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Posted on 8 June 2016 By

I have been badly neglecting this blog: Other than the post about Resource Points for Pathfinder (which was supposed to go live last August but apparently I did not schedule it properly), I haven’t posted anything in a very long time. In the interest of building good habits, I thought I’d post a little about my…


Resource Points for Pathfinder

Posted on 18 August 2015 By

As a GM, one of the problems I have with Pathfinder is the way wealth and equipment are handled by the game. The game is designed with the assumption that the characters will plunder a certain amount of wealth in monster’s lairs and dungeons during the course of their adventures, and that they will spend that…


Townhouses on a City Street

Posted on 11 August 2015 By

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At this point, most of my gaming happens on virtual tabletops which is an interesting challenge as I tend to be a “by the seat of the pants” sort of Dungeon Game Master. As it turns out, running games on virtual tabletops strongly favors those who plan ahead. I’ve been experimenting with building my own…


Pathfinder Craft-Based Item Creation

Posted on 4 August 2015 By

My regular gaming group and I play Pathfinder for the most part, but one thing that never quite sat right with me was the way the game handles magic item creation. Specifically, handling all magic item creation through the Spellcraft skill seems like a waste when the game includes a robust Craft skill subsystem that is…


Weapons In Roleplaying Games

Posted on 15 July 2015 By

I recently built a character for a friend’s Shadowrun campaign. It’s my first time playing Shadowrun and so far I generally like the system, but one thing that bugged me was the primacy of the katana. In the core rulebook for the 5th edition, swords of all stripes from the roman gladius to the monstrous…


The Bridge

Posted on 7 July 2015 By

I was running Trial of the Beast in Paizo’s Carrion Crown adventure path for some friends. The characters were working toward the endgame of that particular adventure when they encountered a rope bridge. This particular bridge was a rickety suspension bridge that spanned a 200-foot drop to the river below. Like the stone bridges elsewhere in Schloss Caromarc,…


The Silent Sea

Posted on 4 July 2015 By

I recently read The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul and learned something valuable about writing from it. I’m not shy about spoilers so read on at your own risk. The Silent Sea was a thoroughly entertaining adventure novel that follows the exploits of Juan Cabrillo and his mercenary crew. It had everything you’d expect of…


Welcome to NHBradson.com

Posted on 2 June 2015 By

Welcome to the website of N. H. Bradson, a writer of fantasy and science fiction. It isn’t much to look at right now, but I’m planning a number of regular features that should be entertaining for writers, readers, and gamers alike in addition to updates on my own work as a writer and a game…