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How to Make a Fantasy Map in GIMP

How to Make a Fantasy Map in GIMP

With NaNoWriMo fast approaching, you may be planning on writing a fantasy or sci-fi story.  Congrats!  This is one of my favorite genres...

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Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons with Amy Vorpahl

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons with Amy Vorpahl

What's his deal, anyway? Amy Vorpahl is the voice of Fizban, multiverse-spanning god of dragons, in Fizban's Treasury of Dragons. We discuss this character's view of the world, how to write for D&D, and whether Fizban is fun to hang out with. Spoiler alert: he is....

GM Edition: Fun City with Mike Rugnetta & Taylor Moore

GM Edition: Fun City with Mike Rugnetta & Taylor Moore

In Float City, the Emissary. That to me is a monster. It doesn't have a human shape. It is monstrous. It is a thing that is horrific. It causes terror. It is something that is, until you see it, somewhat beyond the ken of the human mind. I think a villain is something...

GM Edition: Chosen Ones D&D

GM Edition: Chosen Ones D&D

Villains don't think they're villains is the thing. They think they're good people most of the time. And so you're watching someone who, in some ways you can sympathize with, because you know, the evil queen was just someone who was wronged and thinks that she...

GM Edition: The First Watch

GM Edition: The First Watch

 I would say more that monster being antagonist that you're not going to have a conversation with. But I think, and you're, yeah, you got me thinking about my own biases now. But even then, why aren't you having a conversation with them? Why aren't you trying to?...

GM Edition: The Last Tapestry

GM Edition: The Last Tapestry

Welcome back to Making a Monster Game Master Edition. Over the next few weeks of this mini-series you'll hear some of your favorite actual-play podcasters discuss what monsters mean to them. GM Edition will be a lot less polished and authoritative than Making a...

GM Edition: Beholder to No One

GM Edition: Beholder to No One

Nikki Yager: A farmer lost his farm and it was burned down by some bandits. So he decided that he's just going to go out and kill all the bandits and make them suffer. But in actuality, he's deciding who a bandit is based purely off of appearance. So all of a sudden...

Avatar Legends on What Makes Azula Scary

Avatar Legends on What Makes Azula Scary

So, with Avatar Legends if I asked that eight year old, what makes Princess Azula dangerous? That eight year old would absolutely have a bunch of answers. And a lot of the answers would talk about her personality. She's ruthless. She's smart, she doesn't care. She's...

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