RPT#272 – A Simple Method For Campaign Creation: Managing Complex Systems Over Time In A Campaign World

A Brief Word From Johnn Expeditious Retreat Press Monster Tips Contest Is Over Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted later this week. 10,000 Random Magical Effects – Revised Orrex has revised his excellent 10,000 random magical effects tables, which are perfect for magic item generation, wild spell […]

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RPT#270 – Systems Of Attraction: The Interpretation And Roleplay Of Charisma

A Brief Word From Johnn Extended: The Expeditious Retreat Press Monster Tips Contest Due to last week’s missed issue, I’m extending the contest entry deadline to July 3. I’ve also included actual tips contest entries in the Readers’ Tips section of this issue so you can see a few Monster Tips examples. Contest Details: It’s […]

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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#263 – Epic Weekend Convention Gaming: A Tale From The Trenches

A Brief Word From Johnn Player Contact Info Form In a recent issue we chatted about tracking player contact info to help make session organization fast and efficient. Here’s another useable example created by Loz Newman for your GMing pleasure: Player Contact Info Form (MS Excel)  D&D 3.5 Campaign Questionnaire In another, more recent issue, […]

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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. RPG and Film Narrative Black Company RPG Anybody read the Black Company RPG yet? It’s a new […]

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