Death is the ultimate punishment for failure, but a cunning and subtle (or merciful) GM can “reward” the PCs’ failure without wiping out the party!
Tag: Game Play
Player Advice: Adventuring Advice from EGG, the Master DM
Over the last forty years or so, the game of Dungeons & Dragons has evolved through many editions, versions and retro-clones. What haven’t changed, however, are the hallmarks of a skilled player.
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GM Advice: How and Why to Say “No”
No.” Is there any more hated word for a player to hear from his GM?
GM Advice: How to Enliven Your PCs’ Overland Travel
After 15 days of uneventful travel, you reach the Chasm of Wails.” That’s not exactly an exciting start to an adventure, but often this is exactly how a quest starts. That’s a shame as overland travel can be a dynamic and exciting part of the campaign…
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GM Advice: How to Herd Your Players to Your Game
One facet of running a successful campaign is actually meeting up and playing. While it might sound stupid and incredibly basic, in today’s busy world sometimes just managing to meet up to play a game can seem like a Herculean achievement.
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