Religion Under the Lugal, Plus Some Gods

Religion is one of those black holes of RPGs. Many incarnations of religion are simplistic and lacking in cultural flavor, at the benefit of being easily understood and gameable. Going too complex and adding in culture-specific or historically inspired flavor can spice things up and provide fun things to think and talk about, but too […]

The Royal Household of the Lugal

The Lugal has proclaimed himself King of All, ruler of all on land, in sea, in air, underwater, and in orbit. A full list of his titles would take seventeen and three quarters hours to recite. This is demonstrated yearly during the annual Pronouncement of Command, a festival in which specially trained scribes recite from […]

A History of the World in Lies

In my previous post, I said that my next goal was to flesh out Old Tophet. Plans have changed a bit, both because I’d like to sketch out some higher concept background for the world to provide context and define terms, and also because I just don’t feel like working on the city yet. So […]

Gygax 75: Endless Rest Cave

If you’re my player, get the hell outta here. I know I messed up by recruiting half my readership as my players, but I’m not going to spoil my dungeons to pad my stats. You’ve been warned, spoilers ahead. I’m back on the campaign prep grind, and this week I’m tackling the most difficult part […]

Week ???: What is a “Week” anyway?

Happy New Year, to those who observe linear time! The last few weeks have been a bit of a doozy here in the Liechtenauer household. Between the holidays, some deeply unfortunate personal incidents, and general malaise, I have been slacking off mightily with my blogging. No more! My hiatus is broken, and the worldbuilding continues. […]

Week 1: The Pitch

A week late isn’t too late. Right? Right? This post is the first in a series of five, chronicling my completion of the Gygax 75 Challenge. I’ve been allowing ideas to bang around inside my head for over a week now, and it’s time to finally let them burst forth onto this soft and unsuspecting […]

Dispatches from the Sword Pit

This sorry excuse for a blog is an attempt to finally put out into the world the gaming and worldbuilding ideas that have been banging around in my head for a very long time. Specifically, the inciting cause is that I’ve been roped into running an AD&D campaign that will be starting in the coming […]