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 11 
 on: November 19, 2016, 06:41:15 am 
Started by Log! - Last post by DochSavage
Remember: 
Good coffee in large quantities brings clarity...if only for a little while. 
Enjoy it while it lasts. 
Capture what you can.

Same for Life in high quality.

 12 
 on: November 19, 2016, 06:38:25 am 
Started by Boomstick - Last post by DochSavage
Deus Ex Machina:  The Tardis appears in the basement...

 13 
 on: November 19, 2016, 06:15:09 am 
Started by Sammich! - Last post by DochSavage
D&D Advice for Starting DMs?

"The facts of life..." -Dr. Tyrell, Bladerunner

OK, first, if at all possible read up on the subject in the DM Guides. Plural.  Anything from 3.5 and up, as a matter of fact, has valuable insights on the how-tos.  If you could browse through the 3.5, 4 (yes, even 4) and 5 dungeon master''s guides, you'll get an evolving view of what works and what doesn't.

If you have no time, and need quick-n-dirty advice, here goes:
Map out a list of the powerful characters in your World:  the Kings, Dukes, Archmagi, Ancient Dragons, down to the mayors and crime lords in the towns you're likely to be running.  Name the organizations.  The Free Association of Fun and Frolic has a nice ring to it, even though it still might mean "Thieves' Guild"...or it could be the Guild of  Tavern Owners...or it could be both.  Or they could be separate and competing.  But you've got to record it somewhere, because it will become part of the story.

Make sure you note their motivations:  long term, short term and immediate.  "The All-Squirrel noted a 15% drop in nut production this year and is concerned by the predicted 20% population loss."

Come up with a list of secrets in your world.  The weird subtle ones.  The squirrels are all part of a hive-mind All-Squirrel.  The Dragons are slowly disappearing.  Magic is stronger around mountains and sources of certain metallic ores.  Running water disperses necromantic energies (a classic).  Clouds are sentient, telepathic, and love smoke plumes...and no one knows this.  The elves are preparing for a war next century, but don't know exactly who against.  The dwarven society has a thriving warlock community that dominates the public pantheons from behind the scenes...and they have a plan.

Who is chasing what and why will give you a ton of story...and side-stories...for years.

Enjoy.

 14 
 on: November 18, 2016, 07:28:58 pm 
Started by Log! - Last post by Stan
I've been here too long to let this forum just crisp up and float away.

I will always be here.

 15 
 on: November 18, 2016, 07:25:51 pm 
Started by Boomstick - Last post by Stan
WE GOTTA HELP THE JENNY!

SHE'S DOING THE BEST SHE CAN FOR US.

It's been a while, but we're all here, and we love you, Jenny.

Fight like hell.

 16 
 on: November 18, 2016, 07:23:15 pm 
Started by Sammich! - Last post by Stan
Because they didn't even answer mine :0


What, if any advice, could you lay on me for being aDM for DND, despite having 0 DM experience?!

 17 
 on: November 14, 2016, 11:52:04 am 
Started by Boomstick - Last post by couchfort
"And in the 16th Year, of the 21st Century, the First sign shalt be the Chicago Cubs win the World Series..." Revs 1:5

Reiterated again, in 1993, by the Prophet, Michael Lee


 18 
 on: November 09, 2016, 09:46:00 am 
Started by Boomstick - Last post by Anonymoose
Let's see here; The Chicago Cubs win the World Series, Negan offs Glenn and Abraham and pretty much Rick's manhood, Donald Trump is elected President, WINTER IS COMING! and Jenny is back... What are the Signs of the Apocalypse again? Any of you bible thumpers have Revelations handy?

 19 
 on: November 07, 2016, 08:46:13 am 
Started by Boomstick - Last post by DochSavage
Very little of that movie survives in my head. That said,
The scene:
Insanely horny Governor's wife climbing up the ladder to...at...our Hero.
"Do you know how many times a year we make love?"
"Umm....no..."
"12.  12 times a year."
"Once a month...that is not too bad...."
"12 times IN ONE NIGHT."


 20 
 on: October 31, 2016, 11:55:39 pm 
Started by Boomstick - Last post by Anonymoose
I just found a copy of Zorro the Gay Blade on dvd.... I couldn't resist..... And now I have 'We the Pipples' stuck in my head. It could be worse though, it's NOTHING compared to the effect 'Teeth' had on me.

For those of you wondering, 'Vagina Dentata... It's real.... Aaargh' is an actual line from this movie. And then a guy gets his winkie bitten off and has to watch his rottie eat it.

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