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Only pre-made (store bought) modules
I write all my own campaign material myself.
A combination of unique and pre-made material.
I use pre-made material that I modify heavily.
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Monday, 18th March, 2002, 10:07 PM #1
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
DMs - premade or homemade modules?
Was just curious, based on a discussion in another thread, how many DMs used store-bought (premade) modules or made everything up from scratch.
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Monday, 18th March, 2002, 10:28 PM #2
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
I like modules for the maps. I'm not that good making large maps that make sense. I also like to use the classic modules from the early 80's. I take the module and try to keep the original intent there, but I redefine most of the rooms and the treasue to fit perfestly in with were the PCs are and what is needed to challenge them.
Monday, 18th March, 2002, 10:32 PM #3
I almost never do my own maps. I'm not artistically inclined and it's very time consuming. Thus premade stuff provides the majority of my maps. Beyond that I may use some other stuff, but I can't remember the last time I ran a premade adventure without changing at least 25% of the content.
Monday, 18th March, 2002, 10:32 PM #4
Novice (Lvl 1)
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Monday, 18th March, 2002, 10:44 PM #5
Novice (Lvl 1)
I usually use pre-made stuff with lots of modifications to fit it to my players. I also use just the maps sometimes, filling in the rooms with my own encounters and treasures.
Monday, 18th March, 2002, 11:00 PM #6
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
I either do my own stuff (my campaign is too non-tradtional)
or take stuff available free on the internet and modify to fit. For instance I've just used Sharkbait (WOTC site) as a side mission for my PCs
Monday, 18th March, 2002, 11:04 PM #7
Novice (Lvl 1)
I voted for writing my own stuff, but rarely do I write down what the adventure will be like. I just wing it most of the time, it seems to work well.
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Monday, 18th March, 2002, 11:12 PM #8
Novice (Lvl 1)
The poll did not appear to have enough graduations describe my DMing. Lately I've been using store bought, but in the past I have modified things. Sometimes I'm made up my own stuff as well. I voted for store bought since it is the majority, and I don't modify them all that heavily.
Monday, 18th March, 2002, 11:14 PM #9
Scout (Lvl 6)
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I primarily used homegrown stuff. I find that it is often too difficult to make a prewritten module fit my world and the situation, though sometimes I do it, about 15% I would guess.
I have run the following 3e/d20 adventures as part of my game:
- The Ghost Machine (tweaked so that the doom machine has not been built yet; I am working it in later in the campaign.)
- Sundered faith (modified to become a temple of my drow death deity.)
- The Sorcerer's Citadel (the sorcerer became a deceased member of the arcane alliance, a villainous group in my game.)
- I will probably run Kambranex's Machinations this weekend, tweaked of course.
- I ran the dungeon of the fire opal, adjusted to be a fallen order of one of my own monkish orders.
- I ran RA 1 & 2 on off nights.
I have also nicked maps and stat blocks from some adventures.
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Tuesday, 19th March, 2002, 12:39 AM #10
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
I write all my own stuff.
And I don't use maps.