epic preparation – must-reads

January 23rd, 2009 by TheLemming (2) english,Roleplaying Games

I’ve started doing a little research before and while I was putting my epic-adventure series online. Advice of fellow bloggers is something I appreciate very much and something you shouldn’t miss as well. Therefore a few of my favorite picks on adventure preparation to improve your planning and having a good time doing it.

Adventure Design 101 – @ abutterflydreaming
(several clues on howto get started with adventure design and a soon-to-come update on villain design)

The Villain in adventure design – @ abutterflydreaming
(just in time for me to update the links before they go online, it’s really worth reading and complements the next one…)

Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 1
Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 2
Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 3
Bard of Valiant, Villains Part 4
Bard of Valiant, Villains Summary
(a series to get your evil npcs in a useful shape [
– a most important step in your preparation, give it a thought – it’s a great read)

What power is and what it is not – @ exchangeofrealities
(is great to get a feeling of how powerful your characters really are and to get a feeling for the whole epic thing)

Recover from DM mistakes – @ dm.com
(just in case you were not prepared to make some mistakes, i guess this article does not take it as far as you need it in an epic campaign, but it’s a good starter)

Bard of Valiant on Character Death
(probably the one thing hardest to prepare for – and a very interesting read on it)

The whole series (links to the posts will be active after publishing of them).

Getting started on Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part one
Problems of an Epic-Level Campaign
Epic Character Generation Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part two
History and Geography Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part three
Background Interweaving Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part four
Additional resources (links)
Specialities and Resources Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part five
NPC Definitions and Setup Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part six
Political Setup Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part seven
Actionplan Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part eight
Weaving it together Preparing an Epic-Level Adventure – part nine

Easy sidepost

January 14th, 2009 by TheLemming (1) Blogs,english

Since I’m a heavy web-stumbler in those countless moments when I’m just caught inbetween two thoughts and can’t decide which path to pick…
A few of my recent favorites:

Since I happen to dream about a house to live in (every now and then on a regular base – this is a good start where I don’t want to end up)

YesButNoButYes – Where the Streets have bad names

Then there is always out therei n the web that get’s me back to my old bad habits. Roleplaying games…

Primer for Old School Gaming

Since I use to play a *cough* few shooters every now *cough* and then – I had a good laugh on this one

Blame Fortress

And just another recommendation when you’re looking for some stylish presents on the next occasion.

Recommendations for presents you can give to anyone-geek.

Happy stumbling

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