I’m feeling reflective. Let’s reflect on some design elements from D&D 4E that definitely shouldn’t have been left out of 5E that can definitely make you a better monster builder.
Like Quark closely examining Morn’s hidden stash in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Who Mourns for Morn, if you look too closely at the treasure system in D&D, you’ll find someone has extracted all of the value and there’s nothing left but worthless gold.
The hardest thing any GM has to do is come up with stuff on the fly. Especially when that stuff needs mechanical rules behind it. Fortunately, you have this Marvelous Mechanical Miscellany for Ad Hoc Adjudication and Improvisational Invention.
It’s time for my semi occasionally regular monthly site news update. Here’s what to expect in October and beyond, with a brief discussion of Operation Catch the F$&% Up!
This article is about basic probability, dice, and statistics in D&D and other RPGs. I love this s$&% and I think it’s important and useful to understand. So, let’s use math to answer some questions about dice rolling in RPGs. Or not. Next week, I’m back to talking about NPCs, so you can skip this one if you want.
Surprise! At GenCon, Jim McClure made me play his new game about samurai killing each other. And we recorded it. And you can listen to it. Lucky you.
Want to know what I’ve been up to for the last week? I was at GenCon! And here’s a whole bunch of stuff about what went on there. Pictures, videos, very personal inspirational stories, me in a dress, and so on.
Want to see me in a miniskirt and an magical anime schoolgirl costume at GenCon? I won’t judge you. That seems pretty f$&%ed up to me. But fine, if you want it, you’re going to have to show some generosity. Support the Angry Jupiter Crashes GenCon charity drive and do some good.