Author Archives: Graeme Barber

Backgrounder 003: Rifts Survivor States

Rifts is my eternal problematic fave, and also a source of bizarre, contradictory, and confusing lore. However, something that’s easy to let fall through the cracks of the gonzo setting is that there are actually many survivor states in the post-apocalypse. That’s right, places that directly trace their lineage, governance, culture, and dominant populations back to the Pre-Rifts era. And this Backgrounder as an overview of them!

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The Cycle of D&D and Video Games

Old timers and grognards alike in the RPG hobby like to complain. “Things were better back in…”, “We didn’t have or need that when we played in…”, and so on and so forth. But one of the oddest complaints I hear is about how games today, and specifically, D&D, are too much like video games. So let’s take a look at a very interesting cycle of mutual influence, and see what we can learn from it. For ease of bracketing years, I’m going to use console generations for this.
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Lore Diver Episode Five

Skip to ~2:50 for the content!

The Yuan-ti are everyone’s favourite serpentfolk to fear, and with good reason! This episode I dive into their evolving lore, how they fit into the Forgotten Realms, and how you might use them to make your game better! Don’t forget to like and subscribe!

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