Category Archives for "Tools & GM Aides"
by Deacon Rayne Warning: This article represents a certain ruthless type of gameplay that, while still friendly between DM and Players, may be better suited for good friends who know not to take whatever cutthroat tactics their DM may use personally. In a perfect world, you, the DM, create an awesome story. Your awesome players […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
I love the idea of giving players visuals of the people they meet. Sure, we GMs paint pictures with our words, but a picture is worth 1000 of those. At least, most of the time. Overall, I give the Rite NPC Deck a passing grade, but I do have feedback for the designers, because I […]Continue reading
By Jacob Valdez As a player and a GM, I’ve always felt it would be a little easier to suspend my disbelief if sometimes it wasn’t possible to get a particular item in a shop, or if the prices were different from town to town. The problem is this isn’t easily accomplished on the fly […]Continue reading
I received a spam email the other day for a music sales site, but I noticed upon clicking through there was a link to a royalty free music site. Looks like there are some great sound effects and lots of music titles for session ambiance. No download links that I could see, but it would […]Continue reading
Here’s a tip from a reader that’s been sitting on my hard drive for awhile. Now that I have this shiny blog I can finally post it! Index cards for running encounters From Scott Here are some examples of my index cards. I write them in Word then print them out onto cards. I would […]Continue reading