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Awesome Locations

“Location, location, location.” Where you set your RPG encounter is every bit as important as the monsters that make up your CR budget. Here’s a quick guide to creating awesome locations. Location Theme Like a good movie, you want your locations to be interesting, challenging, and above all, memorable. Some good examples are Smaug’s vast […]

Posted 17 April 2014

Trouble in the Tavern

The local tavern isn’t just a drinking hole, or a place to hear far fetched tales. It’s a home, a meeting place for a group of adventurers who share a common bond, who’ve built their trust in each other through countless battles and exhilarating adventures. While not every adventure starts in the tavern, the best […]

Posted 10 April 2014


Here are some simple rules for sumo wrestling, for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The objective of sumo is to throw your opponent out of the ring, or dohyou, or to force them to touch the ground with any part of their bodies other than the soles of their feet. To play, both contestants roll […]

Posted 3 April 2014

Sneak Peek – Where Heroes Stand

I’m very proud to share this sneak peek of the book cover for Where Heroes Stand, the first adventure in the Kamen, Land of Masks Campaign. All credit goes to my beautiful wife for putting this together so masterfully. You can get the poster map of the campaign world over at RedBubble.com, or read more about Kamen, Land of […]

Posted 2 April 2014

Where Heroes Stand Play Test

A few weeks ago I ran my “Where Heroes Stand” adventure. Set in mythical Japan and using the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game system, the players play villagers hunting a group of ninja. It was a great experience and I wanted to share what I learnt from the play test. Enjoy. Prep It’s not easy to anticipate […]

Posted 27 March 2014

Cute and Stabby

He’s cute, he’s stabby, and now you can have him on a T-shirt. All proceeds go towards paying for the awesome art that will bedeck the pages of Claustrophobia! The Role-Playing Game.  

Posted 20 March 2014

Pathfinder Bestiary 3

I just picked up the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3, since it will form a major cornerstone of my upcoming Kamen, Land of Masks campaign. The campaign is set in mythical Japan, and Bestiary 3 has loads of monsters that can slot right in, like the Spirit Oni, Tanuki and Jorogumo. I always thought any bestiary […]

Posted 13 March 2014

Random Table – Trading Ship Names

In my last games session the party boarded a random trading ship and wanted to know it’s name. Since I had nothing in my notes, I came up with the coolest name I could think of; The Umbral Fury. Then one of my players asked if it was a war ship. “Er…, well…, it was […]

Posted 5 March 2014

Why I’m Hopeful About DnD Next

I’m sure many folk out there think I’m a huge D&D fan, so I want to preface this post by saying: “No”. In fact, I only got into D&D recently, having grown up on Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play and World of Darkness. I started playing 3.5 right around the time 4e came out and then got […]

Posted 27 February 2014

The Wizard’s Mask – Book Review

Recently we had a major snowstorm in Japan, which meant I was stuck on trains for more than 11 hours. Hours in which I felt like I was slogging through the muddy writing of Ed Greenwood’s “The Wizard’s Mask“. There are many great pieces in this novel, during which the light of Ed’s writing talent […]

Posted 20 February 2014

Claustrophobia! Role-Playing Game - Beta

Claustrophobia! RPG Garden gnomes, adventures to the Earth's Core, monsters and mayhem await...
Now in open beta.

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Lunatic Labyrinth

140by156Cover A solo or 1-on-1 RPG adventure for one character of Lvl 1 or 2. Includes a useful maze map tool.

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