Only a few hours left – if you haven't voted for us for Best Blog in the Ennies, please do so now! http://is.gd/Tx0vJy # #charchive # RT @Hzurr: Woah, "Elemental Hero's Handbook" release in Feb 2012. http://brd.rs/nRYApL New Classes: Sha'ir , shugenja, & elementalist # Dave's Gen Con 2011 Schedule – Wednesday 6:00 PM – […]
Archives for July 2011
For the fourth year in a row, Drunken Dungeon & Dragons is coming to Gen Con. And you can come eat and drink with the players and watch the game.
I am still in the process of brainstorming on the following topics, but this post is an essential part of the process as I express my thoughts so far and more importantly get feedback from others and hear about their experiences. After running an adventure of D&D last week that included our friend Dixon Trimline, he and I were having a post-adventure geek out because we don’t get the chance to talk in person that often. During this geek out we discussed the history of my D&D campaign, specifically the world that has been built before and during the game, when I caught inspiration for an idea of presenting nations and world building as character background “packages” that can be taken by players.
When I got home from DDXP last January, the desire to have a gaming group again had been fanned from a wee spark into a roaring flame. I immediately set about the task of inviting people and getting things set up, and before we knew it, we were playing our first game together. Now, just a shade under 6 months in, I’m taking a step back to see how things are.
From the Archives:: Give Feedback to your GM… and live! Part 1. http://bit.ly/r0NX0E #charchive # Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium to only be released to hobby and game stores and not to big box outlets http://bit.ly/rqCG3X # RT @AdamantEnt: Buckaroo Banzai Adventure Game: Coming in Spring 2012 from Adamant. Announcement: http://bit.ly/qjGZzH # Blood Bowl: Team Manager card […]
In which Chatty relates some anecdotes about his first year as a blogger, his first lessons and, more importantly, his coming to terms with what he always has been since middle school…
There’s a lot going on at Scotty’s during Gen Con. The short, take away is JUST GO, you’ll have fun. That’s enough if this looks like it’s going to be a TL;DR for you.
And so the Dungeon Master, the creator of all things, the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega, oh yes, this Dungeon Master will make you fear death.
The Architect DM series has covered a lot of different aspects or tabletop RPGs ranging from details of a single encounter to the much larger task of planning out an entire game world. I’ve found myself tending to progress through that range from post to post instead of staying to one end or another for more than one or two posts in a row. With this in mind, today’s post comes from some of my more recent thoughts on Campaign planning and how to build towards running a mostly sandbox style game.
As many of you are aware, Critical Hits is up for an Ennie this year. Dave has already given you all several good reasons to vote for us, but I’m here today to seal the deal. I put myself at great personal risk to reveal this information, but a win this year would shed a lot of light on the truth all gamers need to know. The consequences for not reading could be quite random – and deadly!