Haha. Because what RPG players think is “historical realism” often has absolutely nothing to do with actual history or reality, and is almost always an excuse to throw in a bunch of ahistorical bigotry.
Because what RPG players think is “historical realism” often has absolutely nothing to do with actual history or reality, and is almost always an excuse to throw in a bunch of ahistorical bigotry.
let’s spend our week nights eating cereal on the floor
when there is a perfectly fine table behind us.
we can go to the movies and sit in the back row
just to make out like kids falling in love for the first time.
we’ll paint the rooms of our house
and get more paint on us than the walls.
we can hold hands and go to parties we end up
ditching to drink wine out of the bottle in the bathtub.
and slow dance with me in our bedroom
with an unmade bed and candles on the nightstand.
let me love you forever.
Paladin: “I use Detect Evil on the mouse!” DM: …. Paladin: “What…it might be a familiar, or something. We’re hunting a necromancer here! Constant vigilance, and stuff.” DM: *rolls die, gets haughty look on face* No, the mouse is not evil. It’s good. It has the heart of a paladin even. Ranger: *proceeds to cast speak with animals and roll a crit to befriend said mouse* We take him with us. His name is Mousicus.
“Don’t go acting like you’re our moral compass! You’re nothing but a half-orc nun!"
“The term is cleric, and excuse you, the last time I left the party you used an orphanage full of elven children as meat shields, made a deal with a demon and burned down half the city!”—(via outofcontextdnd)
“Over the past year, Kickstarter has made it possible to fund a handfull of fantastic new RPG products. Today we’re going to look at four of these new crowd-funded RPG systems, all of which have much to teach us about Dungeons and Dragons on top of being excellent RPGs all on their own. These four include 13th Age, Numenera, Dungeon World, and Fate Core. All four of these systems are worth your time and attention as each brings a new fresh look at the game we love.”—If you’ve been looking to branch out beyond D&D, check out this piece by Sly Flourish, which examines four popular Kickstarter-funded games. (via unpossiblelabs)
My favorite thing while DMing was a dragon encounter. I was playing with a group that in total was maybe 12-14 people, we did two DMs and a lot of mini stories that allowed players to regroup and change groups periodically. Anyways, my group was fighting a young dragon. Our fighter manages to roll three 20s in a row. One to grapple the dragon, one to move to its head and another to hold on. Coup de grace since hes on the dragons head, and holding on. Dragon then dies from massive damage.