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
Weird, to say the least, I thought it was a biography up until the point I read the word mutant. This was mostly backstory though, not a whole lot of information on the establishment in question, like what kind of food do they serve(pink tacos were suggested) maybe clams, how's the atmosphere/interior etc. And why would he name the establishment after a supposed dish, that he nor his chéfs know how to prepare? That's like having a House of Pancakes, which doesn't serve pancakes. Silly is fine, but I like a little method to my madness. Go to Comment
I've read this before as a lurker, but I really needed to re-read it, as I've found myself glossing over this part in my own campaign recently, and this is a nice and easy way of introducing a bit more cultural flavour. It was all presented in a very professional and exhaustive manner, with excellent spelling. I'm giving this a HoH, will be sure to read more subs from you. :) Go to Comment