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Customizing NPC base classes into playable characters

I have a Player who is just smarter than me, and at first level managed to get 5k from his Tibbit family. I learned a few lessons, since I am still looking to resurrect my DM skillz. Be sure that … Continue reading

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Too legit, too legit to crit!

You might actually be too legit to crit, because you might have rolled something different and just said you did. Thing is, nobody likes to lose. Losing is not enjoyable. You do not progress that way, and you die… rather, your PC does. The one you … Continue reading

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Memorable characters

What makes a “memorable character” – one that you want to play after you play it for the first time? I have a few rules I try to keep in mind when developing a character that isn’t made for the garbage heap. … Continue reading

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Public speaking

DMing has helped me with speech for years. Years. Not even joking. Think of it: You have to take the lead in a massive conversational thread. You have to “keep it interesting.” You (eventually) unselfconsciously “do” voices. The story you tell … Continue reading

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“Crit 20!”

“Rolling to confirm a critical hit is like asking God ‘Are you sure?’” -Unknown Originally, I heard that quote from my younger brother. I don’t know where he heard it, though. The thing about the quote I find funny is “God;” … Continue reading

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Rape as a plot device

My response to a post discussing rape as a plot device: Every once in a grand while, I’ve had a player ask if Mister or Missus So-and-so can be killed in-game, just a small cameo to take out frustration. I never … Continue reading

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