Darrin Drader has written for the top game companies, including Wizards of the coast and Paizo. With over 50 writing credits to his name, he’s got experience crafting stories and adventures. I emailed Darrin and asked him if I could pick his brain about how he creates his adventures, worlds and stories. Here’s what he [...]
[Update April 14: Thanks very much to the great editors who helped out! The files have all been taken care of now. Stay tuned for more news about the Combat Swipes.] Howdy Roleplaying Tips fan! I’ve just compiled all the raw entries from the Combat Swipe File contest. They have been broken up into short [...]
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 [...]
How do you handle assassin services in your campaigns? This situation offers you an opportunity to enrich your campaign and world through interesting encounters and possibilities. In this excerpt from Assassin’s Amulet – my upcoming essential GM Toolbook – I reveal the gaming potential of contacting and hiring assassins in your campaigns. Begin Excerpt: This [...]
An Experiment As part of my goal to offer optional HTML and mobile friendly versions of the newsletter this year, I’m experimenting with the first stage, which is posting the newsletter in chunks on this blog before mailout. This offers a number of advantages: Your feedback on tips before they go into the newsletter You [...]
by Silveressa Every Friday starting today, we’ll be providing you with a blast from the past, old articles brought back to the forefront for your reading pleasure! Each Article will help new readers with classic advice, and remind our long time fans of great tips they may have overlooked or forgotten about.
Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 2. Plus advice on how to run a campaign with 8th level NPCs when your PCs are just 1st level. Read on!
by Silveressa Hi yas, I’m Jenette, but many of you online probably know me as Silveressa. I’m the new co-blogger here. I’ve been playing and GMing RPGs for close to 17 years now and happy to have this opportunity to contribute to my favorite hobby. I’m currently running a Serenity campaign for my weekly group, [...]
Just posted by our awesome webmaster, Steve B: Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 1. Also included this issue is a Reader Tip Request: What is the most important thing you learned about GMing this year? Happy new year. Please get some game mastering done in 2011!
I just finished contacting all the randomly selected winners of the minis giveaway. I had to word the emails carefully to avoid them getting flagged as spam. Words like contest, winner, free and others are killers on deliverability. Here is a list of winners to check just in case you were selected and my email [...]