Thanksgiving weekend is one of the best times of the year for gaming. Hopefully, you got a few tables together over the long weekend. Go change into some sweatpants (because if you’re anything like us, you ate too much), and cozy up to this week’s best D&D articles.
Matt Sernett gave us his take on leveling up, and what happens when you adventure outside the “sweet spot.” Good food for thought, not just for D&D, but for any game that has a leveling mechanic.
Jared Von Hindman over at Wizards of the Coast wrote a highly entertaining and thought-provoking article on the economy and motivations of a town when adventurers show up. There are some great ideas in there for a “looks like a regular adventure, but looks can be deceiving” type adventure. Just read it, you’ll see what I mean.
Campaign Mastery showed us how to come up with NPC stats on the fly, depending upon whether we want someone who is a challenge to the PCs or not. Interesting; seems like a lot of prep work, and we’d have set up the spreadsheet to calculate the high, low, and average stats automatically. But overall, not a bad idea.
Finally, we were excited to see Dungeon’s Master announce a new feature on their blog: “The Book Report.” In it, they post fantasy books they’ve been reading with a rating. If you’re looking for even more reading suggestions, you can also check out the “Fantasy Books We Like” section of our store. Just click the “Store” tab on the menu bar up top there, and the categories will be in the left pane. Keep an eye on that section because we’ll be constantly adding to it as we find more books we like!
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