Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Adventure Layout Epiphany

Yesterday, Rob Conley of Bat in the Attic asked a simple a question about whether people preferred inline stats or stats at the end of the adventure. Since I've got a few adventures in development I took a special interest in the answers. I was surprised by the overwhelming support for inline stats. I've always been a fan of having one or two pages in the back that I can photocopy to have in front of me while I GM. Because of this poll I'll be changing the layout of my adventures. I will do both inline and the back pages. Thanks to everyone with their input in his blog. It didn't occur to me to even ask that question. Thanks Rob.

I'm including an example of what my back page looks like. I use a HackMaster style sheet, but with my own tweaks that include the experience points of the creatures and treasure that can be found in the room. Also included are actions that individual PCs can do to gain an extra spoonful of experience.


  1. Heh...I found it a good read, too.

    Just wanted to comment that when reading your sample page, for a moment I thought encounter #4 was "Top Shelf Goblins" and I was wondering what kind of cocktail you make with those. I only got fours hours o sleep last night and hoo-boy it shows.

  2. That's not a bad idea JB. Maybe come up with a few weird drink concoctions.