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How To Use Tarot Cards As A TTRPG Character Writing Tool
I’ve always been super fascinated by tarot cards. They are mysterious, beautiful, and sometimes even feared. But did you know they can be used for more than just telling the future? Here’s my step-by-step process for simple character development using nothing more than a deck of tarot cards. Why Use Tarot Cards? Tarot cards are […]
How To Start A “Choose Your Own Adventure” Twitter Poll
A couple of months ago, I was thinking about those old school “Choose Your Own Adventure” books I used to love as a kid. I somehow always made the choices that killed my character instantly, but I loved trying again for a better ending. Those things kept me occupied for hours. There was just something […]
Ghostlore’s First Birthday!
One year ago I launched Ghostlore Studios on Halloween night under the light of a rare blood moon (I’m still sorta goth like that). I wanted Ghostlore to really soak up that spooky energy before putting it out into the world. Since then, I’ve accomplished so much of what I set out to do and […]
Hellmouth: 5e Buffyverse Homebrew: Half Demon And Vampire Classes
In the final volume of my Buffy: The Vampire Slayer homebrew series, I’m opening the Hellmouth and covering the more evil side of available character classes. If you’re looking for the complete set, check out Hellmouth: 5e Buffyverse Homebrew: Slayer & Watcher Classes and Hellmouth: 5e Buffyverse Homebrew: Witch & Civilan Classes. Welcome To The […]
Hellmouth: 5e Buffyverse Homebrew: Witch And Civilian Classes
Continuing in my Buffy: The Vampire Slayer homebrew series, I present the next two classes: Witch and Civilian. This week I’m rounding out the human class options, expanding on Volume I: Slayer & Watcher. Make sure to check out Hellmouth: 5e Buffyverse Homebrew: Slayer & Watcher Classes for a complete set! Welcome To The Hellmouth […]
Hellmouth: 5e Buffyverse Homebrew: Slayer & Watcher Classes
To celebrate October, I wanted to share something I’ve been working on for quite a while. Over the next couple weeks, I’m releasing unofficial homebrew content for one of my favorite series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer! I thought it’d be the perfect thing to make this Halloween season special. Welcome To The Hellmouth This free […]
A Quick Look At Dice Rituals & Superstitions
It’s finally October, which means things are about to get spookier than usual on the Ghostlore Blog! I thought we’d kick off my favorite time of year with the topic of dice rituals and superstitions! Some like to say that rolling dice is about “probability” or “logic”. But these tried and true dice superstitions and […]
Ten Game Design Tips I Had To Learn The Hard Way
I love making games! It’s always been a huge part of who I am. But it hasn’t always been an easy pastime. Being a self taught game creator, I had to go through quite a bit of trial and error before I perfected my methods. Here are the ten best tips I’ve learned that helped […]
How To Curate A Game Master’s Idea Vault
Do you find yourself pressed for time when planning out your next TTRPG session? Are you always coming up with cool ideas but they don’t really apply to the game you’re currently playing? Maybe you generate a ton of ideas, but life interrupts and they slip away from you. Or perhaps you’re having some trouble […]
Eight Essential Skills That Every Game Master Should Develop
Being a game master is a challenging gig. You are single-handedly responsible for building the framework through which a story is told and populating that framework with action, hooks, and colorful characters. On top of that, you’re also expected to encourage players to engage in collaborative storytelling, be knowledgeable about what’s possible in your world, […]
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