RPG Riddles: The Good, Bad and The Ugly

RPG Riddles: The Good, Bad and The Ugly

August 26, 2020 0 Written By: Valdor19

As your party turns the corner they are able to see the fruits of their labor in front of them. The door that will lead them to the ancient treasure vault of the dwarven kings. Cautiously, you all press forward knowing that there are still dangers. Suddenly, in front of...

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Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design (Part 2)

Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design (Part 2)

So last time, we talked about the atmosphere and how it can make dungeons great. This time I want to follow up on that and talk about something I think is equally as important, what’s going inside ‘em. Monsters and traps are important but my favorite thing to add to...

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Getting Gaming: Talking Traps

Getting Gaming: Talking Traps

Let’s get down and dirty and teach these players something today. You have just finished a 3-hour fight and defeated the dread-dragon Urizona, the necrotic bile of his breath still bites into your gear as your bodies have just gotten used to the toxicity of his lair. All around you...

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Getting Gaming: In the Beginning

Getting Gaming: In the Beginning

Why is the first Goomba of Super Mario Bros.(SMB) a better enemy than Alduin of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (TES:S)? Because from the beginning, Goomba does more for the game than Alduin because he acts as the ultimate tutorial. The Original Goomba (OG) does three things correctly for the Mario...

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Telling Stories: The Mechanic

Telling Stories: The Mechanic

Telling Stories has been an integral part of humanity since the very beginning. They were told around campfires and then in books and eventually with movies. Nowadays an equally important mode for story telling is with video games. There are lots of facets to video game storytelling and honestly it...

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Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design

Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design

This week, let’s talk designs of dungeons. For most of gaming history, we have been crypt camping in one way or another, and even before the presence of video and tabletop gaming people have explored caves for enjoyment and excitement.  So what has all this taught us about caves and...

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