In my last article I discussed whether or not games masters should fudge rolls in their game. In this article I want to talk about the other forms of ‘fudging’ that can occur within a game and how to deal with them.
After many sessions of adventuring players approach the fortified chamber of the dread Storm Lord Morax, General of the Northern Hordes, BBEG and antagonist to the party.
You’re expecting an epic showdown however due to a mixture of luck and skill on the players part the Storm Lord is getting his bare hide handed to him and he’s on his last legs. You therefore decide to up the ante and give him an additional powerful spell, say a one shot of Disintegrate, on the fly. Is this fudging and does it impact player agency?