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  1. ExileInParadise

    Librewolf and Campaign Logger

    Hello again fearless GMs! Today for the fun of it - I decided to try a new(-sh) web browser: Librewolf. This is an open-source fork of Mozilla's Firefox, but with added privacy sauce to shield you from the Surveillance Web. To see why I wanted to try it - head over to...
  2. ExileInParadise

    Campaign Logger Equipment Experiment ... of Doom?

    So today was a fun experiment with Campaign Logger! I am preparing a campaign called Salvage Space which is a test-bed for working out the rest of my personal home-grown RPG system rules. One of the major stumbling blocks of creating your own RPG is building that initial equipment list ...
  3. ExileInParadise

    You're probably using the wrong dictionary...

    I love this article and the tools he discusses as a way to really pep up that boxed flavor text: https://jsomers.net/blog/dictionary
  4. ExileInParadise

    Stuck? Just Ask Yourself "What Happens Next?"

    When I get stuck in "analysis paralysis" due to more than 7 items on the menu of options... I have a fallback I'll share here: Just ask yourself "what happens next?" because that's all that really matters to the story. I think off it as just placing one foot in front of the next and focusing...
  5. ExileInParadise

    How I Got Started With Campaign Logger

    For Campaign Logger, start with making the Campaign Entries you need for your next session then adventure then campaign. The entries do not have to have content yet - you are just framing and organizing a start point you will fill in session by session over time as an ongoing "prep" loop. Step...
  6. ExileInParadise

    Logger Settings: Custom Fonts

    In the Campaign Logger settings / configuration there are 3 font choices and a "custom" option. The custom option uses the value of an input box to select the font. What font names / families are value to use in that input box? For example, the WoA font looks awesome for Fantasy RPGs. But, I...
  7. ExileInParadise

    Sie Siete Station, Niecti Orbit, Gliese 14

    The captain's voice came over the intercom, "All passengers prepare for docking." Eagerly peering out of the shuttle viewport, I watched breathless as the distant stars began shifting in response to the docking maneuvers. Quickly, a limb of Sie Siete, a ring of dust and ice around Nieci, came...
  8. ExileInParadise

    Roleplaying with Kids by Technomancer Press

    @Stephan Hornick mentioned possibly starting a thread for GMs who have kids at the table. Having been in that boat myself, I thought I'd share a bit about a GM tool that helped me at the time. Technomancer Press published "Roleplaying with Kids: Bringing Up The Next Generation of Gamers"...
  9. ExileInParadise

    Free League ALIEN RPG

    As you may have noticed from one of my recent additions to one of my older posts, I've been spending some quality time in the ALIEN RPG from Free League. The ALIEN RPG is a new, fully-licensed RPG that does a fantastic job of mining all of the various background lore, official and unofficial...
  10. ExileInParadise

    Stars Without Number ...

    Elsewhere in the forum has been some mention of the Stars Without Number system/setting by Kevin Crawford. I figured I'd open a discussion thread specific for it. My first exposure to SWN was the module called Hard Light which I found packed with memorable setting pieces and adventure...
  11. ExileInParadise

    Dealing with the Science in Science-Fiction

    The question came up today: "I have no idea how science-fiction things work - so how can I GM a science-fiction game?" The short answer: don't worry about the science-fiction things - worry about the people as you would anyway. People, for the most part, have no idea how reality around them...
  12. ExileInParadise

    Inky - Interactive Fiction Editor as GM "What-If?" or Solo gaming tool

    https://www.inklestudios.com/2021/02/22/ink-version-1.html In another life, I am a huge fan of the Infocom interactive fiction stories such as Zork. I ran across this tool called Inky which is an interactive editor for interactive fiction running on an opensource engine called Ink. The thing...
  13. ExileInParadise

    Campaign Logger CPU Use?

    How much CPU use do you see when you use Campaign Logger? I am using the preview with Firefox (78.9.0esr current) on Debian (10, kernel 5.10) and when I have one of my campaigns open, with 328 campaign entries, I am seeing the "Web Content" process spawned by Firefox use 100%+ CPU ... which...
  14. ExileInParadise

    ALIEN RPG: "Opening Adventure"

    Over on the Fria Ligan forums for the ALIEN RPG, Squadfather46 asks: "What do you guys suggest for a good solid opening adventure?" [1] I found out I have a lot to say about that since its a huge problem with any system where the players know the boojum in advance and thought it would be worth...
  15. ExileInParadise

    ALIEN: The Movie : The RPG

    1000ft General says: "I've been busying myself with Star Schlock, my sci-fi miniatures game over the last few months, but took a break over the holidays to run the new Alien RPG for my family. What follows is an account of the one night session we played. It's long (looooong), but I felt it was...
  16. ExileInParadise

    Cepheus Engine: 1,000,001 Characters

    If you play Traveller, especially Classic Traveller, Mongoose Traveller 1E or Cepheus Engine and you don't want to wait around for your players to kill off a few hundred characters for you to turn into NPCs, then give this a look: Cepheus Engine Supplement 1: 1,000,001 Characters...
  17. ExileInParadise

    Realistic Science-Fiction RPG Star Maps

    Early Sci-Fi RPGs The earliest science-fiction RPGs were set on planets or within starships and did not include much at all regarding the stellar neighborhoods around them: 1975 Empire of the Petal Throne set on the world of Tékumel. 1975 Blackmoor set on the worlds Mystara, Greyhawk...
  18. ExileInParadise

    Exploring Science-Fiction RPGs (Part 1+2)

    # Exploring Science-Fiction RPGs (Part 1) ## Finding Your Science-Fiction Niche ... ### ... In Time Science-fiction stories can occur in nearly any time period from pre-history to the end of time itself. Many settings mix and match time periods in creative ways as well for interesting...
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