Category Archives for "Characters"
Hi Johnn, Every Year, my campaign features a wizards’ colloquium, called The Studious Accord, with speakers on various topics. These speakers are NPCs familiar to the PCs, or their topics recall adventures that they’ve had. The Accord effectively serves tips, rumors and adventure hooks. I write up a list of speakers and the titles of […]Continue reading
From The B’omarr Punk When I started emphasizing in-depth roleplaying in my games, some players didn’t want to play along. So, I instituted an incentive program that granted bonus xp, items, or ability points for giving characters depth. The program has two phases: character creation and roleplaying rewards. Character Creation During character creation, players complete […]Continue reading
From Loren Lassiter Use a blank wall, preferably in sight of the table, to mark the characters’ relative heights. It’s a great way for everyone to truly picture how tall their characters are – and how they size up next to their co-adventurers. We use the wall behind the DM to affix signs that include […]Continue reading
From Mark of the Pixie Equipment I don’t sweat the little stuff. Characters have signature items (gear they have paid XP for), wealth (a bonus they can use to get little stuff as needed, see below) and possibly a few personal items (which may give a +1 or +2 bonus to one thing). Otherwise, I […]Continue reading
By Adam, A fan of the blog and news letter, Adam writes in with a great source of inspiration for character and NPC backgrounds. I had a small thought, something I’d like to share. I was listening to a song (Pistolero – by Juno Reactor), it had this great sound bite: “I hate robbing banks”. […]Continue reading
by Silveressa “You do not need to be a cleric to bring light into the world.” A Mage follower of Isis npc, suitable for use in any fantasy campaign with magic and gods of light. (reposted with permission from Strolen’s Citadel) Appearance Kisanth is far from what most would consider a pretty girl, the first thing most […]Continue reading