2019-09-18 Episode 26

Podcast The mini settings I like to generate where the environment or the map generates inspiration for conflict: the river valleys generate political entities, the swamps and mountain peaks religious entities, add secret societies, a long war somewhere else...


I feel a bit weird plugging my house rules but here we are and so it goes:

Map generated by Text Mapper



Getting a friendly email about the podcast always brings a smile to my face! 🙂

– Alex Schroeder 2019-09-18 12:41 UTC

So glad you are back with more episodes! This one is pure gold, as are many others in your feed. Now I know what the setting will look like when my open table graduates from dungeons to wilderness. Unless I go with something pre-canned but I find myself struggling with the “when will I have time to read all this and how will I be able to remember everything?” issue for anything much beyond a one-page dungeon. 😝

– Björn Buckwalter 2019-10-01 12:04 UTC

Yes, exactly! The only one that comes close is the Wilderlands of High Fantasy or something like Rob Conley’s Southland and his other mini-settings in the series Points of Light and similar products.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-10-01 12:17 UTC

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