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Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0280 A Brief Word From Johnn Thunderbird Working Well I switched from Outlook late last year after another round of trying to recover corrupted data. After checking out various applications, I finally opted for Thunderbird. It’s been nearly a year of using it, and I’m glad to report it’s working well for […]

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How To Track PC Stats? – 7 Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0240 A Brief Word From Johnn You Better Be Sitting Before You Click This Link This gamer has a projector set-up in his game room, and he beams his maps right onto the table! Wow. That is sweet. http://www.d20srd.org/extras/mapProjection.htm According to the projector owner, you can get the machines on eBay for […]

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6 Bard Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0206 6 Bard Tips How to Play a Better Bard From Matthew Leach Traditionally, bards are the storytellers of the fantasy genre. They are charismatic characters who enthral or inspire with a flourish of words and gestures. A truly good bard is able to capture the attention of entire crowds and sway […]

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My Experience on The Picture Side of The Screen: 6 Tips for Players

From Johnn Four Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0187 A Brief Word From Johnn Posting Full “From” Names Since the ezine’s inception in 1999, I’ve always posted Reader’s Tips “from” name as full first name and last name’s initial. Unless anyone objects, I’m switching to full name because I feel tips submitters will get a little more […]

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5 Post-Session Player and Campaign Development Tips

From Keith Earley Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0178 5 Post-Session Player and Campaign Development Tips For any good gaming group, the campaign and the characters within both grow and thrive over time allowing the game itself to take a life of its own. This development, while mostly seen during the game session, has an influence away […]

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The Principles Of Gaming Etiquette: A Real Document That Helped A Real Campaign

From Forrest Elam Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0167 A Brief Word From Johnn Use This Week’s Tips To Create Group Contracts Last week I posted a request for example Group Contracts to help encourage and promote player co-operation. This week’s tips by Forrest fit perfectly into this category and I hope those GMs with player conflicts […]

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When Players Attack: Tips For Encouraging PC Co-Operation

From Leslie Holm Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0163 A Brief Word From Johnn New Contest: Interesting Combat Or Roleplaying “Scenes” This is an “ideas” contest, my favourite kind. Unlimited entries are allowed, with each scene representing one entry. To enter, read Varianor’s Reader Tip #2, “Making Combat Interesting,” in this issue where he provides several cool, one-two […]

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6 D&D Dungeon Ideas to Make Dungeons and Rooms More Interesting

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0156 (Updated November 20 2022) How can we get D&D dungeon ideas and make our dungeons and rooms more engaging to our players? The following tips will help you liven up routine dungeon adventures and breathe fresh life into dungeon-ruts. If you’re not a fantasy GM, then when you read the word […]

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When Powerful PCs Adventure With Weak PCs

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0134 A Brief Word From Johnn More GM Burnout Tips Heather Grove over at the Twilight Time newsletter has posted a great article covering GM burnout advice. As issues #130 & #131 dealt with the topic I thought you might also find this article valuable: http://two.pairlist.net/pipermail/twilighttime/2002/000007.html HackMaster Contest Update Thanks to everyone who […]

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Old Campaign, New PCs: Creating New Characters For Existing Campaigns

From Walks in Moonlight Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0129 A Brief Word From Johnn Free HackMaster Module Contest! Kenzer & Co. has kindly offered 20 of their B1: Quest For The Unknown modules as prizes so it’s time for a contest. With 20 modules up for grabs, I think the odds are much better of being […]

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Building & Playing A More Unique & Memorable Character

From Dave N. ‘Brittanman’ Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0126 A Brief Word From Johnn An Article For The Players This Week Dave N.’s article this week on creating interesting characters is a player-centric piece that I thought you would find quite valuable as well for building better NPCs. I also thought you could print out or […]

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Rewards: 6 Ways To Help Your Players Develop Compelling Characters During Play

From Johnn Four, patreon.com/johnnfour Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1188 A Brief Word From Johnn Marcus, a good friend and an awesome roleplayer, recently taught me about a different kind of reward for roleplaying while we were planning a co-GM session. He explained to me that it’s rewarding for players to have the spotlight at the game […]

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