No Planning Challenge, Part 2

To challenge yourself is a good thing. Especially if it is for a no planning challenge! As you saw in the last post, I set a challenge for myself: To not prep at all, with only the pages I had written in my world of Kavallor Almanac to go by! When we left them, they…

No Planning Challenge, Part 1

I am not sure how many people do this regularly, but this week I set a challenge for myself: Allow myself no preparation at all and only use the pages of my Kavallor Almanac for reference. Admittedly, I usually don’t prep much and let my players drive the story. Most of the time, I just…

A getting out there challenge!

I am not sure how many people have not done this already, but… Camping and roleplaying! Yes, I know to some people this must sound crazy. Camping is fun. Roleplaying is fun. What is not to like? Maybe start small by having a session in a tent. Get the person who owns the biggest tent…

What is a “Session 0?”, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago we kicked off a discussion of “Session 0”.  Now let’s see a more concrete example of how it works in real life… Session 0 in action! An example of a rules modification we use in our 5E game is an alternative healing rule as we use the healing rules from…

What is a “Session 0?”, Part 1

First off we need to give a definition for those who do not know what a session 0 is. Session 0 is the session in which you build characters and figure out how the group will fit together before you actually play. These sessions help set everything up so everyone will want to play in…

Day 21, The Initial Assault – 31 Days of Halloween 2015

Even knowing as little as we know about the mysterious top floor of the asylum, we had to get up there tonight… But we weren’t taking any chances. We encountered nothing on the way up to that attic stairwell, but knew it was a trap. One way in. One way out. It was time for…

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