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.
Hey everyone, stopping here to check in with you all. We have had some updates and new issues that I need to address with everyone, so buckle in quick while I give you the once over on what has been going on. We have some moderately good items, some bad items, and some weird items to address today.
Hey there everyone! Terribly sorry for the delay on getting a post up here. We have some news for you, so I don’t want to take up time with pleasantries – so, we will jump right on in since I think most will find this to be a great news day.