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#DDXP Report: About to Start Day 2

#DDXP Report: About to Start Day 2

Yesterday: I started the day by DMing an adventure set in Myth Drannor- the first group even included some friends of mine from Maryland. We also started to get word in… Read more »

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Greetings from Beautiful Ft Wayne, Indiana (aka DDXP)

Greetings from Beautiful Ft Wayne, Indiana (aka DDXP)

This is going to be a quick update- I arrived yesterday – we took off right when the snow started falling and there’s probably a whole other blog post about… Read more »

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IT’S BUSINESS TIME. 50+ hours of D&D at DDXP.

IT’S BUSINESS TIME. 50+ hours of D&D at DDXP.

DDXP- (also known as ‘The Dungeons and Dragon’s eXPerience”) takes place this year from january 27th to the 30th, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  By the time you read this, I… Read more »

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Skinning The Frontier: Star Frontiers Stats to 4th Edition D&D – Monsters

Skinning The Frontier: Star Frontiers Stats to 4th Edition D&D – Monsters

Greetings! On this edition of “Skinning the Frontier”, I thought I’d discuss a bit about how to handle monsters in your Star Frontiers campaign. The Known Universe is filled with… Read more »

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I like to win!

I like to win!

I recently received copies of Ticket to Ride and Dominion for my birthday (see also National Holiday); I have a deep admiration for and get a sense of enjoyment from both of these games. My enjoyment of certain board games might have to do with the games design, or core mechanics. It might also come from the fact that I win a majority of the time I play them; I’m pretty sure that’s it.

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Adventure Groups, Guilds, Clubs, Teams

Adventure Groups, Guilds, Clubs, Teams

“…Imagine a campaign group where the players chose to all be dwarves. Each of the party roles could be filled (there could be a dwarf defender, a dwarf artificer, a dwarf invoker, and a dwarf ranger.. ) The concept could be “We’re all brothers, and our father, the clan leader, was killed, so we are on a quest to avenge him..” – you give them a name like “Clan Jarlhammer” or ‘The Brothers Grim” and suddenly you have some dynamics for family-relationships and suggestions to the Dm for plot, npcs..Having a name like this gives players a sense of identity. ..”

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Good idea I’ma steal it: The Darksiders

Good idea I’ma steal it: The Darksiders

Yeah yeah I know 4th edition is just like World of Warcraft or some other game. Blah blah blah. Really I don’t care if my role playing games are like… Read more »

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Speeding up Combat #1 – The Case Against Ongoing Damage

Speeding up Combat #1 – The Case Against Ongoing Damage

First, I should mention that I love 4e Dungeons and Dragons.  It does some things very well, especially with monsters (and especially after MM3 and the Monster Vault came out). … Read more »

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This is Our Game: How do you parcel out treasure?

This is Our Game: How do you parcel out treasure?

Every month our group of contributors circulates a point about running a D&D game, or some other RPG-centric problem to address. We all stew and think about it for a… Read more »

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Skinning The Frontier: Star Frontiers Stats to 4th Edition D&D – Skills

Skinning The Frontier: Star Frontiers Stats to 4th Edition D&D – Skills

INTRODUCTION The original Star Frontiers rules were undoubtedly skills heavy.  This is neither good nor bad, but simply a function of the game mechanics as written.  While skills certainly play… Read more »

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