The Rise of Point-Buy and Joys of Min-Maxing

By Stephen Radney-MacFarland (or Creighton's Sinister Nemesis)

Last week my dear friend and brilliant designer Creighton Broadhurst unleashed a diatribe against the point-buy method of generation of ability scores and min-maxing. I’m here to tell you he is dead wrong. And I believe I can prove it.

Tumbling Dice by Justin D. Russell

Better Dungeon Delving and You

Being able to whack things with a sword isn’t the only prerequisite of being a good adventurer. Sometimes, cunning, subtly, planning and diplomacy also come into play. And just as often, these facets of dungeon exploration are ignored in favour of “rushing in and slaying them all.” With that in mind, here’s a collection of handy links designed to make you a better dungeon delver.

If I’ve missed anything, please leave a comment below and help other adventurers not die during their next expedition.

Encumbrance

Everyone who plays D&D and Pathfinder loves encumbrance…While that might not be completely true, I’m a big fan of encumbrance (within reason). I love resource management and a part of resource management is managing encumbrance. (As a player said to me the other day, “Why can’t I carry 200 arrows?”) In any event, here are some of my thoughts about encumbrance: