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 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...

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...

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...

The Difficulty Class by Level Chart Jun19

The Difficulty Class...

As a player and a DM, I hate having to stop the game to look up rules; a silly...

Movement Related Queries Apr12

Movement Related Que...

A couple of rules hiccups reared their ugly heads during the last few sessions. We...

Social Skills Versus...

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

Flashy Movement

I’ve discussed fluffing to some extent in previous posts. For my money,...

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...

Musings on Our First...

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

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