RPT Gems #12

DM’s Tips On YouTube Sean Connors Check out my YouTube channel theoutsiders68, a program dedicated to DMing. [Johnn: Good advice here in Sean’s playlist. Lots of topics covered.] Free Books At RPGNow West End Games has several good books available for free at RPGNow. For example, D6 Fantasy, D6 Space and D6 Adventure. The new […]

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RPT Gems #11

Best Game Ever (A Different D&D Song) John Lach shared in the Old School Gamers Facebook Group a funny YouTube video I thought you might enjoy as well. A frustrated gamer shares his thoughts on problem player George in song. Poor George. Soundscapes and Music Managing for RPG Neith I saw you were suggesting software […]

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RPT Gems #10

Mutant Soundmixer This donationware software offers an easy way to manage sound effects and music for your sessions. Check out the screenshots to get a feel for its features. Friends, Foes & Followers This is a great 13 part series of NPCs you can use in your fantasy game. Written for Harn, each part has […]

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RPT Gems #9

Medieval Demographics Made Easy: Numbers For Fantasy Worlds This link comes from RPT subscriber David Lundy. I found this site to be very helpful with building my fledgling world. Created by John S. Ross, Medieval Demographics Made Easy will help you figure out realistic populations for your setting. How to Make Your Own Dice Tower […]

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RPT Gems #70: Free RPG Bonanza

DramaSystem SRD Now Available Check out the latest work by Robin. D. Laws – DramaSystem. Get it for free here. http://robin-d-laws.blogspot.ca/2013/09/dramasystem-srd-now-available.html Traveller For Free Traveller is one of the more iconic Sci-Fi RPGs of yesteryear, and sees a strong following today. Why not check out the SRD for free? http://www.travellersrd.com/content/official/mongoose_traveller_srd/mongoose_traveller_srd_index.html Free RPG Day 2012 and […]

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The Gavid – World of Karlor

By Rick Herron The Gavid is a major artifact, a shield of immense power The Gavid is a major artifact – a shield of immense power – used by the forces of evil to put the entire world under their control.Powers: Magic and magical weapons cannot harm its bearer. It also provides a deflection bonus of +10 […]

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RPT Gems #69: D&D 5E Roundup

D&D 5E Backgrounds Archive Without a doubt, the biggest new innovation for D&D 5E has to be the inclusion of backgrounds. The fact that each includes a roleplaying benefit is just the icing on the cake! From Kasimir Urbanski comes this gem: The original database of D&D backgrounds. Started August 16th. Our goal is to […]

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RPT Gems #7

Adding A New (Third) Dimension To Dungeon Tiles An illustrated quick trick to turn your 2-D tiles into 3-D environments. Building Better NPCs III: Character Webs A character web is a map — a specific kind of map that charts the relationships of NPCs to one another. It’s a great tool for figuring out how […]

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RPT Gems #68: Dungeons

Cavern Complex Table Tor-Ivar Krogsæter I found this great pdf by Dirk Collins giving a quick and easy way to create interesting cavern complexes. Dungeon Map Generator Got game? Need Map? This dungeon generator will come up with a map in a jiffy, complete with area numbers, so you can focus on some Old-School Dungeon […]

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RPT Gems #6

Villains Can Learn A Lot From Murphy’s Combat Laws They key to a great story is a great villain. The RPG Athenaeum looks at the classic list of Murphy’s Law of Combat Operations, which holds more than 100 humorous observations about the not-so-humorous activity of actual warfare. It’s a short post but I think it […]

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RPT Gems #67: Horde of the Dragon Queen Special

Besieged Village Generator Daniel Davis shared the following generator for creating random village sieges for your players to handle: Hoard of the Dragon Queen chapter 1 atomized and put back together as a generator of cult-besieged villages in general. Put a ton of these in your sandbox, and the PCs could make a whole campaign of […]

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RPT #5: How To Turn Brain Teasers Into Amazing Roleplaying Opportunities

Puzzles are an essential part of roleplaying. Even in groups where puzzle solving is not preferred, the occasional rousing stumper creates some excellent variety. And variety is essential for keeping player interest in your game high. While classic, dungeon-style puzzles are entertaining, my favorites are the ones that: Encourage roleplaying Allow you to roleplay out […]

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