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Resources for TTRPG – The Buttolph Collection of Menus

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

  The New York Public Library Digital Collection’s The Buttolph Collection of Menus is an extensive collection of 19,000 menus from the 1850s to now .  I use these as a bit of period colour and to get player characters interacting over something other than how to do the next part of the adventure.  Just keep […]

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The London Mastaba 2018

Resources for TTRPG – Federal Writers Project – Boston and Massachusetts

Friday, February 15th, 2019

  Massachusetts; a guide to its places and people An almanack for Bostonians, 1939 is very similar to the New York almanacs by the FWP – this one includes local holidays, flag days and phases of the moon, Boston looks seaward; the story of the port, 1630-1940

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Holyrood Abbey Window 2017

Resources for TTRPG – Federal Writers Project – Almanac for New Yorkers 1938 and 1939

Friday, February 8th, 2019

The published in 1937 and written by Federal Writers Project authors the Almanac for New Yorkers 1938 has a guide to warnings for small craft, a day by day guide to things that were going to happen in New York along with a fact of the day, a pictorial map of the city, a list of […]

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Finally put together my annual panorama taken from the balcony of the members bar at Tate Modern from July 2018

Resources for TTRPG – Federal Writers’ Project Guides to New York

Friday, February 1st, 2019

I’m a big fan of reading guide books and other period books as source books for RPGs.  Yesterday I stumbled across the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) – a project to provide jobs for unemployed writers established by the US federal  during the Great Depression.   Amongst their output were guides to various parts of the US.    Now […]

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Testing the 9 Sentence Setting So Far

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

I wanted to test how well the 9 Sentence Setting elements work together in anger.  I’ve used it to assemble an RPG setting for a silly idea that keeps coming back to me for a game set in a world not unlike Death in Paradise except the island is a place the dead from an […]

The 9 Sentence Organisation

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Expanding on the 9 Sentence Settlement and the 7 Sentence NPC and last weeks  9 Sentence Region and the 9 Sentence Building this week I’ve been thinking about how to make a compact but useful description of an organisation.  This is my first stab… Heading – Name Line 1: Introduction – Alternate names, leader, size and status Line 2: First […]

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