Greetings fellow combat game masters
Welcome to Faster Combat – an online course that will cut your combat length in half while increasing drama and story at the same time. Please take a moment to introduce yourself below. Say hi to your fellow GMs, say where you hail from and tell us about your current campaign(s).
We’ll start first.
I love GMing combat. I relish the “game within the game” action of design, tactics and cool foes with fun abilities.
I’m old school in that I use a lot of random encounters in my games. But because my combats are crisp, they take little time. And mid-combat I always find a way to tie things back to my stories. Often I’ll drop hooks and clues in the rewards portion of such encounters. Sometimes I’ll add friendly or neutral NPCs.
I also love roleplaying NPCs during combat, even if the foes are strange like elementals or dire wolves. It’s fun adding personalization to foes and ham it up during fights.
My favourite meal is a juicy lean steak, a dollop of garlic potatoes, a skewer of prawns and a whole bunch of steamed vegetables. And to me, combat is like the steak in my fave dinner. Other parts of the meal are important and very tasty, but the steak is where the sizzle is at!
And if we do not know each other, then well-met, fellow GM. I look forward to chatting with you inside the members area.
I love to write. Technical writing. Creative writing. Often I do both. At the exact same time.
I love games too, especially D&D! I’ve been writing and gaming since grade school and was even lucky enough to win a few writing contests along the way.
I earned degrees in instructional design and psychology, and am always seeking to learn and discover more as I adventure through life with both sun blade and vorpal sword.
To fuel up between adventures, I love me some Cape Cod kettle potato chips and Willow Tree chicken salad with blueberry wraps! Sounds delicious, right?
You’ll find me writing, playing, designing or teaching just about anything somewhere on this plane of existence – and beyond! Follow me on Twitter @LeonineRoar and check out my D&D blog @ LeonineRoar.com
Ok, it’s your turn
Who are you, where do you live and what games do you run? Also let us know what challenges you have with combat right now: