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RPT#147 – 6 Tips For Creating Aliens For Sci-Fi Games

City Places Supplemental #7 Updated Thanks to all the Tipsters who sent in more items for the City Places resource. I’ve just updated the autoresponder with more entries and two new categories: Public Events Interesting Encounters You can snag this document for free by sending a blank email to: [email protected] eBook Feedback Contest Winners Thanks to […]

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RPT#146 – City Features And Flavors

A Brief Word From Johnn “Feedback For Johnn” Contest Thanks to everyone who sent in their valuable opinions, feedback, and thoughts about purchasing/not purchasing my new eBook, GM Mastery: NPC Essentials. For those of you who haven’t entered the contest, there’s still a few days left! The contest ends Saturday, November 2nd. Click here to […]

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RPT#145 – 10 PBEM Etiquette Tips For Beginner Players

A Brief Word From Johnn “Feedback For Johnn” Contest Prizes–Up for grabs in this contest are a bunch of d20 GM aid software titles! Winners will receive a fully licensed version of one of the following: RoleplayingMaster  http://www.roleplayingmaster.com DM’s Familiar  http://www.paladinpgm.com/dmf Campaign Suite  http://www.multiweave.com/trose/index.php The publishers have each offered 3 copies as prizes, so there’s a total of […]

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RPT#142 – Challenge And Response: Designing Cultures For Your Game World Using Toynbee’s Principles

A Brief Word From Johnn I’m pleased to publish another though-provoking article from Dariel Quiogue this week. It describes a simple, two-step process for creating realistic societies and cultures. I hope you find it useful. I also feel you’ll find Reader’s Tip #3: Roleplaying Economics, from Runester a very interesting read. Thanks for the great […]

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RPT#140 – 14 MUSH Tips

A Brief Word From Johnn Peak RPG Time – Try To Find Time To Play This is prime time for playing RPGs. School’s back in session, work holidays are usually over, and most family events have finished up till Thanksgiving. Your players should have no more excuses for missing game nights. 😉 Make sure you’re […]

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RPT#138 – 11 Dice Rolling Tips

A Brief Word From Johnn NPC Essentials Review My eBook about GMing, designing, and managing NPCs received it’s first review. Cool! Check it out at: http://www.gamewyrd.com/review/113/GM_Mastery%3A_NPC_Essentials On Holidays – #139 September 8th It’s time for a little vacation next week and there will be no issue sent next weekend. Issue #139 will be in your Inbox […]

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RPT#134 – When Powerful PCs Adventure With Weak PCs

A Brief Word From Johnn More GM Burnout Tips Heather Grove over at the Twilight Time newsletter has posted a great article covering GM burnout advice. As issues #130 & #131 dealt with the topic I thought you might also find this article valuable: http://two.pairlist.net/pipermail/twilighttime/2002/000007.html HackMaster Contest Update Thanks to everyone who entered last week’s contest. […]

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RPT#132 – 11 Town Design Tips

A Brief Word From Johnn Correction To Last Week’s Flying Article Last week I credited a new article about Flying And D&D to the wrong person. The true author of the work is Simon Woodside. My apologies Simon. RPT – Levitate And Fly: Going Over The Head Of A Medieval Campaign HackMaster Module Winners The […]

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RPT#124 – Religions In RPGs – Designing Religions For Your Game-World

A Brief Word From Johnn I know what you’re saying, “Oh gawd, not another article on religion!” (see Issue #121) And, while you can use today’s tips from Ghoul to help build some cool religious organizations for your game world, I’d like you to consider another opportunity: cults. Cults and their conflicts with the societies in […]

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