The Gassy Gnoll: Musically Inspired Stories

Last weekend this Gassy Gnoll caught up on the latest Dr. Who episode – “The Rings of Akehaten” – I was struck by how well a plot based around music soothing the savage beast worked. In the episode, a religious order was formed to continually sing a series of soothing melodies to keep an old . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Musically Inspired Stories

Game Fodder: Journey of the Sword – A Bit of Magic

Congratulations, you have a sword! You’ve transformed a lump of shiny rock into a weapon of slash destruction. Sword in hand, your PCs and NPCs are ready to charge off into battle, right? Or did you want to imbue the weapon with a bit of magic? (For the article on forging check here; on smelting . . . → Read More: Game Fodder: Journey of the Sword – A Bit of Magic

Game Fodder: Journey of the Sword – Into the Fire (I’m Smelting!!)

Continuing the journey of the sword, we follow the ore from the ground to… the furnace. It can’t be used in its current form, trapped within dirt, stone, and other impurities. So it must be converted into a form that the blacksmith can then melt into various designs to produce the tools and weapons we’re . . . → Read More: Game Fodder: Journey of the Sword – Into the Fire (I’m Smelting!!)

The Gassy Gnoll: Recycling In Your Campaigns

This Gassy Gnoll is not exactly a tree hugger, but I do try to help out the environment whenever I can. At my house we recycle newspaper, plastic, cans, and try to reuse as many things as we can. Boxes, mailers, scrap paper, grocery bags, and so on are ripe for reuse here… But I . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Recycling In Your Campaigns

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