How We Roll #179 – Magic Items, Part 2

How We Roll #179 – Magic Items, Part 2

In part two of our discussion on magic items, we discuss how to distribute magic items in the story, including some notes on magic item stores and how to make the items valuable to the party.

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How We Roll #167 – The Ocean’s 11 NPC Exercise

How We Roll #167 – The Ocean’s 11 NPC Exercise

This week, in honor of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, we use Ocean’s 11 to show you how to break down characters from a film into archetypes/templates you can apply to your game.

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How We Roll #152 – Old Bonegrinder (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #152 – Old Bonegrinder (Curse of Strahd Recap)

In our most recent Curse of Strahd recap, the party comes face-to-face with the danger at Old Bonegrinder… which Mike had spoiled for him years ago.

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How We Roll #144 – Testing the Party’s Limits (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #144 – Testing the Party’s Limits (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In the latest Princes of the Apocalypse recap, the gang must try to survive a midnight ambush, as well as a DM who is still getting a handle on a new system for building encounters… 

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How We Roll #143 – Caravan, Take 2 (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #143 – Caravan, Take 2 (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In his Princes of the Apocalypse campaign, Mike took another crack at designing a leg of the adventure to focus on a caravan journey, since that didn’t go so well for the last group that tried it…

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How We Roll #142 – New Allies (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #142 – New Allies (Curse of Strahd Recap)

Another Curse of Strahd recap is here, as the party gains a new ally and looks for the information that can help them kill the devil Strahd…

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How We Roll #141 – The Reckoning (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #141 – The Reckoning (Curse of Strahd Recap)

In our most recent Curse of Strahd session, the party crossed a long-standing mission off of their to-do list… and then got royally spanked. 

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How We Roll #140 – Factions (Princes of the Apocalypse)

How We Roll #140 – Factions (Princes of the Apocalypse)

This week, Mike discusses a session of Princes of the Apocalypse where the party met a few new NPCs, each with their own allegiances…

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How We Roll #139 – Witch, Please! (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #139 – Witch, Please! (Curse of Strahd Recap)

In the latest Curse of Strahd recap, the party was once again ambushed by enemies looking to take their holy relics… and Mike’s cleric was finally asked to explain her shifty behavior. 

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How We Roll #138 – Going Up Against the Giants (Daniel Campaign Recap)

How We Roll #138 – Going Up Against the Giants (Daniel Campaign Recap)

Mike talks about the Against the Giants campaign Daniel Fernandez is running, and the other elements Daniel has added in to mix things up a bit… 

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How We Roll #136 – Downtime and Conjuration Spells (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #136 – Downtime and Conjuration Spells (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

This week, Mike recaps the Princes of the Apocalypse session where all four players became 5th level druids, and things just got silly.

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How We Roll #135 – When the Bell Tolls (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #135 – When the Bell Tolls (Curse of Strahd Recap)

It’s time for another Curse of Strahd recap, and hey guess what? Someone dies!

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How We Roll #133 – Battle of Yester Hill (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #133 – Battle of Yester Hill (Curse of Strahd Recap)

In our latest Curse of Strahd recap, the party takes on a brutal fight in order to lay their fallen friend to rest…

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How We Roll #125 – Improvised Beauty (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #125 – Improvised Beauty (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In the most recent Princes of the Apocalypse session, the party went to a character’s homeland and proceeded to improvise the best session so far.

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How We Roll #124 – Spinning Plates and Saying Goodbye

How We Roll #124 – Spinning Plates and Saying Goodbye

In the most recent game of the Valkyries, one character left, a major storyline concluded, and another was set up… in short, there was a lot going on for Mike to keep track of.

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How We Roll #123 – How To Run a Published Adventure (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #123 – How To Run a Published Adventure (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

This week, Mike talks about his advice for how to run a pre-written adventure, from the perspective of someone who has been doing it totally wrong. 

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How We Roll #122 – Inside the Amber Temple (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #122 – Inside the Amber Temple (Curse of Strahd Recap)

This week, Mike’s Curse of Strahd game involved further shady behavior concerning his cleric character… and juicier roleplaying challenges.

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How We Roll #120 – The Tiny Details You Forget (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #120 – The Tiny Details You Forget (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In this week’s Princes of the Apocalypse session, Mike forgot a minor detail about a scene, and it’s haunted him ever since.

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How We Roll #118 – A Death in the Family (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #118 – A Death in the Family (Curse of Strahd Recap)

In this week’s Curse of Strahd game, another player bit the dust. And even though Mike wasn’t the DM, it was still kind of his fault…

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How We Roll #116 – What We Can Learn from Harmonquest

How We Roll #116 – What We Can Learn from Harmonquest

This week, Mike takes a look at the streaming series Harmonquest and breaks down the lessons that can be applied to your home games.

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