Stone Age Adventures: What Can You Do in a No-Magic RPG?

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Two stone age hunters are surprised by a charging Megafauna Elk

Without Magic, What Kind of Adventures Can an RPG Offer? When we think of roleplaying games, our minds often drift to realms brimming with magic, mythical beasts, and arcane mysteries, and Stone Age adventures don’t really seem to fit. These fantastical elements have become almost synonymous with the RPG genre, setting a certain expectation for what these games entail. Venturing … Read More

Why No Magic? Making a No-Magic Setting

Loren SmallDeep Dive, Game Dev, Game DevelopmentLeave a Comment

Moving on from Magic Magic is a cornerstone of most fantasy tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs), especially Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). The allure of casting fireballs, healing wounds, and transforming into fantastical creatures is an integral part of the D&D experience. So, why would anyone want to remove such a compelling component from the game? That’s the question I grappled with … Read More