Homebrew Holiday Gifts – RPG Blog Carnival
To my friends in the United States – Happy Thanksgiving!
Since I started this blog I’ve been taking part in the monthly RPG Blog Carnival. Currently organized by Johnn Four over at Roleplaying Tips, the carnival is hosted by a different blog each month. The owner of the hosting blog picks a RPG-related theme and then invites other bloggers to write at least one post on that theme in their own blogs. Those bloggers then provide a link to their posts somewhere in the comments of the host blog’s introductory carnival post. At the end of the month, the blog hosting the carnival gathers up all of the links in a new blog post and puts them together in a nice little package for all to see. Check out November’s carnival theme “A Stack of Surprises,” hosted by Mike Bourke of Campaign Mastery.
In December, I’ll be hosting the carnival. If you’ve been following me for a while or you’ve checked out the Free Game Resources section of this site, you know I love crafting homebrew creations. For fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons I’ve created numerous backgrounds, magic items, monsters, D&D fifth edition rules modules, spells, adventures, and more. I’ve also been on a Shadow of the Demon Lord pregen creation kick recently, since there don’t seem to be many out there for this new game yet.
Now I’m inviting others to join in the fun. This holiday season, give the gift of your gaming creations. Create a new monsters, feat, spell, force power, weapon, magic item, NPC, PC, adventure, map, world, background, rule, society, or anything else you can dream up. It could be for your favorite game system or something system agnostic! It doesn’t matter. Heck get into the spirit and stat out Santa or go dark and make a murderous longsword forged in the blood of demons. Your imagination is the only limit. No creation is too small if it’s one that came right out of your brain.
Leave links to those creations in the comments below and at the end of the month I’ll post them up in a nice blogtastic package for GMs everywhere to steal for their games! Give the gift of gaming, my friends. There’s going to be plenty homebrew fun to come from this blog as well, so stay tuned!
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November 26, 2015 @ 11:37 am
Are you interested in non-D&D material? What about a complete game system?
Here’s a Final Fantasy RPG that you may like:
Disk 1: http://bit.ly/FFRPG4thCD1
Disk 2: http://bit.ly/FFRPG4thCD2
Forces of Nature Expansion Pack: http://bit.ly/FFRPG4thDLC1
Final Fantasy IV Worldbook: http://bit.ly/FFRPG4thDLC2
Character Sheet: http://bit.ly/FFRPG4thSheet
November 26, 2015 @ 10:39 pm
Hey Bruno… thanks for sharing. Is this legit and do you have a blog where you can link it for the blog carnival instead of just a download site?
November 26, 2015 @ 8:34 pm
I don’t have any awesome homebrew of my own (yet?!) but I can share a link to this really nice set of Lamentations of the Flame Princess pregens that I used for IntroCONso.
Like I said, I didn’t make them up, I just found them on here:
November 26, 2015 @ 10:40 pm
That’s the stuff!
5E Encounter: The Stone Spider | Merric's Musings
November 26, 2015 @ 9:48 pm
[…] Anyway, I rather liked this encounter, so I thought I’d share it with you. This is for you, James Introcaso! […]
November 26, 2015 @ 10:41 pm
Yes! This is awesome and I’m stealing it!
November 29, 2015 @ 1:44 am
https://daemonsanddeathrays.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/bizarre-bazaar-fantastic-items-from-the-planes-for-dd-5th-edition/ Here’s some extraplanar items for curious adventurers! Enjoy.
November 29, 2015 @ 5:54 pm
These are awesome! I will definitely work some into my game.
Bizarre Bazaar – Fantastic Items from the Planes for D&D 5th Edition | Daemons & Deathrays
November 30, 2015 @ 2:31 am
[…] the RPG Blog Carnival. To be more exact, this was made as part of the December 2015 event, “Homebrew Holiday Gifts.” Enjoy and please check out the other posts from other users during the […]
Feel The Burn: Portals to Celestial Morphology Pt 4 of 4 | Campaign Mastery
November 30, 2015 @ 8:56 am
[…] but the carnival now officially moves to jamesintrocaso’s World Builder Blog. The subject: Homebrew Holiday Gifts. Best of luck with it, […]
Gnolls – A Ferocious Race for D&D 5e | Daemons & Deathrays
December 5, 2015 @ 2:01 pm
[…] No matter, here’s another entry in support of the RPG Blog Carnival, particular the Homebrew Holiday Gifts theme for the month of […]
December 6, 2015 @ 1:16 am
Here is a Salve background for 5E D&D.
