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The Four Kinds of Unfair Encounters

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The Four Kinds of Unfair Encounters

“Suddenly, the ceiling collapses without warning and you all die.”

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6 Facets of Good Encounter Design

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6 Facets of Good Encounter Design

What makes an exciting, memorable encounter? Are four orcs in a chamber whose only purpose is to guard a chest and get whacked to death by the PCs good design? Absolutely not.

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5 Easy Ways to Make Combat More Exciting

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5 Easy Ways to Make Combat More Exciting

Struggling figures swarm over the doomed ship’s deck as huge waves break over its side. Caught on barely submerged rocks, which have ripped its bottom out, the ship begins to break up as the PCs battle a group of monstrous, depraved cultists struggling to open an extra-planar gate through which their be-tentacled master will enter the world!

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3 Handy Extras For Your GM's Kit

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3 Handy Extras For Your GM's Kit

I’m a big fan of working smart not hard, I’m also a big fan of being prepared. I am a prepper GM!

I’ve talked before about the normal stuff I keep behind my beloved GM screen and in my gaming kit. Along with these gaming basics, I also have several other things ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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