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Re: New blog: Studded Plate

Post by Hugin » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:56 pm

I've never made players completely fill out questionnaires in detail. Instead, I would tell them to fill in what they know they want to have in place from the start, and then have some general ideas about the rest, even if only vague.

It's a balance between having a history and personality to work with once play begins, and still allowing future play to shape the character, including his past.

These questionnaires are just really great to help ask questions that the player simply doesn't think of asking. It helps get the creative juices to flow.

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Post by timemrick » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:08 am

Hugin wrote:These questionnaires are just really great to help ask questions that the player simply doesn't think of asking. It helps get the creative juices to flow.
That's it in a nutshell. My friend the Earthdawn GM used hers as a way to help her players think about how their characters fit into that setting, which has its own unique take on what defines an "Adept" (PC).
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Re: New blog: Studded Plate

Post by timemrick » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:29 am

The Kynthiad: Solo adventures in the world of ancient Greek mythology: An introductory column about the solo BESM campaign that I run for my wife.
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The Kynthiad: How many gods?: My Greek mythology game isn't limited to just Greek gods.
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Re: New blog: Studded Plate

Post by Angel Tarragon » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:22 am

Very cool! Just curious, do you have a map of The Kynthiad on your blog?

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Post by timemrick » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:56 am

Not on the blog, but I've uploaded a few of my maps to my the wiki I maintain for the game. Scroll down to the files list at the bottom of Known World page. Two are scans of the map from Robert Graves' Greek Myths; the other two are my hand-drawn maps of 1) the known world, and 2) the regions around and to the north of the Pontus [modern Black Sea].
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Re: New blog: Studded Plate

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:23 am

Very cool!

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The Kynthiad: The borders of the world: Some notes on the geographical scope of the campaign.
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A little early this week: #RPGaDay2015: Days 1-11
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#RPGaDay2015: Day 21: Favorite RPG Setting. (Now I wonder what that could be...?)
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#RPGaDay2015: Days 28-31

And back to our usual weekly schedule:

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Finding Female Minifigures: Some thoughts and tips on the challenge of diversifying your female minifigure collection.
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LEGO Minifigures Series 14: Monsters!: My review of the new Monsters series of collectible minifigures, out just in time for Halloween.
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Dreamlands Pathfinder Bestiary: Urhag: This one has a bonus stat block using a template from the Advanced Bestiary.
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Dreamlands Pathfinder Bestiary: Blupe: A weird little water elemental.
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Pathfinder Dreamlands Bestiary: Cat Swarm: One for both the cat lovers and the cat haters.
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Creatures of Freeport: Deadfall Beetle: Stats for the giant insects my Freeport players fought last session.
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