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Campaign’s Pillars: How to Pacing Your Game’s Exciting Moments

Manage pace during sessions instead of scripting it. This lets you react to your game as it unfolds and is one less strict plan you must track. But, leaving pace to encounter-level decisions burden you with yet another thing. Until you’ve made pacing a habit and can spot opportunities to switch energy up mid-session, it […]

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Storymastery: Don’t Make This Mistake with Your Reveals

Reveal something at the wrong time and it could backfire. But have a little patience, and your grand effects will dazzle. I was on an adventure consulting call last week with Adventure Building Workshop member Michael, and something we discussed was the timing of a prophecy in his campaign. In my experience, introduce a prophecy […]

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10 Easy Ways To Think On Your Feet Better

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn 10 Easy Ways To Think On Your Feet Better Readers’ Tips Of The Week This Week’s Tips Summarized 10 Easy Ways To Think On Your Feet Better Answer Questions With A Question Plan, Scan, Action Make Puns Highlight Your Notes Breathe Build On Ideas, Don’t […]

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Horde-ing => Creating Factions the Fast and Easy Way — RPT#643

Quick Navigation The WarningWhat A CrocThundertreeThe Order of the DragonWrap UpDecide On The Goal Of The GroupDecide On Resources The Group Has At Their DisposalDetail One Or Two People Who Are The Faces Of The GroupPick An Additional Secret About The GroupDecide On The Competency Level Of The GroupWrapping UpBrief Word From JohnnSession 7: Torm’s […]

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67 Questions To Make Your Players Roleplay More

Here’s a great technique to get your players roleplaying more. Have NPCs ask them questions. But not just any questions. Yes/No questions, for example, don’t get players talking or thinking much. Good NPC questions provide another boon: they give you ideas to steal for later use. While the players answer the NPC, you log their […]

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Campaign’s Pillars: How To Pacing Your Game’s Exciting Moments

Manage pace during sessions instead of scripting it. This lets you react to your game as it unfolds and is one less strict plan you must track. But, leaving pace to encounter-level decisions burdens you with yet another thing. Until you’ve made pacing a habit and can spot opportunities to switch energy up mid-session, it […]

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