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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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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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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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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.


Ted
December 8, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 11    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Session 10 won't get a summary due to lack of action. NOW WITH BONUS SESSION 12 ACTION!

Ted
November 22, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 9    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Stuff happened. Now I have plotting to do.

Ted
November 13, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 8    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

My players continue to do things instead of infiltrating the party...

Ted
November 9, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 7    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Sylvie learns more than she thought she would...


Ted
November 7, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 6    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Things get seedy

Ted
November 5, 2012
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Kingmaker Planning- Baron Frond    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
The first real link in the conspiracy that wants the heir dead, Baron Frond is the first really important antagonistic NPC my players will meet. This calls for planning!


Ted
November 3, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 5    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
The Party Returns to Pyrim
Ted
October 26, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 4    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Session 4 offers the barest of clues as to what happened to Morano


Ted
October 22, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 3    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

With Morano kidnapped, how will the players go about protecting Reginald?

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On route from Geli to Nekrass the characters meet a peasant boy on the road. He's wandering in the direction from which they've just come. If this seems a little bit incongruous, they may wish to ask him a few questions. He's perfectly willing to talk: he's called Lamish and he's run away because he knows he is the heir to the throne of Geli and his parents didn't believe him. How far is his home? About five weeks walk from here. How much has he eaten? Nothing. Has he drunk? Only from the filthy roadside ditches. In short, it's a wonder he is still alive. And yet he seems perfectly healthy.

Is he a thief, waiting for travellers to trick? Is he lying because there's something more sinister under all of this? Is he telling the truth? And anyway, what should the characters do? Do you take him to Geli? Do you try to find his parents? Or leave him to make his own way?

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