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RPT E-Zine Issue #463 – The Pirate Queen’s Adventure Checklist

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Hannah The Pirate Queen’s Adventure Checklist For Your Game: 10 Aristocrats Open Design Interview – From the Shore to the Sea   This Week’s Tips Summarized The Pirate Queen’s Adventure Checklist The Pirate Queen’s Adventure Checklist For Your Game: 10 Aristocrats Open Design Interview – From […]

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RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #383 – Part II: Theme and Atmosphere

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn Part II: Theme and Atmosphere Readers’ Tips Of The Week This Week’s Tips Summarized Part II: Theme and Atmosphere Create GM Reference Tools – Environment And Atmosphere Cell Furnishings Convert Existing Maps To Prisons Craft A Theme Readers’ Tips Summarized  Cavern Settings Classic Tip: XP […]

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RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #382 – Part I: Jail Design

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn Part I: Jail Design Readers’ Tips Of The Week This Week’s Tips Summarized Part I: Jail Design Craft A Prison Purpose Prison Design Ideas 39 Prison Concepts Readers’ Tips Summarized  More PC Death Alternatives There Are Answers To Death Character Death: Don’t Penalize Harshly Wagering […]

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RPT – 7 Ways To Be A More Entertaining GM

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn 7 Ways To Be A More Entertaining GM Readers’ Tips Of The Week This Week’s Tips Summarized 7 Ways To Be A More Entertaining GM Be Enthusiastic Use Props Interesting NPCs Vivid Description Interesting Environments Reveal A Compelling Secret Or Twist Each Session Change Patterns, […]

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RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #348 – Sneaky Tactics For Weak Monsters

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn Sneaky Tactics For Weak Monsters Readers’ Tips Of The Week This Week’s Tips Summarized Sneaky Tactics For Weak Monsters Pin Down The PCs From Behind The Door Interrupt Spell Recovery Outwait Spells Gain Movement Advantage Craft Ambushes Fight, Flee, Victory Learn About PC Abilities Monsters […]

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RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #322 – Interesting Combats With Themed Skirmish Groups, Part 2

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn Interesting Combats With Themed Skirmish Groups, Part 2 Readers’ Tips Of The Week This Week’s Tips Summarized Interesting Combats With Themed Skirmish Groups, Part 2 Build The Skirmish Unit Craft An Identity Craft A Tactics Sheet Prepare For The Encounter GM It And Tweak Readers’ […]

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RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #331 – Interesting Combats With Themed Skirmish Groups, Part 1

Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn Interesting Combats With Themed Skirmish Groups, Part 1 Readers’ Tips Of The Week This Week’s Tips Summarized Interesting Combats With Themed Skirmish Groups, Part 1 Craft Unique, Distinct, And Interactive Themes Choose An Interesting Game Mechanic For A Skirmish Theme What Is Your Goal? Determine […]

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RPT – 5 Room Dungeon Contest Entries

You can find all the entries posted to date at the 5 Room Dungeons web page. RPG Downloads File downloads related to various links frompast Roleplaying Tips issues. Supplemental Issues Supplemental Issue #22 – Making Magic Items Interesting Supplemental Issue #21 – RPG Advocacy Supplemental Issue #20 – Over-Resting PCs Supplemental Issue #19 – Not […]

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RPT – The Handheld GM

By: Ross Winn As an early user of the notebook computer, in particular a Powerbook, and as an avid gamer I was immediately interested in the possibilities for Game Mastering opened by the notebook. The notebook allowed me to carry all of my notes all the time. It allowed me to roll dice infinitely. Most […]

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RPT# – 5 Room Dungeon Contest Entries

You can find all the entries posted to date at the 5 Room Dungeons web page. RPG Downloads File downloads related to various links frompast Roleplaying Tips issues. Supplemental Issues Supplemental Issue #22 – Making Magic Items Interesting Supplemental Issue #21 – RPG Advocacy Supplemental Issue #20 – Over-Resting PCs Supplemental Issue #19 – Not […]

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RPT – Campaign Journal Example

The Redblade Crier #1 Campaign Journal This is an example of a campaign newsletter based on tips from RPT #159. Highlights of Session #1 – 08NOV99 Bill: Coldour Bob: Jacopo Barney: Skurt Biff: Butch Full attendance! Thank you. Only 1 character “death”. Jacopo’s heroism will not be forgotten..by two people, at the very least! The […]

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3 Line NPC Contest

Quick update: the contest is now over. Thanks to everyone who entered! Use My New 3 Line NPC Generator to Create Great NPCs To celebrate RPT#700, and to get your help testing a new online generator I’ve created, I’ve got another GM challenge and contest queued up. The theme is 3 Line NPCs and there’s […]

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How Not to Get Eaten

Geek & Sundry posted a checklist for foolish brave adventurers on how to survive. I decided to measure my group and see how well the Murder Hobos rated. Is 9 out of 20 a good score? #murderhobosfail

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New RPT Issues Online – Major Archives Update

I’ve just added about 20 issues to the Roleplaying Tips Archives page. RPT#645-654 are all back-filled. RPT#619-#627 added. And RPT#513. More issues from the archives will be posted online, a few here and there, until the job of a complete archives is finished. I hope you find the game master tips useful! Be sure to […]

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Races & Aliens – RPG Blog Carnival November 2014

Races and aliens were the topic of this month’s RPG Blog Carnival. RPG bloggers worldwide wrote about this interesting and possibly controversial topic. We had new races and species, some GM advice, and some musings on racism in fiction and in life.Here’s a round-up of their posts to make it easy for you to find […]

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