While I’m not going to go into too many details here, i have to say that following The DMs Craft (Check out DM Scotty’s forum and his Youtube channel) makes it very easy to realize some of the visual aspects you wish you could convey to your players. Also, it kind of adds that extra “wow” to the gaming session.
So, without rambling on, here are some pictures of how i turned cardboard and hot glue into battle encounter set pieces Continue reading
Mines of Madness was my first real taste into the refreshing “fun house” dungeon crawl which Dungeons and Dragons had been lacking for quite some time. Goofy puzzle, random monsters, and magical traps made to incinerate a player in the blink of an eye. Ah, the good days, when schadenfreude was just as common of an occurrence as rolling the dice, or forgetting that the DM really wanted to kill you.
I first heard about Mines of Magic on the Dragon Talk (i think it was under another name back then, but now it can be found in the Dungeon Delves back catalog), where one of the Mine’s creators, Scott Kurtz (Table Titans and PvP), and an assortment of other talented individuals explored the mine. It was a blast, and it really got my engine humming. After two play tests (one of which was recorded, but I’m not sure if i’ll release that or not), and some revisions, here it is. (RIGHT HERE!) Continue reading