Impractical Applications (A Few Fantastic Creations)

KJ Davies’ RPG Blog Carnival about Fantastic Creations got me thinking about my own systems for magic item design. I’ve been a go-to designer for my group for a while; if someone wanted quirky, one-of-a-kind and still decently effective, they had but to go to me, and I’d set them up with something that looked [...]

Impractical Applications (Anti-Anticlimax Anathema)

Earlier this week, I talked about Artifacts of Anticlimax, those magic items that have been hyped into the stratosphere but just can’t live up to the hype for a number of reasons. I’ve occasionally been known to deal with items of this level—they’re something of an expectation in the kinds of settings I favor. My [...]

Impractical Applications (Swag!)

In honor of the RPG Blog Carnival on making loot part of the plot, and the posts I’ve already done on the types of plots loot can be at the center of and what it takes to get me to like loot, I thought I’d look back on some of the nifty swag I’ve either [...]