Monthly Archive: : September 2013



by Delos

My Swordmage Fighter Subclass in D&D Next

By Jacob Zimmerman Welcome back. This time around, I’ll be taking a small break from Fate to talk about D&D Next, since, as you’ve likely seen from Delos’ previous several posts, our group has started a D&D Next campaign recently. Also, the latest (and last, except for possibly an update for Druids) playtest packet just…

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Going Broke in the Action Economy

Boss fights are tough. That’s the point. The players should have to work for victory over a boss monster so that when/if they do win it will be so much sweeter. Most players don’t realize, though, that boss fights are tougher for the GM. Most boss fights are designed that the players will have a…

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Aftermath of Riverhaven pt.1

This past Friday my group of elves made it out of the mountains and started to finally get to Riverhaven. For those who didn’t read my last essay, the PCs lost their home and got separated from their families. Their plan was to meet at Riverhaven, which is normally a two day journey, but the…

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Welcome to Undaria

This is the intro that my players went through last week. The players played level 0 PCs and we were using the D&D Next system. This story takes place in the elvish Kingdom of Undaria. It is a beautiful forest that is guarded fiercely by its inhabitants. No outsider is allowed within the forest and…

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Adventure in my Head

This past Friday my group got together and we started a new game of role playing. We’ve been having trouble in the past with long running games, usually attendance and such, but we’re going to try once more to do a long running game. The System We’re going to be doing this game in D&D…

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Let’s Resolve Our Differences: Challenges, Contests, and Conflicts

Challenges, Contests, and Conflicts all sound far too similar. In one of my next couple posts, I’ll be talking about renaming some things (including the three just listed) in Fate just ’cause I can. But in this post, we’ll be talking about these three resolution systems; what they are and how they’re different. What Are…

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New Season for My Home Game

I lost a player recently and with everyone in the family adjusting to the fall schedules kicking in, it sounded like a good time to start a new game. The Pathfinder game we were running went ok but we don’t like using grids and minis. Pathfinder needs those to work at 100% so we decided…

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