If I was a wizard this wouldn't be happening to me
- May 20, 2012
- West Coast Best Coast
Designing and naming a capital city, finding a way to integrate a player who missed last session, conferring with another player who's hometown is this city so they can find something to do with the Warforged NPC they found in an abandoned workshop, designing an entire festival, including carnival games, a play, and a fighting tournament.How much goes into prepping a game for a weekend?
THe tournament alone required MAKING five characters so I could pre-roll their combat rounds and have them ready to duel the party for the grand prize if they choose not to split it. I also had to find and properly balance EIGHT different "encounters" for each gladitorial round. Did you know 10d8 AOE damage is considered CR six? I didn't, and that is unbalanced as all get-out.
Then because they plan to take a ship down to the southern archipelago, I have to come up with a ship and captain that might be engaging enough.
Plus one of my players wants to be an amnesiac so I have to somehow come up with *his* backstory as well.