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The Dark Lord: Building Better Lords of Evil

Another hubpages article from Robert A. Neri Jr. about constructing an effective Dark Lord in tabletop RPGs.Example Dark Lord - a Lich

The article examines the ever ubiquitous Dark Lord and how a Game-Master can set them up to be more emotionally impactful to players. It gives pointers on what strategies to use in the meta-game as well as which they use in-game.

The archetypal Dark Lord is a cliché for a reason but Game Masters can improve on them bringing an emotional weight to every battle binding the Players to their foe using certain techniques.

Read it Here.

Other Hubpages articles by Robert A. Neri Jr.:

Game Mastery: Establishing Atmosphere

Building Tabletop Myths

Handling Game Flow in Tabletop RPGs

Game Mastery: War as Set Piece

The regular weekly gameplay blog, The Cabal of Eight, will continue next week.