Thursday, December 29, 2011

Random Mapping Rocks!

Okay, so, three posts up today that grabbed my attention and made me say "Very Interesting" because they were all kind of connected. 

First, Telecanter is talking about giving players a map of the dungeon before they start hacking their way through it. Great, now the DM has to listen to the players plot and plan for hours and hours before any dice are rolled. Actually, I really like the idea. All of 'em. 

Next, we've got some random encounter thoughts from Father Dave at Blood of Prokopius, which offers a certain spin on random encounters that had never occurred to me, and I like it very much. 

Last but certainly not least, Jarvis at Aeons and Auguries has an interesting concept for mapping out a megadungeon: do it one little bit at a time. This I think is brilliant. I may be a little too OCD to just run with it like that, but I'm getting ready to send my kids into the Underdark, so we may have the perfect little laboratory here... 

Anyways, all you guys F'n rock!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dodecahedrons Rock!

I'm a sucker for good random charts. I'll use 'em at every opportunity. Which us why this site totally rocks.

The Dungeon Dozen

He must have a lot of random D12 charts that he's cooked up over the years, because he's been steadily releasing a new one everyday since he started the site. That or he's by far one of the most creative bloggers we've got around these parts.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Compilations Rock!

Whew, I've let this blog sit idle for far too long. My New Year's Resolution is keep on rockin' in the free world, so I'm starting early.

A couple of things really rocked today, and they deserve recognition.

First, over at Beyond the Black Gate, is Al's third annual Compilation. It is an excellent resource for any old-school DM. I know I'll be printing it off for use in my Microlite74 Kids' Campaign for sure!

Secondly, all this Secret Santicore stuff has paid off. Jez over at Giblet Blizzard put it all together, with artwork (and typos!) in a 10mb, 100 page document. Oh, and it's free. Just like Al's Compilation.