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mercredi 2 septembre 2015

Strategic Gamemastering, part 3: Flags, THACO, and plot hook writing practices

Readers have brought my attention to several articles on flag framing. Basically, "flags"are all data objects on the character sheet.

If you haven't done so yet, I urge you to go read these insightful articles by experienced gamemasters.

This article aims at clarifying the relationship between flags and systematic strategic exploitation through the THACO, and the manner in wich the strategic gamemastering method can be used to design plot hooks for preexisting scenarios.

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lundi 31 août 2015

Strategic Gamemastering, part 2: Data organization and exploitation through the THACO

This is the second installment of our series of articles on optimizing gamemaster effort through systematic gamemastering strategies. In the first article of this series, we have seen together how a clever gamemaster could infer player expectations for a given game by thoroughly mining all available data sources.

This post is focused on the practical organization and exploitation of all data gathered following a practical methodology, which, in homage to Gary Gygax, our godfather of tabletop RPG gaming, I have named the "THACO".

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vendredi 13 juin 2014

[OtE] [NPC] Candero "Asdrubal" Terceius

Current official Asdrubal Terceius and presumably immortal wizard.

A new NPC for Over the Edge.

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mardi 27 mai 2014

[OtE] [NPC] Noel "Neville Valoy de Sienne" Frassin

Socioposh Designer

A new NPC for Over the Edge.

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dimanche 9 février 2014

[OtE] [NPC] Lava Lamp Globule

Chrysalis of influence

New NPC for Over the Edge.

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[OtE] [NPC] Dedomena

Sentient red tape

A new NPC for Over the Edge

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dimanche 26 janvier 2014

[OtE] [NPC] Edouard Xvii

Psychotic Orator

A new NPC for Over the Edge

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[OtE] [NPC] Hamir "Twitch" Harlin

Obnoxious Diplobrat

A new NPC for Over the Edge.

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