How to Handle Pursuit Adventures

Pursuit adventures can be difficult to GM but exciting

I received the following interesting request from a reader about how to handle a campaign where the PCs are the prey. Below is the reader’s request, and then after that I offer some tips. If you have any other tips to add, please add a comment! Hi Johnn, I really enjoy both Roleplaying Tips and […]

How Do You GM Great Droids?

Droid Tips

In RPT #512 RND(axe) asked for help on running interesting droids in his Star Wars game. I received the following two great responses: Keep Droids Tools From Mark of the Pixie When I run droids, I stay focused on their purpose.  Droids are tools, not characters (helps stop them outshining PCs).  It colours their outlook […]

1,000 NPC Traits

Excel file download

RPT reader Chad Samuels sent me a spreadsheet of 1,000 NPC traits. A great resource! Thanks Chad. Below are all the traits listed. Just roll d1000. Chad advises picking at least two traits per NPC to add some depth of personality. At the end is Chad’s spreadsheet for download. 1,000 NPC Traits 1 Able 335 Frantic 668 Possessive […]

Pet & Peer NPCs

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by Silveressa Sometimes playing a major NPC that’s part of the party can be tough. After all, it’s hard not to have the NPC come up with a winning strategy, spot a piece of evidence or find a trap the PCs overlooked. However, if one does this too much, the NPC becomes the crutch the group leans […]