Monthly Archives: December 2012

CaSE #6 : Factory-Made or Free-Range ?

Let’s begin to look at the framework of your story.  We can define “story” as “the plot and sub-plots of your adventure and how they relate to the players’ characters.”  Your adventure may take place over a week, or many … Continue reading

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Day Thirty-Seven

We’re close.  We’re getting very close. Watches are extra cautious tonight.  This afternoon we reached the lizardfolk village.  Could waste ink on describing it but won’t.  Imagine piles of reeds that lizard-people sleep and cook in.  There it is. Lizardfolk … Continue reading

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Day Thirty-Six

Interesting discovery today.  Hobgoblin tracks. Early afternoon, our scout hustled back to the group before we expected him.  He had come across tracks, recent ones made by hobgoblins.  We followed him to the spot. I am no kind of ranger … Continue reading

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DM’s Chair # 3 : Leadership

The difference between a Manager and a Leader is that a Manager directs, and a Leader inspires. A Leader will have a vision and goals…keep their cool…encourage risk-taking…invite dissent…simplify situations…care about people…and deal honestly with others.  A Leader’s traits include … Continue reading

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Day Thirty-Five

The lizardfolk settlement (I have decided that ‘village’ is not the right word) didn’t notice when we arrived yesterday and didn’t care when we left this morning.  Cannot imagine how we were not the most exotic thing they have seen … Continue reading

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Day Thirty-Four

Late this afternoon we came upon bundled reeds and hacked-up tree branches.  I was just about to comment on the peculiar mess, when our scout announced it as our lizardfolk-village destination. Our party stayed on the outskirts as Yissic’s scout … Continue reading

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DM’s Chair # 2 : Fairness & Honesty

A DM who is fair and honest is set up for success. Understand that the dice decide all.  For good or bad, their outcome on any given roll shapes the character of the encounter and the adventure.  Accept their outcome … Continue reading

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