Hello new friends, and welcome to Iyastera 🙂 If you are here from Session Zero Con, please make yourself and home and peruse the stories on the site…but here are some goodies to get you started!
Have I mentioned how much I love mythology and folklore yet? No? Ok then…
I LOVE mythology and folklore!! I especially love incorporating folklore into my RPG settings in new and interesting ways; introducing opportunities for empathy and “gray area” while still staying faithful to certain key elements of the original tales. One example of this is the Iyasteran take on Red Caps.
Adventurers go through a lot…just think about your own RPG party for a moment: How many times in a month do they deal with some sort of betrayal? Monsters and other humanoids attacking them? Cultists? Painful memories from tragic backstories? How do they cope with the, admittedly, traumatic experiences they go through over the course of an adventure? I think we can all agree that our RPG worlds are pretty intense. It can be an emotional experience for both PCs and the players at the table, especially if your party enjoys immersing themselves in roleplay.
WOAH! This is the 100th post!! This one snuck up on me, so I’ve put a lot of thought into what I wanted to write. In the end, I decided I’d really like to share some reflections from the past year, and the things I’ve learned since starting this whole creative journey.