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15 Kinds of Camouflage

From Ian Winterbottom Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #443 There was a song once, “Camouflage,” which had the refrain, “Things are never quite the way they seem.” It struck me then and still does now that there was the germ of some good hooks and stories there. To this end, I started methodically going through the reasons […]

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Different Ways Of Kinging It: A Quick Look At Alternative Traditions Of Monarchy

From Dariel R. A. Quiogue Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #128 Hi Johnn! The idea for this article came from Neil Faulkner’s excellent article, Ten Ways to Enrich Your Campaign With Lists of Rulers. I hope this can be useful for my fellow GMs out there. RPT#108 – Ten Ways To Enrich Your Campaign With Lists Of […]

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How to Create Blockbuster Box Office Hits with Your Players – Every Adventure

From Brad Allen Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #523 Applying the Hollywood Formula to RPG Storylines I’ve been GMing for many years but only recently tried to enhance my pacing and story-writing skills. For a long time my games suffered from frequent lulls and anti-climaxes, but no longer. A year or so ago, I did some research […]

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Donkey Catapults and Leather Jackets

Hannah Lipsky from Chaotic Shiny Productions hosts the Brief Word for RPT#515. Tabletop with the LARPers I recently got shanghaied into an unusual Mage: the Ascension game with friends. The thing that makes this group different is that, unlike most gamers I know, everyone in this group got their start LARPing (Live Action Roleplaying) before […]

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Building & Playing A More Unique & Memorable Character

From Dave N. ‘Brittanman’ Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #126 In order to ensure a player is going to have a good time, the most important issue on his/her mind during character creation is “What kind of character should I play?” or “What type of character would I enjoy playing?” By answering the right questions and with […]

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