Encountering Ghosts, Spiders and ghastly ghouls!

Once more into the manor! Yes, we have been away for a while but in this episode we come back with a ghastly howl! This is part 2 of our The Haunt play through, you can see Part 1 here. The party continues to explore the manor house searching for the missing apprentice. But there are some creatures trying to […]

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Haunted House – D&D 5e RPG Session!

Yes!, D&D! So, we were trying to think about something different to do this week because of Halloween being just round the corner, so I reached out on Twitter and got a response! Apparently there is a great module called ‘The Haunt’ Since this was a Fantasy Grounds Module and after my recent blog post and responses, it seemed somehow […]

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Races and Role Playing

Examples of Races

Races have always intrigued me. Many RPGs and MMOs provide you with the option to create a character with a specific race. Each of these races have advantages and disadvantages associated with it and characteristics which actually define the race. Although I realise that the latter is just provided as a guideline for the ‘norm’ of that race, I become […]

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Developing as a DM

Okay, Okay – I need to start of by premising this waffle by stating that we all make mistakes. Sometimes these are taking the wrong turn when heading towards an unknown destination, sometimes it is just picking the wrong letter in the multiple choice test. Sometimes it saying something when you ought to keep quiet and other times it is pushing for what you believe just to discover that you are wrong. Well last week I made a bit of a mistake in the Dungeons and Dragons game which I DM on a Saturday night at 20:00 GMT on Twitch. In my vision of dramatic and epic battles I forgot that the characters were only 3rd level and also to multiply my challenge rating but the number of monsters which were attacking, rather than just adding up their experience. The result – carnage! As character after character hit the dust, I realised that something was not correct and stopped the session early. Although some players thought it was something to do with the terrain, it was purely that there was too many harpies attacking the party. As the dust settled I started to wonder what kind of DM I was/am and what my role/job description would be if there was one actually written down.

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