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RPT#163 – When Players Attack: Tips For Encouraging PC Co-Operation

A Brief Word From Johnn New Contest: Interesting Combat Or Roleplaying “Scenes” This is an “ideas” contest, my favourite kind. Unlimited entries are allowed, with each scene representing one entry. To enter, read Varianor’s Reader Tip #2, “Making Combat Interesting,” in this issue where he provides several cool, one-two sentence combat “scenes”. Think up new scene […]

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RPT#153 – The 10 Essentials Of A Swashbuckling Campaign

A Brief Word From Johnn Supplemental #12: Mapping Resources – Updated The freebie mapping resources document has been updated with a couple dozen more links to online maps and reviews of three commercial software packages so you can learn a little more about them before making your purchase decision: Dreaming Merchant Dungeon Designer, Fractal Mapper, […]

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RPT#149 – A Touchy Subject: Political Incorrectness In RPGs

A Brief Word From Johnn New Reviews Of GM Mastery: NPC Essentials Posted Here’s what RPG.net had to say about my eBook:Review of NPC Essentials And here’s GamingReport.com’s critique. Ordering info, sample pages, and other stuff for the eBook can be found at: http://www.gmmastery.com NPC Side-Plots Downloads Todd Landrum, creator of DM’s Familiar, has taken the […]

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RPT#148 – 135 NPC Side-Plots

A Brief Word From Johnn Supplemental Issues Available By Autoresponder I had a few subscribers write in and ask how to get the various Supplemental Issues that have been released to date. Please find a complete list below. These issues are available by autoresponder, which means you just send a blank email to the address […]

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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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