Colourful Combat Descriptions

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By Rana Loreus 1.     Bring the Combatants to Life The barbarian berserker let loose with a cry of savage wildness, and throws himself at his opponent, a swordsman dressed in midnight black. Even as the berserker let loose a torrent of blows at the swordsman, the swordsman’s composure remains calm, and with a smug smile […]

How To Create Great Magic Items In Just Three Minutes

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Design awesome magical rewards during commercial breaks Busy GMs need help prepping for games faster. And you can create fantastic magic items in just three minutes using my stat block. Magic treasure is critical in most fantasy games because it does so much: Creates campaign balance, especially if combats are often difficult Adds to campaign […]

GM Interview: Adrian

Today we interview Adrian, a GM who plays mostly one-on-one games and is a master of improvisation, enjoying a cinematic approach to gaming. Please introduce yourself: Your name: AD Do you have a blog, website or campaign wiki? Nope How long have you been a GM? Damnation, its been 10 years. What are your favourite […]

Kingdom Events For 4 Seasons

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From Michael Garcia Michael recently put these random events tables together with help from the GM Mastery Yahoo! Group. Thanks for letting me put them in RPT Michael! d100 Spring Current Events 01-12 Nothing 13 Alliance Offer 14 Ancient Ruin Discovered 15-20 Banditry 21-25 Border Dispute 26-30 Bumper Crop 31 Charlatan 32-34 Clashes At Sea […]

Crimson Dawn Adventure Synopsis #20

by Silveressa “I can’t help but wonder if this whole undead business is restricted to humans or if it affects animals too.” –Riley, pondering the effects of “the wave.” “You do know humans are just another animal in the grand scheme of evolution right? –Renee, showing off her intellect yet again. “Ssh! Not so loud, […]

Bright Lights, Big City

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by Jeff Ibach How to keep your character busy in a large town or city. While in a small town or thorp, there might not be a lot of options when the Dungeon Master asks how you pass the time, but in a big city the possibilities are endless. Depending on how your games play out, […]

How to Keep Your Story and Campaign Consistent

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In RPT#522, Tristan made this reader tip request: Hi Johnn, I am new to being a GM and have only been running a D&D campaign for about 6 weeks now. I’m a high schooler and have convinced some friends who have never played before to play. Due to schoolwork and activities it is hard to […]

GM Interview: Trevor Wiley

This week we interview Trevor, a GM who enjoys AD&D, WEG Star Wars, and has a love for creating his own worlds and adventures. Please introduce yourself: Your name: Trevor Wiley Do you have a blog, website or campaign wiki? http://worldcrafters.blogspot.com , the home for my D&D campaign as well as some of my other […]

Weapons Permits

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By Ralf Kruytzer This article deals with the questions, Why are there weapon permits in my Fantasy Medieval World? Why are there restrictions on wearing weapons? How the heck did our DM got that goofy idea? (As some players might ask themselves). This article tries to help the DM (or GM) to sell such an […]

Crimson Dawn Adventure Synopsis #19

by Silveressa “Thomas Baker? An interesting name for a Bakery store owner.” –Heather, musing over their new acquaintances name. “Back in the day it was common for people to have last names based on their profession. Smith would be a blacksmith, Carpenter a woodworker, and so forth. –Renee, showing off her intellect. “If that’s true, […]

GM Interview: Rory Klein

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This week we interview Rory, a GM from Cape Town who’s a huge Greyhawk fan. If you have any questions about his campaign feel free to post them below. Please introduce yourself Hi, I am Rory from South Africa, Cape Town. I am 39 years old and I work as an IT Consultant. “Online,” I go by […]