The Alphastream Game Design Blog
Here are two of my popular products. Both were created after appearances on the Dragon Talk podcast – the official D&D Podcast.
Want invested players? This guide provides a simple six-step process to collaboratively build a campaign together with your players!
Campaigns built with this process engage your players. They will feel like a part of your setting even before play begins, and will remember places and details better once play does begin. This technique gives players a stake in the setting, and they will look forward to seeing what you add to the world.
The Rules for Collaborative Campaign Creation also empowers you, the GM. With a setting your players understand, the secrets and surprises you add will resonate with your players.
The Rules for Collaborative Campaign Creationcan be used with D&D or other RPGs and provides the following:
This guide furthers concepts found in the Dresden Files RPG and games like Fiasco.
Want magic items that grow with your characters and engage your players? This guide provides a simple process for creating compelling magic items and introduces a new concept known as evolving signature magic items!
The Game Master’s Guide to Evolving Magic Items is written for D&D 5E, though its concepts can apply to any fantasy RPG. You will find:
Magic Items you customize with this process will enchant your players. The items stay useful and interesting across your entire campaign, and can even launch their own quests as players seek to uncover an item’s full potential. Importantly, this method keeps you in control and avoids power creep.