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…

Things that go creep in the night!

How many people do adventures that involve creepers? This clip from a session goes with the RPG Blog Carnival topic this month about things that are hidden and in the dark. This article fits the theme and has a bit of humour involved. I decided that I would use another unique creature, which is actually quite…

GV(Gaming Vitae): An Interesting Concept

So what is a Gaming Vitae or GV? A GV is just like a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, but of the games you have played or run over the years. This concept was created, by my knowledge, by Brian Fitzpatrick. (Fitz offered his own GV here.) It is something that some of us who…

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…

Treasure Hunt challenge!

…Like what we used to do in Scouting? Exactly! For those of you who did Scouting as a youth, you will remember them fondly. You were given a set of directions, a compass, and a map to follow that led you to find a point that had some sort of treasure. It was always fun,…

Conventions!

…Yes, conventions – and why you should attend! Some people spend massive effort, almost like an addiction, to attend gaming conventions (or “Cons” for short). They save all year long to go to as many as they can, especially the major Cons because of all they can see and do. They play many games they…

Session 0 in Action! Part 2

…how we got to the session 0! Part II This time we will offer a bit more about how the groups got started and their Session 0’s we move on to the mid-week companions… Group – Company of the Oncoming Storm – Weekday 5E D&D This group started at the local game shop here in Moose…

Session 0 in action!

This post could also be called “How we got to Session 0!” I probably should have started with this but – oh well. I was not sure if people would want the story behind the stories at first. Thanks to some feedback, I am adding this part in. I essentially ran Session 0’s as we…

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…

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