I looked at the D&D Basic Rules Version 1.0, looking for Perception stuff:
Finding a Hidden Object
When your character searches for a hidden object such as
a secret door or a trap, the DM typically asks you to make
a Wisdom (Perception) check. …
I'd think using the PC-looks-around well would be getting more specifics from the player.
"I'm looking around."
"What exactly are you doing?"
"I'm looking at the floor, seeing if the rat-shit that we've been seeing in the other rooms is here or i…
I watched a few episodes. It is a fun thing to have on in the background.
I'm fascinated with the way the players aren't active audience members for their fellow players. Or maybe just not as active as I'd like. There was a really touching scene an…
Holy shit I've been managing libraries for more than 5 years in NYPL. I recently got my purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I'm getting read for a good but scary big life shift that I'll talk more about later.
I'm hoping to have Dictionary of Mu b…
First I'd figure out what the dungeon originally was and why it was abandoned and then I'd think of 1 or 2 things that have squatted in it through the years/ages leading up to its current monster-infested state and go from there.
What separates metaplot from world-in-motion in your mind?
To me, metaplot is about a publishing model, pushing the events of the world not based on the players' actions or what is interesting in the world but because the latest supplement said so.…
I ran a session and played a session. I really wish we had played more. I think the fact that we wanted to have 100% attendance so that we would all see how the others played the characters got in our way a bit and we should have just tossed care to…
Second, my players like the mechanic, so I'm keeping it. But I'd like to tweak it and am looking for ideas. How to enhance gameplay with magic item attunement?
Maybe magic items, even rinky-dink magic items have some kind of personality and so attu…
I love random encounter tables too. I've got a blog post brewing about using 2d6 as a random encounter format. More on that later.
1 random encounter roll per in-game hour out in the wilderness? Wow, that is intense!
Death and Taxes
You are the tax collector's posse during a year when everyone knows the crops were shite and this area barely sold anything.
You are knight with a manor between two powerful dukes. You have children married to either one. Then…
Things are solid.
I'm DMing one weekly D&D game and playing in another (that isn't quite weekly but is regular).
I'm GMing a Burning Wheel game that is weekly via Google Hangouts.
There are a few GM and a Player games that I'm running that ca…
I think the XP question is basically the "when should characters level up" question, and with your group, it looks like it'd be fine to level them whenever it seems like the right thing to do.
Thank you for the response, Roger. That is …
I am currently two (1 and a half) games into our campaign. I'm digging it.
Here's the premise. The characters are:
Last night's game we had t…
I got to play this tonight, a short session:
I really like how the communal magic items worked, something about that really drove home for me that this was something a little sideways from D&D.
Essentially, the magic items are on index cards a…