If you have never heard of the Viking period game called Hneftafl, you are in for a treat. If you have heard of it, or even played it, you're in for one anyway, because this might get you back around the board, saving or dooming the king, drinking mead by the fire as the dogs worry a bone in the rushes at your feet.

These are the games that I came up with for the Games for Terrible Parties episode of D-Infinity Live. For the first couple I seemed to be channeling Terrible Games for Parties, so I tried to make up for that with the third one. But I think the fourth entry is actually s decent rehashtag of a classic kids game.


One of the points we talked about last night on the Unusual Creatures show was that the creatures need to suit the setting. Throwing an allosaurus into a normal fantasy game feels odd, and not the good odd of an Oddity. It just feel kinda wrong, unless there is a reason for the allosaurus being there.

By now, it should come as no surprise ot anyone who has read Runequest Thursday, that I love The Fantasy Trip! I have used Advanced Wizardry several times in the past as inspiration for new Sorcery spells for my own system.

Here are the notes for my entry for our DIY Apocalypse Challenge on “d-Infinity Live!” I have not had much time to tidy them up, but they answer all the questions and the setting is done in the "Back of the Book Blurb" style, which give a pretty good idea of the bare bones of the setting.

A couple of days ago we did a Live Challenge Episode in which Brendan Cass challenged us to design a game mechanic, or better yet an entire game or setting, based on a mundane household item. We had a LOT of fun with this one and the discussion was very lively to say the least, though I would say that it was probably one of the toughest challenges we have attempted so far.