Category Archives: DM Advice

I know, I know… kind of like butts and all, but here it is for what it’s worth.

64 Things to do With an Adventurers Kit

The Adventurer’s Kit is something we all know and love.  Every character pretty much has the same stuff, at all times; “a back pack, a bedroll, flint and steel, a belt pouch, two sunrods, ten days worth of trail rations, … Continue reading

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New Item: Alternate Daggers

Here’s something fun to try.  Do a Google image search of the word dagger, then ask yourself if they should all have the same properties within 4e.  Go on, give it a look-see… Granted, daggers are just part of the … Continue reading

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Companion Characters: Mercenaries for Hire

Mercenaries are a common faction in fantasy fiction, but when was the last time your group hired someone?  We have to imagine, in a world where adventuring is allowed, mercenaries are everywhere.  In a world defined as “points of light,” … Continue reading

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Gaming to Streaming Radio

Gaming is just better with background music.  Regardless of styles, versions,or  generation gaps we can all at least agree on that.  When gaming, what do you listen to?  More importantly, how do you listen?  Personally, I like streaming radio. Streaming … Continue reading

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Roleplaying Ability Scores

Ability scores are supposed to be the base factor of everything a character does, yet after the stats are tallied and the modifiers added up, ability scores fade into the background.  By epic tier we have a near godly attribute … Continue reading

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Roleplaying Combat

Many have said 4e lacks roleplaying opportunities, that 4e is too combat based.  I would say to those people, every moment is a roleplaying opportunity, if you’re truly roleplaying. At this last session of Encounters, I got into a conversation with … Continue reading

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Using FreeMind for Campaign Building

In last Thursdays post, I briefly covered FreeMind, a free to download mind-mapping application I use quite often in campaign building.  Today I’ll go into further detail, using FreeMind to create a frozen tundra.  For the record, I have no … Continue reading

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