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Player vs. Story: Balancing their needs with yours

September 25, 2012Written by One Die Short - Published on

It’s been a while, but I’m back with another installment of One Die Short: The above page illustrates something many Dungeon Masters have dealt with before: getting the players to do what we want.  As creative people, we DMs can get attached to our storylines, sometimes to the detriment of the game.  One of the […]

It’s in the Small Stuff

April 26, 2012Written by One Die Short - Published on

Greetings! I have finally returned for another edition of One Die Short.  The ODS site fell apart, and so I had to rebuild it, but it’s back and better than ever, and so am I.  This week I want to talk about the little things in D&D: In the above page from ODS, there are […]

Magic Items With Use

January 19, 2012Written by One Die Short - Published on

Greetings!  For this month’s installment of One Die Short we take a look at Magic Items: Magic Items are a staple, and to some degree a necessity, of Dungeons & Dragons.  In the above page from One Die Short Howie whines about the uselessness of Matilda’s new-found Pandimensional Knitting Needles of Atropos.  For players, there are certain expectations […]

Death and Not Dying: The Immortal PC

November 30, 2011Written by One Die Short - Published on

How to handle the Total Party Kill in D&D and tips on when and how to use resurrection as a solution.