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The Sage Advice of the Ogresh

The Sage Advice of the Ogresh

In gambling dens, among those dealing the cards, there’s only one maxim the outfit heeds: The house always wins, unless an ogresh plays. While those words may be an exaggeration, they’re certainly weighted with truth. More importantly, that adage points to the...

Legacy of the Legendary on TTRPGs

Legacy of the Legendary on TTRPGs

Find the story, Granny Weatherwax always said. She believed that the world was full of story shapes. If you let them, they controlled you. But if you studied them, if you found out about them… you could use them. You could change them. —Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad...

Halloween Adventures – Monster Mash

Halloween Adventures – Monster Mash

It’s that time of year again—at least in some parts of the world—where spooky décor crawls out from storage to haunt lawns with plaster grave markers, oversized cobwebs, and perhaps even a 12-foot-tall skeleton. In regions where Halloween is celebrated, many Game...

Laneshi & Tales of Twin Death

Laneshi & Tales of Twin Death

The Mysterious Laneshi Empire Sea cultists from a sacrificial caste system. The unconquered sea folk. Ritualistic murderers. Monsters from the oceans. However you choose to describe the laneshi, that’s merely the surface of who they are. To know them, you must delve...

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Tabletop Roleplaying Games are Good for You

Who knew gaming could bring so much good to one’s life? Seriously, the thought of doing something fun that also benefits your lifestyle is a rare thing indeed! Usually, you need to run ten miles or eat broccoli every day to have a healthy impact on your life. It’s odd...

The Sphinx and the Riddle of Non-Combat Encounters

Welcome back to this blog series on how Classical mythology can offer guidance to our TTRPG encounter design! So far, we’ve talked about the power in conforming to or defying ancient narrative conventions, and how we can make combat more dynamic by following the...

Glimpse Inside Fables: Citadel of the Unseen Sun

Friends and fans of Grim Hollow, and honored newcomers to the worlds of Ghostfire Gaming, the time has come to begin a brand-new adventure! I’d like to officially introduce, the first ever full-length Grim Hollow adventure: Citadel of the Unseen Sun. The Fables series...

The Filth Grazer – Creating a Grim Hollow Monster

There’s an old saying in RPG game design: Don’t create a stat block for creatures that you don’t want players to kill. One of the most popular books of an earlier roleplaying era was Deities and Demigods. For me as a tween, this book taught me as much about the basics...