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Building Here Be Taverns: Version 2

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by Neal F. Litherland

I’ve sat at many game tables over the years, attended more than a few LARPs, and run my share of games. Throughout that experience I have noticed that whenever a game master talks about how the rules “just get in the way of their story” it sends up a big, fat, red flag that tells me to get going while the getting is good.

If you are a game master who feels that rules are nothing more than an impediment for the story that you’re telling, take a moment to step over to the other side and try to see things from your players’ perspective.

by Neal F. Litherland

If you’ve ever read Tolkien’s work, you’re probably familiar with the old complaint that he’ll spend half a page on how green the grass is, or provide the history for a dozen generations of trees as the Fellowship walks past them on the road. A lot of game masters will attempt to duplicate that style and feeling, believing it will make their games more immersive.

I can tell you this right now… it won’t. 

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by Adam Waselnuk

Here Be Taverns is a random generator for RPG inspiration. I originally built it in 2015. It was my first side project. Since then, the project has remained untouched...

Until now.

I've learned a few things about building great web apps since 2015. I've also been diving deeper into what Game Masters are looking for in a random generator. It's time to bring that knowledge to bear and launch a superior Version 2 of Here Be Taverns.