What Makes a Big Bad

What Makes a Big Bad

So we’ve started by creating memorable villains, now it’s time to create the end-all Big Bad Evil Guy (aka BBEG). A BBEG isn’t your low-level thug. This is Emperor Palpatine, Sauron, or Lord-Freakin’-Voldemort. So let’s take a look at what makes a Big Bad! The importance…

The Common Enemy

The Common Enemy

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” – Ancient Proverb A party is only as strong as their determination to stay together. Nothing can throw off a campaign faster than having a few players replace their characters because they no longer have any reason to…

The Noble Villain

The Noble Villain

Oftentimes a Game Master forgets one of the most important aspects of any notable character while creating a bad guy, the motive. Now, not every antagonist or obstacle needs a motive, for example, a Gibbering Mouther is going to attack regardless of any reason. Not…