Proprietary cases are a great way to give your minis the love that they deserve, but they can overkill tabletop RPGs. Here's a quick and dirty way to keep them safe, while keeping your budget under $10
There's an important rule in GMing: show, don't tell. Now, when you put a setting together, you of course tell the players various things, but once the game is in full swing, it's obviously much more important to involve the players in as many ways as possible. So, here's a few fun things I've been... Continue Reading →
I thought I'd do something a little different and review something slightly more out of the ordinary. I'd originally planned to have this up and online in November when I first heard about it, but I've been putting it off repeatedly. New Year's Resolution to the rescue! The Game Master by Tobiah Panshin is a thesis... Continue Reading →
With the announcement of 5e, I thought I would visit one of the best RPG adventures of all time. The Temple of Elemental Evil. The Temple of Elemental Evil is an adventure module for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, set in the game's World of Greyhawk campaign setting. The module was published by TSR, Inc in 1985 for 1st edition Advanced Dungeons &... Continue Reading →
This week on Fiat Lux! we're talking big, bad, evil guys. This video offers 5 tips that add some vim to your villain, some sparkle to your swine, and some charm to your cads! Text transcription is in the YouTube description. Don't have a conniption, and consider a subscription.
Hello everyone. I think it's about time I introduced myself, since it's been three months since my last post here on Troll. My name's Benedict, used in full to be less confusing with Mr. Troll himself, Ben Gerber. I've been a tabletop roleplayer now for twelve or thirteen years, since the days of school lunch... Continue Reading →
Wizards of the Coast announced this week they are working on Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. Unlike previous releases they are now courting player input. Many long-time players were upset by 4th edition. They often referred to it as World of Warcraft with pen and paper. As a relative newcomer to D&D I think... Continue Reading →
Playing until 2am can be awesome... unless it's because you're still on the first encounter. Here are 5 ways that DMs and players can work together to keep combat moving quickly, making sure you've got a good balance of RP and tactics in your games. Do you have your own way of keeping gameplay moving... Continue Reading →
Dear Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition, I would like to apologize to you. For about 20 years now I have ridiculed you and, with a few notable exceptions, have refused to play you. My feelings have changed. I picked up a used copy of the Player's Handbook, DM's Guide and Monstrous Manual, mainly to say I had them. Then I read them. Then I realized that I had been running and playing you wrong. Then I started collecting more books. Then I decided to start a Wednesday night game of you up with my 16-year old and her friend. Then I decided that, since the Parahuman playtest campaign was wrapping, I'd try to stick you into that time slot.