In the World of Star Trek," authored by David Gerrold, Gene Roddenberry explains how a central character trying to solve one or more needs builds drama into any type of story.
How to make combat interesting and more than: "Well, I’m going to hit him with my sword."
An evaluation of the limited advancement of technology in standard genre fantasy.
What traditions or habits does your gaming group have?
I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.
Advice on how to handle land ownership in fantasy settings.
Another year, another set of tips.
This Christmas game concept is infectious. So lets say some monsters from somewhere else try to destroy Christmas (actually they are destroying humanity, Christmas was just incidentally the day). So of course the Elves will stop them. And what about some other mythics?" This is the rule set I created in about three hours.
The many ways of the Citadel to bind ideas together.
Another year, another List. I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List. These are this year’s ten most common pieces of gaming advice I have given out. They should be useful to you to some level.
As promised, the continuing tale…
Thoughts of the true Bard…
Having no real place to put this thought I decided to put it here. This is to be read objectively. This is my opinion and my take on the voting system.
Languages do not exist as unconnected entities; rather, every language will be related in some way to every other language…
Ever wanted to add a legendary artifact to your campaign, but you were worried about PC’s getting their hands on it?
Or you put the Legendary item in your game and the PC’s already managed to get it?
What to do, and how to fix it.
Critiques and critics are a necessary evil. Now before anyone gets riled up, let me explain. No one likes to have their ideas picked apart. But we put our selves out there and hope for the best. Here are some tips on being a better critic.
With first-time players, learning the rules may seem like a burden and rolling up characters can be glossed over. We used a new method for explaining the rules and creating characters which the Harry Potter-setting made possible and which I would recommend using in other adventures.
From Feudal Japan to the modern Pizzaria, you can learn a great deal about gaming from food.
A little advice on magic items reposted from the Runebearer website.
As a way of defining your character better
A party of adventurers walk along late on an open plain, on a moonless night. Abruptly, War screams, the clanging of metal and death-cries are heard. It is an open plain, and nothing is seen, but the sound of a huge battle is all about them. The sounds continue for a half hour before stopping as suddenly as they started. What was it? Perhaps the ghouls of a long-gone battle, reliving their unfortunate last memories...