d100 Horrible Giant Spider Variations

Most people seem to have a particular aversion to spiders, especially big ones. Personally, I find them pretty amazing creatures. I have a pair of banana spiders that nest on my front porch (and eating all the wasps that like to nest there), and my house is overrun with literally hundreds of grand-daddy longlegs spiders, so I guess I’m pretty at home. Spiders make great monsters for tabletop games, though, and giant ones even moreso. In the same vein as my d100 horrific zombie variations table, here’s 100 horrible giant spider variations. Hey, what’s that crawling on your leg? …enjoy.

DM Interview – Stephen of The Grinning Frog

What’s your name? Who are you? My name is Stephen, I’m the Chief Scribe @thegrinningfrog and write a variety of system free and D&D 5e publications. (Website coming very soon). In my day job I am a corporate trainer with fifteen years experience. I recently wrote about how my first session as a DM was a total disaster. How did your first session as a DM go? What system were you running? Well, I’ve been gaming since 1981 so I have to cast my mind back a bit. Those early sessions were very rudimentary with pretty much every room having Continue Reading →

Random Statue Generator for Tabletop RPGs

Statues make wonderful adventure flair for tabletop RPGs. An interesting statue can be a way to share a unique facet of your world’s history with your players. It could be a shrine worshipped by the denizens of a particular region, or a folk hero revered by the natives. It could be a hated monument to an occupying force. It could even be an integral part of your next dungeon delve — part of a puzzle or the key to progressing through to the dungeon’s end. The generator below can create a ridiculous number of unique statues. I lost count at Continue Reading →

DM Interview – Erik Jensen

What’s your name? Who are you? I’m Erik Jensen, I’m known (if at all!) as an OSR type gamer; I used to run the Wampus Country blog, and for several years I organized TridentCon, a small/local rpg-focused convention in Maryland. I recently wrote about how my first session as a DM was a total disaster. How did your first session as a DM go? What system were you running? I wish I had more solid memories of my first several D&D games! This would be in 1983 or ’84, using the Moldvay B/X version of the game (still my favorite). Continue Reading →

DM Interview – Dave Thompson

What’s your name? Who are you? Dave Thompson, 46 years old, husband & father. I’ve recently had a scenario published in a Lone Wolf campaign book, published by Cubicle 7 – Rookhaven. I recently wrote about how my first session as a DM was a total disaster. How did your first session as a DM go? What system were you running? My first session would have probably been in 1987, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st edition. I ran it for a friend of mine who showed an interest in RPGs. There was an introductory scenario in the rulebook. It probably took Continue Reading →

DM Interview – Melinda of Wizards And Wine

What’s your name? Who are you? I’m Melinda, I am precariously close to turning 40, and after playing D&D in Junior High, about a year ago I eagerly embraced the opportunity to play again. I picked a Halfling Rogue…Arcane Trickster. Her name is Darjen, while fiercely loyal, she has MAJOR impulse control issues. I recently wrote about how my first session as a DM was a total disaster. How did your first session as a DM go? What system were you running? My first game went OK. I was immensely overprepared for the game. We had a bottle of sparkling Continue Reading →

2d8 Outer Space Things For Your Fantasy RPG

Today is the fifth day of #RPGaDAY2019, and today’s prompt is SPACE. It’s got me thinking about the role of outer space in fantasy tabletop RPGs. The typical fantasy setting with its magical medieval stasis world often ignores the question of space, despite the fact that astronomers were active in the eras these worlds emulate. So, here are 2d8 Outer Space Things For Your Fantasy RPG. Astronomers and stargazers, alien abductees, crashed starships, and more. Specifically, most of the elements below focus on magic as a tool for the exploration and study of space.

DM Interview – Kraesh Rronnack

What’s your name? Who are you? My name is Chad, but I usually work under the username Kraesh Rronnack, which is a name that used to belong to a D&D character of mine, but I stole it. XD I recently wrote about how my first session as a DM was a total disaster. How did your first session as a DM go? What system were you running? My first session as a DM was when I was 10 years old and was really fun! My friends were my players and we really weren’t all that familiar with the rules, but Continue Reading →

DM Interview – Guillaume

What’s your name? Who are you? My name is Guillaume. I’m a French art student who has TTRPG and gaming as a whole as a hobby. I’m around 24 years old and I’ve known D&D for a looong time. I played lots with my best friend when I was a teenager: but I have been DMing only for the last 2 years. I recently wrote about how my first session as a DM was a total disaster. How did your first session as a DM go? What system were you running? My first session as DM was a session of Continue Reading →

What’s That Flickering Light In the Distance?

It’s day four of #RPGaDAY, and today’s prompt is SHARE, but I couldn’t think of anything. So I decided to go with one of the alternate prompts from the creator’s site: LIGHT. Below you’ll find a random table of 2d20 ways to answer the question “What’s that flickering light in the distance?” Great for moments when your party decides to travel by night through the deep dark woods.