Random Encounter Tables: Second Thoughts (Heavy Lifting, part 2)

… I suppose I could have found a way to get a dash in there or something.  What’s one more separator in a title? I realized today after Random Encounter Tables: Second Thoughts (Heavy Lifting) went up that the raw percentages might not be so useful overall, but didn’t have …

Random Encounter Tables: Second Thoughts (Heavy Lifting)

I had some Second Thoughts about Random Encounter Tables.  Erik Tenkar likes using three dice for his random encounter tables because he likes the curve, and planned to have deliberate, potentially large gaps in the table so he could combine the random encounter check (determine whether there is one) and …

Polyhedral Pantheons: Sanity Check

When developing something new, it is often worthwhile to look around and compare to similar things that already exist to make sure you’re not going too far off the rails — or if you are, that it is in a direction you want. In this post I do a rough comparison of my intermediate results with the Greyhawk pantheon to make sure I’m not too far out of line. I’m mildly surprised at what i find.

Polyhedral Pantheons: Pathfinder Edition

The Revisited Polyhedral Pantheon Design technique still has a couple difficulties, though. First, if you use only the Revised System Reference Document (RSRD) you don’t have enough domains.  The RSRD includes 22 domains — slightly more than needed if you don’t want the gods to have personal domains, but not …

Polyhedral Pantheon Clerics

Yesterday I Revisited Polyhedral Pantheon Design, a method of choosing domains (and indirectly portfolios) for gods in D&D 3.x.  It is an update to Polyhedral Pantheon Design, something I wrote several years ago. I overlooked an important part — how clerics work. Overall they are pretty similar to the core …

Polyhedral Pantheons Revisited

A few years ago I wrote an article on Polyhedral Pantheon Design.  I decided it was finally time to follow up on that post (especially since it predates this blog — it’s here on its original publication date to another location). I was recently looking through Pathfinder’s Advanced Player’s Guide …