Recently in my travels online I stumbled on a discussion that made me want to pull my hair out. It went something like this. My players are too good they always are able succeed in their DC checks because “X,Y,Z” reason what should I do ? As I began to scroll through the advice and replies to this comment, time and time again I saw … Continue reading My players are too good, I’ll just up the DC’s
As a Game Master that uses terrain in my tabletop RPG games, I am constantly on the lookout for good items that I can pick up and turn into something else. My preferred hunting grounds is the flea market and several of the thrift stores locally nearby to my home. Often while out and about I fail to find anything. But from time to time … Continue reading Tabletop Crafting Project: Laser Puzzle
Today I decided to that I would like to share with you a favorite Homebrew Rule of mine for 5E D&D. This is a Homebrew rule that I developed because you see I love the Inspiration mechanic. Inspiration is simple and elegant in its both its intent and its use in the game. I have found that one constant with all players is that they … Continue reading GM Inspiration Dice & GM Compells House Rules
I have a massive collection of plastic and lead figures and they take up a huge amount of space in my game room. Regularly this has me thinking about better ways to use the space that I have. Now I have a considerably large game room and if I am thinking about it. I know some of you must think about it from time to time as … Continue reading Mixing Figure Flats & Standard Minis.
Creating monsters is fun. As well as far easier than most people think. Continue reading Homebrewing tip Reskin Monsters.
Today’s inspiration for my Mondy Muse comes from my good friend over at Rolling Boxcars Blog. My good friend gave me a call and we were chatting about his upcoming Burning Wheel game that is looking forward to. This led us on to the discussion of how systems like Torchbearer are built around the foundation of things that often get overlooked and hand waved in D&D and … Continue reading Monday Muse hand waving Rules
Today’s musing is about gracefully recovering and moving on. We are all human, and we are not perfect. We invariably all at one time or another have moments where we screw things up. Sometimes more dramatic than others. Sometimes we hope that we can recover before anyone notices. This weekend I had one of those moments. I have not regular weekly 4+ hour D&D game in … Continue reading Monday Musing: Graceful Recovery.