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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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Inspired By Song: Use Song Lyrics To Generate Adventure Ideas

From PJ Cunningham Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #288 One technique I’ve used when generating ideas for a new campaign or adventure is to look for inspiration in song lyrics. In the past, I’ve used songs from Blue Oyster Cult, Led Zeppelin, Warren Zevon, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. My friends have used songs by Sting, Iron Maiden, and […]

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Fun Facts and Data On Historical, Alternative Mounts – Part II

From Paul Cardwell Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #254 Please note: Terminology, chronology, and movements are taken from Mythworld Bestiary, and used by permission. This is the second half of an article focused on providing real data and information on alternative types of mounts to help you plan and run your game sessions more knowledgeably and confidently. […]

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Fun Facts and Data On Historical, Alternative Mounts – Part I

From Paul Cardwell Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #253 Please note: Terminology, chronology, and movements are taken from Mythworld Bestiary, and used by permission. I will readily admit that this essay was inspired by Garry and Susan Stahl’s superb articles, RPT#241 – Gaming The Horse and RPT#242 – Gaming The Horse, Part 2. I will also admit […]

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Viking Leadership Structure For RPGs

From Deacon Rayne Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #252 Vikings are an archetypical culture used in many RPGs and game worlds. Their leadership structure is quite interesting and useful to learn about for world-building. Understanding how Vikings were governed is also useful for small scale game design as well, especially if you need to whip up something […]

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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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