Musings on Our Seventh Session

The last month has seen a lot of changes to our roster. First, Brian went and got himself married, and then let his wife convince him to move to the other side of the country. This put a damper on the campaign, not only...

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...

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...

Poisoned Shadows

Poisoned Shadows is an 8th-level, three encounter “adventure” from Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeon Delve. I chose it as my new group’s one shot recently and it wasn’t too bad. Not only did it...

Player Absences

My good friend Jeff asked me the other day how I deal with character absences. The...

Combating the Golf B...

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

The Game Room Feb09

The Game Room

Thanks to the good shopping sense of Lia’s mom, we now have a gaming table!...