December 6, 2015 @ 9:49 am
Excellent! And I actually need this for my game so it’s perfect! Thank you!
December 6, 2015 @ 1:18 am
Here is a Force Flavor for the Cypher System. It is a good system for Star Wars, and this helps to make Jedi a little easier.
I have many more creations and House Stuff on my sites 🙂
December 6, 2015 @ 9:50 am
NICE!!!! Super cool. Thanks!
December 7, 2015 @ 12:13 am
Here’s the D&D 5e Gnoll race I promised on facebook, enjoy!
December 7, 2015 @ 5:34 pm
Nice! I have a player who LOVES gnolls. He’s gonna enjoy this!
December 7, 2015 @ 7:35 am
Here’s a race of dog men based on awakened cooshie (elven dogs) that I just wrote up for my world of Eska. Included is a conversion of a magic item from way back in Dragon #102.
December 7, 2015 @ 5:32 pm
Yes to dog men. Hell yes to wand of teeth. Thanks for this!
The very-expected Unexpected Blog Carnival Roundup | Campaign Mastery
December 7, 2015 @ 8:58 am
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Arcane Game Lore « Mr. M’s Equipment Emporium – December Blog Carnival
December 9, 2015 @ 11:01 am
[…] RPG Blog Carnival is being hosted by James Introcaso at the World Builder Blog and is entitled Homebrew Holiday Gifts. The topic is giving a gift of your gaming creations. I’ve had the idea to start a series […]
December 9, 2015 @ 11:09 am
Whoa! Nice location. Two-sheet locations are an awesome idea. I hope you keep making more!
December 9, 2015 @ 11:44 am
Looks like there is already a pingback so I don’t need to start a new thread but here’s the link again so it’s in the body and not just the title:
I’m glad you like it. This will be the first in a series of “Two Sheet Adventures” that includes maps, location descriptions, an NPC, and possible adventure seeds. I’m still working on finalizing the layout but I have ideas for dozens of locations and am going to try to put out one a month in the future. This one will probably come out officially in its final form in January. The blog post is a sneak peek.
December 13, 2015 @ 8:40 pm
Here’s a 5e conversion of the Obsidian Giant out the Teratic Tome from Neoplastic Press.
December 13, 2015 @ 10:16 pm
Whoa!!! That’s awesome. Can’t wait to use it in my game!
Hey, Hey We’re the Monkeys (and Apes) | Power Word Kill
December 15, 2015 @ 1:15 am
[…] jungle adventure I am building for my players, as well as, contributing to Worldbuilderblog’s RPG Carnival Event, I am creating a series of low-level primate beasts for the characters to interact with or wild […]
December 15, 2015 @ 1:18 am
Hi James, here is my entry on some new low-level primates for 5e: http://wp.me/p6PmQq-ay
December 15, 2015 @ 9:47 am
Yes! Where are the monkeys? I’ve been thinking that since I got my MM! Thanks for this!
December 15, 2015 @ 3:22 pm
Just realized that my most recent blog post counts as a “Homebrew Holiday Gift” as well even thought I didn’t call it out as part of the blog carnival in the post. It’s a digital recreation of the downtown city map for the old Star Frontiers RPG. Here’s the link:
Mapping Port Loren (http://www.arcanegamelore.com/2015/12/15/mapping-port-loren/)
Enjoy. And it might just bring back memories for some of you.
December 15, 2015 @ 3:24 pm
Awesome stuff. Always happy to have a map!!!
Boredom In Pathfinder | Lizard's Gaming and Geekery Site
December 16, 2015 @ 7:15 am
[…] RPGBloggers’ December Carnival is “Homebrew Christmas Gifts”, so, I’ve got an excuse to throw out all sort of little rules and things that burble in my […]
December 16, 2015 @ 7:18 am
OK, here’s a small stocking stuffer… a quick mechanic to help determine if your action-loving chaotic barbarian is really going to twiddle his thumbs in a 10 x 10 room for six hours while the wizard “recharges his wand”, IYKWIM. http://mrlizard.com/rules-and-variants/breakfast-crunch/boredom-in-pathfinder/
December 16, 2015 @ 11:45 am
This is really fun stuff. Love the boredom chart!
