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20 Apr 2017

Friday Grab Bag: Tequendria, Advice for GMs, Free OSR Swag, and More

Solo RPG

Hangouts discussion about solo role-playing, especially for Dungeon World. This is part of a patreon reward for the Plundergrounds Dungeon World zine by Ray Otus. But the video is public, so you don’t need to be a supporter if you don’t want to.
Your choice. The zine is very good, so check it out.

Free/PWYW Swag

Tequendria: Fantastical Roleplaying (aff) for the USR System (aff):

Welcome to TEQUENDRIA, a world where desert cities move through the sands like a snake, where ancient gods threaten to rise from the ocean, and where legends are forged in magic and steel.
TEQUENDRIA is a fantastical roleplaying game inspired by the works of Lord Dunsany, the grandfather of modern fantasy. In this game, you may become a grim Gravekeeper of Zum, a soul-wielding Icur sorcerer or even an artificial Doomgaunt. […]

Here is a blog post from the author that explains the changes from the previous system: Trollish Delver. And if you’d rather play something that is not Fantasy, you can check out the unofficial Ghostbusters Hack by Talon Waite for USR. The Tall Witch (aff) is an adventure for the Crying Blades or any OSR system. You can also get some scanned PDFs for DragonQuest HERE:

DragonQuest is an old fantasy RPG which still retains some ardent followers, evident by active mailing lists and a particularly long-lasting group in New Zealand. […]

Powers and Perils is also free. But it might not be such a good game according to Grognardia. Dawit Thepchatree has some free Playbooks for the Dungeon World Game Master.

Stock Art

Jeremy Hart offers stock art. Some of it is PWYW, e.g. a Golem (aff).

Journaling For Game Masters

There are two G+ communities that you might like:

Blog Articles For GMs

Some advice on adventure design from Rick Stump who has a 38-year-old campaign:Adventure Design Philosophy, Random Encounters, and Notebooks. Brian Ashford has some ideas on how to run One-Shots on time.


Teylen has wonderful Crowdfunding Overviews on her blog. This is my one-stop shop if I want to see what new RPG projects are coming up.

Creating a Website

How to Make a Free Website in 5 Minutes with Google Sites. This works nicely for websites for small projects.