October 5, 2009

Questing's Readings - 4/10/09

October is Halloween Month.

Although, this month's blog carnival has nothing to do with ghost stories or other horror themes, it does raise significant questions about what justifies our own and our PC's actions.

Bring any thoughts that you might have on morality in this month's blog carnival hosted by the Games of State.

This week is a great week if you are stumped for ideas. There are a couple of series to be looking out if your creative juices are running low to help you find inspirations or ways to overcome creative barriers.

For DMs, there's also a couple of post which talks a little about DM responsibility as a reminder. But the most must-read for this week is an interview with Robin Laws on a new investigative system that sounds really interesting.

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Coming up with original adventure ideas (Part 2)
Original adventure ideas (Part 3)
Ideas for original adventures (Part 4)
Adventure ideas (Part 5)
Generating adventure ideas (Part 6)
Adventure ideas (Part 7)

A series on where to find sources of ideas for creating adventures. The series is still running on the idea gathering part but it should be interesting to see how to weave these ideas into an adventure.

Dungeon's Master
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
An outline of responsibilities of the DM that I agree with but might want to add on a few of my own.

Gaming Brouhaha
More from D&D Camp
A sharing of what happened in a D&D camp in 1982. Reading this makes me feel that I could experience something like this when I was a kid.

Jonathan Drain's D20 Source
When Things Go Wrong
When things goes wrong, it's time for the DM to step up. Here are some simple things to keep in mind when you are in the hot seat to solve a problem.

Musings of the Chatty DM
Creativity and the RPG Mind: Part 1, Introduction
The start of a new series based on a book on creativity and learning what sort of barriers gamers face. It is a very strong introduction and it would certainly be very interesting to see how this series develops.

Stargazer's World
Robin D. Laws interview
A very long interview with Robin Laws about the GUMSHOE system and some bits of his RPG writing career.

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