Category Archives: The Amber Tower Campaign

4E Fun, 13th Age Spice

        As is (I hope) obvious from this blog, 13th Age has definitely caught my fancy! It has definitely inspired a re-working and expansion of many aspects of the World of Tolrendor. I mean when one of … Continue reading

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Winter is coming …

It’s been a good summer, with plenty of sun and BBQs, but with 3 months of parents-in-law, holidays and then parent (Mum) staying, not much time for anything else!! As you can see from the fact that this blog has … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: Moral Qualms?

In our last but one session of the Amber Tower campaign, the PCs arrived in the Seven-Pillared Hall (we’re playing through Thunderspire Labyrinth at the moment). After quite of bit of interaction and role-playing the party headed off to the … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: Remember, they’re still kids…

So summer is pretty much over now here in the UK as the evenings draw in rapidly, and temperatures start to fade. The kids are back at school after a great holiday period, so life has returned to the school/homework/sport/activity … Continue reading

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RPG Blog Carnival: Campaign Creation

It’s a while since I participated in a Carnival, but this looked like a fun topic! Creating a new campaign is one of the most exciting things you can take on as a GM. All those ideas, all that potential: … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: Session Prep

So the first session of my Summer Holiday (Monday) Weekly Game Night challenge has been and gone. As I previously mentioned, I only had one session pre-prepped before I began the challenge, and there are 5 more potential sessions before … Continue reading

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The Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: March 2013

Ok, so I’ve now got caught up in the Challenge (just) after a late February entry! The March Annual issue returned to a more normal type of style, after a couple of months of quite different offerings. It is an overland … Continue reading

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The Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: January 2013

I think it’s obvious from this blog that I love the awesome Cartographer’s Annual from Profantasy Software! However, too often I download and admire the new style, but don’t get round to actually using it in my mapping! So, a few weeks … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: Back in the Saddle (literally…)

In my last DM for Kids column I lamented the fact that scheduling D&D sessions was not happening nearly as frequently  as I’d like! However, my intention was to rectify that over the Christmas holidays …. and I’m very happy … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: No RPG Slots!

No D&D for the last couple of months! 😦 A combination of in-laws and other relatives staying with us most of the last 3 months; my son starting his first year at secondary school in September, with all the acclimatisation … Continue reading

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