The Marauders Strike Again

Last Friday I recounted the story of how the Bearfoot Marauders came together as a party. Last night we had our second session… and things were interesting. The party marched back to town 1 and made their way back to The Drunken Fish just as darkness was setting in. The party was greeted as people of significant, and Finwhat muttered, “OK, we are not telling them we only hit a toe.” Gibeon, who had been brought down to two hit points in their bear encounter, entered the main room and was treated with something he wasn’t used to—respect. The dwarf was not, however, able to enjoy this respect because he was in shock 2. While people patted him on the back, Gibeon just stared off into space.

DM Tales—A Plunging Rebuke

My first adult experience with D&D was not as a Dungeon Master, but as a player character. He had a moment when he SHINED.

Basic Fantasy RPG—A DM Tales Review

When I jumped back into the D&D scene after a couple of decades away, things were… different. This wasn’t unexpected, I was three and a half editions removed from the last books I collected, but it also made me wonder about old school play—where some of the elements I remembered were still being used.

DM Tales episode 4, Political Divisions

If you’re building a campaign world, spend some time on its politics. It’s a great source of drama and can trigger no end of adventures, even if the players are no where near world events.

DM Tales, I Learned Some Things

This week I recorded, edited, and released my second video for my “DM Tales” channel. I’ve embedded the video below, and would be honored for readers to take the time to watch it 1. I released the video yesterday morning, which also happened to be “GM Day 2,” which I did not know was a…

If Life Were a Role Playing Game

My mind goes off on odd tangents.  I can’t help it, it’s the way I’m wired.  It’s also my greatest assest when harnessed well so I don’t worry about it too much.  This morning I had a sudden thought, “You know, if my life were a role-playing game, what would my class be?”  This, of…