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Evil names are popular

December 21, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

Meta-blogging alert I need to share this with you:  the top Google search keywords through which people end up on Dungeon Mastering is “evil names” and “evil name generator”…  And these people end up on my semi-rant article about generators: WTF: evil name generator What’s troubling is that over 1,000 people ended up on this […]

Immutable D&D laws

December 20, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

Some things are inevitable In no specific order… Players will act unexpectedly. Players will make out-of-character comments. Memorable quotes will be uttered. Players will think their characters are invincible. Combat with über-villains will anti-climactically end in 2 rounds. When attacking a PC with less than 10hp the DM will roll a critical hit. Players will […]

The gimmick game

December 19, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

Our total party height is 17 feet, 3 inches  I read somewhere – can’t remember where – that someone was starting a game in which all the players are halflings.  I like this idea because it will probably get long time players out of their comfort zone and give a unique vibe to the game. Other […]

Rewarding players with XP

December 18, 2007Written by Expy - Published on

A lot of people chimed in on the recent article about real-time based leveling instead of XP based leveling. Rewarding players with XP I’d like to know if anyone uses some kind of reward system for players who are performing better than expected, or better than others. I remember a White Wolf game in which about […]