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Things from the Flood

Things from the Flood is a sequel to the great roleplaying game Tales from the Loop, published by the Swedish publisher Fria Ligan. If you likes Tales from the Loop, you should definitely check this game out. Tales from the Loop is one of my favourite games. It is a...

Ruin Masters by Riotminds

Drakar och Demoner has been for years one of the most popular roleplaying game in Sweden. Riotminds, the publishers of the awesome roleplaying games Trudvang Chronicles and Lexoccultum, have updated the ruleset and re-designed the game, and now the it is available in...

Ravenhold – Darkness over Kryptgarden

Ravenhold is the latest instalment of the Darkness over Kryptgarden adventure path. Are you brave enough to take on the ancient keep Ravenhold, the dungeon below it and the warlock-wight that inhabits it? Ravenhold is the latest modules in the Darkness over...

Take a stand

Roleplayers are a diverse community and because of that we often need to be even more tolerant of each other. However, we also need to take a stand in order to ensure an empowering, safe and inclusive environment for all gamers. Throughout the years I’ve played...

Lexoccultum – Carta Monstrorum

One of the most interesting games I bought in 2018 was Lexoccultum by the Swedish publisher Riotminds. Last week Riotminds announced a new Kickstarter project, a new book and addition to Lexoccultum, Carta Monstrorum. Last few weeks have been great. I’ve mostly been...
Why I don’t use CR

Why I don’t use CR

D&D tends to get more combat heavy than many other roleplaying games and dungeon masters can use a game mechanic call CR or Challenge Rating. I don’t use CR and here’s why.  Ok, picture this:  A party of adventurers is trekking down a dark corridor in a...

Does player agency matter?

Does player agency matter?

D&D is probably the most played roleplaying game at the moment. But how much freedom have players in D&D and how much is the player agency? Few weeks ago my son asked me to run Out of the Abyss for him and his friends. I’ve played with him since he was 8 years...

Take a stand

Take a stand

Roleplayers are a diverse community and because of that we often need to be even more tolerant of each other. However, we also need to take a stand in order to ensure an empowering, safe and inclusive environment for all gamers. Throughout the years I’ve played...

Group dynamics and player roles

Group dynamics and player roles

Do you sometimes feel as if every campaign is the same? Still you use another system, new module and different characters, but everything stays the same? Perhaps the group dynamics have stagnated, but what to do? A decade or so ago, after playing with the same group...

Games, editions and stories

Games, editions and stories

Which is the most preferred game in your group? Do you prefer one game over other? One system over other or one edition above all other editions? Or do you just like roleplaying, no matter what set of rules is being used? As long as the story is awesome? I run a...

Trudvang Chronicles – Player tips and inspiration

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...

Lexoccultum – Alter Ego review

Lexoccultum – Alter Ego review

Lexoccultum is due to be released in the next few weeks by the Swedish studio Riotminds. Lexoccultum is a horror rpg, one using the same game system as Trudvang Chronicles. Alter Ego is the player's handbook. Here's our review of it. It's no secret that I'm a fan of...

Roleplayers – a diverse community

Roleplayers – a diverse community

Last few weeks have been quite revealing and shed light on some problems in the gamer society. Has the empowerment of social media magnified these problems or have they always been there? Are we a diverse community or divided? I think it’s fair to say that the last...

My Favourite Campaign: City by the Silt Sea

My Favourite Campaign: City by the Silt Sea

City by the Silt Sea by Shane Lacy Hensley is one of my favourite campaigns of all times. It tells the story of dangerous ruins on the edge of the Tyr Region, where an ancient evil stirs. It's time for heroes.  Something awakens beneath the ruins of ancient Giustenal,...

What makes 5th edition great

What makes 5th edition great

The 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons was published in august 2014 and has been a huge success. Many fans believe the 5th edition to be the best edition ever published. But what makes this edition great? I still remember when I bought my first D&D player’s...

Things from the Flood

Things from the Flood

Things from the Flood is a sequel to the great roleplaying game Tales from the Loop, published by the Swedish publisher Fria Ligan. If you likes Tales from the Loop, you should definitely check this game out. Tales from the Loop is one of my favourite games. It is a...

Ruin Masters by Riotminds

Ruin Masters by Riotminds

Drakar och Demoner has been for years one of the most popular roleplaying game in Sweden. Riotminds, the publishers of the awesome roleplaying games Trudvang Chronicles and Lexoccultum, have updated the ruleset and re-designed the game, and now the it is available in...

Lexoccultum – Carta Monstrorum

Lexoccultum – Carta Monstrorum

One of the most interesting games I bought in 2018 was Lexoccultum by the Swedish publisher Riotminds. Last week Riotminds announced a new Kickstarter project, a new book and addition to Lexoccultum, Carta Monstrorum. Last few weeks have been great. I’ve mostly been...

Sometimes, D&D just isn’t it

Sometimes, D&D just isn’t it

We Yawners haven't been around all that long but one thing has become very, very clear. It is a hell of lot harder to get eyeballs on articles that are not D&D related. Our D&D pieces get a lot of attention, a lot of views and considerable response. When we...

Nordic Roleplaying Games

Nordic Roleplaying Games

Lately we have been reviewing and writing about new and emerging roleplaying games from Sweden, e.g. Trudvang Chronicles and Tales from the Loop. But there are other roleplaying games, in English or some of the Nordic languages, that are noteworthy and here are just a...

Degenesis: The Rebirth

Degenesis: The Rebirth

Degenesis: The Rebirth is a german roleplaying game, published by Sixmorevodka, that takes place a on planet Earth a few centuries in the future. Earth was hit by meteors by the end of the 21. Century and those that survived needed to find new means to survive, as the...

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