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Jack Of Tales, Jack the Giantkiller.
Of Gods and Gamemasters.
A folk hero in a world of Giants that need killing.
Master of myth
Seanchai of stories
I make monsters, gods, villains, and worlds.
I drink coffee and I know things.
I'm funny and I try to be kind.
#ttrpg #worldbuilding #dnd #gurps #genesys #mutantsandmasterminds #WoD #NWoD #werewolf #vampire #folklore #mythology #stream #streaming #youtube #youtuber #podcast

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Jackgiantkiller, to worldbuilding
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prompt 3/1/24
This day in 509 BC, Publius Valerius Publicola celebrated the Roman Republic's first Triumph over the former King of Rome. When was your world's greatest fallen empire or extant nation's founding, and is it celebrated to this day?

Jackgiantkiller,
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@rivetgeek cool!

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1/27/24 Many worlds have magical/exceptional minerals and metals. Mithril , tilkal and galvorn from Tolkien, adamantine (and adamantium) from Greek myth, DnD, and Marvel, etc. What such materials exist in your world? Who uses them? What do they do?

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Prompt 1/14/24:
In honor of my fiftieth birthday (It's time to go on an adventure!)
How do people celebrate birthdays, in your setting, if they do? All on the same day of the year? On the day they actually are born? Do they receive gifts?Do they give them, like hobbits?

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@mrundkvist Nice. I'm going to quietly play video games.:)

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prompt 1/13/24
Does your fantasy setting include firearms? Why not? Given that the tech used to make full plate and rapiers came after we'd been using guns for a while, what happened to keep folks from using gunpowder in your world? If you want to be more in line with history, you need to explain the lack of firearms more than their presence.

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@kyonshi nice

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Prompt 1/12/24
What kind of games do they play in your setting? Do they have chess? Poker? Holochess? Their own card games, their own roleplaying games even? How do they pass the time in camp before sleep, or in the evenings after work? Everyone has leisure activities...what do people in your setting do?

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@peterdrake I need an explanation of how that works.:)

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Prompt 1/92024
What are your naming conventions? What linguistic base do you use to inspire them? Randomly thrown together syllables or a Fantasy Name Generator are ok, but to really sound good, use the sounds and constructions of real languages (dead ones or ones you know fairly well) to match the culture you've chosen. Tolkien's constructed languages follow real world patterns. (To be fair, for the most part, using his works pretty well, especially if you aren't a pro.)

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@SJohnRoss Legit. What , in your view, might that look like? What would be clearly different about the prompts? I started out the new year with the basic stuff, I might get more indepth as the year goes on.

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@SJohnRoss legit. I'll put some though into it.:)

Jackgiantkiller, to DnD
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New Blog Post:
An Alternate Ecology of Orcs, pt 1. Really just an exploration of their origins and what I think (just my opinion) are some of the base causes of controversy surrounding them. Later parts will get into new backgrounds and lore.
https://www.ofgodsandgamemasters.com/blog/an-alternate-ecology-of-orcs-pt-1

Jackgiantkiller, to DnD
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I make monsters, gods, villain, cults, entire Patrons, and I'll even consult with you on ways to improve your own worlds. 41 years experience, deep knowledge.
Hire me for your DnD5e and other ttrpg needs today.
https://www.ofgodsandgamemasters.com/services

Jackgiantkiller, to DnD
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eniko, (edited ) to random
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Hey so does anyone here play ? Never had any luck asking on twitter but people here skew older

Boosts would be nice. @Njord and I have been looking for a group to play with for many years now, to no avail

EDIT: Looks like there's enough people on here that would be interested in a game, so if you want to run one please let me know

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@eniko @Njord
I have. Mostly ran it. It's fun, but a lot of work for the GM

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I know they're still out there, but I miss blogs. I miss them being one of the main ways of expressing oneself on the Internet. For a fun bit of nostalgia, I was kind of skimming through neocities.org. Those (sorta) early, heady days of the Internet have a lot of great memories for me.

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@montecook i have a blog.:)
ofgodsandgamemasters.com/blog

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mrundkvist, to DnD Swedish
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The knight errant of the courtly romances is the great grandpa of the Dungeons & Dragons murder hobo.

Jackgiantkiller,
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@mrundkvist True.

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D&D has generally not actually required that you murderize your opponents to get that sweet sweet XP.

But also, dumping the morale rules was a mistake.

Fights ending with one side breaking and running or surrendering genuinely SHOULD be more common.

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@LeviKornelsen I use Wis saves for this, or simply have them run when it makes sense to run. But yeah, rules for it would be good.

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@juergen_hubert @austria @folklore very cool. I want to stat one.:)

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EDIT: Updated!

If you're posting a game on Itch or Drivethru, and you're not sure what to write...

That's sales copy, and there are books and books about it. I've read plenty, and then proceeded to write good copy for, like, three of my games. I'm lazy. But it DID improve their downloads, visibly.

So if you want a very basic, one-page, zero-level starter, I have one for you; see the picture or the link. (Left column, how-to, right column, example).

https://levikornelsen.itch.io/one-page-sales-copy-guide

Jackgiantkiller,
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@LeviKornelsen thanks!

Jackgiantkiller,
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@LeviKornelsen Thanks!

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Speaking of childhood food memories, is cinnamon sugar just a (US) Midwest thing? My mom would combine cinnamon and sugar and put it on toast for me when I was little.

Jackgiantkiller,
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@montecook I've had it every where from Spain to Louisiana.

Jackgiantkiller, to worldbuilding
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Hey. Do yourself a favor and sub to my YT channel for songs, poetry, voices, , actual plays like the Successor States of Rega and Terror at Bone Gulch, video blogs, my Myths and Monsters series, and soon vids of panels like our 'Evil' races discussion.

https://www.youtube.com/@OfGodsandGamemasters

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