Category Archives: Advice to Beginners

Gods & Magic in Navah

One of the issues I face in running the Navah campaign is the preconceptions that many people bring to the game that are based on other game dynamics or fantasy cultures (i.e. Tolkien). One of the most common is the … Continue reading

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Five Destructive Myths

Oren Ashkenai recently decried “The Five Destructive Myths Perpetuated by Roleplaying Games.” He complains about the ways that some people play, but paints with too broad a brush, because obviously he tries not to play that way, and others do … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Miniatures for Online Games

I used to customize and paint miniatures, and I still have a few of my favorites around here, but that takes a lot of time and money, and I don’t have either any more. And since I’m going to be … Continue reading

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Alignment Descriptions in the Pathfinder D20PFSRD

I have been spending a lot of time reading about alignments. One of the places I looked was http://www.d20pfsrd.com/alignment-description/additional-rules. The top section isn’t very specific, and not very useful. It then mentions the Baby Orc problem, but doesn’t add a … Continue reading

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Good is not Stupid: The Orc Baby Dilemma

Spoony calls this the “Prisoner Dilemma,” the idea that the adventurers encounter an orc village, kill the warriors, and then are left with the problem of whether or not to kill orc women, children, and babies. The orcs fail their … Continue reading

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Good is not Stupid: On Killing Captives in RPGs

Our party fought three witches and their zombie servants. The witches had a very large pot in which were boiling pieces of dead elf. During the fight, the witches (1) put one of the human party members to sleep and … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Wizard

My character’s mentor, a high elven 9th level wizard named Baldovinetti Gulgroth, betrayed the party and led us into an ambush. We also found evidence that he is working with the baddies in the campaign, so now he must die. … Continue reading

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