Enter The Combat Swipe File Contest – Deadline Feb 27

Roleplaying Tips reader Adam made the following Tips Request recently: “The other issue is coming up with descriptions that aren’t repetitive after the 3rd combat.” I have the same problem. And it’s time to fix it for everybody. Let’s do a new contest. The prizes will be MyInfo software and some PDF GM books. You […]

Download Free Preview of GM Mastery: Inns & Taverns Essentials

Download a preview of my book, GM Mastery: Inns & Taverns Essentials. 95% system neutral! Inns, taverns, and restaurants – these are the places of role-playing legend. Well, maybe not so much restaurants, but places to eat are important too! Such businesses are often the first place characters go when they enter a city, and […]

Masks, the good, the bad, and the ugly

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By Silveressa Today I have the opportunity to review Masks, a system neutral RPG supplement written by the authors of gnomestew.com. Overview Masks is perhaps best described as a “must have addition to any GM’s tool kit.” Contained within is 1000 NPCs, categorized by genre, skill set, trait, disposition towards party etc. (The book marking […]

How to Create a Bureaucracy

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By Gareth Hodges The Aaargh factor Technically, a bureaucracy is designed to help a government or large group deliver services in a timely, efficient and effective manner. Traditionally however, they are viewed as mockeries that frustrate, delay and ultimately fail to produce results. The first step in creating a bureaucratic system for your gaming world […]

Crimson Dawn Adventure Synopsis #22

 by Silveressa It’s been almost 2 months now since I last updated Crimson Dawn, due in part to the hectic schedules of the holidays making time to sit down and write a synopsis (or even run a game) hard to come by. These real life obligations combined with a nasty case of food poisoning; conspired […]

Drama Doubloons

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by Lord Skudley Drama Doubloons {DD} will be awarded to any Character who commits a selfless act or brave deed that can only be called Heroic. Likewise Drama Doubloons can be offered to an evil aligned character that performs a particularly vile act. They can be used at the player’s discretion to perform amazing, often […]

Hierarchy of Evil

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by Malcolm E. Hays Introduction Many GMs have a tough time working out some of the details in a campaign. To be honest, designing a campaign can be a lot of work, especially when you have other things that also occupy your time like school and work. GMs like to put as much detail into […]

Tips from the Trenches

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by Rana Loreus How many times has Murphy visited your gaming session and hurls a few Missiles of Murphy or Power Word: Murphy’s Law at you? GMing is a mind-boggling task – there are NPC’s to keep track off, secret dice rolls to make, complex rules to remember and the power-hungry, partially-insane munchkin power-gamer to […]

My Digital Campaign Toolbox

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GnomeStew author DNAphil recently posted about what digital tools he uses to run his campaign. At the end he asked GMs what tools they use, and I thought I’d respond here in the newsletter. Four Tool Types You can divide tools into four categories based on how they’re used by GMs: Group management and organization […]

Gate 22 Review: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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By Silveressa  Today I have the pleasure of reviewing Gate 22, an adventure supplement for the Corporation RPG by Brutal Games. (Also note I am deliberately leaving out specific details of the adventure to not spoil the fun in case any of your players happen to stumble across this review.) Overview Gate 22 is an […]

Gm Interview: Christopher Burdett

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This week we interview Chris, a free flowing GM who enjoys using  a variety of game mechanics, from dice to jenga blocks, to bring his adventures to life. Please introduce yourself Your name: Christopher Burdett – Not the same one that does art for WotC, however. Do you have a blog, website or campaign wiki? I […]

Dungeon Master Tools – MyInfo Software

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Dungeon Master Tool Review: How To Be On Top Of Your Game Without Breaking A Sweat Track your entire world, your whole campaign, and every adventure with MyInfo Software I’ve been using MyInfo as my dungeon master tool for notes and GM organization for years. I’ve tried other methods and other software, but MyInfo helps […]