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Blog Posts: Characters

The Unfortunate Plans of Vincent McVondell
The Unfortunate Plans of Vincent McVondell

The sorry tale of Vincent McVondell begins with their admission to Denipsam School of Magic. There by the legacy of their mother and the endowments of… [Read More]
Ku-Aya – Warrior of the Savanna Tribe
Ku-Aya – Warrior of the Savanna Tribe

The great herd is on the move again, heading south to where the winter rains will flood the Lebonear Savannah and Ku-Aya and her tribe will once again… [Read More]
Derobera Opalfall – Lost Dwarven Special Forces
Derobera Opalfall – Lost Dwarven Special Forces

Derobera is the product of an experiment in warfare. Down in the deep dark there isn’t the space for large armies to properly fight, so battles are decided… [Read More]
Ffion Ihnay – Archer and Smoke
Ffion Ihnay – Archer and Smoke

Most of the Talo Rangers have an animal companion. It’s part of their training to be able to communicate with the animals so during the apprenticeship… [Read More]
Zilyana – Sword Brat
Zilyana – Sword Brat

Zilyana Eliyen Liastina-Wranqirelle is the star of her university duelling team and she knows it. She has free melee (solo) winner’s ribbons from the… [Read More]
Juniper Jackelcry – Orc Gunslinger
Juniper Jackelcry – Orc Gunslinger

It’s in their eyes, her mother used to say. If you want them closely enough, you’ll know which way they’re going before they do. The lessons may have… [Read More]
Elise Voight – Bard and Bandit
Elise Voight – Bard and Bandit

Elise is never going to forgive Lord Janik Lindauer. She was the only one to survive his attack on her newspaper. The Vista Herald had published a lengthy… [Read More]
Rasmika Joyanto – White Tiger Paladin of the Moon
Rasmika Joyanto – White Tiger Paladin of the Moon

Rasmika comes from shores further away than those you’ve heard of. She gets that question a lot being a two and half metre tall white tiger person in… [Read More]
Eleytra af Viklund – Reformed Necromancer
Eleytra af Viklund – Reformed Necromancer

It is a great effort for Eleytra to stand straight, such is the weight on her shoulders. But her back hurts not from the weight of her pack or old age…. [Read More]
Valqine Llewis- Tiefling with a Blood Hammer
Valqine Llewis- Tiefling with a Blood Hammer

Her father gave her the hammer. Well, not really gave so much as she found it amongst the remains of his crushed head. It used to be Rolthus’ hammer,… [Read More]
Nyra Greyflight – Hadian Moth Fairy Cleric
Nyra Greyflight – Hadian Moth Fairy Cleric

Nyra is quite excited today. She’s quite excited most days and is always chatting about what new thing she’s discovered or experience or is looking forward… [Read More]
Millicent Hook – The Witch of Sootside
Millicent Hook – The Witch of Sootside

Today there’s a little shop tucked into a corner off Wander’s Alley and Blue Street; it’s on the 5th floor so take the stairs. There you’ll find Millicent… [Read More]
28 Heroines Later
28 Heroines Later
In early January I set myself the goal of publishing a heroine for every day in February. Each heroine would come with artwork and a 6d6 character sheet…. [Read More]
28 Heroines – Aafna Autumnbash
28 Heroines – Aafna Autumnbash


The tavern is both familiar and strange to Aafna. The noise, the smell and the dank are all the same as back home in the village. It’s the faces that… [Read More]
28 Heroines – #shimmer
28 Heroines – #shimmer


If you want to stay safe, you have to keep moving. The megacorps will never stop looking for you once they’ve made you a target. #shimmer hasn’t slept… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Zara Smith
28 Heroines – Zara Smith


Zara has always found it that she is recognised on the street. As a child prodigy with the guitar, she won an international talent contest when she was… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Yukiko Oide
28 Heroines – Yukiko Oide


Under the great glass dome at the centre of the campus Yukiko has grown a garden from the plants she’s found during her walks. Each of her fellow survivors… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Xahira Avramidi
28 Heroines – Xahira Avramidi


As everyone else is heading south to avoid the coming dark and cold, Xahira and her band of hunters are heading north. Once the sun dips beneath the… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Wahida Pachachi
28 Heroines – Wahida Pachachi


Discovering she was a descendant of the ancient Djinn wasn’t what Wahida was expecting as a present for her twenty fifth birthday. That her air elemental… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Verni Rath
28 Heroines – Verni Rath


Verni started weaving to help her mother when she was only eight. She quickly discovered a natural affinity for working with cloth. Silk, cotton, jute;… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Ulanni Tong
28 Heroines – Ulanni Tong


The scroll was not easy to find. Ulanni understood that to claim the power of her birthright would require her to prove herself. She was not expecting… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Taioria Paewai
28 Heroines – Taioria Paewai


The streets are safer now than they’ve been for years. This isn’t due to better policing or economic progress. It because of Taioria and the fear she… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Sorcha Ó Síoda
28 Heroines – Sorcha Ó Síoda


Prospecting asteroids is hard work. There’s no gravity to work against but the rock still has mass and needs force to be moved. Exoskeletons help with… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Rose Lombardi
28 Heroines – Rose Lombardi


If you’re going to race across county, you need to know how to fix a bike. A tuned bike gives you that extra speed you need in the straits and stay upright… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Qlelygnes Giembe
28 Heroines – Qlelygnes Giembe


Qlelygnes’ quest is simple: travel the known world to find ingredients and invent interesting way to cook them. She’s not looking for a particular culinary… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Pat Clement
28 Heroines – Pat Clement


Clement’s farm covers four thousand hectares of prime farmland. Over Pat’s lifetime she grew the farm from a few fields of grain into a mass producer… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Opal Green
28 Heroines – Opal Green


