10 Tips For Roleplaying Rulers

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0111 A Brief Word From Johnn Looking For More Game Master Information? Here’s a cool site with a ton of free game master articles written by RPG author Heather Grove. I also highly recommend her free newsletter: Twilighttime — Tabletop Roleplaying Magazine New Campaign Starting — Wish Me Luck I have a […]

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Company’s Coming! – A Recipe For Great Gaming In 2 Hours Or Less

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0106 A Brief Word From Johnn Great Guide For Beginning GMs Here’s a cool “how to GM” type of freebie available online that subscriber Ted O. pointed out to me: “Uncle Figgy’s Guide to Good GameMastering”– How to manipulate friends and influence people http://members.aol.com/essuncius/cover.html Thanks For The Planning Tips Thanks for all […]

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Romance In Rpgs: 6 Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0105 A Brief Word From Johnn Roleplaying Tips Writing Guidelines Updated Thinking of sending in a Tips guest article or web site article? I’ve just updated the submission guidelines, expanding and clarifying tips topics plus a few other details. Happy New Year! Johnn [email protected] Rediscover Role-Playing (not Roll-Playing) with Undiscovered Undiscovered is an […]

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Nitty-Gritty Villain Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0100 A Brief Word From Johnn #100! Who would have thought we’d get to issue #100? It was a team effort though, that’s for sure. Thanks for all the great tips, either as responses to requests in this ezine, or just out of the blue–all of your fellow subscribers and I are […]

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5 Meta-Gaming Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0099 A Brief Word From Johnn Meta-Gaming Tips This Week In Issue 77, I asked you for a definition of meta-gaming, as I wasn’t clear on the term. I’ve researched it quite a bit,read all of your responses, and have come to the conclusion that every GM meta-games, whether they know it […]

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8 Tips To Help You Wing-It

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0096 A Brief Word From Johnn Request For Personal Campaign Web Site Tips I’m writing an article for Dragon on tips for making and maintaining web sites for personal roleplaying campaign use. Do you have any tips on the subject? Once the article is published, I’ll take your tips and links and […]

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City Tips III

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0090 9 Basic Pointers Avoid Bartering With Large Groups A Neat Method For Planning Out A City Another Good City Planning Method Solutions To Several Problems With City Games Describing Cities Readers’ Tips Summarized Door Slamming Sound Effect Sounds Effects Tips A Neat Tarot Cheating Trick Tarot Alternatives A Survey of Tarot […]

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Using Tarot Cards To Help Plan & Inspire Your Games

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0089 Tarot Links Use Tarot To Generate Plot Hooks Create Quick Random Encounters Story Or Plot Design Assistance Villain Design Card Interpretation Options Tarot Encounter Generation Fortunes As Prophecy Use A Deck That Suites Your Game Complex Personalities Layout Readers’ Tips Summarized Spooky Game Table Sound Effects The 3 Dimensions of NPCs […]

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Designing Npcs: 6 Miscellaneous Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0088 Have a 3rd Party Run An NPC At Least Once For Each Use Broad Brush Strokes When Designing NPCs  Give Every NPC A Bowling Trophy Use Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs As An NPC Tool  Use Role Models Use Tarot Cards Readers’ Tips Summarized Assassin Fiction Mapping Method  Mapping Drama Tip: What […]

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