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It’s not the Destination, but the Journey that Matters Most

WasserfŠlle von Iguacu

One of the things I’ve always struggled with a bit is how to run travel and exploration.  In some ways, the game of D&D, and other similar RPGs is about exploration – both of the world and of the character.  I’ve always liked the idea that a fantasy world could hold anything, and in playing the role of a person exploring that world, your character could truly feel the wonder that I have felt when I traveled to places like Iguazu or Machu Picchu.  Those places felt magical, and they exist today as places you could visit.  Try to imagine a world where magic exists within nature as well.  It takes a more accomplished GM than me to impart that sense of wonder to exploration at the tabletop.

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