Spilling blood earns you water. Sometimes it’s a lot of water, sometimes it’s only enough to fill you canteen. Opal likes to take the bigger jobs so… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Nuru Nzokira
28 Heroines – Nuru Nzokira


Nuru is the furthest from home any member of her family has ever been. True, she’s also the furthest any human has ever been but as she looks up at a… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Marla Hertz
28 Heroines – Marla Hertz


No other paramedic in the city has the success rate that Marla does. When asked she says it’s down to her trusting her training and plenty of practice…. [Read More]
28 Heroines – Lozeataine Bira
28 Heroines – Lozeataine Bira


The wind whips at Lozeataine’s clothes and pulls her hair across her face. Nestled in the valley beneath her lies Corin, capital of the Duchy of Romana… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Karine Descoteaux
28 Heroines – Karine Descoteaux


Karine knows that she only has a few years left.  The premonition was quite clear; on midsummer’s eve when the moon is full her heart will fail.  At… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Jacelyn Jard
28 Heroines – Jacelyn Jard


Far amongst the outer rim, the war between the Republic and the Sith Empire is a long way away. Despite what the average Coruscanti citizen would have… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Ida
28 Heroines – Ida


Every nymph has a from that comes from the place that is sacred to them. As the nymph of Mount Aegina, Ida is a being of fire and molten rock. The volcano… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Hanna vid Hrula
28 Heroines – Hanna vid Hrula


In the Empire of Athosie, the many petty sub-kings, dukes, counts and merchant landowners are forever quarrelling. Keeping the peace between them and… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Gizella Lakatos
28 Heroines – Gizella Lakatos


For the particularly paranoid, sending your precious data over the networks is not secure enough. It’s too easy for someone to copy or alter the information… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Fanuna Firehearted
28 Heroines – Fanuna Firehearted


In faith there is absolution, a knowledge that what is done is done in your god’s name and it thus true. Before she found Kaddas, Fanuna was lost. Her… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Eun-Bi
28 Heroines – Eun-Bi


Through balance one can find peace. To achieve true peace, that balance must be spiritual as well as physical. When she was fifteen, Eun-Bi left the… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Disa Sundström
28 Heroines – Disa Sundström


Disa’s first memory is of the whirr and click of the tiny exoskeleton her aunt Ella gave her for her third birthday. Custom built by Ella’s robotics… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Claudia Monroe
28 Heroines – Claudia Monroe


Broadwater City isn’t a good place to be a cop. The news reports at least one officer shot in the line of duty every month. Claudia needs the job and… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Brenna
28 Heroines – Brenna


The second thing you notice about Brenna is that she has a determined look in her eye. The first thing you notice is that she’s like nothing you’ve ever… [Read More]
28 Heroines – Aurora Valentine
28 Heroines – Aurora Valentine


The small town she grew up was never going to be able to contain Aurora. It was too full of old memories and familiar faces. After college she moved… [Read More]
First Monster Man Contest – Shell Witch
First Monster Man Contest – Shell Witch
Gonzo History are running a monster design competition . The core of the rules is to find yourself a cheap toy and then write it up as a monster for the… [Read More]
Marchioness Imogen Blake, Monster Hunter
Marchioness Imogen Blake, Monster Hunter

Support Your Local Artist
The artwork for this character was kindly used with permission by JE Shields. James has a selection of Patreons you can find… [Read More]
Heavy David, The Man of Garbage
Heavy David, The Man of Garbage
Heavy David claims everything that’s thrown away in Crystal Town as his. At dusk he pushes around his huge cart by hand, collecting rubbish. He never takes… [Read More]
The Garbage Gardener
The Garbage Gardener
A small little humanoid, barely 2 feet tall, that’s obsessed with what others throw away.  From amongst it’s rags can be seen six arms, two legs and many… [Read More]
Slime snake
Slime snake
Over thirty feet of swimming serpent that’s just at home in the dark sewers as it was in the fetid swamps. It lurks amongst the debris that floats in the… [Read More]
Junk Dog
Junk Dog
Feral dogs that are living wild on abandoned landfills. The contents of the landfills have mutated them into something more insectoid than mammal.  They… [Read More]
Porcelain Ghosts
Porcelain Ghosts
There is little dignity in death but dying on the toilet is one of the least dignified ways to die and surprisingly common. Some souls are so shamed by… [Read More]
Garbage Golem
Garbage Golem
Don’t have decent stone or a good supply of metal?  The resourceful wizard uses whatever they have to hand including junk and refuse.  Garbage golems are… [Read More]
6 RPG Characters for a Park
6 RPG Characters for a Park
Park life is a focus for many community members.  Everyone has their own uses for a communal green space, even if it’s just walking through.  Add colour… [Read More]
Ink Fiend, A Monster Poem
Ink Fiend, A Monster Poem
Are you an artisan?
Are you a novelist?
Do you work with colour?
Warning of danger near
Traveller,
Essayist,
Songwriter.

I warn of the Ink Fiend
Demon… [Read More]
A Lady and A Sniper
A Lady and A Sniper
To me, there’s something pleasingly incongruous in this image made available by the British Library.  Taken from a work called “The Book of Ballads Ancient… [Read More]
Sierra Red the Cat Ninja Cleric
Sierra Red the Cat Ninja Cleric
We had a good online demonstration game on Sunday for Sophia Brandt.  Chris Tregenza ran one of the system’s introductory adventures.

In honour of the… [Read More]
The Blood Red Rose
The Blood Red Rose
Clyde de Rodez was a merchant of particular ambition.  Not content with simply making a good profit, he wanted the largest ship.  Going into debt, he commissioned… [Read More]
The Storm that Thinks
The Storm that Thinks
The wizard Glibeus was old and dying as he sought a way to move his mind into something else.  Whilst he had a spell that would swap minds, he had grander… [Read More]
The Toy Haunter
The Toy Haunter
I came up with this idea for one of our think tanks after finding the image. I like it so much I’m going to flesh it out.

