When does your game prep start? For me it begins before my players even leave the table.
Sunday, July 21
For those that don’t know, True Friend is a merit in Vampire the Requiem 2nd edition that gives the PC a person that they can truly trust.
Keys in Dungeons and Dragons are underutilized in my opinion. They are a minor treasure which can be found along the travels.
Ancient tomes, codices, scrolls & tablets filled with lore ranging from the mundane to the obscure, seemingly as likely to elucidate as they are to blast one’s mind into tatters.
Saturday, July 20
A virtual tabletop such as Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, Astral Tabletop, etc. is a modern-day solution to a modern day problem. That problem is, of course, “no one plays RPGs where I live”.
Class is in session! It’s time to get sneaky with the roguish archetype known simply as the Thief.
Players can often be the source of their own problems.
Call of the Deep is an outstanding campaign that can easily rival the official campaigns by Wizards of the Coast.
Friday, July 19
Maps are a classic thing when it comes to TTRPGs such as Dungeons & Dragons.
One of the most exciting moments in any new RPG is the start of a new campaign: you have a new world, new characters, and a new story full of excitement and possibility.
One of the core complaints I have of Fifth Edition’s word choice in this matter is that the term “Deadly” when applied to encounters, doesn’t really mean deadly, especially if the party is fully-rested.
Most tribes live in swamps, but about a third of the population lives in underwater air-filled caves.
Thursday, July 18
Creatures do more than rip, bite, tear, and pummel player characters for the fun of it.
I am not here to convince you that Dungeon and Dragons dice rolls need to held on a pedestal but to show how even the bad rolls can be something great.
These early video games have a lot to teach us about dungeon design mechanics that easily translate into the world of DnD.
The many hardcover adventures of D&D fifth edition are known for their stellar maps.