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

RPGaDay2020 Day 17: Comfort – how often do/should you push yourself out of your comfort zone?

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?

RPGaDay2020 Day 3: Thread – struggling to keep the thread of the campaign going

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

Fixing opportunity attacks

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

How a moral dilemma turned a mediocre battle to an engaging session

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

RPGaDay2019 Day 30 – Connection

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

RPGaDay2019 Day 27 – Suspense

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