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Meet The Meat Of My Game

This wasn’t the article I had been planning on doing for today, but it is in the vein of articles I’ve been thinking about for a while. The comments and feedback on Martin’s State of The Stew article are pretty thought provoking to us…

RPG Faceoff – Determining The Right System

I recently did a review of Open Design’s Courts Of The Shadow Fey 4e adventure, an excellent little romp through the interaction between the fey courts and the mortal world. I was incredibly impressed by the adventure, and it reinvigorated…

Johnny's Five - Five Ways to Facilitate Enemy Escape

Sometimes you just need to have the bad guy get away. You might need to make them a recurring enemy, you might need to keep them alive for some other plot reason, or maybe you aren't ready for them to go away yet. For whatever reason you need…

Hot Button: Rerolling Failures

Have you ever had this happen at a game? “I roll to see if I know anything about ancient ankthyrian architecture and where they might have hidden a secret door. Crap, didn’t get it. Let me just try that again…” or how about? “Ok,…

Johnny's Five – Five Ways To Deal With A Too Large Party

The Gnome Stew suggestion pot has 2 questions about a tricky situation that comes up every so often. Parties and gaming groups that have grown too big. This is something I just finished dealing with in my current gaming group, so I thought I…