Monthly Archives: February 2015

Star Wars is a time abyss

Andrew Rilstone, who writes more perceptively about Star Wars than just about anyone else alive, is counting down to the release of Episode 7. His most recent post in the series has a passage that really resonated with me: When … Continue reading

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Capturing a Diplodocobra for the Neanderthal queen

Quick synopsis of how we got here: whilst exploring the wilds of Eloria (largest of the eastern chunks of Dinosaur Island, details here), we ran across…(random roll on a table I’ve not posted yet)…a local potentate in exile, Orv Immeral, … Continue reading

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10 Sorcerous Plots

Here are some grandiose and mostly evil plans stolen from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and loads of other pulp writers and comic book scribes.¬†I haven’t sorted out this list to match plots with specific Dinosaur Island sorcerors¬†– I … Continue reading

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The sorcerors of Dinosaur Island

  The Dinosaur Island archipelago is currently ruled by ten sorcerors, not by any plan or mutual agreement, but because that just happens to be the temporarily stable situation at the time the party reaches the isles. Although certain sorcerors … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Island: the T. rex fight

Here’s how the much-anticipated T. rex fight went down. From a local neanderthal tribe we hired two mammoths with their mahouts and six spearmen. Also along were our three hirelings, Gustav the greataxe-wielding barbarian, Vaskin the archer, and Blixa the … Continue reading

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More Dinosaur Island tables: interesting hex features, and death and dismemberment

In the last post I mentioned that the party had taken refuge in a randomly-generated necropolis. Here’s the table for that, in PNG (pictured) and PDF (link below). Dinosaur Island hex features I also tweaked Trollsmyth’s awesome death and dismemberment … Continue reading

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Dinosaur hunting for low-level wimps

I’ve been rereading Robert E. Howard’s original Conan stories, inspired in large part by this awesome Kickstarter. Not all of the Conan stories, just some. I find REH like Lovecraft or Burroughs: I get occasional manias for them, but I … Continue reading

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