Redesigning Encounters: Street Assault

I decided to play Street Assault differently than it was written; instead of an ambush as depicted in The Scouring of Gate Pass, the Black Horses instead institute an all-out attack in order to capture Asher (whom they...

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...

Redesigning Encounters: White Wyrm Terrorists

The White Wyrm encounter, located on page 45 of The Scouring of Gate Pass, was a well thought out combat—as written. Unfortunately, I executed it horribly with my mismanagement of monster tactics. First of all, I...

Redesigning Encounte...

In The Scouring of Gate Pass, the encounter titled Flaganus Mortus (otherwise known...

Redesigning Encounte...

As I wrote about in Redesigning Encounters: Ambush!, while DMing the War of the...

Redesigning Encounte...

War of the Burning Sky’s conversion from 3rd Edition came at a time before...