How do you run a fantasy war roleplaying game campaign? How do you avoid getting bogged down in tedious battles with predetermined outcomes and few real choices? Regain focus on the characters and make sure every step of the way provide meaningful action. Continue reading “Fantasy War Roleplaying Game Campaigns”
The Faithful of the gods walk a challenging path, as a successful cleric must battle heresy, delve into church politics, smite evil and reclaim lost relics. This post presents hooks for your next story or roleplaying adventure for Dungeons and Dragons and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
The Faithful serve something greater than themselves, a higher purpose, a deeper meaning, the divine. The path is unclear, and the dangers are many. The clergy deciphers truths from sign and portents, old relics, musty old tomes and voices in their head. The tasks at hand are daunting, the answers are few, but fortunately, there is strength in faith.
What can go wrong?
A crucial early stage in creating a fantasy roleplaying game setting is designing its religions. A religion’s role in the campaign setting work on two levels: the deities themselves and the followers.
The deities themselves may or may not be an active part of the story, depending on your preference.
The followers are often more interesting than the gods themselves because now the mortals enter the picture, and faith, heresy, sin, and redemption become part of your story.
This post is a follow-up on a previous post Writing Fantasy Religions with gaming in mind, and focus on the nuts and bolts of making religious deities, characters, villains and nonplayer characters work in your campaign setting. Continue reading “Religion For Roleplaying Games”
Planar adventures are fantasy tropes that build on a rich tradition: religion, myths, medieval sources like Dante’s The Divine Comedy, celestial spheres, and modern sources like Moorcock’s Elric or Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Everything was poured into fantasy roleplaying in the 1970’s and remain part of the genre.
The demons have lingered on the fringes beyond the border of your reality since the Dawn of Time, and the Demon Hunters may be our last chance. One day the gates will burst open the gates and the world will end, or at least that is the beliefs of many loremasters. Continue reading “The Secrets of the Demon Hunter”