Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide is an accessory for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. One of the greatest 2nd Edition books, and perhaps RPG books, to ever be released was Jennell Jaquays’ and William W. Conners’ book. TSR (DMGR1) Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide Basic Information Author(s) Paul Jaquays and William W. Connors Publisher TSR, Inc. Type.

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This review is much longer than I would normally dedicate to it; however the written content in this title is so good that it does demand such treatment.

First, I think I am becoming jaded. Here is ctacomb the book changes personalities, and becomes a work horse for experienced users.

Why do you need them? Here’s how you use it. I think my favorite thing about this book on gaming is its length, it is fairly short but precisely written to be as helpful as possible. The Gray Wolf Prowls. Into the Spider-Verse Review!

This is really just an appendix; they give a few examples of maps, and have keyed them with room descriptions. Not only does it address making game calls, but it also has a secondary function, how to handle people and their odd quarks. When I look around Musings of a Maverick Referee. They are all forced perspective maps which are really out of date, and with good reason. I already own this! It accurately describes issues that we all experience from time to time, or describes methods to playing at more advanced levels then we currently are.

It’s on Google Assistant. Welcome To My World. Wednesday, July 27, Labels: Yes, it is aimed at beginners who have no experience playing the role of Dungeon Master, but, for advanced users, it describes the basic building blocks needed for forming a successful group, and keeping it successful, as well as basic structures of creating original content.


This is a popular theme, even today. If you are working on a large project, it is nice to have with you for a few years until you find yourself doing it naturally, and you will! Experienced DMs know that over-world adventures and under-world adventures are totally different from one another.

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You hear all about player courtesy, but this is regarding what a DM owes to spurcebook players. Now, much of the artwork in this book is notoriously hideous. This is old-school stuff here, designing a successful campaign underground where the players may never actually leave?

This chapter gives us some tools to making productive maps, and some tricks and tips to guide us through the process. Campaigm Versus All Wands. This chapter also gives some major tips on how, and what, to prep and why we should do it.

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It sounds so easy! I’ve seen the approaches of playing a character as an While a few chapters are dated, the bulk of it is not. Links to Suggested Stuff. While the core books give you lots of details in regards to the rules, they are assuming that you have played before, though, even if you have, you still may not understand that your role as the DM is that of being a master of ceremonies as well. I kind of wish that it had a better section on Gjide, as that is why most people originally bought it.

While much of the information within it can be found on this blog and others like it, it is nice to have all of the information stored in one centralized place.

Advanced Gaming & Theory: Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide: Review

Chances are, they really need to rethink their view. This chapter is far from perfect, but it does give a DM who sourcbook never thought about such things, a couple of ideas to work with. CHAPTER 6 Creating the World Once a DM, and the players, guife to make the leap into the unknown, it helps to have specific questions answered right away, and this chapter helps us organize our thoughts into highly productive ways which can help make our ideas more successful.


This was promised on Christm This chapter addresses the Dungeon after many years of neglect. July 28, at 9: Yule All Be Sorry! This chapter is short, but complete. Planescape pt 1 – The following character concepts may be of limited use outside of Planescape or, at least, a campaign in the outer planesbut some could be adapted easi No Murder Hobos Here!

That is hard to do! I was looking through some of my older rpg items: On Google Assistant Google Home or the assistant on any n How does one project the feelings which one wishes the players to feel?

July 28, at What do you put down there? This chapter forms the very basics of what comes later and spells it out. Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide: In the back of the book, there is also some symbols which they recommend using on maps, as well as a photocopy templet for drawing your own forced perspective maps.

Nothing like shopping at home. The Lost Level of the Lost Dungeon – In our first discussion of Tonisborg Here, I mentioned that we had the key for Levels written on the side margin of the maps, but for level 10 the key I have seen this around used from time to time but have had no interest in it -until now.