December 24, 2015 @ 2:00 am
Hi Scott – thanks for hosting! Here’s a little rules-lite rpg and mini-adventure I’ve cobbled together. Merry Christmas and enjoy!
December 24, 2015 @ 7:34 am
Hey, I’m James, but thanks for this entry! Awesome stuff! Made your own RPG and included an adventure. This looks real fun. Happy holidays!
December 24, 2015 @ 11:35 am
Doh, sorry – not sure how I did that. Thanks!
Pieces Of Creation: Lon Than, Kalika, and the Prison Of Jade | Campaign Mastery
December 24, 2015 @ 8:02 am
[…] Mondays, in the meanwhile, will continue with the usual articles. It’s also worth noting that this month’s Blog Carnival, now almost concluded, is on the subject of giving home-brewed holiday gifts in the form of […]
RPG Blog Carnival: Red Fungus Maze » Tales of a GM
December 26, 2015 @ 1:13 am
[…] To learn more see James’s blog. […]
December 26, 2015 @ 1:46 am
Great topic, very suitable for this time of year.
I have posted an entry at Tales of a GM:
Hope you had a great Christmas
December 27, 2015 @ 9:44 pm
Thanks, Phil. Hope you had an excellent holiday as well.
December 28, 2015 @ 1:56 am
Yes thanks, we did. The boys were pretty good about sharing, and there were some great geeky gifts. I have even started tidying the house, so the rising tide of chaos is being beaten back.
All the best for 2016
December 26, 2015 @ 6:50 am
Looks like it’s been a very successful Christmas Blog Carnival, James – congratulations! You already have a pingback from Campaign Mastery’s entry, offering a Pulp Villain and a new take on a Hindu Deity (and her sister) but here’s a proper link http://www.campaignmastery.com/blog/lon-than-kalika/ 🙂
December 27, 2015 @ 9:45 pm
Your posts are always so immersive and well written. Thanks for sharing. This is very cool!
Tyger Tyger Burning Bright | Power Word Kill
December 26, 2015 @ 7:26 pm
[…] is also the second part that I am contributing to the to Worldbuilderblog’s RPG Carnival Event hosted by James Introcaso throughout December. The theme is “Homebrew Holidy […]
December 27, 2015 @ 1:07 pm
Thanks James, here is the second post (Big Cats) shortlink: http://wp.me/p6PmQq-bP
December 27, 2015 @ 9:45 pm
Love it!!!! Thanks so much.
December 29, 2015 @ 5:14 pm
I wrote quite a bit of homebrew this last month, all for 5th edition.
Grippli Zen Monks: http://bit.ly/1YQSa7k
Bone Fly Swarm: http://bit.ly/1NP2g5L
Kyton Tiefling Subrace: http://bit.ly/1mgZiOA
Revised Hunter (Ranger) Subclass: http://bit.ly/1IC67Et
5 Magic Items for Magic Users: http://bit.ly/1IC6bE2
December 31, 2015 @ 4:07 pm
Thanks for all the goodness. You really went hog wild!
December 29, 2015 @ 10:51 pm
hexi here. For my contribution, have a lump of coa… well, actually, galena. Give kobolds enough galena, and they’ll start isolating lead; let them hold on to that lead, and they’ll start giving it to you in the form of ugly little sling bullets.
Redsnout Clan Lead Mine & Manufactory, a vicious little tangle of a map (with bonus discourse on the proper use of traps).
December 31, 2015 @ 4:06 pm
Nice work! I love the map too. This is a great resource!!! Love kobolds.
January 1, 2016 @ 1:34 pm
Bless their little vicious hearts, I love them too. Overused, sure. They’re like classic Coke: you see them everywhere for a reason.*
* Or, if you’re doing things right, you don’t see them everywhere. Just the little barbed black arrows they leave behind….
January Blog Carnival: Gates & Portals » Tales of a GM
December 31, 2015 @ 10:41 am
[…] Read all the entries to last month’s Carnival at World Builder blog. […]
December 31, 2015 @ 2:28 pm
Here’s my version of a goblin PC race for 5e as well as a subrace for my world of Eska.
December 31, 2015 @ 4:04 pm
Nice! I love these little baddies! Good stuff!
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