On the far outer planes exist… [Read More]
Hellenic Campaign Villain – An Epilogue
Hellenic Campaign Villain – An Epilogue
What have I learnt in building this villain? Primarily, that the nature of the 6d6 Hellenic setting means that any antagonist is going to be much more… [Read More]
5 Ways to Give a Villain more Depth
5 Ways to Give a Villain more Depth
I’m continuing developing an antagonist for 6d6 Hellenic, which I started here. A villain that has a large scale plot that threatens the lives of thousands… [Read More]
Don’t Disturb the Thunder Moth
Don’t Disturb the Thunder Moth
Deviantart member ddoodlerstuff is on a 365 day challenge to draw a monster a day. In addition to sending some attention their way, I’m going to work up… [Read More]
Iola, the Faun of Fear
Iola, the Faun of Fear
I’m continuing to follow Rich Burlew’s guide to creating a villain.  As you can see from the title, I’ve named her Iola.  There’s nothing behind this name,… [Read More]
Campaign Villain For 6d6 Hellenic
Campaign Villain For 6d6 Hellenic
A while back I read this old(ish) article by Rich Burlew on creating villains for campaigns. As both an exercise for my creative addictions and to plug… [Read More]
21 Ways You Could Get 6d6 Super Powers
21 Ways You Could Get 6d6 Super Powers
All stories have to start somewhere.  For superheroes, what comes before they get their powers is prologue, a background that influences them, but does… [Read More]
Monster Metadata: Part 3 of the Smog Devil
Monster Metadata: Part 3 of the Smog Devil
We’ve got the description (part 1)and we’ve got the advantages (part 2).  Now our beast needs it’s metadata.

The metadata in a 6d6 character is about… [Read More]
6d6 Monster Example – The Smog Devil – Part 2
6d6 Monster Example – The Smog Devil – Part 2
With our monster described and given some character (see part 1), lets get into the mechanics. On first pass through the paths available in the 100 monster… [Read More]
6d6 Monster Example – Smog Devil – Part 1
6d6 Monster Example – Smog Devil – Part 1
I went searching the internet for interesting monster images for inspiration and this is a great piece of art by rabbiteyes.  I’ll talk you through how… [Read More]
The Spice Merchant
The Spice Merchant
“Oooh, heloooooo.  Anythiiiiing I i can dooooo for you today?”  By simply elongating my o’s and i’s on the ends of words, I can bring shudders and threats… [Read More]
Characters of Necro-Tech – RPG Thinktank
Characters of Necro-Tech – RPG Thinktank
This week’s brainstorming is about characters and adventures for 1940s Necromancy and Necro-Tech.

We have an idea for a setting which involves Ernest… [Read More]
Character Concepts for 6d6 Modern – RPG Think Tank
Character Concepts for 6d6 Modern – RPG Think Tank
In tonight’s brainstorming session we will be creating 6d6 RPG characters based on back stories and concepts supplied by the good folks of G+.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7R6eHRbXDs

See… [Read More]
Giant Monsters – RPG Thinktank
Giant Monsters – RPG Thinktank
This week’s brainstorming session is about about giant monsters to fight the mechs we talked about last week. We need creatures capable of smashing Tokyo… [Read More]
Giant Robots – RPG Thinktank
Giant Robots – RPG Thinktank
Join us tonight for our weekly RPG brainstorming session. This week’s topic is mecha-robots versus giant monsters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RBVLLkBWtw

Specifically… [Read More]
Monster Brainstorming 2 – 6d6 Think Tank
Monster Brainstorming 2 – 6d6 Think Tank
Our weekly RPG brainstorming session will be building a monster based an image.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9YK6fW_jPs

Open to all, just comment… [Read More]
Monster Brainstorming – 6d6 Think Tank
Monster Brainstorming – 6d6 Think Tank
Join us for our regular RPG brainstorming session as we turn our attention to a new monster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ok6R5ZKDH4… [Read More]
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Blog Posts: Adventures

The Cook, the Fire Elemental, and the Abandoned School of Magic
The Cook, the Fire Elemental, and the Abandoned School of Magic

Thirty years ago the explosion blasted a plume of magical light far into the sky and sent debris raining onto the surrounding suburbs for miles. No-one… [Read More]
74 Short Seeds for Tabletop RPGs
74 Short Seeds for Tabletop RPGs

The robber barons are a band of noble knights that have secretly rejected the concept of property.  Bored with their affluent lives, the now amuse themselves… [Read More]
The Construct that Just Gets Stronger the More You Kill It
The Construct that Just Gets Stronger the More You Kill It

No matter it’s origin, the construct is quite unimposing. It’s grey stone material is dull and the only features on its face are two simple black eyes…. [Read More]
The Phoenix and the Fen
The Phoenix and the Fen

As the party is having breakfast in The Lyrical Goat, Finn Lenthien comes into the main hall, they and their wheelchair are battered and bloody. Finn’s… [Read More]
The Tomb of the Coward King
The Tomb of the Coward King



Dug into the side of the Boloi ridge is Smudgerock Mine 4. Abandoned for centuries when the Smudgerock clan moved out, it sits as an intact ruin just… [Read More]
14 Things inside the infinite vault
14 Things inside the infinite vault

The Infinite Vault is a place that contains nearly anything. The rumours say a wizard created it centuries ago to safeguard their experiments or that… [Read More]
The First Transfantasia Railway
The First Transfantasia Railway


Khyrmin Venhorn was staring idly at their kettle when they watched the steam from the spout easily push their kitchen utensils around. The movement inspired… [Read More]
The Last Colony Ship of the Aera Tree People
The Last Colony Ship of the Aera Tree People
Space ripples and twists as the Searcher’s Hope emerges from meta-space. Huge solar sails unfold to capture the starlight as the ships awakens from hibernation…. [Read More]
Smuggled on the Ship of the Dead
Smuggled on the Ship of the Dead
Captain Keimura takes the adage dead men tell no tales as a crew management philosophy. An exceptional necromancer she has crewed her ship with reanimated… [Read More]
Monster in the 6d6 Dark
Monster in the 6d6 Dark
This month’s RPG blog carnival is about what hides in darkness . Here are three monsters that make shadows dangerous.

