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How to Make Your Games More Cinematic

by Travis W. Herring Many role-players enjoy evenings with their friends, sitting around the table or living room, eating pizza and drinking soda. For most, this is enough. For others, however, a traditional evening about the table isn’t. They want MORE. For those people, this article is the answer you have been looking for. How many […]

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Choosing a Setting

by Delphine T. Lynx Please be aware that, while the article below is relevant to gaming in general, its initial target audience was those interested in MUDs, or Multi-User Domains – text games played via computer. Therefore certain aspects may not be applicable to classic roleplaying games, but the theory behind the essay is. Choosing a […]

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May 6, 2011

A Con, A Cave, a Troll

by Simon Woodside If you’re anything like the typical GM you have at one point or another asked yourself the following question: What do you do if the players don’t do what you wanted? The question underlines a classic GM problem. As the GM you are expected to be a storyteller for your players (some games […]

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March 25, 2011

Conversation Skills in an Action Game

by Christopher Magoun Conversation, persuasion, oratory and seduction can pose special problems to new and experienced GMs alike. These charisma-based skills are often treated differently than physical skills. When a PC tries to use a physical skill, the GM assigns a difficulty based on the situation at hand, and the player rolls against his skill. […]

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When It All Goes Wrong: DMing on the Fly

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 […]

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February 18, 2011

Romance in RPGs

by Delphine T. Lynx In light of Valentines day here’s a romance themed article to add a touch of passion to your next session. As a brief disclaimer before we begin, this article is centered on the roleplaying of romance as an intellectual dance. I am of the opinion that roleplaying any sexual relations that […]

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