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 Sandbox Adventures – 5 Essential Ingredients Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 12:19:19  
Campaigns & Adventures, Johnn's RPG Musings

I got my first taste of sandbox adventure play in B2: Keep on the Borderlands. The PCs based themselves in The Keep and forayed into the Wild. A crazy hermit shared the location of several caves nearby, confirmed dangerous, rumoured with riches.As the party crested a hill, a horseshoe valley stretched before them, rings of caves […]

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 Millions of Colours Now in Campaign Logger Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 02:28:28  
News, campaign-logger

We’ve added a couple new features to the Campaign Logger web app. First, though, Jochen and I are considering making an important change to Campaign Logger. Should We Open CL Up For Add-On Development? We’re thinking of opening the app up even more so developers can build and share their own add-ons and features in javascript.For example, […]

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 RPG Blog Carnival – Short Dungeons & Adventures Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 13:53:11  
RPG Blog Carnival

This month's RPG Blog Carnival is about Short Dungeons & Adventures.

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 Campaign Logger New Features and Updates Posted: Sun, 20 Aug 01:17:42  
Tools & GM Aides, campaign-logger

Jochen and I have had a fairly productive summer working on Campaign Logger. We hope you’ve had a chance to use the app in the past couple of months because that means you’re either gaming or prepping to game!Here’s a bit of a laundry list of what’s changed for the web app. Here’s a bit of […]

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 A Secret Society Of Character-Hunters For Your Campaign Posted: Mon, 29 May 12:21:25  
RPG Blog Carnival

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival is about Occult Mysteries and Magic. To celebrate that theme, here is a quick and adversarial secret society idea for your campaign. The Masters of Destiny These guys hunt adventurers. They believe an ancient evil will soon awake, but the world is doomed because there are no heroes powerful enough […]

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 RPT#190 – 6 Ideas To Encourage Roleplaying Posted: Fri, 26 May 23:02:22  
Roleplaying Tips Newsletter

A Brief Word From Johnn I’m Back! But My Email Was Down It took just under 44 hours after I left for vacation for spam to fill my email account to the brim. Grrr. So, if you sent me an email after 7pm Sunday the 16th, then it would have bounced. Sorry–please re-send it. This […]

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 8 Ways To Use Riddles Posted: Mon, 15 May 13:15:28  
Johnn's RPG Musings

I have rivers without water, Forests without trees, Mountains without rocks Towns without houses. I love riddles. You’ve probably got a book of riddles on your shelf, too. But when your campaign or adventure theme does not support classic dungeon riddle play, how do you put riddles in your campaign? Here are a few ideas. […]

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 How to Use the Other Kind of Intelligence Posted: Mon, 08 May 13:09:51  
Johnn's RPG Musings

Recently I challenged you to place a spy in the party. In response, RPT reader Joshua Barry wrote in with some excellent tips on Tactical vs. Strategic spying with some great fantasy examples I’d like to share with you today. Let’s dive in! I’d like to expand on your definition of a spy and look at […]

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 The King’s Man Posted: Sun, 07 May 14:11:53  
Johnn's RPG Musings

I watched a crime show last night. Turns out the thug who was busted on suspicion of capping the victim is an undercover federal agent. A King's Man. Today I want you to add a spy in your game.

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 Campaign Logger Now on the Apple Store Posted: Fri, 05 May 13:21:48  
News, campaign-logger

Big news for Campaign Logger, my campaign organisation and sleek session logging app: Campaign Logger for iPad is now available! For iPad folks, this means the tool now runs natively on your favourite device, and you can access all your data and run it offline. You can get the iPad version of Campaign Logger directly […]

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 Import Your Hero Lab Characters Into Campaign Logger Posted: Sun, 23 Apr 01:57:19  
News, campaign-logger

How to Import Characters from Hero Lab You can now export character portfolios from Hero Lab and import them as tagged NPCs in Campaign Logger. Note that this is a beta feature. We’ve only tested this with D&D 5E portfolios. If you encounter any bugs, please let us know and send over your Hero Lab portfolio […]

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 Megadungeons: Drama Works Best When There Are Contrasting Moods Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 12:00:00  
Johnn's RPG Musings

Today’s Musing is part of this month’s RPG Blog Carnvial about megadungeons is brought to you by RPT reader Ydars who wrote in response to my recent piece about how Dang Megadungeons Break My Heart. He’s got some great ideas I want to share with you: Dear Johnn, Megadungeons are difficult beasts to run because […]

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