Portable encounters

This post examines encounter types and proposes one that you might not have come across: the portable encounter. Encounter types: fixed-location and random Most encounters in published adventures are fixed-location. Enter room 3 and meet the troll that lairs there. Or don’t, and don’t. But if you, as GM, stick entirely to fixed-location encounters, that… Continue reading Portable encounters

Pick’n’mix race for 5e

I’m keen to develop a version of race in fantasy roleplaying games that doesn’t bake in the notion that people are divided by ancestry into essentially separate groups that differ dramatically from each other. (Later note: in 2021 I ended up doing a number of further posts on this theme. Here is a summary post… Continue reading Pick’n’mix race for 5e