Drop Snake

This winged serpent… [Read More]
Plot Hooks Fit To Flush Down the Sewers
Plot Hooks Fit To Flush Down the Sewers
Intro
Continuing this month’s carnival theme of waste and sewers in RPGs we have three more adventure seeds with a distinctive, scatalogical theme.
Shadowkind
Shadowkind… [Read More]
These Plot Hooks Are Garbage
These Plot Hooks Are Garbage
Garbage, effluent and the people who work with it are a great source of RPG inspiration because not all adventures take place in beautiful forests, gleaming… [Read More]
Adventure Hooks for Potions
Adventure Hooks for Potions
So pleased was I with the previous post about potions, this post is all about adventure hooks for those potions.

Jittertery – A new gang of street thieves… [Read More]
The Monster in the Machine
The Monster in the Machine
What happens when science meets magic? Machines possessed by demons? That’s science fantasy, which is the topic of this month’s RPG Blog Carnival, as hosted… [Read More]
War Faeries
War Faeries
This month’s RPG Blog Carnival is about the Fey and is hosted by Pitfalls and Pixies.

Fey folk are found on most of the mortal planes, known as fickle… [Read More]
Lost Ruins Beneath a City
Lost Ruins Beneath a City
The city of Redfort is an ever growing metropolis at the forefront of the magical industrial revolution. Expanding not just up and out but down as well…. [Read More]
Circus of Traveling Heroes and Adventure
Circus of Traveling Heroes and Adventure
As circuses move from place to place, they can make a great framework for long campaigns that use episodes.  The party could comprise characters from the… [Read More]
The Lost Adventuring Gear of Lady Sophietta
The Lost Adventuring Gear of Lady Sophietta
Complete and combined sets of armour are well known.  Much less well known is the set of magic items that the bard queen Sophietta collected during her… [Read More]
Currency Dragon
Currency Dragon
Cunning and obsessed with wealth, the elder dragon Ambylen became determined to defeat even death.  She attacked libraries and mage colleges in pursuit… [Read More]
Five Perfectly Paranoid Plots
Five Perfectly Paranoid Plots
They are out to get you.  Make your players paranoid with these RPG plots and conspiracies from 6d6.

Fungus Government

When two aides came back from… [Read More]
Magical Shops
Magical Shops
That last smuggling run netted a vast haul of treasure and the characters need somewhere to spend it.  Or the game leader has a plot need to give the players… [Read More]
The God Who Fell to Earth
The God Who Fell to Earth
All across the southern continent there is fear, anger and confusion.  A god has fallen from the sky.

Faith in the goddess Adoundra is a minority believe,… [Read More]
Gates and Portals
Gates and Portals
In the spirit of this transitioning time of year, this month’s RPG Blog Carnival is about Gates and Portals.
The Ley Gates

Looking like simple wooden… [Read More]
Choir of Sorcerers
Choir of Sorcerers
It has always been known that songs have power.  This is exceptionally true for the magical choirs of Estral.  Individually their mages have limited magical… [Read More]
Four Unusual Haunted RPG Locations
Four Unusual Haunted RPG Locations
It’s the season for spooky things, the colour orange and pumpkin spice flavoured everything.  Haunted houses are a staple of the terror genre, maybe even… [Read More]
The Great Reclined Statue
The Great Reclined Statue
When the scouts found Neytune, 6th planet of the Acreon system, it was immediately clear there was something unique on the surface.  Lying in the open… [Read More]
The Polymorph Masquerade Ball
The Polymorph Masquerade Ball
The vast and fertile plains of Etrya are covered in small and tiny city states.  Once part of a larger empire, they are now independent dukes, lords, counts,… [Read More]
RPG Thinktank: Micro-Adventures & Settings
RPG Thinktank: Micro-Adventures & Settings
We return! Fresh from our summer holidays, the 6d6 Think Tank is thinking about micro-adventures.  How small can you make a setting and it still provide… [Read More]
Safe Haven
Safe Haven
The Zykomn Sea is a place of vicious storms and high winds.  Fed by the desert heat of the continent, the weather is always hostile.  This is except for… [Read More]
The Swamp Chorus
The Swamp Chorus
After hearing that all the famous princesses had a chorus of animals to join in when they sung, Princess Eanchith became jealous.  To quell her incessant… [Read More]
Hong Kong Noir
Hong Kong Noir
A noir style adventure set in the tropical neon city of Hong Kong.
Act 1: Introductions
It’s summer in Hong Kong and the heat is oppressive.  It weighs… [Read More]
A Haunting in Hong Kong
A Haunting in Hong Kong
A haunting always makes for a good story.  This Hong Kong set adventure from 6d6 should keep your players on their toes.
Act 1: The Grand Opening
The characters… [Read More]
6d6 Think Tank: How the hell do you lose something that big?
6d6 Think Tank: How the hell do you lose something that big?
Tonight’s RPG brainstorming session is about things which are lost. Not small things which can fall out of your pocket or get misplaced but BIG things… [Read More]
101 Uses for a Dead Character
101 Uses for a Dead Character
What happens after a character dies? Is it the end or does a whole, new plane of adventure possibilities arise?  This week’s RPG brainstorming topic is… [Read More]
6d6 Think Tank – Births, Marriages and Deaths
6d6 Think Tank – Births, Marriages and Deaths
The three great life events – births, marriages and deaths – are the source of joy and sorrow, family gatherings and religious rites. This week’s RPG brainstorming… [Read More]
Mid Adventure Pleasantries
Mid Adventure Pleasantries
Danger and stress are the stock trade of adventurers in role playing games.  This week’s Think tank was about giving our heroes a rest from this and some… [Read More]
Think Tank Response – Alignment of Stars
Think Tank Response – Alignment of Stars
Since my timezones makes it hard for me to make the think tanks, here’s my few pence worth on some of the ideas we presented.

