Game Mastery

Today we depart from a traditional D&D character who was born into a fantasy realm, who is used to the idea of monsters and magic. What about a hero from Earth, plucked from our reality by magic or super-science and dropped into a sword-and-planet or high-fantasy adventure? Someone truly experiencing…

“Science fiction” is a blurry term these days, encompassing so many sub-genres and overlapping with pretty much every other fiction genre in existence. However, in its early days, sci-fi was usually considered part of pulp fiction and had a lot in common with the sword-and-sorcery stories that laid the ground…

Investigation is an aspect that always seems to be baked into horror. Modern investigation procedural TV shows tend to have an element of the horrific, whether in the depiction of bodies, or in the gruesome clues which helps them track and find killers. Even in Curse of Strahd, the setting…

Fairy tales often involve heroes traveling from place to place, and encountering conflicts along the way, much like the classic D&D party. Most campaigns have used random encounter tables to represent this element, and I have done one here inspired by several sources that I was thinking about when we…

Humans are social creatures, and one thing all cultures have in common is that we love to tell stories. Dangers in the deep dark woods have given rise to one of the first reoccurring antagonists, the Big Bad Wolf. Probably best known as the villain of Little Red Riding Hood,…