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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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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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Quick Editing Help Needed

[Update April 14: Thanks very much to the great editors who helped out! The files have all been taken care of now. Stay tuned for more news about the Combat Swipes.] Howdy Roleplaying Tips fan! I’ve just compiled all the raw entries from the Combat Swipe File contest. They have been broken up into short […]

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How to Contact and Hire an Assassin

How do you handle assassin services in your campaigns? This situation offers you an opportunity to enrich your campaign and world through interesting encounters and possibilities. In this excerpt from Assassin’s Amulet – my upcoming essential GM Toolbook – I reveal the gaming potential of contacting and hiring assassins in your campaigns. Begin Excerpt: This […]

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Flashback Fridays!

by Silveressa Every Friday starting today, we’ll be providing you with a blast from the past, old articles brought back to the forefront for your reading pleasure! Each Article will help new readers with classic advice, and remind our long time fans of great tips they may have overlooked or forgotten about.

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Site theme updated

The website is in Shadowfell right now. Part lies in the new template, part lies undisturbed on ancient grounds. My content management system is old and creaking. New content becomes harder to add each week. There is so much content, all previous efforts at migrating to WordPress – or any other CMS – have failed. […]

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RPT#226 – 7 Tips For Dealing With GM Add

A Brief Word From Johnn Last Week For List Generation Project #2 The contest for List Project #2 ends this week, so be sure to get your entries in soon. Response has been quite low, perhaps due to Summer or maybe the content matter of the contest is uninspiring. Either way, if you enter, the […]

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RPT#223 – Mission-Style Roleplaying

A Brief Word From Johnn Thanks to Mythosa.net & Bruce Gulke Thanks to everyone who offered server space and bandwidth for Tips downloads! Bruce Gulke, of TableSmith fame, kindly offered me room at his site and I’ve got my first file up there already. Weeks ago I had to take down all the autoresponder files […]

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RPT#80 – Creating Npc Voices: 6 Techniques & Tips From Subscribers

Use TV & Movies For Inspiration Focus On The Physical Way You Say Words  Use Language Tapes Use Letter Substitution  Extend Letters  NPC Voice Examples From Readers  Readers’ Tips Summarized Create Opposite Personalities To Help You Roleplay Better Use Fonts To Get Players Roleplaying  More Cheap Miniatures  Homemade GM Screen Idea  Reader Request: Tips For […]

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RPT#74 – 7 More Ways You Can Make Travel Interesting Or Important

Provide Great Descriptions Bring Back Loose Ends Create Interesting Maps As Player Hand-Outs Use Travel To Relieve Tension Use Travel Time For Roleplaying Use Travel For Character Development Chat With Your Group Before Using Random Encounters Readers’ Tips Summarized Use A Character Questionnaire To Develop NPCs Ask Why and How Character Development Task Examples Choose […]

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