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

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#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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Mission-Style Roleplaying

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #223 Mission-Style Roleplaying Combat in RPGs is a physical, tangible, visceral thing. In many games, combat stuff takes up 75% or more of a character sheet. When the fighting breaks out, you have concrete numbers, specific skills, exciting attacks, and pages and pages of rules. Damage lets everyone know how much they’ve […]

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