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Old 02-15-2016, 11:18 AM   #31
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Dark Fantasy - The Horrific End of Heroes

Many players and GMs enjoy the dark fantasy genre. Others have no idea how to go about creating a dark fantasy environment, let alone GMing within it.

This article gives advice, guidelines and a few simple rules to enable for playing in a dark fantasy world. It also examines why someone might enjoy dark fantasy.

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Old 02-15-2016, 11:45 AM   #32
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Dark Fantasy - The Horrific End of Heroes

Many players and GMs enjoy the dark fantasy genre. Others have no idea how to go about creating a dark fantasy environment, let alone GMing within it.

This article gives advice, guidelines and a few simple rules to enable for playing in a dark fantasy world. It also examines why someone might enjoy dark fantasy.

Dark Fantasy - The Horrific End of Heroes
An interesting read. My current main campaign is a Dark Fantasy game, so it held particular value for me.

However, I'd say you're missing something incredibly important. Light and shade. It's a bad idea to make everything bad all the time, have everyone hate the PCs, etc, etc. That's what they come to expect, it loses the horror, the sense of danger or darkness. You need moments of happiness, success, and people who like or even love the PCs that they can like or love in return, for the sake of contrast. So that just when they're at their happiest you can tear their hopes apart, scatter their dreams like ashes, slaughter everyone they hold dear, then resurrect them as hideous monsters bent to the will of some foul being and send them to kill the PCs.

That's my view anyway...
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An interesting read. My current main campaign is a Dark Fantasy game, so it held particular value for me.

However, I'd say you're missing something incredibly important. Light and shade. It's a bad idea to make everything bad all the time, have everyone hate the PCs, etc, etc. That's what they come to expect, it loses the horror, the sense of danger or darkness. You need moments of happiness, success, and people who like or even love the PCs that they can like or love in return, for the sake of contrast. So that just when they're at their happiest you can tear their hopes apart, scatter their dreams like ashes, slaughter everyone they hold dear, then resurrect them as hideous monsters bent to the will of some foul being and send them to kill the PCs.

That's my view anyway...
Not a bad thought, I can clarify that.
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:34 PM   #34
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It's how it tends to go when I'm writing. I take a few hours to put the post together, gather ideas, silly pictures that amuse me, and sometimes things slip through or a simple idea might not be clear.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:01 PM   #35
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Sorry for lack of updates. I caught the plague over the week which set me back. Previously I've been hammering away in the lab writing up some things and programming up some VERY awesome things. This has been sucking my eyes away from blog posting for a bit. I'll get back in the swing of things soon enough!
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Sorry for lack of updates. I caught the plague over the week which set me back. Previously I've been hammering away in the lab writing up some things and programming up some VERY awesome things. This has been sucking my eyes away from blog posting for a bit. I'll get back in the swing of things soon enough!
Hey, quality over quantity any day. Hope you feel better soon. I'm looking forward to your next update whenever it happens.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:58 PM   #37
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Combo - The Killer Instinct in Abilities

It's been some time since I posted due to real life obligations and limited time.

Many of us are well used to the ability list when making decisions during combat. However, some abilities are better served as a combination of advantages, as a tree of abilities, or even a chain of events.

Todays article touches on chaining abilities together to craft the ultimate combo.

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Combo - The Killer Instinct in Abilities

It's been some time since I posted due to real life obligations and limited time.

Many of us are well used to the ability list when making decisions during combat. However, some abilities are better served as a combination of advantages, as a tree of abilities, or even a chain of events.

Todays article touches on chaining abilities together to craft the ultimate combo.

Combo - The Killer Instinct in Abilities
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