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You've said it yourself: Go with the fiction If they decide they need to camp for a night then sure, ask them to mark off rations and decide their watch order. If they're spending the night in an inn and pay for food and lodgings (or earn them through heroic deeds), why would they consume rations or have to take watch? If they're in a situation where ...


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Yes, it's fine to make it up as you go along. You'll get better at it the more you do it. I have two bits of advice. First, prepare in as modular a manner as you can. Prepare rooms more than dungeons, characters more than residents. That way if your PCs pass through the Catacombs of Despair without finding that one secret room, you can throw it into the ...


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There is no answer for this; In fact, I'm not aware of any games where there IS an answer to "How many times in a 'session' should I expect the PCs to make camp?" It really depends on the content of the session, both in terms of 'density' (A session in which a lot of things are happening has a higher chance of the party making camp than a session in which ...


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I just learned of this today but feel like sharing it immediately: Metagame rewards survey http://d7.pipemaze.com/files/metagame-rewards-survey.pdf Created by member @SevenSidedDie inspired by this blog post (thanks for sharing!). I will definitely print a bunch of them and bring them to our next session. I feel our group can profit quite a bit by just ...



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