Star Doors: I’m very much… [Read More]
4 Christmas Themed RPG Adventure Plots
4 Christmas Themed RPG Adventure Plots
In this week’s RPG Thinktank we brainstormed ideas for adventures with a Christmas Theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEZrRi5JVQs

 
Siege on… [Read More]
RPG Thinktank – Christmas Themed Adventure Plots
RPG Thinktank – Christmas Themed Adventure Plots
As a wise man once said “It’s CHRISTMAAASSS” and this week’s topic for RPG brainstorming is Christmas themed adventures. They can be in any setting and… [Read More]
6 Party-Forming Plot Hooks (Starting In A Tavern)
6 Party-Forming Plot Hooks (Starting In A Tavern)
It is one of the great cliches of fantasy gaming. The characters start the adventure as strangers in a tavern but are thrown together by events and form… [Read More]
RPG Thinktank – Fantasy Taverns With Party-Forming Plot Hooks
RPG Thinktank – Fantasy Taverns With Party-Forming Plot Hooks
This week’s RPG brainstorming is all about ideas for taverns and plot-hooks which turns strangers in a party of adventurers. It is a problem every GM has… [Read More]
5 Ways To Make Space Travel More Interesting
5 Ways To Make Space Travel More Interesting
In our recent RPG Thinktank we discussed scenarios which GMs can drop on the characters when they believe they are on  dull, routine space travel.

 
Lost… [Read More]
RPG Thinktank – Alone In Space
RPG Thinktank – Alone In Space
The 6d6 RPG team gather together to brainstorm ideas for RPG adventures, monsters, settings and more. This week’s topic is …

*Alone In Space*
The characters… [Read More]
Chickens and Third Acts – Think Tank
Chickens and Third Acts – Think Tank
A creative RPG think tank where we brainstorm ideas for worlds, adventures, monsters and more.

The think tank is open to all. If you would like to join… [Read More]
5 Travel Related Hooks for GMs
5 Travel Related Hooks for GMs
Here are five adventure hooks for travelling adventures for this month’s Blogger’s Carnival.
1. Shipwrecked
This one works in just about any game system… [Read More]
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Blog Posts: World Building

Three Magical Swords and Where to Find Them
Three Magical Swords and Where to Find Them

There are many weapons of war and violence throughout the land. Some are easy to find and some have no stories told about them. These three swords are… [Read More]
The Bright Red Hen Traveller’s Inn
The Bright Red Hen Traveller’s Inn

Sitting slightly proud high upstream in the Temsin valley is the Bright Red Hen Traveller’s Inn. It’s the sixth building amongst five farming buildings… [Read More]
How the Industrial Revolution Changed the Gods
How the Industrial Revolution Changed the Gods

The continent is in the midst of an industrial revolution and the age of steam has heralded massive changes to society. As the chimneys have risen, the… [Read More]
The Derenha Oasis and Its People
The Derenha Oasis and Its People

Nestled amongst the sandy crags of the Xanaxi desert is the Derenha Oasis. The lowest point in the desert, at least two natural aquifers meet here where… [Read More]
Dracotross
Dracotross

The apex predator of the great oceans is not found in the water, but high, high up in the clouds. There glides the dracotross. This ocean going dragon… [Read More]
Mageball Season of the Red Wyvyrn: Team Preview
Mageball Season of the Red Wyvyrn: Team Preview

The Season of the Red Wyvyrn of the Uvyd Mageball League casts off in just 7 days. After last year’s title was decided in the final minute of play, let’s… [Read More]
The Greenkeepers of the Emerald Rift
The Greenkeepers of the Emerald Rift

It’s the fifth age of expansion and the sophants of the known worlds are again sending out planetary expeditions. With the invention of the precision… [Read More]
5 Magical Animal Companions for your Druid
5 Magical Animal Companions for your Druid

Give your druid or ranger an animal companion with a bit more character and colour to them.



Rainbow Lyrebird



The mottled brown plumage of this huge… [Read More]
A Moon Full of Memories
A Moon Full of Memories
When you have as much space as the United Federation of Planets does, you can afford not to throw anything away. In a stable orbit around an agri-world… [Read More]
30 Hot Picks from Highmoor Dungeon Expo
30 Hot Picks from Highmoor Dungeon Expo

Dungeon Expo is biggest and best show for adventurers and this year, like every year, I find myself with a huge list of all the gear I can’t wait to wield…. [Read More]
Yhane’s Gestalt – Five Faiths
Yhane’s Gestalt – Five Faiths


Peace is achieved through unity of purpose. The limitations of the isolated mind can only create argument and discord. The Believers in Yhane seek peace… [Read More]
Harbingers of the Crow – Five Faiths
Harbingers of the Crow – Five Faiths


The church of Naimer has declared that the wisdom god Var is not to be trusted. Wisdom leads to curiosity and curiosity leads to doubt which the law… [Read More]
The Monastery of the Silent Sea – Five Faiths
The Monastery of the Silent Sea – Five Faiths


The SS Farnham Elgeria is an old oil tanker that drifts about the pacific ocean. The interior had been converted so that it functions as both home and… [Read More]
Be the Beast – Five Faiths
Be the Beast – Five Faiths


