Taking a break from the usual musings on nurturing a tabletop gaming habit amidst the time demands of busy adult lives, this week I’d like to share some insider thoughts on a Nerdarchy project I’m involved with. “Floshar’s Fate” (title subject to change) is a free Dungeons & Dragons 5E one-shot adventure in the works from several Nerdarchy writers in honor of Geek & Sunday’s International Tabletop Day 2017 on April 29. Don’t worry – there’s no spoilers here, so whether you’re a DM looking forward to running this adventure or a player hoping to experience it at your table, there’s no secrets or details here that will sully it for you.
Continue reading The art of collaborative adventure design
Solnar Swift Arc is a new Tabletop Roleplaying Game that I am currently developing. Other articles on Solnar Swift Arc’s game development can be found on Nerdarchy here – Genesis Die Pool Impact Rolling Races Combat PC Moves.
DIFFICULTY LEVELS – GENERAL
Solnar (Swift Arc) presents Players with three levels of difficulty, specifically numbers that must be met or exceeded to succeed at a task that requires a roll.
- Drudge 6
- Veteran 12
- Elite 18
These Difficulty Levels correspond to the NPC Levels of Drudge, Veteran and Elite. These Difficulty Levels indicate that accomplishing this task would be possible if that level of NPC did everything possibly could, expending all their available resources to accomplish the task. A Difficulty Level is set by the Gamemaster after the Player declares what their Player Character (PC) is attempting to do and lists all of the resources they are bringing to bear to accomplish that task. When the Gamemaster (GM) declares the Difficulty Level they will also specify all of the obstacles that are present to make the Difficulty Level the value it is set to. If there is an obstacle (or multiple obstacle) that the GM is keeping secret from the Players to allow the story to unfold in a dramatic way, the GM will declare that there is an Obscured Obstacle (or Obscured Obstacles).
ROLLING TO MAKE A SET DIFFICULTY Continue reading Solnar (Swift Arc) – Difficulty Levels
Time to check in on Gil Beatin & Killicia Slay just in time for International Tabletop Terrors Day. Oh my is that Durgen from A Fistful of Dice and The Provokers on the table? I don’t know if I want to see what happens to this poor dwarf at these goblin hands. I’m sure they are going to take their time with this grisly game especially with it being International Tabletop Terrors Day. Continue reading How to Speeks Goblin| Tabletop Terrors in Honor of International TableTop Day
Hello Nerdarchy reader. Nerdarchist Dave here to share a nerdy holiday tradition. On December 24th family starts descending on my household. Which means it is only a matter of time before the Munchkin cards begin to fly.
It all started years ago when my brother Nerdarchist Ryan bought my son David the Munchkin card game from Steve Jackson Games as a Christmas present one year. Part of the tradition is Ryan comes to stay with us Christmas Eve until the day after Christmas. Nerdarchist Ted ends up at my house on Christmas day not to mention my other brother Jeremy, also a gamer. Continue reading The Munchkin Card Game From Steve Jackson Games- Nerdy Holiday Traditions