I’ve been gone for a little while so I wanted to share a more personal update.
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.
Some of my favourite myths are the ones that tell tales of creation– the origins of the world around us and the beings that inhabit it. From cosmic eggs to rainbow serpents, every culture has its unique perspective on how life came to be and each story highlights what is important to those who embrace it.