Let’s Get This Party Started: Non-Mechanical Character Creation Ideas That Work

Like any good team, most parties in a game of D&D have their different positions.  Everything from AD&D to Golden Axe to The Lord of the Rings has an ideal blend of several specialized classes, what some gamers would call a “balanced party.”  In this current age of 4E, it sounds something like Controller/Defender/Leader/Striker.  It’s…

Making Friends: Creating a Character You’ll Love to Play No Matter How Often He Hits

There are two ways to play any game, and that includes a role-playing game: You can play to win, or you can play to have fun.  Unless you’re getting paid, you should be playing to have fun.  If you’re playing any role-playing game, especially D&D, there’s no such thing as “winning”- unless you count not…

Stranger Than Fiction: The Lambton Worm

Stranger Than Fiction is an ongoing series looking at history, mythology, and folk tales.  These stories offer a wealth of inspiration for your games.  Just about any theme you can think of can be found by looking back at human history: battles, intrigue, treachery, and heroism.  It may seem strange that we group these sources…