Railroading vs Sandbox: DM Rant

It seems to be the debate of the ages. The argument between railroading and free choice. That difference between a linear adventure and an amazing open world campaign. The fact is that somewhere between these ideas is what we actually call Dungeons & Dragons or more widely, the RPG.

Character Reference: Chug, the Drunken, Inquisitive Master

What started as a well-meant life as a monk, did not go as planned…I mean, the liquor was always good. And I became quite adept with my fists. But the best part was the illusion that I, my two compatriots and the master were just a pack of Kenku drunks.

What Dreams May Come

If you play long enough, you can track different ages and stages of RPG gaming and the epic stories they create. This is one of those moments in time that we can’t get back and can’t recreate (although we’ll try). They stand suspended in our nostalgia like a museum piece or an old episode ofContinue reading “What Dreams May Come”

Wererats: Just part of the Mischief

Welcome to October, folks.  Just realized that we have begun our deep dive into Weres here in spooktober.  I would like to say that it was a massively planned multi-media event, but it just seems that the stars have aligned for this day and time.  Anyway, we are working toward our first published adventure, MANIFESTOContinue reading “Wererats: Just part of the Mischief”

In a different class: Behind every great Fighter…

When starting off new players who have no idea where to start with roleplaying, I usually suggest starting with a Fighter.  I mean, it’s a simple ‘point and click’ type of character.  What could be harder, right?  Give the guy a weapon and point him in the right direction.  The only problem is that, ifContinue reading “In a different class: Behind every great Fighter…”

Why play Githyanki/Githzerai?

Considering these beings are one race, I decided to discuss them together.  A shared history, physiology but sporting very adverse philosophies make this strange race a cornucopia of storytelling, as well as roleplaying gold.  What makes them even more intriguing is the fact that they, along with their former masters, the mindflayers, are original toContinue reading “Why play Githyanki/Githzerai?”

A New Kind Of Character Customization: Our talk with NeverEnding

Well, help is on the way! For we are not the only lovers of RPG that has had this kind of dream. NO, someone has put this dream well on the way to being a reality. NEVERENDING is it’s name and it is an online character builder, scene builder and animation platform with an amazing library of customizable art to bring your campaigns to life.

FANTASY INVESTMENTS: WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT GOLD

In the exciting RPG fantasy words of games like D&D and Pathfinder, there are so many things in an expansive campaign setting to keep your players attention that the last thing on anyone’s mind is banking. But let’s get real. Especially once a party gets to 10th level and beyond, the reality of the amount of gold that some parties just carry around is more fantasy than the spells and magic items…