Why Investigative Modules/Games Are Not Railroad Adventures

Because they are a puzzle. Some players dislike investigation games/adventures. They feel like they are railroady. This isn't true. Investigations are a series of nested puzzles that your players have to figure out in order to get a reward. The first set of puzzles is the where to look for the clues. If you are …

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If You are a Game Master, Read Steven Pressfield’s Blog

It is a bit of a paradox. In order for an RPG to be a good to great experience, must be treated like a game. There are situations, you present them to the players, the players make choices, you roll dice, consequences happen and you present the next situation. However, utilizing the tools of story …

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