An Iron Age fantasy game by Ron Edwards, published by his company Adept Press in 2016.
These things can take a lot out of me sometimes. Christoffer and James earn respect and probably sympathy for triggering highly motivated position pieces, and with any luck their actual questions receive replies too. I realized during editing that I didn’t quite land the point regarding changing-up actions in Circle of Hands. The idea is […]
All of the questions this time featured “wheels inside wheels” leading to some thoughtwork. I don’t know if I managed to convey every point successfully, but I’m sure you’ll let me know. So, more about fabulous people-beasts-entities in texts, then a lot about why and why not to rotate GMing, then much crazytalk about dice […]
These are some very think-y questions! Including a lot about beasts and monsters. I want to clarify some things about my response to Sean. First, here are the three “roots” of critical hits in text. They’re not intended to be in order, as I think they were simultaneous at this scale of history: List of […]
For the last few months, I’ve invited patrons to ask me things, which I grapple with and collect as a presentation at the beginning of each month.. I can’t say I really answer them in an Ask Advice fashion, although you’ll certainly learn what I think. Sometimes it’s “I don’t know.” The embedded link goes […]
Two days ago I had the chance to start a Circle of Hands campaign with some people interested in expanding their knowledge about roleplaying games, whose background is mainly focused on the 3.5 and 5 editions of D&D. In the first session we arrived at what I would call a turning point of the first […]
Everytime I played circle of hands (I only played as player), there is some moment when the players want to do something against Rbaja or Amboryion. But nothing in the book helps you to do that. There is no written solution or explicit mechanics to deal with those cosmic forces, far beyond what your character […]
At the Patreon, I began a deeper discussion of my breakdown of “setting” into three more useful terms: backdrop, situation, and scene(s). I presented it first in Circle of Hands and referenced it a lot since then. At first glance, these terms appear to be nested, in order from biggest to smallest, so that situation […]