I’ve written about companion characters before and discussed how much I enjoy them. The DM PC has always been feared by D&D groups before and I find that playing as a CC (companion character) has always been a great way to play a little as DM and not steal the show. I’ve also greatly enjoyed […]Read more "Party of Three and that other guy"
I have seen a bit of controversy over the use of Companion Characters in 4th edition. Many people liken it to the dreaded DMPC and groan. In my time as a 4e DM I have found the companion character to be a useful tool in creating plot hooks and quests. The CC has never been […]Read more "Role Play and Small Parties: Companion Characters"
As a general rule I don’t put much stock in cinematic trailers for video games. I am mostly interested in gameplay trailers because it presents the actual meat of the product. With that said I really enjoyed the Urn of Sacred Ashes trailer for Dragon Age: Origins. It show-cased four party members (and their abilities) […]Read more "Encounter Design: Cinematic Destruction"
I know many people have written on blogs about the proper implementation of skill challenges. I also know that I may not be able to add anything groundbreaking to the overall concept, but I’m writing this because I think I’ve created at least a stepping stone for DnD 4e groups. As a new-ish DM I […]Read more "The Player’s side of a skill challenge…"