I've been trying to remember a book quotation all day. It's said by somebody, in sympathy, about someone else, and it's something like "his love was strong, and he did not understand". I think it's from Dragonlance, and maybe about someone who's died? But I can't find it, even by searching. Anybody got any ideas?
I now have 35. And four clip-on doors, and two long barred prison doors. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome, I just need to do yet more...
Random thought: in a game based on d20, what would it be like if the damage you did is the amount you exceed the AC by? Rather than separate damage rolls? I'm sure someone's already thought of this and had a big list of reasons why not to do it (or has tried it in other RPGs). It doesn't cater for different weapons being more damaging, of course, but it'd certainly speed up combat rolls.
This weekend, I'm going to try actual physical maps for D&D and miniatures. Paper miniatures, mind (using a bulldog clip as the base) and greyscale maps (which I have printed in many sheets on my A4 laser printer and am now sellotaping together into one map). We shall see how it goes and whether it's more effort than it's worth!
(ooh I can embed it directly, can't I)
This flowchart about choosing a D&D character class is rather tongue-in-cheek but is actually really useful to show to a new player who wants to get a sense of what they want to play.
UK game expo GM, rape
Don't do this! Why, why would you do this? How can anyone think this is reasonable??
Watabou's medieval city map generator is a nice RPG tool
Unsure whether to try to start a pbp campaign or do a bunch of pbp oneshots to, essentially, "audition" players. I don't like the idea of doing that, but equally I want smart committed players, not people who'll wreck immersion because they think it's funny, or who will demand their custom subclass because they've minmaxed it. Very unsure how to proceed.
You whisper, “I’m sorry. I had a dream about it.” It is a dream, and it has a horrible ending. You are a vampire, and you are the subject of a spell. You have a total of 10 hit points, and you must be within 60 feet of the target for the spell to occur. The target must make a Charisma saving throw. On a failed save, the target takes 1d6 necrotic damage and loses all its hit points.
From a list of D&D spells generated by an AI. They're a weird mix of nonsensical and funny https://iforcedabot.com/to-write-dungeons-and-dragons-spells-with-bonescrackling-results/