and conflicts arise between the medieval times and the magical world (mostly D&D and ...
I've seen so many attempts to justify this or that crazy thing in various fantasy RPG economies, but they don't tend to hold water as far as I've seen. I realize that suspension of disbelief is ...
The basis for an adventure I'm writing is a child. He is extremely intelligent and had a knack for magic at a very young age, but he has a mental disorder (something similar to Asperger's syndrome). ...
The modern concept of crime and punishment is very reliant on the ability to disarm and restrain and control an individual (think handcuffs, the dividers in police cars, and jails). How can that be ...
I've started running the starter adventure on Eclipse Phase. I have an idea for our first full-length campaign, but it's a little complicated. I need a (relatively) simple game to play the part of a ...
This is a follow up to Medieval Medicine in a Fantasy Setting?. What could you call a medical doctor in a medieval/fantasy setting? I'm thinking along the lines of how an "alchemist" is more ...
Follow up to this question: What gaming system would work the best for running a 'con-man' scenario? I'm thinking of a team of people who run a con on greedy rich landholders or merchants. Most ...
What is a Gremlin? Is there a conventional, standard-issue portrayal of Gremlins in fantasy settings, much like there is for Dwarves, Elves or Orcs? What games include portrayals of Gremlins?
I always liked including a variety of sub races or demographics for the major nations and races in my games. I'd always wanted more variety to goblins; not goblin-oids (Bugbears/Hobgoblins) but plain ...
In a fantasy game, I'd like to make less use of magic healing - making it something special (magical even ;) ) - and instead have the characters see doctors/surgeons, often leaving them a little worse ...
Prior to a recent game, our group had a great discussion on culture/race and it's relation to RPG races. While it is fairly established that Tolkien based some of the iconic aspects of his fantasy ...
I'm looking to build a collection of fantasy miniatures, preferably pewter - but I don't want to buy them one at a time from my local hobby store... Much too expensive, and they don't often carry ...
This is a follow up to How can you add character to in-game religions? If you're building a fantasy setting where you want really rich, tradition-filled religions, what would you do to give Dwarves ...
In my early years of GMing it was simple enough to say that the badguys were evil and that was all the justification we needed. They are attacking the village because they are evil, they are stealing ...