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Dael Kingsmill

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...

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Navigating the Labyrinth – Environmental 5e Combat

Here we are, at the final session of our series on using Classical mythology to strengthen your TTRPG encounters. From subconscious expectations inherited from ancient narrative conventions, to dynamic changes during combat, to the dramatic tension of narrowly...

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...

The Hydra and the Many Heads of Dynamic Combat

In the first part of this blog series, we discussed the idea that the memories of ancient stories are still embedded in the stories we tell today, whether intentional or otherwise. I also said that I’d show you how you can harness those echoed tales and use them to...

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...