Lessons Learned: RPG Campaign Story Crafting

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

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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

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Sounds about right...…

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

Post by Pete 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 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

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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…

From the Community: D&D Custom Character Sheets

Post by Pete Watson-Wailes

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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

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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!…

GM Tools: Random Magic Item 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 interesting things for loot or items for parties to discover. Poke the button to create a new suggestion. The things it suggests often won't make sense as a complete item, so I find it works…