I used to believe handing out XP for solving puzzles in D&D as easy. But then a player challenged my thinking by asking: ‘Why are we receiving more XP for solving a puzzle as high level D&D players, than we did at low level?” Here’s what I found.
A puzzle room in D&D is a singular room that holds multiple puzzles which are all somehow interconnected. Solving one puzzle will lead to the clues needed to solve the next, until the last puzzle yields the big outcome players were searching for. Here’s how to create them
D&D puzzles are perfect for one shots IF you pick the right puzzles. Choose the wrong puzzles for your D&D one shot, and your players will feel stuck and your game will slow down. So what are the right puzzles?
When you think of a bridge or chasm in D&D, using a puzzle to make it exciting is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. And yet, you can easily incorporate puzzles into a bridge challenge IF you choose the right puzzle for the job.
Having your D&D players navigate a maze literally puts them in the middle of a puzzle. Instead of only encountering puzzles along their way, the setting IS the puzzle. And if you combine the puzzle labyrinth with placing additional puzzles along their path, that is even better.
In this article I will give you my best tips on creating puzzles for your toddlers, (ahum, players) that flow easily. These puzzles will seem challenging to your players, while they are actually not that difficult to solve.
Creating a puzzle adventure for your D&D game can be absolutely awesome. If you get it right, your players will talk about it for years to come.
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