I’ve recently been reinvigorated by D&D 5th edition to further detail my campaign world that I’ve been DMing in for near on 20 years. I tried in 3.5 and 4, but it was an extremely long and cumbersome process.

I think that this edition has a few simple ways of giving characters a campaign setting feel: Backgrounds, Feats, and Devotional Oaths. Let me show you what I’m thinking!

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As often as I play D&D – Once a week or so, you’d think I would have more to say on the topic. Strangely, it is a difficult topic for me to write about not only specifically because I don’t want to give any portion of the story away as the DM, but also because it seems to be a fairly significant amount of winging it that goes on on a week to week basis.

However, I do want to start making it a bit of a regular thing for me to put something out there about what I think about, how I go about DMing and playing characters, fun characters I’ve built, and other things that I am working on with my D&D world, even if its just a little peek into how my brain works while DMing.

Awesome Icy Hillscape by Shavans

Awesome Icy Hillscape by Shavans

Or, as it is this week, in preparation for DMing, and all the small, fun things I think about when going about creating, or retconing, worlds.

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This is going to be quick and simple. NOVA is bearing down on me and I’ve got a lot of things going on, but I want to still put something out there.

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about historical accuracy and the feel of an RPG, especially Pen and Paper, and it has lead me to do research on a number of topics that I’ve not really considered before.

Like Bridges.

But, what do bridges have to do with anything? A lot, it turns out.

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This one is gonna be short. I’ve got fallout on the brain, but I still want to keep putting posts out there, keeping up with Warmachine, D&D and whatever else I’ve been up to. Recently, its just been the two and a little bit of painting, but Fallout has co-opted that, ruining my Iron Man streak of painting a Warcaster every month for the whole year. Sacrifices were made!

In Warmachine I’ve been examining my Skorne lists, pulling up Hexy 2 and In D&D I’ve been working on killing my players. Well, not actively killing, but making sure they know who’s boss.

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