January 14th, 2002

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Campaign Setting

Which do you guys prefer? To play a game in a setting you've read in books (Forgotten Realms, etc), or to play in a homebrew system that came fresh out of the GM's head? Oh, and don't forget the WHY...

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I had the most interesting idea for my upcoming Red Death campaign(in D20).

At the beginning of each turn, each player writes his character's action on a piece of paper(w/out showing the other players) and passes it up to the DM, who secretly determines iniative order.

This should have the effect of making combat more chaotic and confusing, and prevent players from quickly acting based on what other characters have done only seconds earlier.

What makes a good villain?

Hey all,

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