RPT Gems #5

How to Run & Play RPG Greg Stoltz’s download page has lots of interesting things on it, especially for the games he’s designed. And at the bottom of the page there are two links you might find of interest: How to Run Roleplaying Games How to Play Roleplaying Games These are short PDFs that contain […]

Travelling Circus Turns Into a Criminal Band

Roleplaying Tips Community Feedback – Jordan Schroeder’s Adventure Synopsis RPT Reader Jordan Schroeder sent in an interesting adventure synopsis involving a nefarious circus, and asked for feedback. As an experiment for Roleplaying Tips, with his permission, we’re posting his outline to inspire your games and to get your help giving Jordan some feedback. This also […]

RPT Gems #4

Six Word Stories Need some inspiration? This site features members writing story ideas in just six words. When you add restrictions, you get more creative. That’s why a blank sheet of paper is more terrifying than trying to encapsulate a story seed in six words. I suggest hitting specific categories, such as Crime or Sci-Fi. […]

RPT Gems #65: Mapping Tutorial, Free Post Apoc Video Book, 50 Places Straight Out Of Nightmares

Mapping With Gimp Tutorial From MonkeyBlood Design comes this step-by-step mapping lesson for creating wilderness maps with the free image software, GIMP. The tut uses their commercial symbols file, but you can use free icons and art from elsewhere just as easily. Six Tips For Battles With The Big Bad Guys From the Adventure Maximus! […]

RPT #3: How To Develop A Compelling Voice

Contents How To Develop A Compelling Voice The Gamemaster’s Hall Of Shame: Monty Haul’s Top Ten Cousins by Peter Maranci How To Develop A Compelling Voice Johnn Four I learned a new habit recently that has had a surprising and positive impact in my life: speaking from the diaphragm. Breathing and speaking from the diaphragm […]

RPT Gems #3

Combat Manager For Pathfinder For Windows XP, Vista and 7, and requiring .NET 4.0, this software is an: Initiative and Combat Management for Pathfinder with searchable Monsters, Feats, Spells and Rules database, Monster Advancer and Treasure Generator. I installed the program and it works well. The database on NPCs alone is worth the download for […]

RPT #2: The Time Bomb Solution

Johnn Four One of the most destructive events that happens every few game sessions in my campaign is the Time Bomb. A missed or incorrectly interpreted rule, a forgotten fact or just a bad play and everybody realizes a little later that a mistake has occurred. And the mistake has deeply affected events that followed. […]

RPT#620: How to Make Magic Items Awesome


In This Issue How to Make Magic Items Awesome Create Brands to Give Players Interesting Choices and Your World More Depth Adding Flavour To Magic Items Describe All The Characteristics Putting The Wonder Back Into Magic Magic Items with Flavor Magical Magic Items Keeping the Magic Alive Let Magic Permeate Life Enhancing Magic Items Magic […]