NPCs for social and exploration encounters

An NPC snapshot that’s quick and easy to use. Be prepared just enough for when your adventurers surprise you.

Session Report: Restoring the Everflow

With Telse rapidly devolving economically the group decides to discover if they can restore the Everflow. The issues further west can wait. Aamar is Telsean. Maurice is from Fort Ooshar, another community that depends on the waters of the Everflow. Doceo needs trade, as trade is his life. Session Notes: Mo, Doceo, Aamar were present…

Narrative character creation via the Crowd

With the possibility of many drop in players I wanted to have a PC ready, just in case. As a gimmick, I decided that said character would be made via the crowd of followers on Twitter. The character is genderless and nameless at this time, but besides that has flaws, ideals, skills, attributes, etc and…

The power of exploration

This is technically a recap of two sessions, but it’s also a lesson in play-style as well as how to react to your players’ desires. The Five have become a bit more than I intended. There is this overarching plot around Lorebooks and Scholars and Proctors. But one of the things that they’ve really enjoyed…

Adventuring as Pirates: Bards

“Ho there! Sit, sit.” [She flings a cup of something at you. You look at the dark liquid with little flecks in it, raise an eyebrow.] “Yes, drink, drink! It’s rum… rum with something, don’t worry. It’s our old drink on the Charlatan. I hear you are interested in our societies. I’m out now, retired…

Adventuring as Pirates: Rogues

Character creation is one of my favorite things, which might be why I prefer to DM. By managing the game I get to create hundreds of characters – some fully fleshed out re-occurring NPCs and others are simple one shot monsters. For a friend’s campaign I needed to create a PC, something which I haven’t…