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6 Story-Making Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0054 Plot vs. Story Design Your Plot In Iterations Starting From The First Session Outwards Obey Your Game’s Rules & Your Game World’s Rules Work Each PC Into The Story Create Loose Ends Create Moveable Scenes A Brief Word From Johnn Brief Game Master Survey Thank you to everyone who filled out […]

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8 Deadly Combat Tips

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0053 Understand How Deadly Combat Can Help Your Game Avoid Modifying Rules Turn Combat Into A Game Within A Game Use The Players’ Own Tactics Against Them Let Players Play The Bad Guys Purposefully Take Prisoners Have Multiple Foes Focus On The Weakest Characters Vs. Spreading One Foe Out Per Character Have […]

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5 Ways To Help Your Players Roleplay More

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0052 A Brief Word From Johnn Supplemental Issue #3 Released I’m pleased to announce that Roleplaying Tips Weekly Supplemental #3 is ready:“Helping Players Choose To Roleplay vs. Fight” It’s a long file (66k, 11,000 words) but each post in it has at least a nugget or two of excellent advice. Supplemental #3. Roleplay […]

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10 Ways To Find Inspiration

From Kate Manchester Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0049 A Brief Word From Johnn Last week’s issue highlighted the problem of players wrecking the GM’s plans by not taking things seriously enough. There were so many great responses and stories from you that I could fill an entire issue with them alone! Thanks! Also, last Summer, I […]

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7 Tips For Fast & Effective Note-Taking While Game Mastering – Part II

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0046 A Brief Word From Johnn Terrific news: Roleplaying Tips Weekly is now being translated into Hungarian! Break out your Hungarian dictionaries and drop by http://rpg.rulez.org for a read. On a similar note, for trivia buffs, September saw visitors to the RoleplayingTips.com web site from 85 countries. That means your tips and […]

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How To Maintain Game Consistency, While Winging-It, For Left-Brain Game Masters – Part II

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0044 Part I with tips 1-5 is available at: RPT#43 – How To Maintain Game Consistency, While Winging-It, For Left-Brain Game Masters, Part I A Brief Word From Johnn This issue is early as Sunday evening I’ll be sleeping on the couch with a stomach full of turkey: it’s Thanksgiving this weekend in […]

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