Tag Archive: Game Prep

Mar 24

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 12, Part 2

  Magic draft prep Limited roleplaying prep Busy weekend   Despite a relatively successful week with my writing, the game prep was not equally productive. The good news is I am just about ready for the Magic draft tomorrow. I compiled the 15 “pauper” boosters from my old box of spare cards. These are mostly …

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Mar 24

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 4, Who & GMs

  The February host of the 2017 travelling RPG Blog Carnival was the team at Tabletop Terrors, where they nominated a staple of RPG scenarios: the encounter.   This broad term gave me a lot to think about, and my initial essay needed to be broken up into a series. Thus, I am still pursuing …

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Mar 21

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 12, Part 1

  Splitting the party Story-rich city setting Hero cheat sheet   The HeroQuest session on Saturday was as much fun as ever. The Players remain determined to split up as they explore the city in pursuit of their various goals. This intense play is characteristic of our city-based story arcs. Next time I will push …

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Mar 21

Updated: How to be a Bad GM

  Several years ago, my gaming group suffered a catastrophic personality clash, leading to the end of the campaign. This made me feel like a BAD GM, and a pretty poor friend. Here are some examples of how I went wrong, written in the hope you will learn from my mistakes.     Over-commit You …

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Mar 16

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 11, Part 2

  Successful prep Bonus Basic D&D Planning my spare time   After a run of difficult weeks, I am pleased to note how much smoother this week has been. This is true of my writing in general, and also of the game prep. The session outline is complete, the actual play report is posted here …

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