Category Archives: Roleplaying games

Frederik Pohl’s Gateway as an RPG Campaign Setting

I recently read Gateway by Frederik Pohl and it struck me as having potential as a roleplaying campaign setting, so here are a few thoughts on the subject. The premise of the book is that humanity has discovered an outpost … Continue reading

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Machine rolling – Using machine learning to roll D&D ability scores

I’ve been looking into machine learning recently, partly for my own interest and partly because I suspect it will see a lot of use in my industry in the coming years. There are a couple of decent resources that I’ve … Continue reading

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Campaign setting – The World’s Most Interesting Fast Food Restaurant

This is a silly idea that suddenly came to me. It is a short roleplaying campaign (I suspect 6-8 sessions before it gets boring) that could be played in most systems, with a bit of adjustment. Basic concept: The players … Continue reading

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The Weave – A setting for the Cypher System

A while back, I brainstormed some ideas for different variations on cyphers in different settings for the Cypher System – Ideas for cyphers in different settings. This post is an expansion on one of those ideas, though it could be … Continue reading

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Deadlands, poker and Python

Today I’m managing to combine multiple interests into one post; roleplaying, maths and programming. I’ve written a program that simulates poker hands, which I will post further down, but first a little background. For the non-roleplayers; Deadlands Reloaded is a … Continue reading

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Roleplaying in one hour sessions

Recently, I have been running roleplaying sessions for some of my work colleagues, who had never played before and fancied giving it a try. We’re too spread out to easily run an evening session, so I decided to experiment with … Continue reading

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The Sun is Our Enemy – A very short RPG adventure

Due to time constraints, it’s just a quick post today. This is a slightly ludicrous idea that popped into my head for a roleplaying campaign – either a single session or as an ongoing plot thread. This would work best … Continue reading

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