You know how like … a week ago I sent you an email saying “I’m back!”
Now I’m really back.
Right as my back was getting better I got hit with a nasty cold. And right as I was getting better from that it moved to my chest.
Make your game like that for your players. Not to the point of unfairness and no fun, of course. But think of ways to “hit your players while they’re down.”
Maybe they’re off in a dungeon and in desperate need of a long rest, so they hole up and set watches. And then a character gets a sending spell message that some family member is sick and they need to come Right Away.
Or maybe literally have a monster hit an unconscious player. That works too.
Tons of Links:
So You Want to Brew an Adventure? – The Angry GM
Encounter of the Week: Sea Trolls in the Net – DnDBeyond
Psychedelic Cellar of the Stone Giants – Dyson’s Dodecahedron
Want to know how NOT to create and run a social encounter? – Sage Advice
Balhannoth Tactics – The Monsters Know What They’re Doing
Non-Player Character Gets Third Accent – Dungeon Master’s Workshop
More Accounting for Magical Items – The Angry GM
How to Play a Troll like a Relentless Survivor – DnDBeyond
Matt Mercer: The Power of RPGs – Sage Advice
The Major Powers in Your D&D Setting – RJD20
How to Read Your D&D Books – Sly Flourish
The Vault of Tranquility – Dyson’s Dodecahedron
Matt Mercer Multiclassing – Handbooker Helper – Critical Role
Mechanical Thinking: Overextending – DnDBeyond
Now get out there and tell a story!