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RPT#269 – Core Stories In D&D

A Brief Word From Johnn The Expeditious Retreat Press Monster Tips Contest It’s contest time again and Expeditious Retreat Press has kindly agreed to sponsor it! Entry is easy; just send in a monster, alien, or critter-related tip: how to build, how to roleplay, tweak tips. combat tips, encounter tips, and so on. Multiple entries […]

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RPT#265 – Crafting NPC Interaction Plans: Designing Encounters With Your Players In Mind

A Brief Word From Johnn  Gamer Classifieds? I receive a lot of requests from gamers, freelancers, and grass roots companies to publish news about their services, website, and/or products in the e-zine. I always appreciate e-mails from readers and folks interested in the e-zine, but my policy has been to decline for a couple of […]

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RPT#264 – Conducting GM Surveys

A Brief Word From Johnn  A Conan: Atlantean Edition Review Many issues ago, I asked for thoughts and impressions about the Conan RPG published by Mongoose. Recently, I received a copy of Conan: Atlantean Edition, and you can read my review of it here: Conan: Atlantean Edition Review Overall, I think it’s a solid product […]

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RPT#262 – Tips From Da Pit Fiend

A Brief Word From Johnn  GM Encyclopedia 2004 Updates Finished This weekend, I uploaded the complete 2004 updates to the GM Encyclopedia. The updated Encyclopedia now includes Issues #1 to #250. I have also e-mailed everyone who purchased an Encyclopedia in 2004 and 2005 and sent a download link. If you are an Encyclopedia owner […]

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RPT#261 – 6 More Description Tips

A Brief Word From Johnn  Please Obey Copyrights And Usage Guidelines In #260 about using online imagery to enhance gaming sessions, I missed making an important statement and request to please obey the copyrights and usage policies of the image sources you visit. Website Up To Date Thanks to the hard efforts of several volunteers, […]

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RPT#253 – “On The Other Hand, Don’t Get A Horse” Facts and Data On Historical, Alternative Mounts, Part 1

A Brief Word From Johnn  New Article Posted At The Site Check out a new article, “RPGs and Film narrative” by Julian Jackson. It discusses his ideas about the 3 Act Structure, and film narrative vs. GM narrative. https://www.roleplayingtips.com/articles/rpgs-and-film-narrative.php Black Company RPG Anybody read the Black Company RPG yet? It’s a new release that I […]

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RPT#249 – 5 Description Tips

A Brief Word From Johnn  Happy Holidays! I hope you’re having a great holiday season. Hopefully you’ve been a good person this year so that Santa leaves you some RPG books under the tree instead of coal. If he does leave coal, whip out your Swiss army knife and make a coal golem mini! Next […]

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RPT#248 – 4 Reader Tips

A Brief Word From Johnn  Tips Request: Player Tips Last issue I posted a topic ideas request for Issue #250. Thanks to everyone who replied! I haven’t decided yet what the issue will be about, but Cris Jolliff sent in this idea that I’d like your help with for an upcoming issue: “I have an […]

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