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
The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I discussed making your descriptions dramatic. Today the theme is Comfort, and I'd like to look at Comfort zones. Everything is challenging to start with - think about your first day at school, or your first driving lesson, or your first time creating a … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 17: Comfort – how often do/should you push yourself out of your comfort zone?
The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress And on the 13th day they rested. Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 we looked at the Tsili Language of Flowers and the Message you really don't want to receive. Today the theme is Rest. But where will we rest? Is it safe? And how much good will it do … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 13: Rest
When a person opens a TTRPG book for the first time, they should be able to see themselves in its artwork and its writing. Anyone can be a hero, and disability needs to stop being portrayed in such a negative light.
Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I talked about the living Forest inspired by Tales of the Margreve. Today the theme is Couple. I wonder how many games actually have characters in a couple. I have only had it once, and it was my friend who got me into D&D in the first place. He was playing a … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 7: Couple
Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at Change - the small change in your pocket and what happens in Darokin and Akorros when you need to handle larger amounts of money. The prompt for today is Thread. So how do you keep the thread of the story going? This is something I feel I've been struggling … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 3: Thread – struggling to keep the thread of the campaign going
D&D fifth edition has a lot of good things in it and improvements over BECMI and AD&D. The d20 mechanism. Advantage/disadvantage. Race disconnected from class. But one innovation I really don't like is opportunity attacks. Not only does it penalise "live to fight another day," it locks down the battlefield and makes everything more static. … Continue reading Fixing opportunity attacks
We're playing through the old X2 Castle Amber module (converting to 5e using XXX as a guide), and the party were going after the Sword of Sylaire. Note: This post contains minor spoilers for X2 Castle Amber. If this might be a problem, stop reading now and direct your GM here instead. They had met … Continue reading How a moral dilemma turned a mediocre battle to an engaging session
How are your characters connected? Connection is the inspiration for day 30 of #RPGaDay2019, following Evolve yesterday. I've had quite a few random musings posts recently, and tomorrow's probably will be too, so I'll go concrete today. I'm going to talk about a suggestion I came across when I was starting my new campaign a … Continue reading RPGaDay2019 Day 30 – Connection
Suspense. That's the inspiration for day 27 of #RPGaDay2019, following Idea yesterday. "I'm going to smash the zombie's head in!""I'm going to sneak round the back and take the Snargle while no-one is looking""I'm going to jump across this ravine""I'm going to fire a crossbow bolt with a rope tied to it at the boat … Continue reading RPGaDay2019 Day 27 – Suspense