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4 common improvisation pitfalls

November 23, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

Improvisation is arguably the most important skill a DM can have.  If you don’t want to improvise ever again just buy the World’s Largest Dungeon – you’ll be good for a while. When I prepare my sessions I always leave room for improvisation.  The main reason I do this is that I want my players […]

How come villains never win?

November 22, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

Villains are smarter than PCs If it’s considered smart for villains to play it safe to hire henchmen to do their bidding, why isn’t every rich adventurer doing the same?  PCs could keep the fun stuff for themselves, but shouldn’t they at least send scouts ahead of themselves on their adventures? The perfect hook A scout giving […]

Cameo time!

November 20, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

Cameo time Looks like I’m going to have a special PC cameo during my next game. A good friend of mine who has never played an RPG has recently shown interest. So what will I focus on for that special occasion? Make him understand the DM gets free pizza, chips, and salsa. Let him roll […]

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Wandering Men Interview

November 16, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

The Wandering Men tell us about their adventures (and their new book, too!)