Return to Home Page
Return to Home Page     Tools       Archives       Xina       Games       News       RPG Info       Misc.
News
Campaign Mastery
Current Content

 Finalizing the Mechanics for the Zener Gate Campaign Posted: Mon, 16 Oct 13:30:02  
Campaign Creation, Combat, Game Philosophy
Introductory Recap This is the third post on the development of a bespoke game system for use in my latest campaign, which is now scheduled to start play on October 21st – so finishing this has become a priority. Let’s start with a recap. A couple of minor details that weren’t properly explained the first […]

Read Comments

 The Elephant In The Gray Room, Pt 4 of 5: Major Structural Repairs Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 13:30:33  
Campaign Management, Cyberpunk, D&D / Pathfinder
This entry is part 4 in the series Elephant In The Gray Room The Elephant In The Gray Room is a metaphor that I have created to represent Plot Holes. These are matters of huge significance or importance that everyone is overlooking because they are not immediately obvious, but that once you see one, you […]

Read Comments

 An Important Update Posted: Mon, 09 Oct 13:35:46  
Blog Admin, Mike, Site Admin
When I announced that I would be unable to post to Campaign Mastery until my internet service was restored, I had no idea that it would take this long. It is now believed that the phone lines were accidentally cut by an unknown third party, and my Internet Service Provider’s subcontractor won’t even commit to […]

Read Comments

 A Role To Play Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 14:55:37  
Beginners, Blog Admin, Campaign Management
For the last two days, what was an intermittent telephone and internet problem caused by excessive line noise has become no telephone and internet service at all. So I will be posting this via an Internet Cafe, but it will be the last post published until this mess is sorted out. Hopefully, that means that […]

Read Comments

 Old Grudges Die Hard (Thank Goodness!) Posted: Mon, 11 Sep 14:55:16  
D&D / Pathfinder, Game Mastering, Mike
I’m not sure how I’ll go when it comes time to upload this article; my internet connection (and telephone) are giving me a lot of trouble at the moment. If I have to, I’ll hit an internet cafe tomorrow. I’m always looking for ways to sneak campaign background and historical information into my adventures so […]

Read Comments

 RPG Industry Products and Projects Of Note (Sept 2017) Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 17:38:28  
Cyberpunk, D&D / Pathfinder, Fantasy Games
I get far more invitations to review products and Kickstarter campaigns and the like than I could ever hope to satisfy. Every few months I gather several of these together for a round-up set of mini-reviews. This time around, with Christmas Shopping on the immediate horizon, I have no less than 25 products to bring […]

Read Comments

 The Reality Deadline Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 15:01:06  
Beginners, Dr Who: Lovecraft's Legacies, Game Mastering
Every GM experiences deadlines and deadline stress. There comes a point at which you have to be ready to play, whether you are or not, and whether you feel adequately prepared or not. In learning how to cope with that situation, you also learn how to manage – at least somewhat – the many analogous […]

Read Comments

 Effortless Campaign Decoration With Mundane Reality Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 16:32:54  
D&D / Pathfinder, Game Mastering, Mike
In November 2016,. Campaign Mastery hosted the Blog Carnival with the subject being Everyday Lives. Today I have a new technique for integrating the everyday lives of your PCs into the campaign that is virtually effortless, has virtually zero impact on game-play, and yet makes the life of the PC affected more substantially real. Where […]

Read Comments

 High-Fives and other in-Game Rewards Posted: Mon, 28 Aug 14:45:32  
Combat, D&D / Pathfinder, Game Mastering
With this item, I continue the practice of offering shorter articles to start the week. Usually, this is to make room for a longer article later (and from time to time, the sequence has been temporarily inverted), but for much of the next year, that’s the plan. This week, though, it’s not for that reason […]

Read Comments

 Beware The Derivative, Embrace The Inspiration Posted: Thu, 24 Aug 14:46:39  
Campaign Management, D&D / Pathfinder, Game Mastering
It’s one of the easiest techniques to follow – you simply copy a character or a plotline from some other source, be it Television, a Movie, or a literary source. If you’re particular clever, you might go so far as to rename the character. There are a number of reasons why a GM might be […]

Read Comments