GM Tips: The Foundations for Great Villains

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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At the core of any great story, be it told through a book, a film, or at a tabletop, are the players and their antagonists. Whilst you can have a great story without a great antagonist, it's certainly easier and more engaging when you do have a great villain to…

Lessons Learned: Running Campaigns Involving "The Chosen One"

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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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 Peter Watson-Wailes

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Sounds about right...…

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

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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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 Peter Watson-Wailes

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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…