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Black Void – review

Recently a new Danish fantasy roleplaying game was published. It is called Black Void and was designed by Christoffer Sevaldsen. The game was successfully Kickstarted last year. Here's our review.  There are so many great games being published now in Scandinavia;...

Strongholds & Followers

Strongholds & Followers by Matt Colville is a new supplement for 5E, where you can build extraordinary keeps, castles, monasteries and churches, and get followers for your player characters. The supplement had a super successful Kickstarter campaign last year....

Trudvang Chronicles – Stormlands

Trudvang Chronicles by Riotminds is one of my favourite roleplaying games. Recently Riotminds shipped the Stormlands sourcebook after a successful Kickstarter campaign, which details that part of Trudvang. Here's our review of the book. Ever since I received the...

Becoming a professional Game Master

With D&D's rise in popularity and becoming more mainstream, the need for good game masters rises as well. Are we at the dawn of the professional game masters? What should we expect from such a professional? Roleplaying games have never been as popular as they are...

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...
Becoming a professional Game Master

Becoming a professional Game Master

With D&D's rise in popularity and becoming more mainstream, the need for good game masters rises as well. Are we at the dawn of the professional game masters? What should we expect from such a professional? Roleplaying games have never been as popular as they are...

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...

Black Void – review

Black Void – review

Recently a new Danish fantasy roleplaying game was published. It is called Black Void and was designed by Christoffer Sevaldsen. The game was successfully Kickstarted last year. Here's our review.  There are so many great games being published now in Scandinavia;...

Strongholds & Followers

Strongholds & Followers

Strongholds & Followers by Matt Colville is a new supplement for 5E, where you can build extraordinary keeps, castles, monasteries and churches, and get followers for your player characters. The supplement had a super successful Kickstarter campaign last year....

Trudvang Chronicles – Stormlands

Trudvang Chronicles – Stormlands

Trudvang Chronicles by Riotminds is one of my favourite roleplaying games. Recently Riotminds shipped the Stormlands sourcebook after a successful Kickstarter campaign, which details that part of Trudvang. Here's our review of the book. Ever since I received the...

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...

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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