Consent Checklist, Consent in Gaming, Valley of the Three Forks

Let’s Talk About My Consent Checklist

I've been thinking a bit more about the review of Consent in Gaming I wrote. I've thought about the filling out of the paperwork and the back and forth that comes with that - all of which is about as enjoyable as filling out an excel spreadsheet for a project you hate. So I thought… Continue reading Let’s Talk About My Consent Checklist

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Consent Checklist, Consent in Gaming, Valley of the Three Forks

Consent in Gaming

Recently Monte Cook Games released a brief PDF booklet for role-playing game enthusiasts titled Consent in Gaming by Sean K. Reynolds and Shanna Germain. The booklet is designed around the idea of providing not only your players, but the Game Masters (GMs) involved, with a clear set of topics that they can consent to having… Continue reading Consent in Gaming

Building a Campaign, Building a Dungeon, Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax, Gygax 75 Challenge, OD&D, World Building

The Gygax ‘75 Challenge: How to Build the Gygax 75 Dungeon

How do you build a dungeon? For Gary Gygax this represented a fundamental question of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in 1975. In the course of play the players might spend their time exploring the world map, or visiting the town where they’ve established a base, but it was in the dungeon where the real adventure… Continue reading The Gygax ‘75 Challenge: How to Build the Gygax 75 Dungeon

Gygax 75 Challenge, World Building

The Gygax ’75 Challenge: The Map Around the Dungeon

The second part of the Gygax ’75 Challenge is to create a map of the world. Gary suggests in the article that we use a large piece of hex ruled paper and a scale of 1 hex = 1 mile (or 1.6 km) although he admits to using different scales as well. I don’t have… Continue reading The Gygax ’75 Challenge: The Map Around the Dungeon

Gygax 75 Challenge, World Building

The Gygax ’75 Challenge: The Setting of the Campaign

The first step in Gary Gygax’s plan for creating a campaign for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is to decide upon the overall setting of your campaign. For me this is typically the hardest part of the whole process because I tend to struggle with self-imposed limitations on what can, and cannot, go into a fantasy… Continue reading The Gygax ’75 Challenge: The Setting of the Campaign

Building a Campaign, Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax, Gygax 75 Challenge, OD&D

The Gygax ’75 Challenge: Introduction

Last night I was doing some research for a project I’m working on when I rediscovered an article Gary Gygax wrote for the fanzine EUROPA: HOW TO SET UP YOUR DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CAMPAIGN – AND BE STUCK REFEREEING IT SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK UNTIL THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING! The article illustrates a… Continue reading The Gygax ’75 Challenge: Introduction