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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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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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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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