Old Man River
How I planned a social encounter, a combat encounter, and a puzzle encounter from the same set of goals and circumstances.
Threads of Fate
How I got a spy, a possessed warrior, a hedge mage, and a monster hunter on the same track towards the content I had already prepped… instead of off the rails.
Lost in the Woods
Sometimes you need to isolate the party from the rest of the world to set up an interesting encounter. Here’s how I’d do that without it feeling like “railroading”.
Run For Your Life
Replace the recommended chase rules from the DMG with a simple skill challenge to add more excitement and less boredom to your chases, pursuits, and races!
Read Between the Lines
An ancient script hides secrets the party needs. Will they be able to crack the code and unravel the mystery of the message?
Deep underwater, a sunken ship marks the entrance to a deep underwater cave. But to pass through the ship, the party will have to deal with its sub-nautical guardians…
Hold the Line
A fort in the wilderness is surrounded by enemies on all sides. The players will need to marshal their allies and defend the fort from invasion.
Death From Above
As the party travels through a desolate stretch of road in a dark forest, they are ambushed from above. Deadly arrows rain down as the party is taken unaware. Will they survive this lethal ambush?
The Greatest of Us
An enchanted stone coffer sits locked at the bottom of an abandoned temple, and only those with knowledge of the temple’s ancient ways will be able to open it and claim the treasure within.
In the deep forest there is a glade that contains a single flower. It looks tranquil, but who knows what nasty surprises that flower may hold?