Friday Five: 2009-07-31July 31st, 2009
A friend of mine suggested I start doing a “Friday Five” which contains the five top blog articles about role playing that I’ve seen during the week.
So… here is the first Friday Five for Ravenous RPG.
This is a great article by newbiedm that speaks to one of the great fears I have of all new GMs which is, “Will they railroad me into the ground?” I’ve been fortunate to avoid many railroad situations, and I’ve walked away from more than a few games because of this. If all GMs, or aspiring GMs, would read this article, the role playing community would be that much stronger.
This is a great review of three different services. It doesn’t really make any decisions for you, but it does give you clear and concise information about all three on-line services to allow you to make your choice. I don’t use services like these, but after reading the article, I think my choice would have to be Epic Words. It just has the right feature set for how I run my games.
I don’t know how often a group resurrects a dormant campaign, but I’ve done this quite a few times. Sometimes after just a short hiatus, and other times it was a lengthy absence. I wish I had this article in past attempts to restart a game.
This is a great review of the D&D Insider Monster Builder Beta. It comes complete with step-by-step instructions on creating a monsters and screenshots to boot! Very well done, Critical Hits!
While most, if not all, games I run last over a long period of time, so the advice here doesn’t hit too close to home for me. However, I do like the idea of negative effects that last over a long period of time, but not ones that require an extended rest to recover from. I can totally see using this in future games of mine to add some more flavor and uniqueness to the game.