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axlerowes
January 19, 2015
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Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

"Let the Wookie Win"

Aramax
January 2, 2015
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A study of my VERY long running game. A work in progress that will prob never be finished

10/81 - 1/14 RIP

Stork
December 14, 2014
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
A simple start for a new dungeon    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Have a dungeon that could fit anywhere? Want to get the heroes there in a hurry? Try this.

Ted
December 13, 2014
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Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity?    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

I can explain! Really! (Note: This is for my Demon Hunting Campaign set in 1640's Ireland, so here be campaign specific dragons.)

Scrasamax
August 21, 2014
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Votes: 5 / 4.500000
7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

Scrasamax
April 26, 2014
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Votes: 11 / 3.727273
Evolutionary Theology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

valadaar
April 10, 2014
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Rage!    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

"Thandrar was seeing red, the frustration was building as he traded blow after blow with his enemy. Their blade lashed out and drew blood, but instead of weakening Thandrar, he was energized - the last straw! His pent up rage and frustration peaked and he smote his foe with such force as to bisect the fool, bathing himself, his blade and the floor in blood and gore."

caesar193
January 11, 2014
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Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Year of the Exile    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

The most influential event in Atheus is the Year of the Exile. It set up the division of the world into east and west, the human's side and the barbarian's side, respectively. But how did it actually happen? How did one race manage the incredible feat of the exile of four other races?

Ted
August 10, 2013
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Votes: 7 / 3.500000
The Kingmakers: Final Update/Autopsy    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A final update on what happened to Kingmakers.

Gossamer
March 20, 2013
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But they're only minions...    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

A quote from my solo campaign that really got me thinking about how players perceive Npcs.
Does your players treat your precious Npcs like nothing but obstacles, exploits and cannon fodder, whether they are gelatinous cubes or humans?

And if so, what can we do to change it?

Ted
March 13, 2013
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Votes: 2 / 2.250000
The Kingmakers: Sessions 26, 27 and 28    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Extremely terse summary- I've had my hands full as of late, and I apologize for the lack of explanation.

caesar193
March 2, 2013
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Votes: 8 / 3.812500
The History of Atheus    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

A basic history of the continent of Atheus.

Ted
February 25, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 23, 24 and 25    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Combat heavy sessions make for short summaries

Ted
February 11, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 22    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Sadly, the first night my Antagonistic Player is around to play, inter-player drama throws things off causing a slog of a session where almost nothing got accomplished.

Ted
February 9, 2013
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Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Kingmakers, Session 21    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Woo boy. Where to even begin?

Ted
February 1, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Sessions 18, 19 and 20    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Multi-session summary a-go-go.

Ted
January 25, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 17    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Morano returns...

Ted
January 15, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 15    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

A perfect example of my players thinking of something being better than my current plan happened tonight.

Ted
January 11, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 14    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

The Group Arrives in Cranson. Intrigue follows.

Ted
January 2, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Holiday Season Planning    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
With about three weeks off from the campaign, I have some time to think about the best laid plans.


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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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