Monthly Archives: April 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge: Z is for Zealot

Z is for Zealot Zealots make the best villains. Their fanaticism means they’ll go to almost any extreme to accomplish their goals. These extreme actions make them more likely to come to the attention of the player characters, and more … Continue reading

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: Y is for Yes!

Y is for Yes! In some ways, a Dungeons and Dragons game is very much like improvisational comedy. Though rules describe how certain aspects of the game go, and the Dungeon Master generally has some idea where the plot is … Continue reading

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: X is for X1 Isle of Dread

X is for X1 Isle of Dread Stretching a bit for my alphabet today, but I didn’t want to do X is for Xorn*, Xill**, or Xeph***. Instead I get to talk about a classic Dungeons and Dragons Module. Written … Continue reading

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: W is for Water

W is for Water As I wrote yesterday’s post, I realized I hadn’t talked much about Skill Challenges. Introduced in 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, at their simplest a skill challenge is a series of skill checks where the players … Continue reading

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: V is for Variety

V is for Variety For the same reason I didn’t make every entry in this challenge a monster, I don’t make every encounter in my Dungeons and Dragons adventures a combat. A combination of combats, traps, puzzles, and character interaction/role-playing … Continue reading

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: U is for Undead

U is for Undead For some reason I hear maniacal laughter each time I type “U is for Undead”. While zombies and vampires dominate popular culture these days, I am still a fan of the simple skeleton. Perhaps I’ve seen … Continue reading

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: T is for Traps

T is for Traps I’ve talked about story, I’ve talked about monsters, today we talk about traps. Like many older gamers, in my early Dungeons and Dragons games I played a fighter because it was about the easiest class to … Continue reading

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