The Horror at Crooked House

The Crooked House, a derelict house in a poor neighborhood, has fallen to disrepair long ago. The house is just one of many homes in a district without hope, and the darkness has free reign among indifference and poverty. Continue reading “The Horror at Crooked House”

The Sinister Warehouse

The Sinister Warehouse is a dungeon for fantasy roleplaying games set in a city environment. The warehouse is setting and system neutral for easy adaption and improvisation.

Sinister warehouses – hideouts for thieves, smugglers, cultists, renegade mages – are fundamental building blocks for fantasy roleplaying game city adventures. Criminal groups carry out their activities in plain sight in the heart of the city, often with the city ruler’s blessing. There are countless ways this can go wrong, so let’s dig in.

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The Binder’s Sanctum

The Binder’s Sanctum is a dungeon for fantasy roleplaying games set in a forest environment. The dungeon is setting and system neutral for easy adaption and improvisation. Continue reading “The Binder’s Sanctum”

Create Dungeon Adventures For Fantasy Roleplaying Games

Creating dungeon adventures for fantasy roleplaying games is fun and provides a play experience that is uniquely yours. Dungeons can be carefully crafted, or generated by random tables, and either way can be equally enjoyable. Continue reading “Create Dungeon Adventures For Fantasy Roleplaying Games”

Create Fantasy Names and Languages

How do you create names and languages for your fantasy people and places? Do you make a unique creation, base it loosely on earth, or try to find some middle ground? How do you mold random names and phrases into something consistent?

There are two ways of doing this: Hire a linguist and get it right, or you can fake it. This post is about faking it. Being an amateur hack is just fine for a world builder, as long as you are consistent.

First I will remind you of some basics, then ponder some design goals, before I lay out how I currently do this, and finally, I’ll use my own experiences as an example to fix things when you have already started, but regret your initial name choices.

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