Results for tag: D&D
Posted by: reids on Dec 2, 2009 at 03:45:31 PM
A few weeks ago, I was asked to be part of the DM Hotline that Wizards set up for DMs with questions to call up and get answers. I was at first skeptical of 1) how successful the hotline itself would be (answer: surprisingly successful) and 2) how helpful I would be (answer: adequately, I think). By no stretch do I consider myself an expert DM. But I have GMed many adventures for many different systems, and have had my share of TPKs and hard player issues (most of which I can lay squarely at the feet of Red Hand of Doom - one of the best campaigns ever written, but damn is it lethal). Though there are many a DM who are just flat-out better than me, I can say that I've amassed enough experience that I do have some good, and probably some bad, advice.
The most common questions I got were...
Posted by: reids on Oct 12, 2009 at 03:02:50 PM
The roleplaying adventure between my seven year old stepson and I continues!
Joseph heads bravely toward the castle ahead of him, Darby yipping in Spanish at his heels. He sees the ninja cat Li’l Buddy darting across the path ahead as he and Darby cross the drawbridge.
Two armored knights stand next to the closed doors. Their helmets obscure their faces.
“Excuse me,” Joseph says, “can I go inside?”
“You must be Joseph!” One of the knights says, his voice sounding like it comes from the bottom of a barrel. “Your mother is expecting you. Go on in!”
Joseph cheers and runs through the doors into the castle. Inside, he finds a beautiful gold and marble ballroom lit by stunning stained-glass windows. Two golden thrones are at the head of the room,...
Posted by: reids on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:52:19 AM
My seven-year-old stepson Joseph and I have continued our storytelling and roleplaying adventures the last few nights. You can see the backstory and first session here. We’re both having a lot of fun with it; I didn’t begin with a firm plot in mind, but it has solidified the more I’ve thought about it during the most recent sessions. His ideas and choices have been innovative and oftentimes downright hilarious for us both. And Joseph begs me to continue each night, even after we reach the decision point at the nightly cliffhanger. An unexpected (and welcome!) side effect is that he now asks if it’s time to go to bed, sometimes an hour before bedtime, where in the past bedtime was a nightly struggle. That alone makes storytime worth it!
When we last left our hero, he had come home...