Roll for Ragnarok

Roll for Ragnarok

Thrilling tales from the gaming table!

Aces & Eights — A Midnight Blaze of the Gory

What I love most about my long-running Aces & Eights campaign—it’s a tabletop, pen-and-paper roleplaying game—is that it doesn’t play like a classic, heroic Western. It plays like the kinds of Westerns I love most. It’s more like what the Wild West sounds like when you read the actual histories and first-hand accounts of the… (read more)

Aces & Eights – The Legend of Pecos Jake

In my every-other-Sunday group we have returned to my long-running Aces & Eights campaign. I have a lot of material on that campaign that I’ll eventually set up at this blog, but for now you can follow it at its own site, Guns In the Cauldron. In our most recent session, French-Canadian mountain man Antoine… (read more)

The One Ring — The Old Road Trading Company

The player-characters in our campaign of The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild have changed a bit over time, as heroes in long-term games often do. We started with Kester, Falco, Gismund, and Caranthir, and at the hobbits’ encouragement those four founded the Old Road Trading Company to bring goods — especially… (read more)

The One Ring – Dice Roller

The One Ring dice roller

To go along with my Journey Calculator for The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild, last year I coded a simple online dice roller as a web app that can be used from any web browser and that looks good on phone screens too. I set it up to remember the most… (read more)

The One Ring — Journey Calculator

tor journey calculator

Last year I programmed an online app to calculate the time and difficulty of journeys across Wilderland, which are such an integral part of The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild. I’m very pleased with how well it turned out — and I’ve heard even the game’s authors have used it, which… (read more)

The One Ring — Heroic Cultures

Heroic Cultures - Bardings, Dwarves, Elves, and Men of the Lake

These are the playable cultures in The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild. Most are detailed in the Adventurer’s Book; the Men of the Lake are detailed in the Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-Town Sourcebook. Bardings The people of Dale, northmen of noble origins, tall and fair and strong. With their new ruler… (read more)

The One Ring — A Tale of Years

The One Ring

The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild is a tabletop roleplaying game published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment. It features J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth in the years just after the fall of Smaug and the adventures of The Hobbit, decades before the War of the Ring. The designer, Francesco Nepitello, very deliberately crafted a set… (read more)

The One Ring — The Hungry Trolls

A drinking song by Kester Proudfoot, inspired by his and his friends’ adventure in the Trollshaws. A troll named Bert and brother Ollie, and their brother Trollkin, too, chased a goat across the Trollshaws, for their goat-and-gravel stew. Bert said, “I’ve heard of better food, from our old dad who weren’t a liar. I can… (read more)

The One Ring — Five Weedy Goblins

A song by Kester Proudfoot, inspired by his and his friends’ own unhappy run-in with goblins in the Misty Mountains, far from Greenfields. Five weedy old goblins from mountain-cave cold Heard of a fine hobbit come far from his hole “We’ll feast on his fat,” said the goblin-chief bold, Forgetting how Golfimbul’s goblin-head rolled. In… (read more)