For May’s Fanzine I needed something to fill the gap between when the previous adventure ended and the adventure featured in that issue started. With the recent posts about Lazy GMing I decided to take the lazy way out but it had some interesting spin-offs.… Read the rest
I have been through the adventure notes today adding post-it notes to scenes and locations with little added comments about sounds, smells and little visual ‘clips’ such as dust swirling in a vortex as a door slams shut.
These serve no purpose at all except to remind me to be more descriptive, not great long tracts of prose to be read out just little details to drop into the scene.… Read the rest
I have one player who loves maps and mapping any and all dungeons and buildings the party enter. There is nothing inherently wrong with the party mapping. In fact the character has bought copper plates and a stylus exactly for mapping their route.… Read the rest
I am a bit of a minimalist in almost everything I do. Below is a picture of my gaming table.
At this end of the table you can see the adventure, one set of dice, a notepad, tablet PC for the PDF rules and shades.… Read the rest
I have packed up all my game notes and rules and I will soon be on the train to Faerün (so to speak).
The biggest difference in the game this time will be that I have adopted some advice I was given last week.… Read the rest
I was thinking about your typical party campsite the other day. We assume both as players and as GMs that a lot is happening during those hours camping that we do not normally play through. The fighters are practicing, repairing bits of armour, food is prepared and pots washed and so on.… Read the rest
This is the second of my PC Perils posts. I have dropped the “…that I haven’t used yet” as some of these I actually used in the past. This one is best described as “What’s in the hole?”
(In the little journey we are going on today when I say “the party” I do not mean a group of hobbit lycanthopes that may appear in some of the pictures below.)
I thought I would present this ‘Peril’ as a bit of a photo story.… Read the rest