3 Types of Traps in D&D (Ep. 158) - YouTube
July 3, 2023 at 9:19:10 PM PDT
- 😮 Traps in Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) are discussed in this video by Professor Dungeonmaster.
- 😅 Traps in 5th edition D&D are done on an ad hoc basis with no firm rules.
- 🔒 Three types of traps: grinder, puzzle, and situation.
- 💀 The grinder trap is common but can slow down gameplay and make players paranoid.
- 🔄 Combining the grinder trap with other elements, like an ambush, can add urgency and peril.
- 🧩 Puzzle traps rely on player intelligence, but some players may find them frustrating.
- 🤔 Tailor puzzle traps to suit your group's preferences or skip them altogether.
- 🧭 Puzzle traps can be made engaging by adding time limits or integrating them into the environment.
- 📚 Author Matt Mayfield's work on designing puzzles and riddles can be helpful.
- 💥 Situation traps involve complex scenarios and moral dilemmas for players to navigate.
- ⏳ The situation trap can involve multiple layers of challenges and consequences.
- ⚙️ Trap design elements: bait, trigger, confine, and time.
- 🕰️ Adding timers to traps increases tension and engagement.
- 🗝️ Examples of trap design elements and scenarios are provided in the video.
- 🎲 Designing traps with bait, trigger, confine, and time leads to more engaging gameplay.
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