Souls-like Duet Campaign with a Nazgul

Souls-like Duet Campaign with a Nazgul

Looking at this piece from Perplexing Ruins’ Patreon and daydreaming about a Souls-like duet game (1 GM/1 Player) where the player is a Nazgul-like creature who has defected from the service of the Sauron/Evil One/BBEG. They had the will to do so because while the other wraiths inherited their crowns and thrones by birth, this one was a Monarch By Their Own Hand.

Maybe the 9 Doomed to Die, the 3 elves under the sky, the 7 dwarf-lords in their halls of stone created this myth of the Ruling Ring as an excuse for their own corruption.

The campaign is about venturing around some vaguely Middle-Earth meets Elden Ring phantasmagoria map, having adventures, righting wrongs as best one can with what you were buried with – a black cloak, black horse, corrupt ring, an ancient iron crown and a pock-marked sword. If you die you wake up in your tomb with these things and nothing else. Unless you have other rings, then you can start in THOSE tombs if you want. Oooh.

7 + 3 + 9 is just one off from a d66 table. Hmmm…

Skull in the middle with vegetation and bird skulls on either side by Perplexing Ruins

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Other delvers in the dungeon

Other delvers in the dungeon

Throwing in a rival team of adventurers is a time-honored tradition. Here are a few tables, the first in case I want to let the dice decide the presence of a rival team or not:

And then a few more for inspiration about each type of other teams in the dungeon looking for treasure and glory.

Had to throw in the possibility of a Bastion Free Library Outreach and Excavation team being in the mix. If I was in the mood to let dice decide everything, I might roll to see if the City Councilor from a district in Bastion is with their bodyguards or if they sent their team in without them; seems more interesting for the councilor to be there.

Tunnel Dogs is a term I read in a book about New York City history; they are the city employees who dig do upkeep in the subway tunnels.

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Daydreaming about Dragons, Epsiode 91 TABLETOP TECHNIQUE – Problems Not Solutions / INSPIRATION GOAT – True Detective Season 2 and Chasing the Beauty — Daydreaming about Dragons

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Science Fiction Daydream Fuel for MadJay

Science Fiction Daydream Fuel for MadJay

MadJay is daydreaming.

I’m here to help.

retro-futuristic astronaut knight

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full page scan of blueprint of science ficton weapon + blue ink on black paper

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full page scan of a science fiction blueprint of a generation ship + blue paper + ornate + highly detailed –ar 16:9

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blueprint of an epic science fiction story

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state of the art orbital fighter ship blueprint in the style of pixel art

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alien ship in the style of pixel art

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alien ship in the style of pixel art

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beautiful science fiction starscape in the style of pixel art

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Science Fiction Collection
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Lists to help with Itch.io Creator Day

Lists to help with Itch.io Creator Day

Not sure where to start? I have lists.

If you have a game that should be on one of these lists but isn’t, please comment or contact me and I’ll gladly add them.

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RPG’s (when I just wasn’t sure where to put it)

Electric Bastionland (should this get merged with Into the Odd? Maybe…)

Souls-like, see also, Jason’s even better Souls-like TTRPG List that I’ll add to my own later.

Other Games (for when I really, really didn’t know where to list them)

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Lich Collection
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Try Professional GMing? Sure.

I’m giving paid GMing a try on the Start Playing site.

Please click here if you have gamed with me and you’d like to leave a review of my GMing.

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Click here if you’d like to see what games I have coming up or if you’d like to register for a paid game. Right now I only have a session of Trophy Gold on the books but will throw more out there as we go.

I am dipping my toe into these strange new waters.

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The Twilight Throne and the House of Ruin (and more)

Want to get excited about a game on a Monday morning?

Usually, when I’m hearing about a fictional setting, be it a tabletop game, video-game, novel or talkie, when proper nouns and titles come up my eyes kind of glaze over. Not so with Rae’s stuff.

From a picklist in The Twilight Throne and the House of Ruin:

Who are the heralds of the apocalypse?
Cursed Archivists, wielding corrupted wisdom


The Kraken’s Beloved, chaos mages fueled by despair


Humans, newly awakened to stolen powers


Dragons sleeping in souls touched by tragedy, dreaming new forms

I don’t know what ANY of that means. I only know I want to get together with my friends and figure it out. Watch (or listen in the background as you do blog work, as I did) as amazing gamers agonize over too many cool options but have to choose one:

While you’re watching you can go pre-order The Twilight Throne and the House of Ruin here.

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Everyone else in that video has exciting links brewing too.

Misha and her crew at New Agenda Publishing has Orun all cooked and ready to roll. Grab it at Third Eye Games.

Sean is excited about Improv for Gamers 2nd Edition. Still in trial over on Gamefound, a new crowdfunding direction for Evil Hat.

Connie‘s got a Godkiller, a 2 player game about killing a god that has its own twitter account. New details should be dropping on that today, I believe.

What are you excited about?

These designs and more in my Threadless shop – t-shirts of all kinds, mugs, stickers and even shower curtains…

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The Alt-Right in Tabletop Games by John Battle

What you are about to watch contains explicit language, adult themes, violence, racism, and transphobia. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

It is an ugly hour that John Battle does his level best to make watchable through appropriately gallows humor and showing his own frustration at the patterns in the TTRPG community.