Turning Coal into Diamonds – How to Mine Backstories To Create Killer Campaigns — RPT#499

From: Johnn Four The idea of making the maximum use of character history was covered recently in the newsletter by Kate Manchester. Thanks Kate! http://www.roleplayingtips.com/readissue.php?number=494 The topic has also been touched upon in issues before that. However, as I was editing Kate’s article, several more tips came to mind, and I present these below. Backgrounds, […]

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Top 100 City Encounters and Plots – Part 2 The Final 50 — RPT#501

The final batch of my top 100 contest entries. View the first batch at the website: http://www.roleplayingtips.com/readissue.php?number=500 To inspire your ongoing, check out these files and tools: Random City Encounter Generator. This takes all the entries and randomly picks them for you. A great way to cure GM block or find inspiration in the middle […]

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Taking The Initiative: These Methods and Ideas Will Surprise You — RPT#506

From: Curn Bounder Amongst tabletop roleplayers, it is often said that nothing brings a halt to a suspenseful narrative better than “Roll for initiative.” However, there is little that can be done about it. Most games people play, including the controlled chaos of a football field (or pitch depending on how you just read football), […]

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