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Archive for May, 2015

5th Edition And Me

I finally had a chance to try out the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons over the weekend. In today’s post, I’m going to talk about my first impressions from the behind the DM’s screen. I want to repeat that because it’s important. These are my first impressions and so may or may not hold up over time, so take them in that spirit. Read more…

Working The System

I’m starting to get to the point in my planning where I need to choose a system. There are a lot of games that can do fantasy, but each game handles things a little differently and some of my planning has to fold the idiosyncrasies of the system into the world so that the PCs will fit in the world and the world will make sense within the context of the game. Today, I’m going to discuss some of the systems I’m considering and the reasons why I might select them and why I might not. Read more…

A Village In The Making

A while back, I listened to the Icewind Dale trilogy while on my commute and it spurred in me a desire for a campaign storyline that was possibly a little more traditional than some of what I was currently playing. To that end, I started working on a campaign idea that I called “What Once Was Lost”. The first step in that was to create a homebase for the PCs to work out of. In today’s blog post, I’m going to discuss the different sections of my write-up and the what each section’s purpose is. Read more…