So, I’ve been asked by multiple people how I merged so many Modern Fantasy worlds with the DresdenVerse (the universe of the Harry Dresden Novels for those of you not in the know) in my Shadows Over New York Campaign. The simplest answer is: practice, practice, practice.
Greetings all and welcome back. This month we are joined by GM UselessTriviaMan for an in depth look at Ptolus, City by the Spire – March’s Campaign of the Month! Whispers say this city is ripe with danger, intrigue, magic and adventure – so stay close and be ready for anything!
While quest-based (or, “kill it and take its treasure”) games are the norm, mystery-based games are subtly different:
|A McGuffin** is required||No McGuffin is required|
|Action oriented||Information oriented|
|Traditionally epic||Traditionally not epic|
|Mostly combat||Mostly skill challenges|
|Linear plot||Clues/Key scenes|
** mcguffin (n): an object or device in a movie or a book that serves merely as a trigger for the plot.
Hello everyone, and welcome to another Words in the Dark Thursday Feature. For this week, I had the opportunity to sit down with the creator of probably my favorite program related to tabletop gaming: TableSmith’s own Bruce Gulke.
Aside from being things that normals put in the “kids’ stuff” category, tabletop RPGs and anime don’t appear to have a lot in common, so right about now you may be asking yourself, “Self, why is there a blog post about anime on Obsidian Portal?”
Today we are joined by GM Abersade to discuss Rise of the Durnskald – the first epic chapter of his Wrath of the Fallen Goddess story arc – and February’s Campaign of the Month! So come along as we interview the “Resident DM” and explore the world of Ahn-Azzex.