Category Archives: DMing

Lucid Dreaming

Concept: Lucid dreaming Tested in: The Great Tower of Oldechi What it is: D&D likes working via cause and effect. Orcs don’t lose hit points at random, they lose hit points when they get hit by hammers. Wounds don’t heal … Continue reading

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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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