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“We can play the blame game all day but in the end it’s Skirbo’s fault.” -Calabasas Critical fumbles can really spiral out of control. I love hijinks but I try to avoid strict mechanical failures when someone roles a nat 1 on a skill check. I describe it in a funny or dramatic way and we keep the momentum going. I think critical fumbles can work well for some tables but make sure to talk about it during your session zero. You don’t want to surprise your players with a homebrew rule like that!
“The Church of the All-Seeing Eye has over 10,000 followers. The exposure will be great.” -Bishop Futurae Most campaigns give out too much gold or too little. In my last campaign, I included a pirate ship with a bunch of upgrades. The better the ship was the more expensive the upkeep cost became which left my players hoarding gold like real pirates! I also included a second type of currency that they could trade for random magic items. It felt like a good balance. What does your party do with gold? Do you let your players buy magic items? What big ticket items do you include in your campaigns?
Cal faces a dark spectre from his past as tensions grow within his kingdom. He must battle for control against his arch-enemy. Will our heroes be able to survive the sewer trials? Or will it's dark tunnels consume their souls? Cal fights for his crown, B...
A comic inspired by a dropped plotline I wrote for our campaign (darn players). Seeding in comedy is tough! Funny voices can only get you so far. When trying to hit a tone I normally match whatever my players are throwing at me. There’s a variety of ways the game can be played so be flexible and know when to call it quits. Not every player will match every DM. Don’t take it personally when a player just doesn’t jive with the campaign you’re running!
A dark shadow looms over Xian Hou as the killer's body count climbs. Baby, Cal and Skirbo face their toughest challenge yet! Can they put this tortured soul to rest while avoiding their own arrest? There's really only one way to find out! Cal gets tazed,...
The last decade has been an amazing time for table-top games. An explosion of new and interesting systems hit the shelves. Designers redefined the genre with new mechanics that focus on the narrative of the story. We play a variety of games at our table and we have several campaigns we are taking into 2020. I’ve compiled a list of the 5 games we will be playing during our late night Saturday sessions.