Category Archives: Design

Negative Possibility Space at the Table

I’ve recently described being a Game Master (specifically those of us who built our own world and write or own campaigns) as similar to being a game designer, a game designer whose resources are extremely limited, whose content only gets … Continue reading

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Durlag’s Tower Level 2-CPNR

Before you watch the video below, you should take a look at the Extra Credits series introducing the CPNR method of dungeon design by applying it to level 1 of the tower. I don’t do anything to explain the purpose … Continue reading

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Why Traps?

The purpose of this post is to finish working through my thoughts on what purpose traps have in tabletop RPGs. I started the process with a rambling video a couple weeks ago, and this week I mean to say some … Continue reading

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Rambling About Traps

In two weeks I’m going to be posting a more precise analysis of what I ramble about here, but if you just can’t wait, here are my initial thoughts. In the meantime, check out the new shop page.

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Enchantment-Lesser Whisper Plate

Helbren adjusted the shoulder plate of his shining armor as he stepped into a side corridor. It would be a few minutes before he was missed and, walking briskly, he quickly made his way toward the gate room. He tensed … Continue reading

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What is Queuing?

Over the last month or so I’ve made some mention of what I call “queuing.” It’s the method I intend to use to make multiplayer actions simultaneous (outside of combat) without them being at all real time. Part of my … Continue reading

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Progress Update-Complete Map Maker

Well, I hit a few snags along the way since my last post and ended up a little behind my “optimistic schedule”. I’m now kicked back onto my “reasonable schedule,” but I have plans to push for a “super optimistic schedule” … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Kill

Today I’m going to play out a short scenario where an assassin sneaks up on and kills a guard. My assassin will be Darren Freemont. My guard will be a level 1 human fighter with no levels in Perception, Leather … Continue reading

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Progress Update-Area of Effect and Psionics

Well, I haven’t been doing these because there hasn’t really been any progress, but this week I did some real math examination that I think is worth mentioning.

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Saturday Spell-Hell Freezes Over

“You’re sure about this, Malteus? An invasion of Hell?” “They’re invading us, aren’t they? We need to strike back and fast. The King has gone to mount a defense at their portal. It won’t work, we must do something.” “So … Continue reading

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