I recently joined forces with a lot of other creative and fun people in a new discord channel. We’ve been cooking up some great stuff together. I’ll post my portions on here and links to where you can find the whole piece. The posts are bigger than what I usually post on my own, so expect some extra content from other creative people.
To start, there’s a post about different kinds of non-standard apocalypses (Flavours of the Apocalypse) to use in your game. I didn’t get in on that one, but I’m in many more that are coming up soon.
A while back, I posted a list of GM resources. Earlier today, I updated it with some new content, something I’ll be doing whenever I find a resource worth adding.
This time, it was a resource dump from a fellow Reddit user on r/DnDBehindtheScreen (which if you’re not a part of, join).
The dump has loads resources, but my favorite upon first glance was http://www.lordbyng.net/inspiration/. It’s random generator that produces items (weapons, armor, or trinkets) that are magical but less powerful than a +1 item. You can choose if the items should have 1 or 2 magical properties, both of them very minor. Some of the effects are more powerful but only work a few times.
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You can use this as a side quest or ramp it up to work as- or along with- your main story.
One PCs start feeling depressed. There’s no obvious reason for the depression, and it offers no mechanical penalties. However, thrilling and joyous events feel bland and muted. This continues, getting worse but still not offering any true mechanical penalties. It is all RP-related. Continue reading