Redesigning Encounters: Spy Headquarters

The Spy Headquarters encounter was my favorite so far and not because it was a rewarding combat, but because it was almost completely bypassed by excellent roleplaying and more than a few lucky bluff checks. The encounter...

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...

Musings on Our Fifth Session

Session 5 of our War of the Burning Sky campaign was the best session yet! Not only did we get six hours of gaming in, five of those hours were solid roleplay; the session’s combat only lasted one hour. We finally hit...