Weaving it together – the final chapter. Boris Balkan:Â Now you can watch! You can’t come with me… I must travel alone but you can look on and marvel. Dean Corso: That’s very kind of you. Boris Balkan: Indeed it is. There have been men who have been burned alive or disemboweled for a glimpse of […]Read more "epic preparation – p9 – Conclusions"
Actionplan Now we’re almost at the end of our epic-campaign guide and towards the end we got a key to success back hidden here. Let’s hope you find it useful since unless you’re already doing it with an actionplan and timeline you might find the concept a little strange and uncommon. The actionplanÂ should be yourÂ final […]Read more "epic preparation – p8 – Actionplan"
Political setup …or eeks – why should I do that? Politics… It’s easy – because you’ve got some really powerful characters running around and politics are always interested in having the big ones on their side. So we’ll have a close look to the politics of various groups, regions and perhaps individuals that are parts […]Read more "epic preparation – p7 – Politics"
NPC definition and setup according to character backgrounds You hopefully still remember part four of this guide where we took a few (more or less) random characters and interweaved them to our player’sÂ character-backgrounds. Now we will take a closer look onto a few of them and add some more to make this a bit more […]Read more "epic preparation – p6 – NPCs"
Background interweaving So you’ve got your world up and ready, now we get back to a bit character work, by now you should know your characters pretty well and probably they know each other well, too. It’s your part that you enhance your player’s work by adding additional contacts and build a network with good […]Read more "epic preparation – p4 – Interweaving"
Studying of History andÂ Geography Opener Now you got a few characters, maybe all of this is part of your long-time campaign / ongoing adventure and you’re lifting it to epic levels, maybe you’ve just started this draft and want to start all a new. It does hardly matter – you will have to prepare the […]Read more "epic preparation – p3 – History & Geo"
Epic Character Generation So we’ve started to prepare our toolset for the adventure or campaign in part one. Now comes the part most of us will definitely enjoy and the part that will have the strongest influence on the adventure itself – the characters. Just a short reminder , if you’ve never before been a […]Read more "epic preparation – p2 – Character Generation"
To be honest, I have a draft waiting and could not get myself to finish it. The whole epic-campaign blog entry was meant to get my own thoughts sorted and there is this discussion I had with Tom on friday that made me realize that I have forgotten one of those key elements that reappear […]Read more "Problems of an Epic Campaign"
Introduction Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve had a good series, but I have the feeling this could be one, if I get the words right… As a matter of fact it happens that on irregular occasions my gaming group has a 2-4 days special event, coordinated by one dungeonmaster who is in charge […]Read more "epic preparation – p1 – Starting"