When one action isn’t enough (part 2) – Negotiations

In the previous few posts, I looked at the history of Skills in BECMI, looked at the different 5e skills in detail, and explored what skills can (and equally importantly can't) do. The last post introduced more complex scenarios where one action isn't enough to resolve the situation, and considered a complex task: crossing a … Continue reading When one action isn’t enough (part 2) – Negotiations

When one action isn’t enough (part 1) – Complex Tasks

What do you do when your D&D party come across a situation which is too complex to handle with a single action? Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash In the previous few posts, I looked at the history of Skills in BECMI, looked at the different 5e skills in detail, and explored what skills can … Continue reading When one action isn’t enough (part 1) – Complex Tasks

RPGaDay2020 Day 28: Close – close shaves in BECMI and 5e

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 we looked at the flavour of potions and differences between versions of D&D. Today the theme is Close. Let's look at another difference between editions of D&D. Specifically the close shave. Those moments when characters almost die, but manage to survive. Back in the … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 28: Close – close shaves in BECMI and 5e

RPGaDay2020 Day 25: Lever – do you dare pull it?

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I discussed humour at the table. Today the prompt is Lever. When I started playing D&D, the emphasis was very much on dungeons, which had all sorts of mechanisms and features to keep the players on their toes. It seemed that a lever was … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 25: Lever – do you dare pull it?

RPGaDay2020 Day 21: Push – a popular sport in Akorros

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I prepared for an investigation in my campaign. Today the theme is Push. Push is a popular sport in Akorros. The name is unimaginative, the rules are simple, and in theory it can be extremely genteel and well-mannered, although it seldom is and there … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 21: Push – a popular sport in Akorros

RPGaDay2020 Day 18: Meet – during lockdown – a review of VTTs we’ve tried

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at comfort zones. Today the theme is Meet....which is something Covid-19 has put paid to with lockdown... Our last round-the-table session was in March, and since then we've been kept apart by the pandemic. So we've had to explore other options to … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 18: Meet – during lockdown – a review of VTTs we’ve tried