Tag: Plot Point Campaign

50 Fathoms: Session 38

Sometimes, things were not intended to work out. It may be necessary for the rest of the plot, or it could just make a better story that way. A triumphant success is typically preceded by many failures, some of them…

50 Fathoms: Session 37

We’re definitely coming down to the wire here – I’m estimating only two more sessions left in this campaign. This session was the last big climactic battle before the Big One, the fight this has been building to all along,…

50 Fathoms: Session 36

There’s a venn diagram in my head of “Good Plans”, “Bad Plans”, “Complicated Plans”, and “Simple Plans”. At the center of that diagram is a small bubble labeled “The Best Plan”. I don’t know that anyone really ever actually gets…

50 Fathoms: Session 35

By this point of the campaign, the party is pretty much famous. They’re going to be recognized by people they don’t know, tales of their exploits will have traveled and morphed (possibly into something not resembling the truth at all),…

50 Fathoms: Session 34

We’re kind of coming down to the wire here, as there’s only a few more big ticket items left on our Caribdus bucket list – finding Blackbeard to reclaim the lost sword of King Amemnus, toppling the evil Kieran Empire,…

50 Fathoms: Session 32

This session, we got to break out a Savage Worlds ruleset that I haven’t had the opportunity to learn or use yet – mass battles. It’s a decent set-up for something that would otherwise be time-consuming and confusing, requiring huge…

50 Fathoms: Session 31

The 50 Fathoms campaign book is interspersed with adventures that are based on real-world phenomena or other famous works of fiction. There’s a little note for the GMs that indicates when that happens, so you’re not too surprised when your…

50 Fathoms: Session 30

I like to do things in ways that the writers of these campaigns probably didn’t anticipate. I mean, any decent RPG writer knows that players go off the rails – that’s just a given. But even the most experienced GMs…

50 Fathoms: Session 29

Here’s a problem with long-running campaigns: even with the blog to help me remember what we have and haven’t done, there is a pretty high number of subplots and ongoing threads to keep track of. I basically have a laundry…