Category Archives: DMing

Multi-Character Characters

Concept: Multi-character characters Tested in: The One Piece campaign What it is: As a shounen fighting manga, One Piece has a lot of battles. We did a pretty good job of simulating it in the One Piece campaign, with recurring … Continue reading

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The Million Murloc March

Concept: All-minion combat Tested in: The Great Tower of Oldechi What it is: In D&D 4E, minions were a creature type with static damage and only one hit point. They rarely had more than two powers (a melee attack and … Continue reading

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Side-Scrolling Combat

Concept: Side-scrolling combat Tested in: Delve Night and The Great Tower of Oldechi What it is: D&D’s combat map has always been top-down, since before it was even D&D. It is, after all, a tabletop game, not a wallside game. … Continue reading

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Dreamblade Dice

Concept: Atypical damage dice Tested in: Delve Night What it is: The defunct miniatures game Dreamblade used six-sided dice for damage, but not the sort of dice from every other game. Normal dice have the sides 1 / 2 / … Continue reading

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A Month of Healthy Disrespect

It’s November, which means I’m doing National Novel Writing Month again. Since I’ll be spending most of my writing energy on something completely different, this blog won’t have any long-form posts this month. Instead, I want to elaborate on something … Continue reading

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