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RPT Gems #2

The Hero’s Journey So without further ado, our first gem is all about creating killer stories. If you are not a fan of myth master Joseph Campbell, become one. For decades he studied myths from cultures all over the world, current time and from history. He figured out the secret formula and elements common to […]

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RPT Gems #1

What Do Players Want Most? In his Engaging Characters and Stories video, Troy Alford from Nerd Rage tells us why players show up to sessions. He makes a great point I’ve not heard elsewhere. And you can leverage this point immediately in your designs. Troy also shares excellent advice about how to make your players […]

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Top 6 Ways To More Compelling Encounters

From Da’Vane Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0011 I believe encounters (some roleplayers also call them “scenes”) are the workhorses of roleplaying. Campaigns are simply the sum total of all the individual encounters that you plan for and play out. So, the theory is, if you make every encounter an exciting, memorable event, you will have a […]

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