GM Quick Reference: Improving Overland Travel with Encounter Nodes

Do you have difficulty handling overland travel in your games? I know I did. There should be some middle ground between daily simulation and hand waving trips. I’m talking about more than tossing together a few random combat encounters. Necessity Continue reading GM Quick Reference: Improving Overland Travel with Encounter Nodes

Environment Design: Alternative Encounter Building III

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Environment is arguably the most diverse and impactful area of encounter design. Yet, it’s the one that’s most overlooked. Spend time browsing D&D content online (blogs, subreddits, and forums) and you notice most encounter design discussions focus on balance issues Continue reading Environment Design: Alternative Encounter Building III