- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 223 days ago
The Nth Level Of Abstraction
During the last week, the RPG Bloggers Network brought an interesting post to my attention: “Discussion: Time Gaps” at Reality Refracted . This got me to thinking about the hierarchy of abstraction, and how often we...
- Posted 753 days ago
Experience for the ordinary person
Johnn’s recent mention of the Ostrich-GM approach he sometimes takes to the question of how Administrators and Nobles get their character levels (comments, City Government Power Bases – Class and Level ) struck a chord. There...
- Posted 767 days ago
Too Much Life for The Living: March 2011 Blog Carnival
One more article for the Blog Carnival! Next time, I’ll get back to the series on Pulp Genre Conventions, if everything goes according to plan… A Variant Combat System for D&D 3.x Is healing too easy...
- Posted 795 days ago
Wham! Clang! Kapow! Character Conventions In Pulp
The Story So Far… This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grew so substantially that it became necessary...
- Posted 816 days ago
Bam! Zap! Crunch! World Conventions In Pulp
This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grown so substantially that it has become necessary to split it...
- Posted 838 days ago
Rules Mastery For Dummies & Busy GMs Part 5: Rules Touchstones – Combat
In the course of part 2 of this series, which was all about overcoming a resistance to studying rules for their own sake, I suggested that the GM learning a new set of rules should watch...
- Posted 859 days ago
Rules Mastery For Dummies & Busy GMs Part 4: The Quality of Rules
A lot of blogs and articles talk about “realism” (or verisimilitude) in RPGs and how to achieve it. Campaign Mastery is no different in this respect, a number of my articles having dealt with the subject....
- Posted 866 days ago
D&D BITs: Updated sheet
A couple weeks ago I wrote about the house rules I’ve been using to add Burning Wheel style Beliefs, Instincts, and Traits to my 4th edition D&D game. I’ve now updated the sheet I’ve been using...
- Posted 942 days ago
4E AP: Osirion Session #9 (Lost Empires)
We picked up our game right where we left off last session with Fea’ma’reth and Amaruq clinging on for dear life and the others rushing to their aide. Session Summary As Uno and Shai Hud rushed...
- Posted 945 days ago
Ask The GMs: How to set up a fun fishing mini game
Campaign Mastery reader Andy S. asks, “I want to set up a fishing mini game, and I have all the fish and weight/length charts. I just want a better challenge then a STR vs. STR(strength) one...
- Posted 981 days ago