Rondak's Oracle

News and fun things about the games we play

Month: March 2018 (Page 1 of 2)

GM’s Tip of the Week

If you’re anything like me, you’re almost constantly building characters, testing builds (… I do not test for sheer destructive might, I test for ‘is fun to play?’), and at some point, you look up and realise you have half a village full of people. Or maybe a whole village. What the heck do you do with them, when your active games folder is maybe two or three games thick?

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Question of Sevens

It’s a nice hat, which is part of what makes it so odd that it’s just sitting there, by the side of the road.

Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

We talked about cooperation – there is, of course, another side to that. Not only does internal cohesion substantially strengthen a group, so does division weaken it. This suggests that defeating an enemy can be made substantially easier by exploiting friction in their ranks… or creating friction.

Site News

This is a somewhat longer post, not merely site news, but also some background about what is going on with the Portal, and why things are the way they are. Please read on after the divider…

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GM’s Tip of the Week

Going to keep this one pretty simple, I think.
Problem players aren’t really the guys who have to rules-lawyer everything, or collect all the shinies, or min-max their characters into tiny gods of combat. Those people can be worked with. They can be folded in, included and made welcome, you can even use those tendencies to keep the game on track and fun for everybody. Those kinds of players are not the problem.

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Kickstarters of Note

I have a bit of a virtual investment market set up for you this time, with everything from dice to bags for the dice to rolling towers to miniatures – and some starship schematics very near their funding dateĀ – it’s all very shiny, and you guys should definitely take a look.
And, if you are so inclined, don’t forget to squee over the baby monsters.

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Question of Sevens

Nothing of note, nothing overt. But bad luck, the one constant in the past few months. So, a little bowl of milk, left on the doorstep. An old horse shoe, nailed to the door frame, like a cup… nothing seems to help.

Game Looking for Players: 20 AM

Mestropil is looking for players for 20 AM, using the AD&D second edition rules.
Man was given all the knowledge of magic. Belief in it was truly returned to the people of Earth. The Dimensional rifts did open and the wars did happen. People of Earth learned that there were millions of inhabitants both man, monster and the like, on the other side. Not all bad, some in fact, true allies. But the scale of controlling this grand scheme of a God, proved to be too great, even for the most heroic of Champions.
Check the game description in Available Games for more information.

Game Looking for Players: Breaking the Siege

GeneCortess has a new game up in the 3.5e section; Breaking the Siege.

A small town is dying; and your character is one of a small group who made it through unmolested. To save the town, or die with it?

That’s up to you. More details can be found in the game listing. Good gaming, fellow Portalites!

Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

Keep an open mind. When one approach to a problem does not work, perhaps viewing the matter from a different angle will yield a new idea. Similarly, considering a situation from the viewpoint of the opposing force might yield clues as to what they might attempt to accomplish their goals, and provide opportunity to foil their plans early, rather than reacting.

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