Category Archives: RPGs

Synnibarr Sunday: A New Synnibarr For a New Era

Republishing: The World of Synnibarr (Kickstarter link) Unless specified otherwise, all references are to The World of Synnibarr, second edition, by Raven c.s. McCracken and Bryce Thelin, copyright 1993 and published by Wonderworld Press. This post is not intended to … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Doodles: Who Let the NERD In?

I’m in Champaign, Illinois, for the rest of the week, checking in at the Home Office and attending the Wolfram Technology Conference. I’ll be pretty busy, so I’ve queued up some daily doodles for you. Finally, here’s a panoply of … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Doodles: Dearest Mummy

I’m in Champaign, Illinois, for the rest of the week, checking in at the Home Office and attending the Wolfram Technology Conference. I’ll be pretty busy, so I’ve queued up some daily doodles for you. A cute li’l mummy! He’s … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Doodles: Scary Stuff!

I’m in Champaign, Illinois, for the rest of the week, checking in at the Home Office and attending the Wolfram Technology Conference. I’ll be pretty busy, so I’ve queued up some daily doodles for you. As you’ve forgotten, I only … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Doodles: Satanic Sweets

The other day I was digging through some stuff and came across a notebook that I used back in my role-playing game days. It contained a bunch of characters, notes, and…doodles! Yes, I am a habitual doodler, especially when I’m … Continue reading

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Synnibarr Sunday: A Plain Old Dagger Costs Only 15 Bucks and Does 100-600 Points of Damage

After a certain point it became impossible to not have ninjas and other Asian-style warriors in your role-playing game. It didn’t matter if the game was set in the distant past, the modern present, or the predicted future (or all … Continue reading

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Synnibarr Sunday: According to Table 90, Hell Iron Weighs 0.211 Pounds per Cubic Inch

Some notes about various substances from Chapter 4 (page 133). Earth Eggs: Nobody knows when and where they’re found, but larger ones are a form of life. Nova Quartz: A note in Table 91 lists four places on Synnibarr where … Continue reading

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Synnibarr Sunday: Not a Photoshop Job! All Documented! All True!

This is the most unbelievable thing in my entire World of Synnibarr handbook: Those are pencil marks. They’re an indication that someone, at some point, considered using this book to actually play the game. It should be noted that the … Continue reading

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