Neal Litherland

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Neal Litherland is an author, freelance blogger, and RPG designer. A regular on the Chicago convention circuit, he works in a variety of genres.

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50 Shades of Rage
a month ago
The word barbarian brings to mind certain images. Snowbound brutes with fur cloaks and broad swords, their long hair whipping in the wind as they howl savage battle cries, undeterred by the exhaustion...
5 Tips for Playing Better Evil Characters
2 months ago
When we sit around a table with our favorite RPG, we can take on the roles of some of the greatest heroes in the land. From powerful wizards and noble warriors, to mysterious rangers and light-fingere...
Glima: The Martial Art Created by the Vikings
2 months ago
When the Norsemen sailed out of Scandinavia, they quickly cultivated a bloody and fearsome reputation. Brutal warriors and vicious raiders, they were also skilled sailors and navigators, and they esta...
10 Backgrounds for Your Spellcasters
2 months ago
Magic is one of the most potent tools in a fantasy setting, and it comes in many forms. A gift from the gods, a product of long study, an accident of birth, unlocking the mystical potential of music, ...
5 Tips for Playing Better Noble Characters
3 months ago
Fantasy stories are replete with tales of noble adventurers. From princes like Charming and Valiant, to knights in shining (or dented and hard-used) armor, to sorcerer queens and pirate lords, it seem...
10 Backgrounds for Your Scoundrels
3 months ago
Every party has at least one member who doesn't play by the expected rules. Someone who's got an angle, who has contacts, or who knows just how to lean on somebody. They go by a lot of different names...