Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How Often Do You Play?

Serious question: How often is not often enough? Say you play in a weekly D&D game. Sometimes things come up, so let's say your group meets 44 times in the 52-week year to play. That's greater than three sessions per month on average. If a player wants to play, and commits to play, how many sessions a month should he or she play? Is it up to the player? Say a player commits to play but plays only 2 sessions a month on average. Is that enough? Should there be a house rule regarding participation?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Bad Rolls

The party came upon a Froghemoth last session, and as all 16 HD monsters, it had pretty good saves against the Magic Users spells. That didn't stop me from publicly rolling bad and having my 116 HP creature be polymorphed into a small turtle. I don't think anyone thought that would work, but why not? By the stock chart there is a decent chance of success. Anyone think I should have fudged to prevent such an anti-climactic end?

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Chopper, still in good shape.

I have used my Maciejowski chopper to cut wood, cut logs, fake wooden shields, thickly rolled newspaper, and enough water bottles.

The handle is still tight. The blade has very slight waviness to it now, not really visible in the pictures. It's still very sharp.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

What is going to happen?

It's odd going in to Saturday's game and not knowing what my players are going to do. I'm not unprepared, I must state up front. I just don't know where they are going to go. I have endorsed the sandbox game so much that I wonder if the players are holding back their ideas on purpose, to catch me unprepared. I can understand the desire to test the boundaries of my prep-work. It's all good. Bring it.

Enough for now. I am going to try to post more often. Just because I think it would be good if I did. I want to look at this in five years and say, "I was such a fool back then." So that means having a record. If you folks would also like to respond, feel free.