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3 Tips For GMing “Blank Sheet” Characters

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0862 Recent emails in my inbox share a common theme of characters unknown to their players. Example: the PCs have amnesia and players get blank character sheets. As facts emerge about the PCs through trial and error or memory recovery, the character sheets get filled out. Another example: zero level PCs. A […]

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Hitting The Wall: When You’ve Got No Creativity And Have GM Burnout

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1095 RPT GM E. shared with me that they’ve got writer’s block, and maybe a little GM burnout. Here’s their email, paraphrased a bit: RPGwise, I realized this week my creativity is gone. I had to brainstorm and couldn’t whip up anything. Right now, I’m in a total slump gamewise. Right now […]

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Reduce Session Cancellations with an On-Call Player

From Ike Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0441 Reduce Session Cancellations with an On-Call Player Traditionally, you play tabletop RPGs in person with a group of your favourite people. Therein lies some of the hobby’s greatest appeal, and also one of its most common stumbling blocks. I am talking, of course, about synching up multiple, overtaxed schedules […]

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