Last night, I made a character in a session zero for my first game of Vampire the Masquerade.
The DM (well … “storyteller”) told us about a mechanic called “black card,” which is something you use when things get just a bit too much.
It’s worth carrying over into D&D, too, and folks have written about the X-Card, basically the same idea.
It’s worth looking into for your game, and won’t take you but a couple minutes to read: https://geekdad.com/2016/10/dd-for-young-dms-x-card/
Also, as a followup to yesterday, I got a few folks asking about the books I’ve been reading:
- The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle
- A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Next up for the course is Sabriel by Garth Nix, so we’ll see if that one talks about the nature of magic, too.
Mike Bourke sent me an article he wrote a few years back that talked
about the different ways people treat the nature of magic. You can read
it here: http://www.campaignmastery.com/blog/what-is-magic/
How has Halaster stayed alive for 1200+ years? – Sage Advice
The Farting Beholder Tavern – DMsGuild – Free
Mastercrafted Equipment – DMsGuild – $0.50
Now get out there and tell a story!