Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: One Bad Hand (Open-ended Adventure Seed)

(Editor’s Note: Robert offers us something a little different this week with an adventure seed that could be used for a modern horror setting…)

Sometimes all it takes for a murder is a bad hand of poker…

PC Entrance…

The team has been called to visit a crime scene. The dead body of a middle-aged . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: One Bad Hand (Open-ended Adventure Seed)

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: High School… Horror!

Today I’d like to share some adventure ideas with you. Something that might even inspire you to run a modern horror adventure in… high school.

Last weekend I missed writing a Saturday column (Sorry, Fitz!) because I was working with my friend Zed from the creative collective Lans Macabre. We were working a new book . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: High School… Horror!

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: Someone’s Gonna Die Tonight (PvP)

Today I would like to share some of my thoughts about killing in role-playing games. It’s a significant part of nearly every campaign and adventure of course… PCs are usually forced to resolve some problems with a blade (or well-placed fireball) because most villains show no mercy. Some sort of killing blow is likely in . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: Someone’s Gonna Die Tonight (PvP)

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Cyberpunks of Culture (RPG and ACTA)

The new European anti-piracy international law – known as ACTA – is similar to SOPA and PIPA, but will have bigger impact as a global law (including US, EU, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico). A few weeks ago thousands of people in Poland, in many cities, demonstrated on the streets against ACTA. They convinced the . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Cyberpunks of Culture (RPG and ACTA)

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: My Road to RPGs in Poland

Hi folks!

Sorry for my lack of an article last Saturday, but everybody needs a little vacation from time to time. And thanks to Brian for his patience. [Editor note: No worries, I need a vacation too!]

Today I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts about roleplaying games and how they’ve helped . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: My Road to RPGs in Poland

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: To Punish and Enslave (or “Being Lawful”)

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. – Albert Einstein

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: To Punish and Enslave (or “Being Lawful”)

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Rules of Chaos

Last week I spoke about playing good and evil characters but promised that I’d follow up with my thoughts on playing lawful and chaotic PCs. When I started to think about it, I decided to break this post into two parts – one for chaos, the other for law. So today we start with chaos. . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Rules of Chaos

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: What makes evil *really* evil?

Welcome back my dear readers!

Recently I grabbed my old 1st Edition Warhammer book, jumped over a few pages and found the alignment section because one of my friends asked what type of characters I like to play. My answer? Scoundrel. Then he asked “Like Han Solo?” And I said: nope, more the “devil on . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: What makes evil *really* evil?

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Dwarf, The Elf, and The Onion

Welcome to the New Year dear readers! I hope 2012 will bring you more great game sessions and plenty of inspiration for new campaigns. Along those lines, hold on tight as we head into a new adventure…

This time I want to share some of my ideas about building a party of PCs. One question . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: The Dwarf, The Elf, and The Onion

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: Scary Christmas Tales

Today’s post comes from my friend, Aleksander Daukszewicz. He is part of the Polish creative collective Lans Macabre. Those guys are one of most talented groups in the Polish RPG industry. I am proud that they publish some of their ideas with my self-publishing label – Library of Ancient Scroll.

Recently Aleksander wrote a set . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: Scary Christmas Tales