Roleplaying Tip: Distinguish Players From Characters

Roleplaying is tough. And sometimes players don’t separate themselves from their characters. This causes problems. RPT Patron Richard Grilley asks: Johnn, How do you help a game table to distinguish players from characters? It is great when the brawny footballer can do a high pitch voice with a twist of Scottish accent for his female […]

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The Dangling Description Mystery Method Formula — The Secret Sauce To Riveting Descriptions

I was working on a new Faster Combat lesson about the Action Economy last weekend and a lightbulb went off. I know exactly what I want to deliver each time you and I describe something to our players. This applies to descriptions for encounters, NPCs, items, monsters, and locations. This applies to boxed text, bullet […]

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Don’t Give it To ‘Em! Seven Ways to Improve Role Playing by Managing UberToys — RPT#602

From: Joel Stottlemire An over-abundance of powerful toys in your campaigns takes the creativity and spark out of your players. You get an overpowered party that blasts, shoots and hacks through situations without doing any real role playing. That’s boring and frustrating. It’s kind of hard to advance the story line when your party is […]

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