Results for tag: DM Tools
Posted by: Alphastream1 on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:13:44 AM
This is for DMs only!
May contain spoilers to ADCP2-1
When Sean Molley was working on the excellent ADCP2-1, The Paladins' Plague, John DuBois contributed by assisting with an idea Sean had regarding a change deck that could cover how the environment interacted with the PCs. In addition, he created a Word document that contained the effects.
Despite D&DXP being just two days away, I couldn't help but realize that John had given me everything I needed to put the effects into MSE format. I spent a couple of hours pulling the text in and adding some quotes and titles. I used Daniel Rivera's excellent Sorcerer template for a great look and format. You can see an example below.
I then turned the cards into PDF format with doPDF, a program that prints to pdf format. The result is a full-color...
Posted by: Alphastream1 on Feb 8, 2010 at 10:29:33 AM
Table Tents for PCs
A common staple of the Living Greyhawk campaign was the PC table tent, a folded piece of paper or card stock with the name of your PC. Players would sometimes adorn this with images and catch phrases, as well as titles earned through play.
Table tents are a huge benefit to RP. When the DM and other players know your PCs name, and can see it constantly, they are more likely to use it. With the whole table using table tents, everyone can stay in character as they speak to each other. NPCs can similarly, via the DM, refer to PCs by their names. The DM is especially key to this, since they play such a role in influencing whether the table stays IC or OOC. A DM can use table tents to really keep the action focused on the PCs as people rather than as minis moved about by...