You are unhappy, say the priests of the beast, because you are not in communion with your origins. Our modern lives have taken us away from nature and… [Read More]
The Order of the Dark – Five Faiths
The Order of the Dark – Five Faiths


The Order of the Dark live on the Kuiper Belt Object 2010_KZ39. They’ve fixed the rotation of the rock and have built their cathedral so that it faces… [Read More]
Magical Weapons of Mass Destruction
Magical Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Earthquaker’s Gauntlets
Made for fists the size of oxen, this pair of gauntlets were left on Nyione as the god Goesis fled from the Thunder War. As… [Read More]
City Settings – The Unknown Authority
City Settings – The Unknown Authority


The city of Oria is not governed by elected officials, a despotic monarch or a council of elders. It is ruled by a the speaking standing stone at its… [Read More]
City Settings – The City of Ghosts
City Settings – The City of Ghosts


The city of Tarharth was once the latest centre of a vast empire ruled by the lich queen Kethar, a wizard of awesome and terrible power. Her army of… [Read More]
City Settings – The Alexandria of the Astral Plane
City Settings – The Alexandria of the Astral Plane


Alexander the Great did not die in 323 BCE. Conquering lands and people no longer provided him with the challenge he desired so he set his mind to two… [Read More]
City Settings – A City of Two Scales
City Settings – A City of Two Scales


When they are asked where they came from, the humans have a story of the end of their old world. They say fire rained from the sky and the land ripped… [Read More]
City Settings – The Waiting City
City Settings – The Waiting City


The city doesn’t even have a name yet, only a designation – Colonial Development Project 176. 18 months ago a construction crew of 6 humans and several… [Read More]
City Settings – Padmeir Upon Tortoise
City Settings – Padmeir Upon Tortoise


The land of Ophiel is a vast land of deep time and wide vistas. A year lasts one hundred and eleven months and the sun travels slowly across the blue-green… [Read More]
RPG Blog Carnival – Literature and Books
RPG Blog Carnival – Literature and Books
This month’s RPG blog carnival is about literature and is hosted by Pitfalls and Pixies. Here are four books to inspire plots and problems for your RPGs.

The… [Read More]
A Carnival of Superstitions
A Carnival of Superstitions
The RPG Blog Carnival for October is about superstitions, so here are three little rituals.

Thieves Lock Pick Murmur

Lock picking is a quiet  is an action… [Read More]
Fantasy Apocalypse 5 : The Unstoppable Forest
Fantasy Apocalypse 5 : The Unstoppable Forest


The invasive introduction of a species to a new habitat rarely ends well.  Should the invader find an abundance of food or no natural threats, their… [Read More]
Fantasy Apocalypse 4 : The Impotent Heroes
Fantasy Apocalypse 4 : The Impotent Heroes


Saving the world from a mythical doom is a staple of Tabletop RPGs. Apocalyptic scenarios where the characters shape events and prevent a doom falling… [Read More]
Fantasy Apocalypse 3 : The Ceaseless Slimes
Fantasy Apocalypse 3 : The Ceaseless Slimes


Possibly the greatest danger to the successful implementation of a plan is the people putting it into to practice.  Bad management, inattention to details… [Read More]
Fantasy Apocalypse 2 : The Good Death
Fantasy Apocalypse 2 : The Good Death


Good has triumphed over evil. Through the magic of the gods, some wizardry and a bit of intensive farming the perils of disease, injury and starvation… [Read More]
Fantasy Apocalypse 1 : The Flooded Desert
Fantasy Apocalypse 1 : The Flooded Desert


Outsiders coming into a distant land with the best of intentions can have the worst of effects. Poor understanding of culture, climate or even geography… [Read More]
RPG World Building From The Bottom Up (Part 2 of 2)
RPG World Building From The Bottom Up (Part 2 of 2)
Continuing our exploration of the dirtier side of RPG world building (see part 1).

Whose job is it?

There is always a prejudice against those who work… [Read More]
RPG World Building From The Bottom Up (Part 1 of 2)
RPG World Building From The Bottom Up (Part 1 of 2)
Where Do Character’s Go To The Toilet?

