Month: May 2018

Black Void – A new Danish Fantasy RPG

Lately we’ve seen a lot of new Scandinavian roleplaying games. So far, most of these games have come from Sweden but that might be changing. Black Void is a new Danish roleplaying game that was successfully funded through Kickstarter recently. Growing up as roleplayer here in Iceland in the 90’s, there weren’t that many roleplaying games to choose from. Sure, we had AD&D, Cyberpunk, World of Darkness, Shadowrun, Call of Cthulhu and of course the only Icelandic roleplaying game Askur Yggdrasils. There were a few eccentrics that mail ordered lesser known games, like Kult or Warhammer Fantasy RPG, but...

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Midgard, Iceland’s first all-inclusive convention

Midgard, Iceland’s first all-inclusive convention, will be held at Laugardalshöll, in Reykjavik, september 15th and 16th, a weekend of board games, video games, cosplay, table top games, comics, artists, movies, tv series, books, and more. Midgard is Iceland’s first all-inclusive convention, which means there will not be a strong focus on any specific genre or fandom. The goal is to be a home for fans of Video games, board games, cosplay, table top games, comics, artists, movies, tv series, books, and anything else. Of course, there will be many roleplayers there and there will also be something related to roleplaying games. We’d love to see...

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Trudvang Chronicles – Player tips and inspiration

Trudvang Chronicles is a great fantasy roleplaying game. The setting is heavily influenced by Scandinavian lore, the sagas and medieval poems, as well as Celtic legends, like Beowulf. The setting doesn’t have many similarities with D&D and such fantasy roleplaying games. Here are a few tips for players and pointers on where to seek inspiration for Trudvang games. I must admit, I really like Trudvang Chronicles. The setting is right down my alley and has everything I love about the Viking era, the Icelandic Sagas and the Scandinavian medieval poetry (like Hávamál and Völuspá). Of course, there are a...

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Forbidden Lands First Impressions – Time for Action

It’s been a good long while since I wrote the first part of this series on the upcoming Forbidden Lands from Fria Ligan (Free League). A lot has changed in my personal and playing life in that time – I started a new job that keeps me unbelievably busy, my wife has finally returned home with a fresh PhD and I’ve reached a certain point I’ve been at before – I’ve had my fill of D&D and its derivatives. It happens every few years, I’ve stretched the system to its limits and must explore other things before the probably...

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Creating interesting traps and puzzles

Traps and puzzles are almost essential to a good dungeon crawl. They can add greatly to the atmosphere and make things very exciting. However, it’s easy to solve these with simple skill rolls. Here are a few ideas on how you can make traps and puzzles even more interesting. I must admit, I like a good dungeon crawl. No, I really like good dungeon crawls. I think that is the ultimate form of D&D and a well designed dungeon has all three pillars of a good fantasy RPG; combat, exploration and roleplaying. A huge part of the dungeon crawl...

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