Author: Randal Meyer

Randal has been gaming in the DnD/PFRPG space since the late 90s, most of it as a GM. His inspiration is greatly drawn from his early love of fantasy and sci-fi books (especially choose your own adventures) and video games (Zelda, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy). Drawing mazes as a kid (with multiple floors, pits, ropes, doors, and keys) prepared him for running adventures as an adult. He knew early in his life that he wanted to build web sites and applications, and has been doing so since ’99. During the rise of DnD Minis, he used these skills to build the DnD Minis Warband Builder and the Dungeon Tiles Mapper tool. Since the creation of Pathfinder, all of his gaming has transitioned to it, along with his web tools. His RPG credentials can be found browsing www.elvenintrigue.com and www.halfmugtavern.blog while his professional credentials can be found at www.randaltmeyer.com.

Spellcasting Teamwork Feats

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I love casters. Sure, my first character was a fighter. But once I learned the rules of the game, my next character was an fighter/mage (elven bladesinger to be exact). I was hooked on magic. 9 out of…

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Creature Template: Imaginary Friend

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Of all the content I wanted to write for Wayfinder #18, I was only able to prepare one piece in time. I now have an entire fishing village and the surrounding area floating around in my head. One…

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Random Spellbook Generation

Years ago, while discussing the annoyance of creating random spellbooks for enemy wizards, my friends and I pondered a way to resolve it. When I started running Rise of the Runelords, I realized how truly annoying this task…

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Theme Parks in Space!

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What if you took a look at some popular theme parks around the world today, and then put them in space. And then you tried to look deeper at the park, to see what is really going on…

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Boiling Spit Take

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During an online conversation earlier this week, I was suddenly laughing about how funny it would be for somebody to cast a spell on a cup as somebody is about to take a drink, causing them to spit…

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Random Weather Generation

Not long after joining the Know Direction Discord, I had a conversation about random weather generation with Luis Loza. I quickly built a prototype random generator using Paizo’s weather tables, and we were happy! Ultimate Wilderness was releasing…

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The Half-Life of Dice

While rearranging my desk, for better access to both work things and my gaming books (I work at home), I decided to finally take my bin of dice and put them in the divided container that I bought…

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Knowledge (Religion) and Linguistics

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Long before Pathfinder Unchained brought us cool new ways to use skills (looking at you background skills, skill unlocks, and Lore), I made house rules for some skills that I thought deserved more attention. Specifically, I felt that…

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1st level Magic Items

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Generally speaking, caster PCs begin with 70 gp to spend on starting equipment that is typically spent on standard adventuring equipment (class kits, skill kits, clothes, weapon, scrolls, etc). Depending on the style of campaign, and the rules…

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Starting with Magic

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For years now, I have been creating content and passing it around my circle of gamer friends. For almost half of that time, I have pondered how to produce my content for others to consume. I decided late…

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