Asking for Perception Nov07

Asking for Perception

I don’t know why this bothers me as much as it does, but when a DM asks a player to roll a Perception check, I can’t help but feel they’re doing it wrong. In 4th Edition, you have two ways of viewing the...

Musings on Our Eighth Session

This week saw a major addition to those who would return order to the world of the Burning Sky—Stewart Boyles, a friend of Seth’s, has joined our gaming collective. I met Stewart a few months ago when I sat in...

Musings on Our Sixth Session

Session 6 was a spectacular session! My closest friend and the best man at my wedding—Jeff Farnsworth—sat in as a guest player and portrayed the role of Artimus, an acquaintance of Rivereye’s. This was...

Redesigning Encounters: Dual at Gabal’s School

The group’s encounter with Shealis was different than those that had come before: it was completely possible for the group to talk their way past her. A detailed skill challenge was put together so the party could...

A Dark Sun Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I made a colossal DMing mistake—I had the players follow the...

Redesigning Encounte...

The White Wyrm encounter, located on page 45 of The Scouring of Gate Pass, was a...

Musings on Our Fourt...

It’s been a busy spring for several of the players in my group and the fallout...

Musings on Our Third...

Things have been on a roll over here at Nerd Headquarters. I’ve noticed that,...

Musings on Our First...

It’s been a long road getting to where I am now. So, a little...