Becoming Fate’s Fire: A Method of Prophecy for a Grim Fantasy Setting

In order to cast prophecies, and interpret them, a person must commit themselves body mind and soul. The process is referred to as “Becoming Fate’s Fire” (always capitalised). The Becoming The following steps must be taken, in order to fully commit oneself to Fate, and to make the mind receptive to the movements of Fate’s […]

Xenotransplantation – System Agnostic Medical Procedure for RPGs

Content Warning: mental health, self-harm, general “body horror” themes. Xenotransplantation is the medical practice of transplanting tissue across species. Commonly used to refer to transplanting non-human tissue into a human host. For this document, we will be using it to refer to the specific practice of transplanting from a sentient race into a human host, […]

Lustnado – RPG Weather Phenomenon

RPG Talk‘s December 2016 Design Contest was to design a weather phenomenon.  Specifically: Describe a weather phenomenon for a role-playing game. What conditions are needed to initiate the phenomenon? How do the residents react? How long does it last? Can it be predicted? Entries are limited to 1,000 words and should be game system agnostic.  […]

Gold of An Ancient Civilisation – RPG Currency

RPG Talk‘s November 2016 Design Contest was to design a currency.  Specifically: Give a description of a currency in your world. What gives the currency its value? In what units is it measured? How is it acquired? How is it verified? Entries are limited to 1,000 words and should be game system agnostic.  My entry […]

Regional Cult Headquarters – 3 Room Dungeon

RPG Talk's October 2016 Design Contest was to design a 3 Room Dungeon.  Specifically: Give a description of a three-room dungeon. What makes each room different? What ties them to together? How do the players enter/exit the dungeon? What is the goal of the dungeon? The entry should also be game system-agnostic. The entry should […]

Bowmore and Oyster Masterclass – A Shucking Good Time

Amazingly, the wonderful people over at Liquor to Lips agreed to have us back a second time, this time with Bowmore whiskey. Myself and Kitty (from Hotties From History) headed back over to Mussel Men for a lovely Sunday afternoon of booze and seafood. Bowmore had brought three of their (spoiler: delicious) whiskies with them […]

Wemyss Malt Masterclass at Mussel Men

We were lucky enough to be invited by Liquor to Lips to come along to a Wemyss tasting and food pairing at Mussel Men. So myself and Mr Tom from BrownDrinks headed over to Dalston for the evening. Wemyss Malts are an independant bottler who produce a range of blended malts sourced from all over […]

London Fields Brewery Home Brewing Masterclass

A little while ago, me and my partner went off to the London Fields Brewery for a “Brewing Masterclass”. Having had a stab at making some homebrew mead before (and it failing spectacularly), I was very excited to see learn how I could avoid making 20 litres of vinegar again. So at 10:30 we arrive at […]