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Getting Player Feedback

From Mike Bourke, Sydney, Australia Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0305 A Brief Word From Leslie Basilicus: Free Fiction, World Building, and Games Basilicus is a massive one-stop resource for all your fiction needs. If you read, write, create, world-build, develop games, play games, role play, or create fiction- based artwork or comics, check this site out. […]

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Changing the Rules

From Dave McKay, Calgary, AB Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0306 A Brief Word From Isaac Rant On Railroading First, thank you all for reading and for contributing to the ‘zine. I’d like to comment on an issue that crops up regularly in our features and tips. Railroading. At its best, forcing players down your rails is […]

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100 Waterborne Encounters

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0307 A Brief Word From Johnn Website & E-Mail Sketchy This Week I’m in the process of changing web hosts, so the website and my e-mail might be down over the next few days. Then again, it might not. If you do experience e-mail issues, feel free to reach me at: johnnfour […]

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Airborne Minis Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0310 A Brief Word From Johnn Most Important Session? In an RPG blog entry about the Burning Wheel RPG, I read this: The most important session of your game is the character burning session. The players (GM included in that) have to — have to — create their characters together as a […]

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More Waterborne Encounters & Events

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0311 A Brief Word From Johnn Eberron Campaign Ends I recently ended my young Eberron campaign due to lack oftime. Roleplaying Tips Weekly, writing on GM Mastery: Holiday Essentials, and a Temple of Elemental Evil campaign squeezed out the bi-weekly campaign, unfortunately. Now folks I game with have started using the “Johnn” […]

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Take Ten: Bluff

From David Newland Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0312 A Brief Word From Johnn Correction: Chat with Johnn – June 16 Last week I posted the wrong date for my upcoming online chat. D’oh! It will be June 16, Friday evening. Any and all are welcome to swing by to say hi or ask questions. Exact time […]

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Generating Books

From Garry Stahl Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0314 A Brief Word From Johnn War Tips Request I’ve received a couple of war-themed requests that you might have some tips or ideas about: Have you ever done an issue on military orders? (Requirements, rituals, ranks, organization, hierarchy, etc.?) I’m running a campaign in David Weber’s Oath of […]

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Maintaining Your GM

From Amy Driscoll Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0316 A Brief Word From Johnn Cool Book Generator From Bill Parrott After reading your “Generating Books” issue, I was inspired to make   the process a little easier. I created an Excel sheet that uses the tables from the article. I also found online a full list of the […]

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Military Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0318 A Brief Word From Isaac A while back we asked you about a couple of items, and the response was impressive. Even with a readership of 13,000 and more, I’m always surprised to see how many of you take the initiative to write in to us. Your efforts are always appreciated, […]

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7 More Monstrous Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0326 A Brief Word From Johnn Reader Poll: Links or Inline Content? Recently I polled you on your preference of HTML and plain text for e-zine format. Based on your responses, I’ll be sticking with plain text (and still posting an HTML version at the web site). Thanks for the votes and […]

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Meta-Game Organizations

From Jake Robins Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0327 A Brief Word From Leslie As a GM and a player, I’m always looking at random generators, for names, towns, treasure, or anything else my overworked brain can’t create. Recently, I came across a totally new kind of generator – the wiki generator. The title says: “Abulafia is […]

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The NPC Factor – Part 1

From Mike Bourke Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0328 A Brief Word From Johnn You Have Spoken Thanks to everyone who voted and provided feedback in the inline vs. linking reader survey. The results were overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the content of articles and tips in each issue rather than posting them to the website and […]

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The NPC Factor – Part 2

From Mike Bourke Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0329 A Brief Word From Johnn Marathon Session Huge Fun After a week of long hours at work helping to build a new website for my employer’s upcoming sci-fi RPG for the Xbox 360 [ http://masseffect.bioware.com ] I celebrated with a marathon D&D session last night. I’m GMing the […]

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NPC Name Tips and Resources

From Johnn Four Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0330 NPC Name Tips and Resources Group Lexicon Names are a primary game element. They provide a lexicon the group shares to help identify what you are talking about. Imagine the confusion if NPCs didn’t have names and you only referred to them indirectly: Who’s on first, What’s on […]

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