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We’ve Moved

Because of varied issues, this blog has moved to:

http://firstlevelmage.blogspot.com/

Please redirect your browsers, attention, world-shattering lasers, etc. over there.

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GM Questionnaire

GM Survey courtesy of Zak S.

1. If you had to pick a single invention in a game you were most proud of what would it be?

I think I’m pretty proud of the magic system I’ve hacked together for my most recent campaign, marrying concepts of Vancian magic, Ars Magica magic and Cortex-system mechanics to make something that makes magic both challenging and rewarding. On a smaller level, I like that the method for entering an Avian Temple peaceably is to wave a pole with a dead cat on the end (the party was convinced it was because something would eat the cat when in fact the ravens just find dead cats pleasurable in general).

2. When was the last time you GMed?
Last Sunday, the Fenrecz campaign group got together in person and visited Nightwing Temple.
3. When was the last time you played?
Sometime around August, I think. Before then it has been a couple years. I’d like to get in on ConstantCon; between both me and my wife working at startups and having a young kid, there really hasn’t been any time where it would work out.

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things — Party Wealth Notoriety

Mr. Noisms recently posted about a bunch of potential dungeon hazards that he’d like to see and after reading about “Some system for, basically, randomly discovering whether the party become the target of dungeon muggers”, I decided to whip up a basic framework for this, under the unwieldy name of Party Wealth Notoriety.

The basic idea is that for each populated area frequented by the PCs, that they have a constantly accumulating Party Wealth Notoriety rating, represented by a positive or negative number (almost always positive) that you can use as a modifier on a D20 roll to see whether somebody has noticed that they’re suddenly lugging around a fair amount of coin and who in particular is doing the noticing.

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