Saturday, April 9, 2016

5E Guide to filling out character sheets!



I was looking around on the web for better character sheets and these images came up in the google browser. I am not sure who did these and I take no credit for them, but its a really detailed explanation & break down of how to fill out a character sheet for 5e. 

I know sometimes its not easy filling out these sheets and this break down really helps with each spot on there, especially if you are brand new to the game.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Evil GM - Introducing the Path of Legends Podcast





I've joined forces with the TSR Podcast Network, (http://TSRPN.com) to bring you the Path of Legends Podcast! 

This podcast is focusing on Dungeons and Dragons 5E, but with small twist to it, we will show you how to make it more deadly and have that old school feel to it.

Monday, February 8, 2016

RFI 174 Recorded this weekend, Great show it was!



This weekend, I was able to sit down with two awesome guests, +Erik Tenkar  and +Timothy Brannan  to record yet another episode of the Roll for Initiative podcast. 

This week's show I decided to mix it up a bit with a small format change just for this show. We talked about a few (hot button) topics we constantly see around the community.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Face Mask of Horror - More Evil Goodness!

The Face Mask of Horror
By The Evil GM, Pulled from his Notebooks of Doom!

Now that would scare anyone!


This mask is made up from strips of burnt flesh, sewn together by silver strains of wire. The flesh appears to feel and look as if its still alive and squirming around.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ring of Sinking Depression, Gives Bonus to stat!?

Ring of Sinking Depression
by the Evil GM, pulled from his notebooks of doom!

Price:3,000 gp
Type: Ring
Weight -

Description:

This ring is simple in appearance, plain silver with small skull in front. It is easily identified by any level Magic User as a ring that will add a bonus to the wearer's prime stat.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ring of Healing or is it?? Muhahahah!




The Ring of Healing

by the Evil GM

Price:5,000 gp
Type: Ring
Weight -


Description:

This looks and appears to be a ring of healing granting the user the ability to heal himself 3 to 5 times a day, healing anywhere from 4 points to 24 points in a shot.

This item when identified will appear to be a ring of healing with the properties listed above, unless detected by a high level Magic User (15 and up). The real fun begins when the character puts the ring on, the ring reveals its TRUE self. The ring will work in stages as it slowly turns the character into an undead zombie.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Shadow of the Demon Lord, The Perfect Evil Game..

In my quest to find the "next interesting game" for me, I started with Dungeon World, and I was excited about it. Then I really got into it, and I didn't like it, I didn't like it at all. I was very disappointed as I tried out the system and it fell flat for me and quickly lost my interest in the game, even though it had a huge community behind.

In comes, Shadow of the Demon Lord!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Evil GM - Dungeon World is in my gaming house.

Just a random image of it, I don't own these, just the core!





So over the weekend, after talking a few people at my local gaming shop, I picked up Dungeon World. I haven't had a real change to play it or even read it, but after watching the folks play it, the game look really smooth and cool as hell.

Sadly the group has no room for me, as they are already 6 players and a GM. While I was sad, I was glad to see a Game Master whom knew his limits for a game, rather then say, "Oh just join us, and we can have fun."

He explained as he took down my number that he was very sorry, but he would contact me when someone dropped out and that he cared about the amount of time each player got at the table and how much time he could hold things together to keep it entertaining. 

I can respect that, a lot.

So with a farewell and leaving the gaming store, he gave me a few links to purchase the game pdf and also to start reading up on it.

RPGNOW had the book, so that was easy to remember and it was also easy to remember the SRD site, which I thought was awesome, because I can see how the game works with out having to buy it or waste my time reading fluff. 

Sorry folks, I hate getting into a book, reading all the fluff only to find out, I think the system is not to my liking or its not my cup of tea.

Anyhow, here is the website for the SRD in case you want to try out this D&D like game, that's played using only 2 d6's to roll.

http://www.dungeonworldsrd.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Evil GM - Converting favorite Cartoons/TV Shows to your games..thoughts on the topic.


Man, sometimes you get a great idea in your mind of a cartoon or TV show and you just want to convert it over to your favorite game.

So then you sit down to do:
  • Tons of research of what you think would be cool to use in your game.
  • Maybe watch a few episodes of that cartoon.
  • Watch it again, this time taking notes.
Finally you realized you've done all this work and not a lot to show for it all, but you push forward.

Then suddenly you get stuck on trying to convert something or make something work in the world of roleplaying. 

This sudden stop makes you question what you've done before, so now you start going over what you already did. This makes you frustrated as now you are going over everything, until you get to the point you just say, "SCREW IT" and you don't bother with the entire project. 

Sadly now it just sits where you left it as you move onto something else in life.

This is what I heard from a friend last night while I was planning out the show notes for the various podcasts I do.

The only advice I could really give on the topic, is do your research, move forward and sometimes realize NOT EVERYTHING from a TV Show or cartoon can be ported over to your favorite game. Sometimes things will need to be made up on the fly or find a rule that fits it to the best of the games ability. Sometimes, somethings will just not fit with the game at all.

I wonder how many people start projects of converting something and just leave it because of a roadblock or something like that?