Ready Review: Folklore & Basilisk!

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With so many new, robust systems coming out, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller, indie releases that have come out over time. Today, I take you back to early 2013 and the release of a rules-lite RPG named Folklore, by Seth Zaloudek. Read More

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Star Wars Monday: X-Wing ep. 1

Introduction

Greetings, cadet.  My name is Andrew but you may also refer to me by my designated Imperial serial number (ok, it’s actually the username on all of my social media accounts): FRFC3S.  First of all, I would like to thank Ready to Role for picking up my content and providing a platform for my content to reach even more readers and hopefully encourage some crossover between the different game universes promoted on this site.  As a kid, I liked Star Wars, but my tabletop gaming experience started with Wizards of the Coast’s Pokemon and Decipher’s Young Jedi CCGs around 1998-1999.  Shortly thereafter, during the Urza’s Block, I got into a little game called Magic: the Gathering.  After a good bit of fumbling around, I played Type I (now called Vintage?) until I quit Magic after winning a Darksteel prerelease flight, selling all of my cards, and buying a car.  Read More

Persuasion Check: Unearthed Arcana – Feats for Skills

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Another Unearthed Arcana, another set of playtest rules to check out!

This time around we get a slew of new feats, each focused on one of the in-game skills. They each follow a standard formula- buff the base ability score and proficiency, and a passive feature or flavorful ability, be it a new action, bonus action, or access to spells.

I’m going to run the gamut of these, discussing their third point, and what I think about it as it would affect the game. Read More

Creating Your Own Homebrew Pantheon – Part 1

This is the first installment in a five part series where I take you through my process of creating your own pantheon, from the beginning steps here in part one, to a deeper dive about your deities in part three, and finally a finished example of my Syvega Pantheon in part five.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five


There is nothing more satisfying than running a game in a world you created yourself. Your cities, your cultures, your continents- your everything! Making a homebrew campaign is a lot like writing a screenplay, and running the sessions is like watching actors without a script find their way through the scenes. Read More

A Handful Of Magic Items 2

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We’re back with the second set of magic items that I created for Knights of the Pool table. Like the set before, I made these with the specific characters and players in mind; items that add to their arsenal rather replace part of it. Without further ado, here we go:

Staff of Conjuration

This staff counts as magical for the purpose of overcoming damage resistance, but otherwise has the same stats as a quarterstaff. It also bestows the following passive buffs to the person attuned to it:

  • Find Familiar no longer consumes material components if cast as a ritual
  • +1 to Arcana checks

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Ready Review: Dragoon

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If you had the choice between being yourself or being a dragon, chances are pretty good you’ll choose being a dragon.

This is exactly what Dragoon so wonderfully allows you to do, giving you the option of making yourself richer by decimating those humans who for some reason keep building up towns next to a dragon’s lair, or by fearing them into loyalty and paying you a tribute. As a matter of fact, when you’re a dragon, the only thing that can possibly be a pain to you is another dragon. Read More

A Handful of Magic Items

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Today, I’m serving up a handful of low-level magic items. In my current campaign, I’m trying to keep the power of magic lower than I normally would, all while trying to keep it fun for the players! It’s a tough balance, but it’s giving me good practice with magic item creation. Here are a few that I’ve made for Knights of the Pool Table:

Javelin of Swift Wind

Once per day, when thrown at a maximum distance of 30 feet, the wielder can choose to be pulled magically through the air behind it, landing in an adjacent square next to the target closest to the wielder. The damage counts as magical for the purpose of overcoming damage resistance. The stats are otherwise the same as a normal javelin. Read More

Are you Ready To Role?

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“Ok, time to start this campaign. You all meet… on the internet.”

(This has been editted since original posting to better reflect the current state of Ready To Role)

Thanks for taking the time to check out Ready To Role! I’ve always had the desire to start up my own gaming and tabletop website, and in December 2016 I made the leap to start working on it. This post originally went up in March after some trial runs and articles to test my commitment, and I feel like now we’re at a good place. Things didn’t turn out quite as planned from the start, with the scrapping of two podcasts (one of which never even got started), the addition of the talented Andrew writing about Star Wars: Destiny and Star Wars: X-Wing, the addition of Craig working on the site’s appearance, logos, and video frames (and anything else that you think looks nice), and some changes to the kind of content I found people caring about. Below is a short summary of each tag and what you can expect to find there, and I hope you enjoy what you find! If you do, be sure to follow us on our social media- just knowing we have people who enjoy our content helps drive us to keep creating more and more for all of you! -Robb
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