Monthly Archives: November 2015

Character Item Slots & Inventory Tracking (Yuck!)

Ugh.  Encumbrance rules. As a DM, I don’t want them.  As a Player, I don’t want them. But for every gaming group I run a homebrewed world in, I always ask my players how they want to handle it.  And … Continue reading

Posted in Player Resources | Tagged ,

Session Zero Part 10: Group Template

Everything is going great.  All of the players have come together and created characters, where there were none.  They have tied their characters to your setting.  Everyone participated, contributed, and (hopefully) had a good time doing it.  It can seem … Continue reading

Posted in Character Creation, Session Zero | Tagged , ,

Session Zero Part 9: Life-Altering Conflicts, Final Thoughts, and Names

As we begin the wrap up character creation, we get to a seminal moment in our character’s life.  We have been building to the idea there was a life-altering event that changed everything. Section 16: Word Associations In this section, … Continue reading

Posted in Character Creation, Session Zero | Tagged ,

Session Zero Part 8: Background & Class Follow-ups

The angry aristocrat rushes into the blacksmith’s stall. “You there! This set of padlocks you sold me, not only failed to keep out a thief, it probably could not keep out the three urchins standing outside this so-called shop.  You … Continue reading

Posted in Character Creation, Session Zero | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Session Zero Part 7: Law Breaking, Love & Loss, and Life & Death

In Part 5, your players learned some bits about where and who you their characters are from.  They learned some of the habits and quirks they have picked up in your years in the realm.  In Part 6, they learned about what … Continue reading

Posted in Character Creation, Session Zero | Tagged ,

Session Zero Part 6: Opinions, Beliefs, and Hobbies

Last time, we found out about your relatives and how deeply tied your family is to the campaign location.  We learned personal information you probably do not tell most folks.   We even uncovered that you have an unusual talent that you might … Continue reading

Posted in Character Creation, Session Zero | Tagged ,

Session Zero Part 5: Family, Habits, and Other Personal Bits

“Well met, fellow adventurer!” says the old dwarf.   He motions you toward a well-worn oak stool. “Please sit, sit. Now before we discuss the details of this job, tell me a bit about yourself.  You come with quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Character Creation, Session Zero | Tagged ,