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RPT#242 – Gaming The Horse, Part 2

A Brief Word From Johnn #242 Skipped A Week Last week slipped through my fingers and there was no issue. My apologies! Hopefully you’ll find this week’s issue full of useful facts about horses and GMing tips. Best Quote This Issue This line from Ryan’s Leadership In Roleplaying tip made me chuckle. I hereby declare […]

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RPT#234 – Bad Gamemasters I Have Known And Loved: The Workaholic GM

A Brief Word From Johnn XFN 1.1 Good For Gaming? XFN (XHTML Friends Network) is a standard that lets you represent human relationships using hyperlinks. It’s commonly used in blogs, for example. However, its properties, imho, are useful for RPGs and NPC relationship design too. Check it out at: http://gmpg.org/xfn/11 Subscribers Increasing Some trivia for […]

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RPT#232 – Creating Past Lives For PCs

A Brief Word From Johnn Check Out The Free NPC Essentials NPC Generator Thanks to Jean-Michel Bravo, Tips reader and NPC Essentials owner, for whipping up a cool NPC background and personality generator. It uses the OGL charts from the NPC Essentials book to randomly create an NPC profile, including family, secrets, personality traits, schooling, […]

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RPT#229 – Story Sparks Part II: More Ways To Begin An Adventure & Bring The PCs Together

A Brief Word From Johnn The Warlock of Firetop Mountain I recently got the d20 module conversion of the classic Fighting Fantasy Gamebook by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingston. Before I cracked the cover though, I wanted to experience the book again before the module laid open the mountain’s dark secrets. http://www.advancedfightingfantasy.com/ff1.htm So, I went […]

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RPT#228 – The GM As Master Of Ceremonies

A Brief Word From Johnn Contest Winners Thanks again to everyone who entered the Roleplaying Quest contest. Entries are being edited as we speak for your future edification. The winners are: M Clay [alki…@hotmail.com] M Anderson [michaelf…@yahoo.com] A Voelker [Dragons…@mchsi.com] Orbfire Ristipolku [orbfire…@hotmail.com] Jean De Blacque [jean…@yahoo.com] Jeff Lucarelli [bhun…@juno.com] Chris Young [shade_…@hotmail.com] Ross Tony […]

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RPT#226 – 7 Tips For Dealing With GM Add

A Brief Word From Johnn Last Week For List Generation Project #2 The contest for List Project #2 ends this week, so be sure to get your entries in soon. Response has been quite low, perhaps due to Summer or maybe the content matter of the contest is uninspiring. Either way, if you enter, the […]

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RPT#225 – 6 GM Organisation Tips

A Brief Word From Johnn List Generation Project #2 And Contest List Project #1: Roleplaying Locations was very successful. Hopefully everyone got some use out of the ideas the Tips community generated. It’s time now for List Project #2–and there are prizes this time too! “Roleplaying Plots and Quest Ideas” The last two issues have […]

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RPT#223 – Mission-Style Roleplaying

A Brief Word From Johnn Thanks to Mythosa.net & Bruce Gulke Thanks to everyone who offered server space and bandwidth for Tips downloads! Bruce Gulke, of TableSmith fame, kindly offered me room at his site and I’ve got my first file up there already. Weeks ago I had to take down all the autoresponder files […]

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