This is the last episode in which our guest hosts talk about their experiences running Delve Night, a weekly pickup D&D game they hosted at the local game story that went from an officially sanctioned Wizards event to something of their own creation.
Blake and Highcove are back with stories from Delve Night, their series of open, one-shot encounters at the game store inspired by a similar (but short-lived) program by Wizards of the Coast. The hosts talk about how their version of Delve Night started and what they learned about cooperative GMing and encounter design.
We’ve also added a new feature to Story Time. Each episode, the hosts will introduce a new hashtag they’ve invented. Use it in your Twitter, G+, and Facebook posts, and we’ll see if it catches on!
In this episode, our guest hosts talk about their campaign based on the One Piece anime/manga franchise. They talk about why D&D 4E is such a good system for simulating the shōnen genre and how to “re-skin” classes and powers for added effect. Then they recap the comic highlights of the campaign itself.
We’ve broken this episode up into two pieces because irony.
Part two will be released next week. We’ll probably also be doing a practicum on re-skinning at some point.
Blake Mutschler is the owner of Fun N Games, the friendly local game store in Blacksburg, VA (facebook – website).