Campaign Notes · GURPS

Creating a “Guide” NPC for my new campaign

My new Dungeon Fantasy group is probably going to be heading into the wilderness soon, on the way to the Dungeon (TM).   Since the party (oddly!) consists of a Bard, a Cleric, and an Unholy Warrior, no-one has much in the way of wilderness skills. Now, the situation isn’t as bad as you might expect,… Continue reading Creating a “Guide” NPC for my new campaign

Campaign Notes · GURPS

New Group, New Campaign: Reflections on Session One

As I’ve mentioned a few times now, I’ve just formed a new face-to-face group, and we’re starting with 3 sessions of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, just to test the group dynamics, scheduling logistics etc. Yesterday we had our first session. A few preliminary observations: The first session went very well, I think. I’d be happy to… Continue reading New Group, New Campaign: Reflections on Session One

Campaign Notes · GURPS · Worked Example

Creating Frith, the Sheltered City

So on Friday my new GURPS group is starting their (highly provisional) Dungeon Fantasy campaign.  I’m setting their adventure’s in Temian’s world – specifically in Frith, a.k.a “The Sheltered City”. As part of my pre-game prep, I thought I’d use my Fantasy Town Creation System to find out what Frith is really like.  Who knows,… Continue reading Creating Frith, the Sheltered City

GURPS · How We Play

Thoughts on Setting up a Regular Game

So as I mentioned last time, I’ve been getting together a new face-to-face group.  Hooray!  I thought I’d reflect a little on that process, just for fun. My sense is that for most people,  the biggest obstacle to great gaming is the first one: getting a group together in the first place.  Indeed, for busy… Continue reading Thoughts on Setting up a Regular Game

GURPS

Happy first birthday to myself – and announcing a new campaign!

Exactly one year ago today, I published the first post here on The Collaborative Gamer.  And with that as my excuse, today I’ll make a small announcement. I’ve been unusually slow in posting this week.  Why, you might ask?  Well, because I’m cooking up some things behind the scenes… You see (cue: announcement) I’m starting… Continue reading Happy first birthday to myself – and announcing a new campaign!