Saturday, June 9, 2012

D&D Encounters Buffs

When I was running D&D Encounters sessions at FCB Comics & Games, in Alpharetta, Georgia (If you are in the area, definitely go there. I highly recommend the shop. Chris and Pat are great guys!), I wanted to pay the store back for staying open later on Wednesday nights, and help them to be more profitable, in general.

I had heard from a friend of mine that the store he went to was doing a promotion for Encounters, where the players could earn bonuses for the game by buying things from the store. I didn't know all the details, but I thought that basic idea would be a great addition to my games.

So, over the course of a few weeks I worked out what kind of bonuses players would appreciate having, and how valuable those bonuses would be in the sessions. This is what I came up with:

Click to download pdf
I even printed out cards to hand out as something physical to the players, so they wouldn't forget they had the bonuses. Here's a sample of a few:
Click to download the pdf with all the cards.
Yes, the card design is lifted directly from the D&D Fortune Cards. Hopefully that doesn't earn me a visit from WotC's legal counsel, but it was a cool design (and I'm not making any money off it).

This system is far from perfect, of course, so feel free to alter it as you see fit. Also, if you use these, please report back on how they worked for your group/store, any changes you made, and/or any suggestions you have. Thanks!