DnD Campaign Design: Top-down vs. Bottom-up
Episode 53Wednesday September 15,2021.
Call ins & Emails from the Outlands
Jason Connerly of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast
Taylor of Cleric’s Wear Ringmail podcast
Pat of Pointy Hat Games
We played last Friday…together and it was Mudsword V.1
Contest of Champions 2
5 quick treats (courtesy of our very own Silent Josh)
Tier and Levels in Dungeons and Dragons
50 Riddles for DMs
Becoming a Pro DM
Main Topic: Top-Down or Bottom-Up Campaign Design?
Advantages and Disadvantages
Played and/or run both
Some of the other types such as: Reactive, Mad libs, Randomization & Three-Beat Premise
Are Outside-In and Inside-out really different?
Top 10 inspirational Music
Like it, Love it or Leave it
Playing in the Mud
After-action report from September 11 game
Used the RC- as a basis- it’s a bit weird if coming from AD&D
Stat Mods for Races < Stat Max/Min for races
The Rogue may need help: Momentum (13thage) or Gaining The Edge
Flexible weapons: a mace = sword = hammer = battle axe
The “Saving Throw” from White Box/S&W
The Campaign World – if we build it will they come?
Difficulty/Danger level should be high
Sleep spell is BOSS!
Spell descriptions are better when short as possible
The place for game lore – mixed with rules or separate
Got up and running quick would be quicker with familiarity
Death rule is good
Cleric healing just enough to stave off death for a time
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