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...

The Impossible DC Jun19

The Impossible DC

I hate saying no to players. In fact, saying “yes” has made it into the 4th Edition rules lexicon. Page 28 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide states: One of the cornerstones of improvisational theater technique...

A Dark Sun Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I made a colossal DMing mistake—I had the players follow the DM, rather than let the DM follow the players. Here’s how the situation went down: In the War of the Burning Sky campaign I’m...

Musings on Our Fourth Session

It’s been a busy spring for several of the players in my group and the fallout from that has been less time for War of the Burning Sky. Since I’m one of those weird DM’s that prefers every player be present...

Social Skills Versus...

Can players use social skills against another player’s character to get him to...

Perception to find treasure? Mar29

Perception to find t...

I once had a player suggest that Perception checks to find treasure were a waste of...