An Essentials Diversion

Over the past few months, Seth’s been running what we’ve come to call “The Essential’s Campaign.” In a nutshell, we all made characters from the options available in the two Essentials class...

Social Skills Versus Free Will

Can players use social skills against another player’s character to get him to do or feel the way he wants them to? For example, can one PC use Intimidate against another PC to force him to back down? Or Diplomacy to...

Flashy Movement

I’ve discussed fluffing to some extent in previous posts. For my money, it’s 4th Edition’s greatest feature. In earlier editions, it was difficult to make a goblin look like anything other than a goblin....

Musings on Our First Session

It’s been a long road getting to where I am now. So, a little background. First of all, my friends Brian and Cody returned from their trip around the world on a cruise ship. This event was what I needed to finally get...

Can I Get a Fluffer?...

Over the years it’s been known by several nom de plume’s: skinning,...

Combating the Golf B...

In 3rd Edition’s heyday, one major rules adjustment I’d instituted was a...

The Questionnaire

In the past, I generally required players submit story backgrounds for my perusal....

The Player From Hell

In September of 2006, I had the privilege and horror of meeting someone who would...

Rule Zero

Players of 3rd Edition will recognize the term “Rule Zero.” It just...

Good vs. Evil

It’s the age-old question: what makes good good and evil evil? D&D is a...

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