Someone else’s Proper Villany…

2008 June 19
by Dante

I was doing my normal morning RSS reading and saw that Yax over at DungeonMastering posted a fantastic (and incredibly concise) DM’s Guide to Uber-Villians. There’s a LOT of good material in a very small space in this article, and has given me a bunch of seeds to use in my future campaigns.

It strikes me that I often don’t use minons enough, or effectively. That will probably be one of the first areas that I flesh out for my next Big Bad.

For those of you looking for our own take on being bad, feel free to have a look at Vanir’s Proper Villany series. I’ve got some random notes on how I tend to handle evil characters, I will gather those up soon and perhaps add my two cents worth on the topic.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Yax permalink
    June 19, 2008

    Thanks for the kind words. A good way to get better at villains is to browse the “self-help” bookshelves at your local bookstore and read the “business/dealmaking/become-a-winner-at-all-costs books.

  2. Kavonde permalink
    June 19, 2008

    Haha, yeah. I’ve gotta say, Kevin Trudeau could provide some great inspiration for a Lawful Evil merchant king villain.

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