Heroic Demolition

What is it about heroes and leaving a wake of destruction in their path? Watch any comic book movie and I swear that the cost of property damage has to tick upwards every time there’s a fight. And how many lives are lost in those same battles?

I’ve played in more than a few campaigns . . . → Read More: Heroic Demolition

The Gassy Gnoll: Aging Heroes

As this Gassy Gnoll enters his mid-40s, he finds himself undergoing a curious transformation. Over the last 7 months he has engaged in *gasp* physical exercise and a change in diet and is probably in the best shape he’s been in since his late teens, if not the best shape he’s ever been in. And . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Aging Heroes

The Gassy Gnoll: Ban All Heroes!!

Adventurers and heroes must be a motley crew to be around. Why would any self-respecting town put up with them? They never (or hardly ever) bathe. They likely are covered in blood and guts. They move around from place to place never setting down roots. They loot bodies, tombs, and ruins and then want to . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Ban All Heroes!!

The Gassy Gnoll: Heroes Great and Small (RPG Blog Carnival, Heroes Living & Dead)

The Gassy Gnoll is going to ask a tough question today… What is a hero? The term gets thrown around willy nilly all the time, but how do you actually decide who’s a hero and who isn’t? That’s a question worth pondering for in-game labels as well as in the real world. (Thanks go to . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Heroes Great and Small (RPG Blog Carnival, Heroes Living & Dead)

The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival) – Part 4, Heroes and Monsters

Here we are at the fourth and final installment of my ruminations on Animals in RPGs for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival. We’ve covered familiars, omens, and hunting, so let’s cover the last area – heroes and monsters.

This article comes down to two simple questions… Why can’t heroes be animals? Why can’t monsters be . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival) – Part 4, Heroes and Monsters

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