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July 18, 2011

GM Tip Request – How to Run Professional Conferences for PCs

Hi Johnn, Every Year, my campaign features a wizards’ colloquium, called The Studious Accord, with speakers on various topics. These speakers are NPCs familiar to the PCs, or their topics recall adventures that they’ve had. The Accord effectively serves tips, rumors and adventure hooks. I write up a list of speakers and the titles of […]

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February 9, 2011

Plot Management for Those Who Like Storytelling: Nine Events to Configure

By Michael Garcia Today we have a request for help from Gm Micheal Garcia, who is seeking advice on how to make his campaign reach a truly memorable climax. We played D&D Friday night again. Our campaign is really picking up speed. It’s starting to hit the point of critical mass, which I enjoy a […]

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Rediscovering Magic

by Silveressa Recently James S. asked: “In my new campaign, arcane magic has been outlawed. It’s still there, people are just too scared to use it. This has been the status quo for 1,000 years. How would you recommend handling the pacing of magic items, non magical rewards, and character wealth in general?” Hi James, thanks […]

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December 23, 2010

Pet & Peer NPCs

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 […]

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