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5 Ways To Power Up Your Secret Doors

From JohnnFour Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,179 Depending on your system, secret door checks every five feet bog gameplay down and soon get tiresome.This topic came up in the most recent Wizard of Adventure Zoom call: How do you handle secret doors??I’m not a big fan of the passive check, or maybe I’m using it incorrectly.?I […]

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Win A Xancrown Mini

To celebrate the Demonplague campaign launching on Amazon, I’m holding a fun giveaway. You could get a 3D printed mini of the campaign’s demonic villain, Xancrown. Here’s a picture of the mini: Imagine your players’ faces when you introduce this guy to the table: How to Enter the Giveaway The giveaway is open to any […]

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Roleplaying Tips Weekly Supplemental #22 “Making Magic Items Interesting”

This file was created from reader submissions responding to a request in Issue #204. Thanks to everyone who submitted their wonderful tips, ideas, and advice. Thanks to Leslie Holm and Isaac Calon for organizing and editing! Most references to +1 longswords have been removed to protect our sanity. Cheers, Johnn Four [email protected] Roleplaying Tips CONTENTS: […]

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GM Binder Tips for the Organized Gamemaster

From: Johnn Four 1. First Figure Out The Purpose For Your GM Binder Before you start photocopying, typing, cutting, folding and hole-punching, first think about your GMing style and how you want your GM binder to aid you during games. For example, I’m left-handed and I twist books around to write in them rather than […]

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RPT Weekly Supplemental #16 — “Tips For Planning & Running The First Session Of A Campaign”

This file was created because of the wonderful response to issue #185’s Tip Request about a GM’s plea for help with planning and running the first session of a new campaign. Thanks to everyone who emailed me their tips, stories, and advice. New tips for this doc are always welcome. Cheers, Johnn Four [email protected] Roleplaying […]

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RPT#71 – 5 Ways You Can Make Travel Interesting Or Important

Provide A Background For The Encounter Get Into The Nitty Gritty Details Of Travel Consider Adding New Environmental Challenges Pre-Plan Some Basic Encounters For Use At Any Time Reveal Important Information Get Into The Travel Spirit Readers’ Tips Summarized Build Your Maps In Lego Use Prophecy For Tension Creation Find New Roleplayers By Hosting A […]

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