NPCs bring your world to life. Instead of creating interesting NPCs completely from scratch, take inspiration from the media around you. Amazing characters exist and are waiting to be used as templates or archetypes in your game.

In this article, we examine the ways in which an exceptionally flawed specialist…

Evocative descriptions are at the heart of Dungeon Master narration. The smell of the boiled cabbage and seasoned sausage as the party steps into the inn. The dazzling glass towers of the city that refract sunlight into a thousand rainbows across marble streets. The taste of saltwater spray as you…

2010

In April 2010, my life changed forever. I discovered Dungeons & Dragons. I was roaming the aisles of a Hastings Bookstore when I came across the D&D 4th Edition Roleplaying Game Starter Set. I’d seen Dungeons & Dragons now and again throughout my life. I didn’t ever know what it…

“and as they shine from the heavens, they reveal the magnificent power within. Each and every star reveals the secrets they have withheld over a thousand lifetimes. Seemingly fixed, they watch over this world and all others. Their power surpasses all understanding.”

But one seeks to understand. The astronomer spends…

As a DM, you weave intricate stories and build fantastic worlds. But when it comes time for players to meet those creations, how do you dispense the right information in a fun way?

Attention Economy

When it comes to our games and worlds, we have no lack of information. Some of us…

PhD20

👋 My name is Kirk. I’m an adventure designer and map maker. Most of my maps are available for commercial use. Check them out at https://ko-fi.com/phd20

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