Well there was just sooo much text y'know. And while you did break it up, I kinda just lost the incentive to keep reading. The confusing part is whether this is supposed to be taken seriously or as parody, because the subject seems humorous but it's written in a serious way. If that makes any sense. Go to Comment
Usually when I see a sub rated so high, there's always that dread that I will have to be the one to lower the score, or that I simply shouldn't vote at all. But in this case, those fears are alleviated. One more 5 from me, and a HoH.
I have a question, how did Queen Runia manage to climb from rags to riches like that? Go to Comment
There are A LOT of averages in this text, average, average, average. I suppose if you're looking for just that, then this is the thing. Frankly someone with such a standard name as Wilhelm and the word average in a long text... Well, just not for me I suppose. Go to Comment
I can see the difficulty in voting on something like this, but as educational material for new GMs, I'd say this could be very useful. I for one like to read about other people's campaigns, the behind the scenes, as it were. Go to Comment
I always enjoy reading about other people's sessions, but I wish there was more info. I'm sad to see how few votes these have gotten... For entertainment as well as educational purposes at least, there should be more of these. Go to Comment
Memory is a fickle thing. I've named quite a few countries and what not, only to have opened a book I haven't read in ages and learn that I had unknowingly swiped the name. But like I said, I'm not sure on this. Go to Comment
Agreed. This is the internet, be nice to cats! If you were going for a cat-bus vibe, then petting would be a much better idea than opening the poor things. And while you're at it, that whole shove a book into a cat part provokes some disturbing images as well. >.< Go to Comment
Good idea, but it could probably have been done in the forums. Anyways, I started rather late. It started with me playing Baldur's Gate 2, from there, I started making my own World. Never did find any players for that World, but what I did end up with was burn-out. I simply tried to flesh out the world too much.
From there though, something was sparked. I've Always enjoyed boardgames, and I ended up buying Talisman. The game itself wasn't very interesting though, but I used the game's encounter decks to create my own customized encounters. I started giving abbilities to the monsters and so on. From there, my first attempt with an RPG with a player started. Using my little brother as a guinea pig, I created a simple World through ad-libbing and strung together encounters. But of course, that wasn't enough, so I started making maps and battle maps. But he soon hit the "level roof" of my little homebrew, and so I noticed the new D&D Boardgame, Wrath of Ashardalon, bought that, and from there started buying 4E books. And that's where I am today. I still regret having started with an ad-lib World, now I'm stuck tying up loose ends in my Campaign and some really dumb names.
The first time as a player though, was in the fullchat of this very site. In a game of paranoia, too bad it ended up only being one single session since MM disappeared. Go to Comment
It's very hard to create new forms of undead, they're such generic creatures. Undead who make cures for poisons, in the settings I know of, undead are normally immune to poison anyways, so why would they need cures?
The subject wasn't all that original, reminds me of Harry Potter in some ways. It did however earn an extra .5 because it was well-written. Go to Comment
A little way up the narrow valley, before they reach the woods, the PCs notice the squat, tumbledown buildings by the riverside. They are hardly big enough for a human to stand in, and the complex cogs and shafts that occupy the central cavity of one of the buildings are perplexing. What were these buildings? And how safe are they to explore?
Alternatively a desolate place is the perfect setting for a derelict chapel or croft. There needn't be any actual physical encounter involved, but it adds atmosphere to a place to see its dead history. For instance, in the Outer Hebrides there are whole deserted villages which were razed to the ground by the English during the Clearances. Such stories give a setting authenticity and character.
Encounter ( Any ) | September 23, 2003 |