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 22: Rare – what do you do with all those rare monster parts?

The original RPGaDay2020 prompts graphic by @WillBrooks1989 Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at the Akorros sport of Push. Today the theme is Rare. And what could be rarer than dragonhide, or the breath of a manticore, or eye of newt? Well, not all as rare as each other, but they have something in common - … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 22: Rare – what do you do with all those rare monster parts?

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 20: Investigate – missing woman…

The original RPGaDay2020 prompts graphic by @WillBrooks1989 Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at The Tower, an establishment of ill repute in Akorros. Today the theme is Investigate. Which is quite appropriate since we're starting back in our Akorros campaign after our summer break, and the characters will have an investigation on their hands. As I've … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 20: Investigate – missing woman…

RPGaDay2020 Day 19: Tower – and the Akorros establishment of that name

The RPGaDay2020 prompts in a map by dunroaminpress Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at meeting online and my experiences with VTTs. Today the theme is Tower. Round the back of Palace Rock, up against the rock and the inner city wall, is an establishment which everyone knows as The Tower. It doesn't have any name … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 19: Tower – and the Akorros establishment of that name

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 16: Dramatic

The original RPGaDay2020 prompts graphic by @WillBrooks1989 Yesterday in RPGaDay2020 I looked at how the GM's descriptions frame the experience for the players. Today the theme is Dramatic. This seems to me to be related. As a GM, how do you make the adventure dramatic? Hint: it's not by making everything a life-and-death battle. Drama … Continue reading RPGaDay2020 Day 16: Dramatic