Let’s Build a Heist, Part 2

Now that we understand what a heist is, and how we want it to work in-game, let’s flesh out the heist a bit. Location Of course we need the heist to actually be somewhere. The story is that there is a shipment of magical weapons coming into town, so the logical choice is a warehouse.Continue reading “Let’s Build a Heist, Part 2”

Let’s Build a Heist, Part 1

My players have found themselves with an opportunity – to steal a shipment of magical weapons, denying the power-hungry mayor of Dulwich a chance to shift the balance of power in the town in his favor. The local guilds and he are at odds of late. The PCs have had some unpleasant personal experiences withContinue reading “Let’s Build a Heist, Part 1”

Is Your Game a Prophecy, or a Blank Page?

Often in the RPG community we’ll see an uproar that divides everyone into camps, spawning infinite twitter threads – recent ones have been GM fudging rolls, GMs dictating scene outcomes, railroading vs. everything else, when PC deaths are acceptable, etc. and etc. Honestly, most of the disagreements are false dichotomies – there are many waysContinue reading “Is Your Game a Prophecy, or a Blank Page?”

Slaying the Scheduling Dragon

Finally – you’ve found a good group of friends to play D&D with! You have a willing and able DM! Everything’s great for a month or two….maybe three….and then it starts: “Sorry team, I can’t make it this week.” And then, “Folks, I’ve got a lot going on right now, I need to take aContinue reading “Slaying the Scheduling Dragon”