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Jarrett Perdue
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I can think of about five different ways to approach mapping at the table ...

1. I describe, you draw
2. I draw large scale, you watch
3. I draw on dry erase
4. I lay tiles
5. pre-draw and uncover

... but each has its pros and cons.

What's your method?
How have you off-set the cons?

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The brevity and simplicity of LL / B/X characters just never gets old.
All Elves (a BECMI memory)
All Elves (a BECMI memory)
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The Pros and Cons of Mapping
Maps and D&D are inseparable, and long before I was a proficient reader, the evocative maps of B2 drew me in (and helped me become a more proficient reader in the process). Back when there were five channels on the TV, having a party mapper who drew the dun...
The Pros and Cons of Mapping
The Pros and Cons of Mapping
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All Elves (a BECMI memory)
I was looking back at some photos and found this picture of an old adventuring party.  My then-ten-year-old was running us through the starter dungeon in BECMI and we decided it would be fun if we all made elves.   Alvin was the leader.  Breet was the crazy...
All Elves (a BECMI memory)
All Elves (a BECMI memory)
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The Adventure Begins (again)
With the start of the school year, my weekly Strategy Games Club has started back up. and among the two dozen attendees, five of last year's players have returned to continue playing D&D at my table. Last year we started with 5e D&D, but when the players ke...
The Adventure Begins (again)
The Adventure Begins (again)
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One-Liners: Character Motivations
Over in my biweekly Olde School Wizardry RPG, the cadre of young wizards is exploring the antechambers of a megadungeon which, owing its metal panneling in places, they've dubbed "The Cannery." For a quarrel of neophyte wizards to undertake such an explorat...
One-Liners: Character Motivations
One-Liners: Character Motivations
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I'm not really a sci-f guy, but during our two week summer games camp I decided to test my flexibility by running a Star Wars RPG using 5e. Here's how it went ...

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Two Weeks in Space: Playing Star Wars with 5th edition D&D
  Dren Seeker [saurians & mining droid in back] Fandalin System This summer, for two weeks of Adventure Games Camp , we used 5th edition D&D to run Lost Mine of Phandelver in the Star Wars universe.  Here's our story ... A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR...
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Remember those big, gorgeous poster-sized dungeon and city maps from the 90s?

Did anyone ever figure out a reasonable way to actually USE these back in the day?

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Poster-Sized Maps: A Bit Lost
I own Dragon Mountain, the Waterdeep City System, and the Night Below boxed set among others.  I remember ooh-ing and ah-ing over the bright, poster-sized maps that accompany the books in each set as I explored the contents (10 in the case of the City Syste...
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