I’m a lazy Game Master. I tend to come up with the dots but leave the connecting between them for improvisation during the game. One trick that I’ve fallen into is something that could help people feel more comfortable with running games is retroactive improvising.Continue reading “Improvise After the Fact”
So big news in my world is that I just got the Black Cube in person. Having these tangible game products has my imagination racing and I’m starting a new series of NPCs for your campaign.Continue reading “Faces of Satyrine: Tony DiTerlizzi”
Back again with more Klingon action! I covered the first half of the book in Part 1, then a deep dive into Klingon Houses in a second post. We’re going to finish up the review today with a look at the equipment of Klingon characters, the GM’s side of things, and then some of the adventures in the book.Continue reading “Klingon Empire Core Rulebook Review, Part 2”
Since it was released, Star Trek Adventures seen a number of different supplements. I had some earlier posts about how to create adversaries and NPC starships in Star Trek Adventures (links below) but I thought I’d revisit the subject and see how things have shifted with the Beta Quadrant Sourcebook, the Command Division Supplement, the Operations Division Supplement, and the adventure compendium These Are the Voyages… Read on to see what tweaks have happened in the game’s first year!
Today I’m back with more stuff about a Dinotopia RPG, following up on the two original posts about Dinotopia for Fate. As a modular system, we’ve already got everything we need to run a Dinotopia campaign but if you’re aiming to try it then here are a few NPCs to get the ball rolling!
Naming NPCs is one of the hardest parts of GMing. I know that when I write an adventure I can plan everything out, thinking up plots and enemies and grand castles, but when it comes up to naming people I either name them one of my favorites or a nonsense name that I’m never fully satisfied with. Best to leave it for the professionals.
In the new Star Trek Adventures game from Modiphius Entertainment, your crew will probably be spending as much time on away missions as they will onboard their starship. Previously, I went through the process of making your very own spaceframe and last week I laid out guidelines for making new adversaries. Today those two missions come together with guidelines for making new NPC ships to challenge your players.
The Star Trek Adventures rulebook comes with a good host of adversaries, but there’s always room for more. There are guidelines for making supporting characters in STA but none so far about making more adversaries. I tried to reverse engineer Modiphius’s strategies for making NPCs, and today I’m going to outline my guidelines for writing them.