Tag: Improvising

Gnomecast #72 – GMing from NOTHING

Join Ang, John, and Chris for a discussion about getting comfortable running games without any prep and relying on improvisation. Will these gnomes be able to improvise their way out of getting tossed in the stew this week? Download: Gnomecast #72 – GMing from NOTHING Resources mentioned in...

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Loose Prep, Detailed Play

When I run my D&D 4e game I use a random encounter generator. I look at the stats for the various monsters, and I then put those monsters into the game. This might result in a zombie, some lizard people, a classic magical beast, and a handful of human minions being the encounter. If the PCs...

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Preparing to Improvise

Drawing maps, statting NPCs, writing plots, and preparing handouts. Prep work is still work no matter how you slice it. Improvising on the other hand is fun! You skip all of those tedious tasks and get right to the good stuff —...

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It Came From The Stew Pot

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