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Posted by: Trebuchet on Apr 1, 2012 at 02:53:03 PM
In my Monday night gaming group, I needed a certain event to unfold at a certain point in time and so I nervously went about railroading the plot in that direction. Specificly, I needed the town of Fallcrest to fall to the evil organazation/antagonists, the Cult of Sheol (My campaign is set in the Nentir Vale for ease of immersion, but then I pick and choose published lore and often replace it with my own). I wanted this one event to be the transition into Paragon tier for the party, and to have it shape the primary struggles during that tier.
To set up this event, I had the party chasing Argon the Dragonlord (a kobold warlord who leads his troops mounted on an enchanted stone statue of a dragon) east across the vale towards Fallcrest. They caught up with him after the first day of his siege...
Posted by: Trebuchet on Jul 15, 2011 at 08:22:01 PM
I have recently begun to play D&D regularly again after about a 3-year hiatus, and I have noticed most people don't understand the game at all. As a game, it is way out there, and many people simply aren't aware of what it means to play an RPG. It's just not part of their reality and they have a difficult time imagining that we take 8+ hours a week and dedicate it to a game you can't win.
"Normal people," i.e., those who don't play Role-Playing games, just don't understand. I'm sure every D&D player has had the conversation with a parent, friend, or significant other, where we explain that "It's like acting, but you just explain what your character does, and everything happends in your imagination;" "It's like WoW, except your character can do anything;" "Each player...