If you tuned into our first inaugural Scriv-tival Twitch stream last weekend, you'll have seen our Scribbler-built NPC, Bridget Boulderfall! Bridget is a Gnome Paladin who has trained all her life to become a dragonslayer and avenge the sacrifice of her eldest sister. She's determined, principled, and has a habit of jumping to conclusions...we had… Continue reading Bridget Boulderfall, Community-Built NPC
We've had a few worldbuilding posts at this point, focused on things like language, culture, and just general tips...this time we're looking at ways to approach your worldbuilding at the onset, along with some pros and cons to both methods! Top-Down Have you ever used Google Earth? Or at least looked at a picture of… Continue reading Worldbuilding: Top-Down or Bottom-Up?
In case you missed the news on my various social media accounts, we're celebrating the end of our first year since beginning this adventure!!! Exactly one year has passed since this site began with the first blog post: Adventures for the Family: What I learned from DMing for Children. Since then, I've released new articles… Continue reading Celebrating the First Anniversary with Scriv-tival 2019!
So your party has rescued an adorable baby owlbear...now what? D&D gives you an avenue for exploring a lot of things that are unattainable in real life: magic, interplanar travel, defeating ancient liches...all with an animal companion by your side! Mechanically, there are only a couple of classes that come pre-structured for having a "pet",… Continue reading D&D for Kids: Party Animals
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.John Muir Have you ever looked up at a particularly old tree and just...wondered? Wondered at how long it's been there, how many things it has seen...and how much more it will see as it continues to witness the passing of the world and lives… Continue reading Sacred Trees
Alright, raise your hand if you have more characters than you have campaigns to play in... ...yup. Me too >_> Can anyone blame us though? There's so much excitement in creating a brand new PC. A blank slate full of promise. The chance to create the hero you dream of being in a world of… Continue reading D&D for Kids: Character Building
“You have a gift, child. The only ones who understand it are the Scribes here in the temple, it’s—” Derryn cut her grandmother off, anger flaring up once more. “And why do I still not understand it then?” she asked impatiently, voice elevating. “All I know at this point is how much I don’t know… Continue reading Child of the Serpent Part X
Now that the kingdoms are no longer warring, there are a number of soldiers and fighters who were left with little to do. Many became guards and swore to serve and protect the people of the realm. Others with less lofty aspirations decided to splinter into mercenary groups and earn their fortunes as sellswords. Here… Continue reading Factions of Iyastera: Guards, Knights, and Mercenaries
The seasons are turning and, once again, the poppies are in bloom. These vibrant red wildflowers dot the English countryside and peek over the sides of the pavement every year, beautiful and delicate with their paper-thin petals, inspiring art and stories everywhere they bloom. Here are some of my favourite poppy stories from myth, folklore,… Continue reading Poppies
One of the most exciting moments in any new RPG is the start of a new campaign: you have a new world, new characters, and a new story full of excitement and possibility. You have gathered your party and are ready to begin your saga, each adventure more exciting than the last, with challenges around… Continue reading Balancing Act: Campaign Prep