By Jacob Valdez As a player and a GM, I’ve always felt it would be a little easier to suspend my disbelief if sometimes it wasn’t possible to get a particular item in a shop, or if the prices were different from town to town. The problem is this isn’t easily accomplished on the fly [...]
Today I received the following tip request. As the newsletter is a couple weeks away, and Justin needs some tips asap, I thought I’d put this shiny new blog to work and see if you have any ideas or advice for Justin: Johnn, I have been reading your newsletter and blog for about 2 months [...]
A member over at rpg.stackexchange.com asked “How can GMs evoke the tone of danger in an RPG?” Here was my answer: To me, danger = risk. What are the stakes? Add dependents and dependencies to the PCs and then jeopardize those. Allow PC deaths. The tension of potential character death in just one encounter can [...]
This GM tip brought to you by Jason Kerney There is a loud crack of thunder. The floor beneath your feet shifts as the stone walls crack. The air fills with dust and the room is punctured by a spear of radiant light from the moon. If you do not act fast you and a [...]
RPT interviews a 16 year veteran game master.
I received a spam email the other day for a music sales site, but I noticed upon clicking through there was a link to a royalty free music site. Looks like there are some great sound effects and lots of music titles for session ambiance. No download links that I could see, but it would [...]
Three iPad apps RPT reader Egon thinks make the iPad perfect for tabletop RPGs.
Here’s a tip from a reader that’s been sitting on my hard drive for awhile. Now that I have this shiny blog I can finally post it! Index cards for running encounters From Scott Here are some examples of my index cards. I write them in Word then print them out onto cards. I would [...]
The website is in Shadowfell right now. Part lies in the new template, part lies undisturbed on ancient grounds. My content management system is old and creaking. New content becomes harder to add each week. There is so much content, all previous efforts at migrating to WordPress – or any other CMS – have failed. [...]