Tag Archives: Obsidian Portal

3
Dec

Don’t Wait — Just Play

How many games have we skipped because we had a couple of players missing? How many first sessions of a campaign have we delayed due to absence or scheduling snafu? If you’ve been playing tabletop games for more than a few weeks, you’ve almost certainly run into this annoying truth – real life gets in the way of RPG’s. And it never gets easier to get a group together.

So, here’s my advice: Life is short. Don’t wait. Just start playing.

 

19
Nov

Group Beta #50 — Sword of Subtle Hints

5
Nov

Sight Cones and Sound Spheres

I have a plate mail problem. And no, it’s not chafing and yes, I know about the baby powder trick. It’s noise. Or rather, it’s a false perception that my players have – they have got it in their heads that if even one party-member is wearing shiny, clanky plate mail or hasn’t super-specialized in stealth stats that they will make so much noise while moving that every sentry in the castle will instantly see and hear them and rush from their post to commit murder. They have made an assumption that avoiding sight and quiet movement is impossible unless you’re a fully trained ninja and infiltration tactics are off the table before the mission-planning even starts. So, how do I re-educate them on the soundness of soundless-and-sightless strategies? A visual aid from the world of video games is the answer!

3
Nov

Group Beta #49 — Improvised Gambit

29
Oct

TwitteRPG Challenge

Social media posting presents an interesting challenge – how do you capture a reader’s attention and convey sufficient information to get the point across in a limited space? And can you use these limitations to make interesting play-by-post games? There is certainly a bit of a magic formula to make it work, but the rapid-fire nature of the short report fits perfectly in certain kinds of RPG’s. It may even hone your descriptive skills for other roleplaying games!

 

26
Oct

Group Beta #48 — Bonus Bombs

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