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The Art of Propaganda: 7 Tactics to Influence Character Behavior

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #389 The Art of Propaganda: 7 Tactics to Influence Character Behavior From Johnn Four A favourite marketing blog, Dosh Dosh, recently posted about how bloggers can use propaganda in their promotional campaigns to emotionally engage readers. Blog author Maki notes these methods aren’t for deceiving people with false or misleading information, but […]

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Players, Meet Your Characters

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #390 Players, Meet Your Characters From Johnn Four A reader sent in the following request about new players getting to know each other and their characters: Hi Johnn, I hate introducing a new group of players (and more importantly, their characters). When they come out to game for the first time, it’s […]

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Have Fun With Factions

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #393 Have Fun With Factions From Loz Newman Here’s a bit of help for GMs who get bogged down in campaign creation: don’t sweat the small stuff. Economise your creative energies to avoid nasty pitfalls. An example of this is factions. When I create a campaign world, I know a big part […]

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Mapping Tips For Inns, Taverns, And Restaurants

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #395 Mapping Tips For Inns, Taverns, And Restaurants From John Simcoe and Johnn Four The following mapping tips are from my recently released book, GM Mastery: Inns, Taverns, and Restaurants. For more information about this book, see the end of this e-zine. http://roleplayingtips.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=51416 Basic Layout Features Restaurants, taverns, and inns require simple […]

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Mystery Game Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #400 Mystery Game Tips From Danny East Mystery Games are gaining popularity, as much for the challenge of GMing them as for the challenge of playing. Intrigue, deceit, and evidence were easy enough for Sherlock Holmes, but outside of a good module or the RPG translation of a popular movie or book, […]

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Keep The Peace Part 1

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #401 Keep The Peace Part 1 From Joel Fox 10 Tips To Bring The Party Back Together and Keep It That Way Characters in the same party often fight each other; it’s sad but true. They disagree on tactics, faith, politics, and an infinite number of other things. The task of keeping […]

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Keep The Peace, Part 2

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #402 Keep The Peace Part 2 From Joel Fox 10 Tips To Bring The Party Back Together and Keep It That Way Last week, in part 1, we discussed the different expectations and backgrounds of the players sitting down at the gaming table. Conflicts arising from these issues are easiest solved at […]

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Win A Xancrown Mini

To celebrate the Demonplague campaign launching on Amazon, I’m holding a fun giveaway. You could get a 3D printed mini of the campaign’s demonic villain, Xancrown. Here’s a picture of the mini: Imagine your players’ faces when you introduce this guy to the table: How to Enter the Giveaway The giveaway is open to any […]

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15 Holiday Adventures

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #403 15 Holiday Adventures From JL Hatlen Linnell. You can catch part Part 1 at: http://www.roleplayingtips.com/readissue.php?number=344 The Great Eel-Culling Black Harbor is a vibrant trading community built on the mouth of a large river and the open end of a busy harbor. The harbor itself has only a narrow passage to the […]

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