Guild Hall — Role Playing

We've got to slow them down!

Posted by Brenton Lillie on

     It had been a harrowing trek through the old wizard's keep. The three novice adventurers had been hoping to find just some gold and maybe a few magic items. The group did find gold, and silver, and jewels. And they found a shiny sword that looked both magical and valuable. However, there was something else in the keep that they found. Trolls. Two of them. And they were intent on having the three companions for dinner. At first a fight broke out, but it quickly turned badly for the group and they fled, barely escaping with their lives.   ...

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Should You Try To Reign In Your Player's Actions?

Posted by Brenton Lillie on

It was  a dark and eerie night in dark ages era Europe. Almaric, the vampire, surveyed the town. He needed to feed and was tired of slinking around, hiding his identity. After all, he was more powerful than ten of these mortals combined. Confident, he marched up to a peasant's home and kicked in the door. Walking right in and grabbing the woman, he proceeded to feed while the rest of the family fled in terror. His thirst satisfied, Almaric then left the hovel and saw a crowd of angry townfolk, wielding pitchforks and torches. Though amazed at how quickly...

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Dealing With Intra-party Conflict

Posted by Brenton Lillie on

Years ago I had a blog, that no one read, called “Its Just An Owlbear”(an inspiration for my current name, Owlbear Games), named after an infamous incident in my own little gaming circle involving an owlbear and complete party destruction. With that blog long defunct, I thought I might retell the story of the world’s stupidest adventuring party and how they ultimately disbanded.   The adventurers set out once again on an epic quest, to rid the local town of a mysterious monster hiding somewhere in the western mountain range. This was not their first time questing together, as this...

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Say YES To Your Players(and watch them regret it)

Posted by Brenton Lillie on

So as long as the character is not overpowered, be a good sport and say yes to your players. Even if one of them insists on something as utterly dumb as a goblin martial artist.

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House Rules

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The Wookie stood on the edge of the road, discussing his next destination with the crew of the transport. The crew seemed unwilling to haggle on the price of transportation, even with a large and angry Wookie. As the haggling grew more heated, a speeder bike pulled up. A familiar looking Rodian sneered as he lifted up his blast pistol. "You made me look like a fool", he shouted before firing a round into the Wookie's chest from point blank range. Amazingly, the Wookie was unscathed from the blast, and took his own blaster out of its holster and fired...

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