A few weeks back, I spotted on Twitter a new D&D event that would be held at Origins. It was the Ultimate Dungeon Delve, a timed test of our ability to get through 6 combat encounters with a 6th level team of 5 adventurers that we bring to the table. I immediately recruited Krog the spreadsheet barbarian and Geek’s Dream Girl to help me put together a team.
Archives for June 2009
Say what you will about the man, he did give us dancing zombies, which lead to the above.
As mentioned last week, my next mini-campaign was going to focus on a less scripted, more improv style of gaming. Borrowing from Dave the Game’s 5X5 design method, I created an adventure where multiple plots intertwine, forcing PCs to prioritize and chose what to focus on at any given time. A bit like a Comic […]
My writing schedule is a bit in shambles right now. I’m back at work (albeit part time) and the days I am home, I spend with my kids who are on summer vacation. I’m also focusing on completing my freelance writing assignments and will likely send out my Kobold Quarterly article tonight. (And I’m late […]
Only a short Inquisition this week, since I have lots more Origins goodness to send your way soon, including an epic recounting of our journey to victory over the Ultimate Dungeon Delve, another seminar by Monte Cook (this one about designing dungeons), a seminar about 4e villain design, and my recap of the show’s exhibit hall, along with a few very short podcasts that describe some of the cooler games from the show floor.
I reported live from the 35th Annual Origins Awards via the Critical Hits twitter feed, but here’s the results, with all the nominees and winners:
Next D&D Minis Set “Legendary Evils” spoilers posted DDI: Class Acts The Bard Paragon Paths for Bardic Multiclassers, including a Daring Blade (Order of the Stick reference?) Details on the Doctor Who RPG D&D appearances in webcomics this week: Penny Arcade and PvP The 15 Games You Need For Your New iPhone New article on […]
When asked to sum up the essence of being a game master, Monte often responds with something smart-alek like “everything I know could fill up a book… and so I did and WotC published it.”
I’m glad to report that judging the entries for the One Page Dungeon contest has been completed last night! Chgowiz and I will be announcing the 3 grand winners and a bunch of Category winners on Wednesday July 1st. Don’t miss it! Then, a few weeks later we’ll publish the entries as we promised to […]
It’s been a while since I did a Chatty DM Presents post. It’s a series I started late last year to present a RPG blog that I think could be of interest to readers and I discuss three posts of that blog in a little more detail. Today I want to give new Dungeonmasters some […]