Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Magic Monday – Campaign Concept – The Fire From Down Below

This post was brought to you by the very fun “You’re Welcome” song from Moana. I’ve talked before about an “unlocking” campaign, in which the main draw is to explore and plan, negotiate and fight, and acquire new tools that … Continue reading

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Campaign Idea: The Worst Year

Inspired by this Reddit post. For best effect, keep a record or campaign journal… but keep it hidden from the players. (At least until it’s all over.) Start a campaign normally in the late summer or autumn, but in a relatively … Continue reading

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Challenge accepted: Artifact dash

Today I finally got around to reading a post from a couple of months ago over at an RPG blog called Semper Initiativus Unum about “megadungeons and artifacts.” As is generally the case when I write this kind of post, a … Continue reading

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Pen-and-paper RPG thoughts: an “unlock campaign”

Impetus: Inspired by Delta’s post on “oil” as a weapon, found here. Long longago I read that and got to thinking, what if there were a fantasy campaign with some sort of weaponized flammable liquid (Greek fire, alchemist’s fire, wildfire, … Continue reading

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A tale of (computer) renewal

Things are stable again in the Land of Nu, and we didn’t even get to the end of the buffer. (Which means it’s time to rebuild the buffer for all three of my regular posts – kotowaza, Magic Monday, and yojijukugo – and … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – Hiatus announcement

So my computer’s been dying, slowly, for a while now. Little bits of damage accumulating, tasks taking slightly longer to complete. On Saturday morning it was slow to boot up. On Saturday during the day I scheduled two kotowaza and one yojijukugo … Continue reading

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The best trail mix!

To save money and avoid cooking stuff that requires heat in the summer I make my own trail mix every now and then. I buy nuts and dried fruit in bulk, usually the plainest (cheapest, and I hope healthiest) form: … Continue reading

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