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Chris' Role-playing Game Wiki
To Make a Good Adventure
I had some thoughts and I am writing them down!
Step One: Figure out the primary antagonist(s)
Someone is doing something. Who is it?
Step Two: Figure out what the antagonists want from the player character(s)
Since the best games, I feel, are personal, what does the antagonists want from the PCs? Do they want to show up the PCs? Sway them to their cause? Get revenge? Do the PCs have something the antagonists need to complete their dastardly plans? But the antagonists should want something from the player characters, either collectively or individually, to fuel their plans.
Step Three: Figure out what the antagonist(s)'s goals
What are they trying to do?
Step Four: Make the Adventure and/or Campaign
From there you can do the traditional work of making an adventure, with maps and encounters and all. But the framework should be to figure out WHY the villain wants to interact with the player characters.
- Planescape: Spiders and Squids and Souls
- Antige: the Fractured World
- DCA: The Star League
- East Texas University
- Doug's D&D Game: Barabas Niklaus
- The Underground
Games on Hold
- Hell on Earth: The Bloody Muddy
- Realm of Cthulhu: In the Midst of Black Seas of Infinity
- Doug's Numenera Game: Franz Beaumarchais
- Night Watch Miami
- Farjammer: Chariot of the Gods
- Farjammer: DM's Edition
- Khujandi Chronicles
- What Lies Beneath - A Sci-fi/Mecha game using M&M rules, borrowing heavily from Xenosaga.
- Exploring Bedlam - A Ravenloft D&D game set in Barovia under the rule of Strahd von Zarovich XI, Count Barovia.
- Armageddon & Homecoming - A D&D4 game of high school drama and monster fighting.
- We Are Crime - A True20 sci-fi game
- Santa Carla Titans - a second edition Mutants & Masterminds game
- Negentropy - an Amber game played using the Puddle
- When Hell Freezes Over is a Planescape game using the D&D v.4 rules. I mean, c'mon, it's Planescape, of course you're going to use D&D rules!
- Santa Carla Classified - The adventures of a new team in our favorite vampire surf burg.
- The Doom That Came to the International Space Station - A Delta Green D20 Call of Cthulhu.
- Day of Dread - Yona's game!
- Jillian's Ford - The chronicles Kassandra the Vampire Slayer and scoobies.
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