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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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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

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 dished out and how […]

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