The point of world building in role-playing games is to give the players the sense their characters exist in a… [Read More]
These Are Not Your Average RPG Taverns
These Are Not Your Average RPG Taverns
In RPGs, taverns are a vital location but too often they are just four walls, some tables, chairs, a bar. They all look so similar and serve little purpose… [Read More]
A Potion for Many An Occasion
A Potion for Many An Occasion
Hello stranger, sent here by the RPG Blog Carnival were ya?  I’ve got some fine potions here for sale.  If there’s nothing you want right now, then I’ll… [Read More]
Time Mages
Time Mages
Time mages don’t use blood, spirit or mana to power their spells.  They burn time.  In exchange for casting all manner of spells time pauses at a location…. [Read More]
The Magic of Age of Legends
The Magic of Age of Legends
The topic of this month’s RPG Blog Carnival is Wizards, as introduced by Harbinger of Doom . They want to know about the magic users in your RPG, in particular… [Read More]
Not With a Bang, but With Portents of Dice
Not With a Bang, but With Portents of Dice
This month’s RPG blog carnival, as hosted by Rising Phoenix Games, is about adventures in which the known world is at stake. The nigh has ended and should… [Read More]
Three Long Lost Cultures
Three Long Lost Cultures
The universe is a large and very varied place.  There will always be locations and cultures that become isolated from the rest of civilisation.  Over time,… [Read More]
Magical Creature Animal Sanctuary
Magical Creature Animal Sanctuary
Not all adventurers are hunters of magical creatures.  Not all magical creatures attack you randomly if you encounter them.  There are adventurers who… [Read More]
5 Unusual Places to Find Eldritch Horrors
5 Unusual Places to Find Eldritch Horrors
There are so many unknowable eldritch horrors, not all of them get to use a museum or ruined mansion for their schemes.  To avoid the waiting list, other… [Read More]
The Order of the Crocodile and Other Knightly Orders
The Order of the Crocodile and Other Knightly Orders
Lions, tigers, dragons.  These animals are used so often as the totems of knightly orders they are more cliche than trope.  What about orders that embodied… [Read More]
Deep Space Post Office
Deep Space Post Office
The galactic travel network has a weird and twisted shape.  Rather than freely connecting all the stars, there are several key nexuses that funnel traffic… [Read More]
Four Household Spirits for 6d6 Magic
Four Household Spirits for 6d6 Magic
The fantasy world of 6d6 Magic is infested with all sorts of little magical creatures.  The most encountered are the household spirits.  Tiny divines,… [Read More]
The Mural on the Wall of The Temple
The Mural on the Wall of The Temple
In the most ancient city of Bryarham is the oldest known building in the world.  The Great Temple of Ceremony is dedicated to Wyr the god of the harvest… [Read More]
The Spherical City
The Spherical City
In this far flung part of the world, magic is so strong that even topography can be warped.  One such weirdness is the Spherical City Upon Isar.  In the… [Read More]
Hôtel d’Raccourci
Hôtel d’Raccourci
No matter where it is in the world, all the Hôtel d’Raccourci have the same look.  They structure is battered, the writing is faded and the architecture… [Read More]
6d6 Think Tank – Magical Items with a Dark Twist
6d6 Think Tank – Magical Items with a Dark Twist
Tonight’s RPG brainstorming looks at magical items with a dark twist. These are not cursed items or outright evil items, but devices with useful, desirable… [Read More]
The Ruins of Celcoombe
The Ruins of Celcoombe
So this picture of a ruined fishing village popped up on my G+ feed.  An image search reveals it to have been taken just off the coast of a Sicilian island… [Read More]
The Pantheon of Jimano’s World
The Pantheon of Jimano’s World
Jimano’s World is the planet sized hermitage of Jimano, the god of the material. The races that live on this world must contend with the movements of the… [Read More]
The Stone City of Jimano’s World
The Stone City of Jimano’s World
On Jimano’s World, continents move metres in years and the order of the seasons can change. This is because the planet is a home, a hermitage of a god… [Read More]
Seven Kingdoms for the Players to Save or Destroy
Seven Kingdoms for the Players to Save or Destroy
Unless their out in the far and distant wilds, characters are going to be inside the boundaries of somebodies claimed lands.  That nation is going to have… [Read More]
6d6 Thinktank – Kings & Things
6d6 Thinktank – Kings & Things
A simple challenge this week. To create an interesting NPC ruler of a country or area or empire.

They can be God-Kings, Queens, Presidents, tribal chiefs… [Read More]
Fear the Darkness
Fear the Darkness
Deep in our monkey brains, there’s a little part of us that fears the night.  Our primitive ancestors jumped at the slightest noise.  Those who didn’t… [Read More]
6d6 Thinktank – Things That Go Bump In The Night
6d6 Thinktank – Things That Go Bump In The Night
Humans are very visual creatures which is a great evolutionary advantage but when the lights go out we are left with almost nothing except our over-active… [Read More]
Religion of Jimano’s World
Religion of Jimano’s World
In building the religious framework for Jimano’s World, I’ve done a fair bit of thinking on religion before getting into the details. Jimano is the god… [Read More]
Doomshrooms, Pig Iron and Bat People
Doomshrooms, Pig Iron and Bat People
With infinite diversity come infinite combinations.  Quantum physics tells that a numberless amount of parallel universe could exist, each with their own… [Read More]
6d6 Thinktank: Creatures From Alternate Earths
6d6 Thinktank: Creatures From Alternate Earths
Imagine an infinite number of different Earths, one for every possible evolutionary and historical possibility. Now imagine someone creates a machine which… [Read More]
Six Ways to End the World
Six Ways to End the World
Last week’s Think Tank was how a hero’s origins shape their story.  For this week’s Think Tank we talked about how a societies belief in the world’s end… [Read More]
6d6 Thinktank – Apocalyptic Prophecies
6d6 Thinktank – Apocalyptic Prophecies
The Book of Revelations, ragnarok, end times, global warming and the return of titans are examples of prophecies regarding the end of the world. Every… [Read More]
Building the Races of Jimano’s World
Building the Races of Jimano’s World
In doing this (Race’s of Jimano’s World), I found myself thinking about the common knowledge that comes with the use of standard races. I could paint onto… [Read More]
6d6 Thinktank – Superhero Origins
6d6 Thinktank – Superhero Origins
A superhero’s origin and the powers they possess go hand-in-hand. If you are bitten by a radio-active spider you are not going to develop the power to… [Read More]
6 Creation Myths for RPG World Building
6 Creation Myths for RPG World Building
Creation myths are the quickest way to give a culture or race history when building your RPG world. They are common across all human societies as they… [Read More]
6d6 Thinktank – An Alignment Of Stars
6d6 Thinktank – An Alignment Of Stars
Eclipses and planetary alignments, super-nova and comets may be natural events but they can also signify something magical or terrible is happening.

This… [Read More]
Fantasy Festivals: More Thoughts
Fantasy Festivals: More Thoughts
It’s a common thread throughout our known civilizations that humanity likes to celebrate or at the very least to have some kind of festival.  Whether… [Read More]
6d6 Thinktank – Fantasy Celebrations
6d6 Thinktank – Fantasy Celebrations
This week’s RPG brainstorming topic is celebrations on fantasy worlds.

