Running a combat encounter can be one of the toughest challenges any GM faces.
Who would you bring to a first alien encounter? A soldier or a diplomat?
Imagine you had to meet an alien. You’d be the very first human to do so, and we knew nothing about the alien, their race or their situation and yet circumstances have arranged it so that you have to meet them on behalf of humanity.
How do you handle players who don’t act within their alignment?
Many games have alignments as mechanics or character sheet attributes. The alignment of the character should determine how they act and might impact the game in what abilities they have access to. It might also be important in systems with ‘detect evil’ and similar spells. What’s a DM to do if a character acts outside […]
Genre Police: Alienating half my readership by choosing High Fantasy!
Welcome to back Genre police, a new series of articles where I take a look at a genre or sub-genre, how it has been handled in gaming and how we can implement that in our games. This column we are going to take a look at the one of the two Big Dogs of Fantasy […]