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Welcome to Crystal Forge Games

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Welcome to Crystal Forge Games

For more than 30 years, we have been developing concepts, tools, and accessories for the role-playing games that we love to play. We have spent years creating art, models, campaign settings, scenarios, and even entire game systems for our games. Now that the site is live, we plan to publish these materials, develop digital tools, and offer unique gaming products to gamers everywhere.

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Fudging, When to Do It, and Why

Fudging, When to Do It, and Why

Ask any game master, and you'll likely get a different answer on whether fudging dice rolls is good or bad and whether or not they do it. Most game masters and players fudge an occasional role, sometimes it's ok, and sometimes it's not. In this article, we talk about player and GM fudging, when it's appropriate, and when it's not.

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Where Do They Poop?

Where Do They Poop?

We often wave away the less pleasant aspects of medieval societies. We're here for the action and not graphic descriptions of individuals urinating or defecating. However, knowing how the inhabitants of a world deal with their waste is essential when describing medieval-based construction and large populations of people and monsters.

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Training Your Players

Training Your Players

Training your players is an essential aspect of gaming and teaching the players the unwritten rules of your world. Practices like societal norms, the behaviors of its denizens, and non-earth physics are all things that need to be learned by your players. In this article, we'll look at how to use real-world rules to speed up your game, and how to mitigate player confusion when rules are suddenly broken for drama, plot, and tension.

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Evolving Equipment

Evolving Equipment

The quest for bigger and better loot is one of the driving factors in adventuring, but one that is seldom found in the stories we love. Protagonists of the stories we read often have one or two unique items that define their characters and become like heirlooms. Bilbo's mithril shirt and King Arthur's Excalibur are great examples of this. Fortunately, you aren't limited to just offering new and better magical items. In this article, we'll talk about creating objects that become powerful along with the characters. We also include a unique evolving item to drop into your campaign.

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