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Although Dungeon World shares many of the trappings of D&D and its ilk, it can sometimes be tough to transition between the tactical, simulationist thinking of D&D and the narrative focus of Dungeon World. Remember that in Dungeon World, nobody (including the GM) gets a "turn". Instead, the GM takes action when a move is triggered which can happen ...


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There are many excellent answers already, so I will just fill in the gap that describing what you do in Dungeon World triggers the move and that description is not fluff - it actually matters. If your players get that their chance of success (and what happens if they fail!) depends on the fiction they are narrating, they will be incentivized to do that. ...


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To quote the Divine Guidance move in full (emphasis mine): When you petition your deity according to the precept of your religion, you are granted some useful knowledge or boon related to your deity’s domain. The GM will tell you what. It is the deity's domain which limits the nature of the knowledge or boon granted, not the precept. Since your cleric ...


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You've got the petition backwards. Petitions are the things the cleric does to worship, not what the cleric gets from worshipping. Your religion is cultish and insular, add Petition: Gaining Secrets Petitioning by Gaining Secrets means learning a new secret for the cult, not being given one by the god. To petition What Lies Beneath via Gaining Secrets, ...


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You are incorrect that the rules do not limit the move. Your cleric should only be able to ask for Divine Guidance when they fulfill the precepts of their religion. The description for the move Divine Guidance states: When you petition your deity according to the precept of your religion... There are four precepts listed in the Dungeon World rules; ...


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Some very long answers. I will try to be brief. if your narration has your big boss engaging in combat with the party in session 1, then you've got campaign design issues. screw your big boss. give him 1 HP and name him Ken. As soon as you indicate that he's the big boss and the party has the opportunity, they will kill him. That's what they are supposed ...


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It is a mindset change to go from move, action, bonus action, extra action, reaction to "describe what you are doing in full". I prohibit my groups from using the move names. I don't use mine when I describe my moves, and they don't use theirs. I have them describe what they are doing and I decide which move they are invoking, if any. The other posts that ...



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