Activity #6 More read throughs (and no playtesting) of my encounter in Week of ‘Spring 2022 Write your First D&D Encounter Workshop’

Activity #6 in Week 3 of ‘Spring 2022 Write your First D&D Encounter Workshop’ is all about playtesting. In theory and in practice it’s a good thing to do, but in the context of a relatively inexpensive online workshop where the stakes are low and there’s little incentive for a participant to engage in an …

Activity #6 Playtesting my encounter in Week of ‘Spring 2022 Write your First D&D Encounter Workshop’

Week 3 of #WYFE , also known as ‘Spring 2022 Write your First D&D Encounter Workshop’, is all about playtesting my encounter. As noted on the #Stoco workshop website, playtesting is an optional step in the game design process in which you test your design for flaws before releasing it to the market (Arman, n.d.). …

Activity #5 for Week 2 of ‘Spring 2022 Write your First D&D Encounter Workshop’

For this three-part activity, my D&D encounter outline was put on pause while I found out more about tropes from tvtropes.org and explored how they might be reinvented in my own D&D encounter – fun! Part 1: Identify common tropes in D&D adventures As noted on tvtropes.org, common tropes seen in a standard fantasy setting …

Activity #4 Outlining your encounter (Submission – 11 May) for ‘Spring 2022 Write your First D&D Encounter Workshop’

Using the outline template, I outlined my encounter in the following format: Title Synopsis Location NPCs/monsters/creatures Objective Conclusion I’ve refashioned the worksheet from the Welcome Kit as a Google doc and have been outlining my encounter in it and shared it on Discord in the #crafting-your-encounter channel – I’m really looking forward to refining it …

D&D (at work) #6 Continuing the narrative, village council nomination, and an “accounting check”

The lunchtime D&D sessions with work colleagues continues, and it’s still fun. I was able to make use of one of the bottles I rescued from the wagon, which came about from an establishing an influence system via an email exchange with the DM while we were all out of the office, which then saved …

D&D trade dress with Homebrewery and GM Binder, and maps

Before the Write Your First D&D Encounter | Spring 2022 workshop starts on 1 May, I’ve been exploring the additional resources section of the online portal. In there, a bunch of cool stuff can be found, including links to GM BInder and Homebrewery which are online tools for generating the ‘D&D trade dress style’ – …

My D&D character sheet – Chungus

Still loving playing D&D with my work colleagues during lunch time on Tuesdays. My colleague helped out with a fillable PDF-based D&D character sheet. A D&D character sheet contains contains all the information about your D&D character, including name, race, character class, and level. Here’s my character, Chungus, as at Thursday 28 April, 2022.

I’ve joined the Spring 2022 Write Your First D&D Encounter Workshop!

I’m super-excited about making a start on the Spring 2022 Write Your First D&D Encounter Workshop, which is a fully-online 4 week course that launches on 1 May and finishes on 31 May. We are so excited to see all of the buzz about our upcoming Write Your First Encounter workshop! If you want to …

D&D (at work) #4 An influence system

Still playing D&D during lunch with my work colleagues, and it’s still super-fun. Because of the Easter holidays and combined-long weekends that drifted over multiple Tuesdays, we haven’t been able to meet-up and play. That’s why the DM issues a missive to the players to keep the narrative and player engagement going, via email. The …