Thursday, October 17, 2019

2019 GREAT BLOG ROLL CALL IS LIVE

After working on the next iteration of the Great Blog Roll Call for the better part of the year I've finally finished it! This year's list has over 450 blogs!



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

I've Moved Blogs! Have You Joined Me?

Hey everyone!

I know that a lot of people tend to bookmark a blog and then move on but I wanted to remind all my readers that I have a new blog called Dragons Never Forget. I've been writing there this year and I've actually managed to update every single month without fail.

If you've like my stuff in the past I sure would appreciate you checking out my new blog when you have a chance!

  
Oh! I almost forgot. I'm currently working on the 2019 Great Blog Roll Call on Dragons Never Forget. I've just passed the 2014 GBRC with 378 active blogs reviewed. I'm up to the R's (arguably the largest section of the Roll Call) so I've still got a long way to go before I'm done but there's a lot of progress going on there!

Hope to see you all there soon!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Traps, Not Just for Ex-Girlfriends Anymore

When I first started running Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) I tended to treat traps as an exercise in dice rolling to overcome the challenge I had placed before my players. There was the roll to detect the trap and then another roll to disarm it. All this rolling tended to make for rather dull gameplay.

In an effort to remedy all this tedium I started looking for more complex traps, such as those found in Grimtooth’s Traps, and began to describe them to my players in detail. We still rolled to determine the chance of success but by actually describing the traps it made them exciting in the game and players spent time discussing how to conquer the challenge the trap presented.
I got so wrapped up in the process that I started neglecting the traditional, banal traps: arrow, pit, door, and poison traps were all too mundane. This neglect resulted in me falling back into the old habit of rolling to overcome. I was dissatisfied with this aspect of my Game Mastering but then Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition (D&D 4e) was announced.

2019 GREAT BLOG ROLL CALL IS LIVE

After working on the next iteration of the Great Blog Roll Call for the better part of the year I've finally finished it! This year'...