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The Session Checklist: Ingredients To A Successful Game Session – Part I

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #198 When I’m bored, going to sleep, commuting, standing in line, or walking around, my thoughts often drive straight to some roleplaying topic. Frequently, I ponder “the perfect game session.” I try to envisage in great detail just exactly what a perfect GMing performance would be. As I can’t control the players, […]

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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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The Session Checklist: Ingredients To A Successful Game Session – Part II

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #199 One Surprise Another good item to include on our session checklist is at least one twist, unexpected turn of events, or surprise. Players love being hit with the unexpected.By including at least one surprise each session, you also ensure that your games do not become predictable or stagnant. You’ll also find […]

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