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The SIX best battle mats for D&D and Fantasy RPGs

The SIX best battle mats for D&D and Fantasy RPGs

While theatre of the mind is some peoples’ preferred method for gaming, I think it suits the Call of Cthulhu RPG much better than the Dungeons and Dragons game. For me, the D&D experience is totally taken to the next level with battle mats! Battle mats; grid maps full of miniatures, hand-drawn notations and delicate…

2019 World Building Competition

2019 World Building Competition

At the start of the year I was pleasantly surprised that my fantasy RPG Twitter account, @PSJMaps had reached 500 followers. People were enjoying my hand-drawn fantasy maps and my general RPG ramblings I was posting. TL>DR: Jump down and read how to enter. The competition is now closed. Two fabulous winners will now be…

18 Tavern Rumours for your Player Characters to overhear

18 Tavern Rumours for your Player Characters to overhear

Players who frequent Taverns and Inn are likely to find themselves shoulder-to-shoulder with many faces, races and cultures. If they’re stopping off in the bustling city of Neverwinter, or lodging in the quiet Stonehill Inn of Phandalin, there’s nearly always something for your player characters to overhear. With myself and my current players gaining confidence…

Day 15: Challenge Room #inktober

Day 15: Challenge Room #inktober

For the 15th of October I tried something a little more adventurous and a whole lot more deadly. The lethal addition for this #inktober drawing was a lava jumping challenge. As if plunging to your molten death wasn’t challenging enough on its own, the little stone islands gets progressively smaller until there’s barely anything to…

Day 14: Tavern #inktober

Day 14: Tavern #inktober

Heading west out of the large semi-natural Dwarven cavern, we make our way up a heavily used stone staircase. As we reach the last step we see why these steps were so heavily worn… a sprawling Tavern. Amongst the empty chairs, deserted tables and dusty bottles, a stone well drops vertically down to a slow…

Day 13: Dwarves #inktober

Day 13: Dwarves #inktober

For the 13th drawing of our #inktober map, we find our weary way south from the Shrine. As you pass through another thick blue curtain, the walls turn back to natural stone. Before you a vast cavern like room has been carved from what was probably a natural opening. Large, thick but ornately carved pillars…

Day 11: Potions #inktober

Day 11: Potions #inktober

Man was I dreading this day. Potions!? How do you draw a POTIONS themed room from a lofty position high above a dungeon. What can you add to a Dungeons and Dragons map to make people think, potions?! Surely my penmanship isn’t good enough to draw individual potions I was dreading this #inktober day, especially…