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Steal My Idea: Swamp of Amalgamation [Encounter]

 

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The party crosses a swamp deep in the woods. A collection of two types of carnivores and three types of herbivores drink from the swamp and wander around without fearing or eyeing one another. The creatures can be anything that fit the setting and challenge rating of the players. I’m going to use dinosaurs as my example creatures. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: How Do You Keep from Railroading Players?

 

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This is as much one method I use to keep from railroading players for others to use as it is an invitation for you to share your favorite methods with me and others. Finding the balance between planning an adventure and letting the players influence or change the outcome is a difficult task for any GM. While there are many ways to do it, here’s one I’ve used that works well.

 

Have a specific goal but get there in broad strokes. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: Witch-Knight Vincal’s Locking Gauntlets

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Witch-Knight Vincal’s Armor: Soul Spinner

The Helmet of the Witch-Knight Vincal

The Helmet of the Witch-Knight Vincal

A while back, I made an item called The Helmet of the Witch-Knight Vincal. It’s a helmet containing the memories of its deceased owner and continually teaches the new wearer random spells so long as they do not take it off. Someone requested I make a full set for Witch-Knight Vincal, and I am happy to comply. Her full set includes three items beyond the helmet, and I’ll be doing a new one with each post. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: 3 Non-Magical Items Worth Having

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I love non-magical items and weapons that are more involved, interesting, functional, or useful than a typical item of the same type. There are a lot of cultures, religions, and people in RPG settings that willingly avoid using magical items for a variety of reasons. There are also those who just can’t afford magical items and have to make something that gives them an edge without using magic. And then there are people who want to use non-standard items and eventually enchant them to make them even more powerful. For those looking for unique weapons, here’s three you can steal. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: 5 More Items to Steal

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I was on an item creation kick. Reap the benefits of it by adding these unique items as loot or rare drops for players, or ask your GM to include them if they strike your fancy. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: 6 Unique Items to Pepper into Your Game (or to Ask Your GM for)

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Items and weapons are one of my favorite things to discover. Even items or weapons that use a spell effect or something already established in the system are more fun when you put an interesting spin on them. You can use them for loot, villains’ items, or things to add something unexpected. These are far less complicated and easier to slip into your game than The Ring of Exponential Value or The Rings of the Two Best Friends. Continue reading

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Steal My Idea: The Gentlemen Thieves Encounter

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A backer on Patreon asked for an encounter based around the idea of gentlemen thieves. As promised, here is an encounter for everyone to steal where a group of thieves tries to be as gentlemanly as possible. Continue reading

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