04 December 2023

Shiny TTRPG links #149

A wider ranging ramble about the web this week. More can be found on the previous list found here. You can find more links on this weeks r/OSR blogroll or the RPG Blog Carnival or on Third Kingdom Games news roundup. Originally inspired by weaver.skepti.ch End of Week links.

Plastic Polyhedra start Decembers RPG Blog Carnival: Endings

VDonnut Valley compiles November's Carnival Roundup Post

U.S. Postal Service Reveals Additional Stamps for 2024

Hipsters & Dragons gives us Designing & Running Heists in 5e D&D

Full Moon Storytelling suggests Using ‘third places’ to add cultural depth to your D&D campaign or character

Mazirian's Garden shares Downtime: Home away from Home

Grumpy Wizard asks How Do I Keep Players From Ignoring Adventures In My Sandbox Campaigns?

Anna B. Meyer has Thoughts on Flying in Fantasy RPG's

Tales of the Lunar Lands gives us Friday Encounter: Mistaken Identity

Dawnfist Games writes RPG Riddles – How to actually make them work!

Illusory Sensorium gives us Journey Scenes, Not Rules

The Lady and Tiger on Rewriting Dungeon Keys

le joueur de Prusse en exil gives us Inch by inch it’s all a cinch, by the yard it’s hard.

Alderdoodle writes Using consequences of your party’s actions for good not evil

Monsters & Mazes proposes #hexplore24

Death From Behind gives us The Past Comes Back to Haunt You

u/Groudon466 has an idea Which Berks End Up Where

The Grisly Eye writes OF HIDLINGS

From the Sorcerer's Skull considers Oz and the Dying Earth

cryptickeyway suggests High Level PCs Are an Affront to God

noise sans signal shares Some generators from "Was it Likely?" blog

Shuttered Room gives us Three Foods of The Land Beyond The Great Forest

Idiomdrottning’s homepage has Arden Vul review and experiences

Hipsters & Dragons draws Lessons from Bond: Designing & Deploying Lieutenants

Prismatic Wasteland writes In Defense of Ability Scores

GeekNative gives us Genre Police: The Thinimblin Line

A Most Majestic Fly Whisk writes Putting Things in Context - RPG bloggers vs. the Cambridge School intellectual historians

What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse... gives us Necessary Build-Up: Running High Level 5E

Cave of the Dice Chucker asks Dark Greyhawk: Why didn't I think of this?

The Wyrd Lands gives us Judging FKR Adventures

@flour-canon describes Wizards with low trust in magic

End Days Engine gives us Crossing the Cosmologies of Dragonlance and Planescape

Landifarne shares Links to 300+ Free Modules/Adventures (DF and Others)

Tabletop Gaming Resources provides 46 Questions for Functional Fantasy Worldbuilding

prokopetz gives us Dealing with death in tabletop RPGs

xanth-the-wizard-blog shares Dungeon Master Essentials

Dados Tostados writes Eliding Perception: What perception mechanics do to your game


  1. Just discovered your blog as I began searching for aerial combat rules for a Githyanki civil war campaign I'm thinking of doing. This place has resources for that and more! Awesome!

    1. Sounds like a fun campaign - I'd be interested to read about it if you ever get to writing up your prep or session notes.