Example: The party is travelling on a dirt road and discovers an unconscious naked man in their path. Upon investigation, he has bloody runic markings carved into his skin. The naked man begins to stir... I've just gotten into GMing and I'm trying to decide what software to use when organizing the notes for my homebrew campaign setting (and the actual sessions). I want something digital because I just prefer that organizationally to physical copies. I've b... I find that you grow to love some NPCs without expecting to. Sometimes it's a simple character who was just meant to be background fodder but the group takes a weird focus on. My favourite was a goblin servant to a less than kind town mayor. The party end... Hi all! I'm running my first-ever campaign (D&D 5e), and so far it seems to be going well after about seven sessions (except for the fact that Roll20 and I have an ongoing feud). I'm putting my PCs through a modified version of the Caves of Chaos right no... This looks like an interesting online tool for making maps, so I thought I'd pass it along -- I'm always trying new ways to plan my games, including methods for map making. I've gone from using grid paper to using special map making sofware to using digital drawing software to do it myself. How do you map? I am really bad at reading but I love to read the most classic of fantasy stories and I draw a lot of inspiration from them. Puzzle-wise I think my inspiration is usually either just websites of riddles or old video games from my childhood. Also I lov... My first campaign was one long story and it really felt like I was railroading the players... because it was a kind of world-end scenario where they HAD to persue it or else evil would win and there would be no hope. So I really regretted that bad bi... My group often plays a round of Epic Spell Wars and make sure to use the recommended silly voices while we play, it helps everyone get comfortable with roleplaying. Do you guys do anything or do you just jump right in?