Klingon Career Events

Following up on my last post, I’ve got more Klingon content for you today. Much of the character creation process is suitable for Klingon characters with a few tweaks (look for those in future posts) but the Career Events table needs some work. Read on for an adjusted selection!

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Settings with Canon

There are so many games out there inspired by ongoing series from A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying and Adventures in Middle-earth to Star Trek Adventures and Mouse Guard. This is actually one of my favorite types of RPG and the whole system roundtable is based around the idea of playing in a setting that already has an awesome story in it. But how exactly do you make room for your own story in there? Here are a few ideas.

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Klingon Reputation

Here’s a small module I made for Star Trek Adventures, something to facilitate Klingon-centered campaigns. My previous post set up things for playing Klingons but there are more changes required for it to really feel like a Klingon campaign. Below is the first tool in making that happen.

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Invisible Sun: The Path of Suns

So far I’ve been talking about mechanical parts of Invisible Sun, first the steps of character creation and then the basics of magical practices. Today I’m going to continue looking at what you need to start in on this game, but we’re pulling back a little to talk about the central core of the setting itself: the Path of Suns.

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Invisible Sun: Magic Practices

I’m back today with more information about Invisible Sun, the sprawling and infamous RPG from Monte Cook Games. Last time I was looking at character creation and so related the system a lot to the Cypher System. This time we’re getting into how magic works in Invisible Sun where we’re going to see more of Monte’s background in D&D coming out. Ready to jump in? No? Too bad!

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Dice Pools in the 2d20 System

File today’s post under “Short But Labor-Intensive.” Having played a lot of Star Trek Adventures and some short games of Infinity, I’ve noticed a question come up repeatedly in the 2d20 system. How many dice is enough dice? With the criticals and the shifting Difficulties it can be hard to figure out whether you should be buying more dice. Well, I aim to settle that mathematically today.

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Character Pitches for City of Mist 2

I’m back with more character sketches based on random articles from the Fairytale Wikiand the Mythology Wiki. It’s really helpful doing these, not really because I’m making characters that I’d like to use in a campaign but because it’s handy to stretch my imagination a little. I encourage you to do it, and to steal these characters if they interest you.

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Invisible Sun: Playing It

I was gifted a copy of Invisible Sun, the new and somewhat infamous game from Monte Cook Games. While it was published previously as a massive Black Cube they recently published it as a PDF version and a friend thought I’d enjoy pouring through it. While it’s just as intricate as the physical Black Cube, I think I’m finally getting a handle on this thing. That means you all get to take this journey with me!

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Ten Things to Know About Star Trek Adventures

I’ve written other “Ten Things to Know…” posts, and they’re always pretty fun. I see them as short lists you can send to a group to pitch them on a game you want to try or just prep them for a game you’ve already decided on. They’re short and sweet and today I want to give that treatment to Star Trek Adventures, a game that I’ve grown to love and appreciate.

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