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D&D Campaign Design: Developing a Framework

by Bob

One of the difficulties I’ve had with some past D&D campaigns is a lack of focus. It feels like I’m running the group through a series of disconnected events, especially if I’m using adventures. Dungeons & Dragons campaigns can certainly be run in a monster-of-the-week format, but there’s something special about a campaign with a [...]

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Try A Diceless Game Night: Part One – Organizing

by Bob

Now, from the title of this post, you might think I’m talking about Everway or Ember or one of those other goofy roleplaying game that refuse to play as God intended: with dice.Far from it. Instead, I’m suggesting a unique experience for your gaming group that you can do no matter what system you’re using. [...]

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Create Your Own Dungeons And Dragons Convention

by Bob

In 2007, we skipped Gen Con. You see, my Dungeons and Dragons gaming group is an interesting mix of folks. We’ve got small business owners, health care professionals, a college professor, IT professionals, fast food workers, an electrician, housewives, and even someone in the printing business. Oh, and then there’s me, but you all know [...]

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Vancian Magic and Dungeons and Dragons 4E

by Bob

After an interesting play session last Friday, something occurred to me: Fourth edition truly puts the nail in the coffin of Vancian magic. The wizard I ran in that game felt much more like a traditional fantasy wizard. I felt very Gandalf, at least in terms of combat, and rituals had my back when it [...]

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What Makes A Spell Or Power Useful In An RPG?

by Bob

I’ve had an article on the site for more than a year called The Best Wizard Spells in Dungeons and Dragons. On Saturday, I found this comment on the article: ANY spell is useful. You just have to use your imagination and get creative. Just because DMs only know to to do adventures that involve [...]

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3 Reasons Why I’m Not Running Pathfinder

by Bob

One of the things that naturally comes about in a discussion of switching from D&D to another game system is Pathfinder. Because the community has embraced Pathfinder as a way for fans of 3rd Edition to continue playing their game while getting new product, there is this illusion that the whole world is in “D&D [...]

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Sunday Link Smashup for August 24, 2008

by Bob

photo credit: disavian | Got Links? Lots of amazing links for you today, in the wake of Gen Con. Let’s get started, shall we? I want to take a moment to welcome Mike Mearls to the D&D blogosphere. Mike is one a handful of truly GREAT game designers, IMHO. Check out his inaugural post entitled [...]

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What I Learned from Gen Con 2008 – Part 2

by Bob

Last time, I offered a few observations on Gen Con 2008. Today, I want to continue that theme, but focus in a bit on the RPG side of things. I want to tell you what Gen Con did for me, in terms of my approach to gaming. Back in March, I wrote about The 4E [...]

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Ill-informed Comments From a McCain Staffer About Dungeons And Dragons

by Bob

(A quick note to all of you first time visitors: Welcome to RPG Digest! I’m glad to have you. If you like what you see here, be sure to sign up for free updates via RSS feed or via email! Also make a visit to my other blog, The Writing Journey.) 2 posts in one [...]

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Thoughts on D&D 4E: Round Two

by Bob

Hello, all. You may have noticed that I decided to give my good friend Randy a shot at expressing his thoughts on Fourth Edition, and why it isn’t for him. I did this for a couple of reasons: I’m interested in Randy’s opinion. We are part of the same extended gaming group and while, because [...]

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