This is a compilation of twitter posts/threads that I’ve found to be interesting or useful for writing, playing, and talking about tabletop RPGs. I will try to keep this updated as I find more posts.
If there is a thread you’d like to see on this list, send it to me @JonathanDersch
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Just for fun I decided to write up a gunblade for use in OSR/SWORDDREAM style tabletop RPGs. Initially I thought it would be pretty simple, just a regular sword with bonus damage. But after looking into the new Gunbreaker class in Final Fantasy XIV, I realized through specialized ammunition it could be much more interesting.
The rules below are mostly system neutral (leaning towards Knave.) I’m sure it will not be difficult to adjust things to fit into your game.
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I finally decided to dip my toes into the worlds of RPG writing and game jams through the Pamphlet Dungeon Jam on itch.io. My entry is The Library Beneath the Sands. It’s focused on exploration and discovery. While its intended to be ran with Knave (my favorite RPG system) you could easily run it with any version of D&D by replacing the monsters with some from the Monster Manual.
I’m really proud of this adventure so if you check it out let me know what you think!
Planescape: Torment is the classic PC RPG developed by Black Isle and written by Chris Avellone. What sets Planescape apart from its peers is its unique setting and writing quality. As the title implies the game has an overall melancholy mood, but its lightened with doses of humor throughout.
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Back in 2016 I looked at all the year-end lists and didn’t see many games I had played. For 2017 I decided to try to stay current and play the big games as they came out. This year was jam packed with quality games, which made this goal difficult. In addition to the plethora of games on platforms I own, the Switch launched this year with plenty of cool exclusives that had to pass me by. I still got to play plenty of brand new games, which I have narrowed down into a top 5 from this year.
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Ryuutama is an RPG I picked up at Origins and have had the opportunity to play recently. Its a Japanese RPG that has been described online as “Miyazaki’s Oregon trail”, which I feel is a very apt description. With this article I wanted to take a look at how Ryuutama’s book and mechanics help to encourage and emphasize this style of play.
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