Weird Fantasy Warfare

I think most people are familiar with the idea of upgrading fantasy warfare to take advantage of fantasty elements. Scenes with dragons as plane substitutes and wizards spells as fantastic artillery are borderline commonplace. Even more unusual elements like tank substitutes (with Umber Hulk-type creatures as the tank) have become increasingly more common (I first…

Plot Hook: Books of the Cthulhu Mythos

I’m reading through Pelgrane Press’ Cthulhu Confidential at the moment and I’m really loving the thought and care they’ve taken in building a RPG focused on a 1 GM and 1 player setup. More significantly for this post, one of the sections within the GM section of the book got me thinking about the origin…

The Trojan Vaccine

The Trojan Horse ploy is a common staple of roleplaying games. So much so that most players can suss out a Trojan well in advance of the trap being sprung. In this plot hook, we disguise the trap by hiding it within the MacGuffin! For this plot hook, present the players with an illness afflicting…