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Rpg puzzles and you
Rpg puzzles add great variety and flavour to your game if they are done correctly. But to design a puzzle and display it in an immersive way, can be quite demanding. In fact, as a GM, it is probably the one thing you can’t do on the fly.
If you play games like dungeons and dragons or pathfinder, you can always open a resource book to find a monster. But for rpg puzzles there are few resource books. Also, describing puzzles works much better with visual aids. That is why I started creating them myself.
Surprise players with a visual puzzle. It’s the perfect way to introduce something tactile that adds to the ambience of the overall game. And it’s a great way to change things up as well.
Of course, puzzles work better if they:
- Make sense in your campaign world.
- Challenge players, but not so much that they get stuck.
- Are both meaningful to the story and the characters.
- Are solved cooperatively.
- Challenge both the players and their characters.
I design rpg puzzles with these things in mind. Furthermore, on my blog I will post many topics that help you get the most out of your puzzles. There, I discuss how you can combine puzzles with other challenges like traps or monsters. How to avoid getting stuck. And how to adjust the difficulty level on the fly.
Besides puzzles I also create related resources. There are prophecy decks, riddles, and all sorts of non-combatant stuff to diversify your campaigns. Because, I like slaying dragons as much as the next player. But how many dragons can you slay? I thought these creatures were supposed to be rare?
In conclusion, experienced players can be hard to impress. But with a puzzle, you are guaranteed to introduce something they have never seen before.
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