Part I: Preparation 01.01.2019 What advice would you give a first-time GM? (Roundup) No matter what you prepare, your own world, a premade module – never forget you and your friends at the table. For me the key on roleplaying and especially as a dungeon master is understanding what you want to experience. A good […]Read more "30 days roleplaying – a motivational start into 2019"
Warhammer 40k, maybe you can describe the setting itself best with one word, as the ultimate Dystopia. 41st millenium and humankind had gained a lot in technology over the time but even more have they forgotten. If you’re not familiar with the setting, I’m sure you find 1001 pages like the wh and wh40k lexicanum. […]Read more "Dark Heresy – playtest review"
There are these special characters in the life of a roleplaying-gamer. When you first play them you know they are so very enjoyable, when you share them they’re almost everytime good for some smiles or laughter and you know you’re going to have some fun even before the adventure really starts… Talarian (black) circle mage […]Read more "Talarian and the misty swamps [pt. 1]"
…or – howto improve your combat experience It’s probably 15 years ago, when we played a lot of games after school and on weekends. Back then we were pretty inexperienced and it was a different – drive. When I was younger, I think most of us were powermongers in one or more ways. Mostly it […]Read more "I hit AC 16 and do 11 damage…"
Playing dungeon master in roleplaying games on a regular base is something that will take you from the lowest depths of the Abyss, Baator, Hell, Hades and the Grey Wastes of Gehenna right to the top of Mount Celestia, the Heavens, Arcadia and all the other planes you can, or can not (yet) think of. […]Read more "The Pinnacle"
It’s been a while since the last update of this blog. I guess it was more like a vacation from writing and focussing on other things. When blogging became more of a necessity than actual fun, I thought it was a good time to make a full-stop. With my sundaily gaming group things are going […]Read more "Recent developments"
In the recent games in which I had the joyful part of dungeon mastering, I’ve had feedback of too many choices, too many opportunities and not enough direct linear goals (milestones) to achieve. Giving this a little thought it turns out to be a very basic necessity for many gaming groups and might be something […]Read more "Linearity of Games"
A nice concept you might want to try… With Roman and Thomas we got two dungeon masters that started working on a greater plan, the three of us decided to start a few simultaneous story-lines interwoven with each other, some characters knowing a few from the other group, maybe interchanging them from time to time. […]Read more "Latizan and Zord – one world and a lot of adventures"
If you missed part 1 & 2 of this story, I recommend reading it – after all it’s an adventure writeup. Rashemen and beyond (Session 6 / 1) Rashemen and beyond (Session 7/ 2) Rashemen and beyond (Session 8/ 3) Rashemen and beyond (Session 9/ 4) – you’re reading it right now. another session is […]Read more "Leaving Rashemen Session 9 (4 with me as DM)"
Opposing the forces of fiery demons isn’t always a task for heroes or to put it right: villains and heroes depend just on the right perspective. Raised in the harsh lands of the northern icelands in a small, mostly human settlement, Izegel Warspurth was close to end as sacrifice to the frostmaiden, but he did […]Read more "[N]PC – Izegel Warspurth – Hailstorm of the North"