Something that I have found very effective when it comes to getting more player investment in my campaigns is to allow some creative control with some of the characters Items. One of the ways that I do this is by asking all sorts of questions about the items and weapons they are carrying. It does not change the stats of the weapon but will add value to the game as a whole. This video shows you how to do it. I have also created a free PDF that has a simple table you can use.
So we game masters are notorious for writing things down. Some of really go out of our way to write down every single plot idea. And then we forget about it. Personally, I have all kinds of folders and binders with characters that I will never use again but now and then I go hunting for something and stumble across some IDEA TREASURE.
For those of you who have been watching my Youtube channel know that I have been running a game called "Starfall" for over 20 years. I keep moving this from the different systems D6, GURPS , Masterbook and now Cypher system. Most of these notes were hand written in sketch books or graph paper. Looking at most of the notes my spelling was so bad that you would think I was writing them in code so my players could not figure out the plot.
So just the other day I was hunting for an image for a client on one of my back up drives. The Search came up with something that I had forgotten about. My campaign notes from the first time I ran Starfall!!! I guess at some time in the last 10 years or so I had taken the time to scan all the notes into the computer then forgot about them (moving hemispheres will do that )
So now I am looking at these old sketches and some of the plots that I had written back then are starting to come back! My players are either going to love me or hate me.
So my Question is "How do you keep your notes" & "Have you ever stumbled across some IDEA treasure?"
So I have not posted a Youtube video for some time mainly because I had a good friend of mine pass away. I was not able to get myself into the required headspace to record video. But now I am back. So Sorry for the short part in the front where I am telling you why I have been gone.
The rest of the video talks about character obligations. Be that work, family or friends.
So the Youtube Channel has been going better than I had expected. So I think it's about time to get some more viewer interaction.
So I have started a new segment for the Video podcast where I try to answer RPG based questions from both the player and the GM side of the coin. I am also going to make this more of an interactive process because I do not claim to be an expert. I just know where I have made similar mistakes.
So to get things started I need you folks to ask a few questions.