How to Use and Abuse the Core Assumptions

Welcome back to Worldbuilding Process post number two. Dungeons and Dragons comes with a lot of assumptions baked into the core system. D&D relies on our shared knowledge as humans and especially fantasy stereotypes. This creates consistency in a game Continue reading How to Use and Abuse the Core Assumptions

Adventure Skeleton, Build Adventures From the Bones Up

There’s Only One Original Story That’s Ever Been Told: Someone wants something badly and is having difficulty getting it. First, burn that idea into your brain. Second, realize whatever adventure you create will suck. The quicker you realize and become Continue reading Adventure Skeleton, Build Adventures From the Bones Up

Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW

While exploring dungeons because REASONS is popular in the cartoon Adventure Time you will probably need your plots and adventures to be coherent. Like the Tom Clancy quote, “The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense,” you Continue reading Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW

Dice Fudge

There are few issues in the tabletop community more divisive than fudging. It is a topic everyone has an opinion about and if you ask ten people their thoughts you will receive ten different responses. What is dice fudging? Dice Continue reading Dice Fudge

Transitioning from Action Points to Augmented Fate Points

This is a continuation. Read part one, Gotta Give Him Upside! Last time I spent a little bit talking about Fate Points and how they operate as a mechanical boon by offering up some specific leeway to the GM for Continue reading Transitioning from Action Points to Augmented Fate Points