Lessons Learned: RPG Campaign Story Crafting

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

rpg, writing, tabletop gaming, rpg campaign planning, gm tips

Main picture: Alice in wonderland by Gordon Tarpley You may have come across parts of this before - this is the final compiled version of a series of short posts that I previously put up separately to get feedback. This will be continually edited and improved into the future, but…

Lessons Learned: Running Campaigns Involving "The Chosen One"

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

rpg, gm tips, d&d

Main picture: Alice in wonderland by Gordon Tarpley In a post I put up recently on popular films as inspiration for campaigns, there were a few comments in the comments around the community from people which were basically this: I wouldn't want to run or play in a campaign where…

Those times when they natural 20 Investigation, and you have to think up *something* as a reward, fast...

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

rpg, d&d

Sounds about right...…

From the Community: Clarifications to & Lesser Known D&D Rules

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

d&d, gm tips, player tips, tabletop gaming, rpg

LemonLord7 and Ripper62 from Reddit compiled these a large set of clarifications to and lesser-known rules. I thought I'd organise the list and tidy up the answers a little. Hopefully you'll find it a useful resource for next time there's an argument over one of them. Spells Casting a spell…

22 Film-Based RPG Campaign Ideas

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

tabletop gaming, rpg, d&d

Someone recently posted up an interesting question, which got more than a few responses: What movies would like to see as an adventure? I thought the responses deserved a follow-up, so I pulled them all, worked out which were the most popular suggestions, and then created a short description for…

Player Tips: 18-ish D&D Character Backstory Questions

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

rpg, tabletop gaming, d&d, player tips

Main picture: Bronze Carved Dice by Ty Konzak When creating a new character for a campaign (or for a book or anything else really), it's useful to have a fleshed-out backstory. That way, whenever you have to improv how your character responds, you'll have a thorough understanding of how their…

Beasts of Xasine

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

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There are myths about the Sleeping Ones; the people of great power from the time before who made the world the way it is today. Long since gone, their children nonetheless remain, in the world of Xasine. It is a strange and dangerous land, filled with weird and wonderful creatures,…

From the Community: D&D Custom Character Sheets

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

tabletop gaming, rpg, d&d

I came across a beautiful character sheet this morning, and decided that I'd have a nose around for inspiration for custom character sheets. Below are the top five I found, and the people who've created them. Jennifer Nix Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jentendo666 Twitter: https://twitter.com/jentendo666 YouTube:…

GM Tools: Random Trap Generator

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: matte background by Futurilla I built this as a minor tool for generating ideas for traps when I need the party to encounter something that slows them down. Hopefully you'll find it useful. Enjoy!…

GM Tools: Random Plot Hook Generator

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

gm and d&d tools, tabletop gaming, rpg

Main picture: matte background by Futurilla I built this as a minor tool for generating interesting inciting incidents and plot hooks for one-shots or more free-form campaigns. Hopefully you'll find it useful. Enjoy!…