All cultures have holidays and feast days when the normal routine of work is abandoned… [Read More]
3 Terrifying Post-Apocalyptic RPG Settings
3 Terrifying Post-Apocalyptic RPG Settings
 

The end of the world is a great setting for RPGs and post-apocalyptic games have existed since almost as longs as there has been role-playing games…. [Read More]
RPG Thinktank – The End of the World with Special Guests: Nightfall Games
RPG Thinktank – The End of the World with Special Guests: Nightfall Games
Our weekly RPG brainstorming session features two special guests: Dave Allsop and Jared Earle. They are the creators of 90s cult-classic SLA Industries… [Read More]
RPG Thinktank – Unique / Legendary Magic Items
RPG Thinktank – Unique / Legendary Magic Items
In this week’s brainstorming session we are looking at unique or legendary magic items

Never mind the +1 swords or the potions of healing, we want magic… [Read More]
Truly Magical Cities – RPG Thinktank
Truly Magical Cities – RPG Thinktank
The 6d6 team get together to brainstorm ideas for RPGs, settings, monsters and more.

This week, we are discussing Truly Magical Cities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcUfnVTbLW0

Here… [Read More]
Alien Monsters – RPG Thinktank
Alien Monsters – RPG Thinktank
Our open, weekly RPG brainstorming session. This week we are talking about alien monsters.

If you would to join us in the hangout and swap ideas, just… [Read More]
Dramatic Spells for 6d6 Magic – RPG Thinktank
Dramatic Spells for 6d6 Magic – RPG Thinktank
This weeks brainstorming is all about wizards and their spells.

What are the coolest, most evocative, dramatic magic spells you can think of for a wizard?… [Read More]
Designing a Necro-Tech Cultre – RPG Thinktank
Designing a Necro-Tech Cultre – RPG Thinktank
The 6d6 team return with more brainstorming of RPG ideas.

This week we are playing with our ‘necro-tech’ setting, an alternate 1940s where spirit energy… [Read More]
Magical Cultures – 6d6 RPG Thinktank
Magical Cultures – 6d6 RPG Thinktank
Tonight we will be brain-storming magic.

The focus will be on the ‘big picture’ as we look at the what a magic user culture will look like, who will use… [Read More]
7 Wonders of the Galaxy – 6d6 Think Tank
7 Wonders of the Galaxy – 6d6 Think Tank
This week’s RPG think tank is about creating the Seven Wonders of the Galaxy for +Joshua Radford and +Razorwind01 ‘s 6d6 Galaxy Setting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2SbdBmogiY

We’ve… [Read More]
6d6 Galaxy Aliens – 6d6 Think Tank
6d6 Galaxy Aliens – 6d6 Think Tank
This week’s RPG brainstorming is about aliens for a new SF setting.

The meeting is open to all so comment if you would like to join in or post your comments… [Read More]
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Very Busy Witches
Very Busy Witches



The very busy witches are caretakers, custodians, and care workers for the communities found in the valleys between the mountains. Everyone and everything… [Read More]
Elemental Switch Dungeon
Elemental Switch Dungeon

The Elemental Switch Dungeon could form part of a larger dungeon or serve as a small dungeon by itself. The premise is that a barrier in the central room… [Read More]
The Tomb of the Coward King
The Tomb of the Coward King



Dug into the side of the Boloi ridge is Smudgerock Mine 4. Abandoned for centuries when the Smudgerock clan moved out, it sits as an intact ruin just… [Read More]
Rounding Up Garbage And Sewers for the RPG Blog Carnival
Rounding Up Garbage And Sewers for the RPG Blog Carnival
2016 and its December RPG Blog Carnival have now come to a close.  It has been 6d6 RPG’s pleasure to host the theme of Garbage and Sewers. So as the big… [Read More]
Maps of Historical Sewers for RPGs
Maps of Historical Sewers for RPGs
A quick round-up of interesting links to historical sewer systems of use to RPG GMs and world builders for the RPG Blog Carnival.


The History of Sewers… [Read More]
OSR / D&D Sewer Resources
OSR / D&D Sewer Resources

A quick round up of free OSR /D&D adventures in sewers part of this month’s sewer & waste themed RPG Blog Carnival


The Lair has a random sewer… [Read More]
Common Mistakes in Self-Published RPGs For You To Avoid
Common Mistakes in Self-Published RPGs For You To Avoid
I’ve not reviewed that many role playing games but I’ve read and played enough to have formed the following opinions, which I’m now going to inflict on… [Read More]
A Map of The Hellenic World
A Map of The Hellenic World
The Hellenic view of the world depicted in the map from Age of Legends.

As well as featuring in the campaign book, the map is available as a poster and… [Read More]
6d6 RPG Thinktank – Social Combat
6d6 RPG Thinktank – Social Combat
Sometimes social situations are best resolved through role playing but sometimes it needs to be decided by the dice. In today’s Thanktank we look at social… [Read More]
RPG Thinktank: The Path To Inhumanity
RPG Thinktank: The Path To Inhumanity
Join us for our weekly RPG brainstorming sessions.

This weeks topic …
In Lovecraftian fiction inhumanity is a running theme, the fear of becoming something… [Read More]
A Convenient Magic Path – RPG Thinktank
A Convenient Magic Path – RPG Thinktank
The 6d6 crew get together to brainstorm ideas for RPGs, adventures, settings and characters.

This week, we are taking some ideas for convenient magics… [Read More]
Magic of Convenience Part 2 – RPG Thinktank
Magic of Convenience Part 2 – RPG Thinktank
The 6d6 crew brainstorm ideas for RPGs.

This week we are continuing our look at the magic of convenience as we take some of the ideas from the last two… [Read More]
Magic of Convenience Part 1- RPG Thinktank
Magic of Convenience Part 1- RPG Thinktank
The regular get together to brainstorm ideas for RPGs.

This week, we are talking about the magic of convenience. What magic would (or could) exist in… [Read More]
Introducing the 6d6 Think Tank