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Plot Thickeners—Crude & Distorted

Plot Thickeners—Crude & Distorted
Crude & Distorted by Patrick Higingbotham

Crude & Distorted was the third issue of Plot Thickeners I published on DMs Guild.

March, as many already know, is named for the Roman god of war, Mars. War is a broad topic to cover for a publication as brief as this one. Additionally, war is tricky to roleplay when players control individual characters. Sure, you may command a squad of hirelings, and mechanics for determining the results for large-scale battles aren’t unheard of. However, my experience is that the focus is usually on small unit tactics at most and primarily the sum of the decisions of a session’s characters, villains, and monsters. As such, this issue will narrow the focus to a much smaller scale. The one theme that war is easily distilled down to is violence. Therefore, this issue of Plot Thickeners reminds us that violence is crude and distorted. Violence destroys. Sometimes it protects. But it never creates.

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