Art from the game. Squires Errant is a game made for the Eclectic Bastion Jam by Tim B. of quarterlingscorner.blogspot.com. Squires Errant lists the Special Attacks and the dice mechanics of Red Ink Adventures 2.0 as a few of its inspirations. It has a clean layout, cool ideas, and expands on the ideas of exploration … Continue reading Squires Errant
Month: August 2020
Playing with Youngers: Dealing with Deathlessness
There are more dangers here than just death. Think about it. Shipwright. This is part of the “Playing with Youngers” series, but requires no additional context to read and enjoy. Find the rest of the series here. When we last looked at death in games for kids, I came to the conclusion that death is … Continue reading Playing with Youngers: Dealing with Deathlessness
Happy 1.5 years and 100 posts!
Shipwright. For all of the coolest art. This blog turns 1.5 years old on it 100th post. Wow. Not so much that “time flies” but so much has happened. I got into this gig because I was making things for my Maze Rats campaign. I owe so much to that game. I stayed in this … Continue reading Happy 1.5 years and 100 posts!
Silly Elf Costumes
It's all an illusion, man. Shipwright. I’ll tell you straight-up, folks: this was a doozy to write. And not because of the stupid play on words at the beginning. I actually wrote this article, changed my mind about the subject, and reordered the whole thing. This is why writing is good. You have to order … Continue reading Silly Elf Costumes
Irrationality and Compels
Shipwright. My brother and I were watching a crime show that takes place in Birmingham right after World War I. Between episodes I confessed that I was just watching the show as a role-playing game, mulling over in my mind how such a game could be made possible at the table. What information was given? … Continue reading Irrationality and Compels
Playing with Youngers: Violence
Think about it. That carrot totally does bludgeoning damage. Shipwright. This is part of the “Playing with Youngers” series, but requires no additional context to read and enjoy. Find the rest of the series here. Hittin' all the hard topics. Whoopee! When discussing the topic of death in games with younger players on Reddit, a … Continue reading Playing with Youngers: Violence
Belly of the Fishy Beast: Adventure Hour Style!
Click the fish for the link! This is an update to the Belly of the Fishy Beast adventure, but without all of the numbers. It's system-neutral now, which makes it perfect for Adventure Hour! A couple of parents have asked for it now, so I figured that I should deliver. Enjoy!
Adventure Hour! d66 Starting Packages
This picture is a MASTAPEECE. Shipwright. I've had a couple people reach out about running games for kids (how to do it, what rules to use, what adventures are good) so I'm accumulating resources as I continue prep for my Outschool classes. So here are d66 sets of starting items for your Adventure Games with … Continue reading Adventure Hour! d66 Starting Packages
Shipwright Folks, I am now holding classes dedicated to role-playing games for younger students on Outschool! Here's the pitch: My name is Sam Doebler and I run role-playing games for young students! A role-playing game (RPG) is an imaginative conversation that has rules to guide the discussion. You might be familiar with Dungeons and Dragons … Continue reading Outschool Adventures!