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

Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0198 The Session Checklist: Ingredients To A Successful Game Session – Part I 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 […]

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

From Brad Allen Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0523 A Brief Word from Johnn Welcome New Advertiser: The Book Trailer Darcy Pattison coaches’ fiction writers. That’s us, right? GMs need to write backgrounds, histories, plots, NPCs and more. And while we do not follow all the conventions of a fiction book – rumor has it that players […]

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For Awesome Campaigns Build A Player Campaign Book

From Kit Reshawn Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0517 For Awesome Campaigns Build A Player Campaign Book As I’ve gotten older, I’ve run into a bit of a problem when it comes to running campaigns. Getting people together for a session becomes more and more difficult, so players often forget details about previous sessions. I’ve played with […]

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Rebooting Your Campaign – 7 Tips

From Johnn Four Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0283 Rebooting Your Campaign – 7 Tips Campaigns can suffer from a number of ailments that prevent them from finishing. This is a tragedy because you and your players likely intend to finish the campaigns you start. Each campaign that dies young can eat away at a GM’s confidence […]

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Story Sparks Part I – New Ways To Begin An Adventure & Bring The PCs Together

From Ian Winterbottom Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0227 A Brief Word From Johnn Server Issues This week’s article was delayed a couple of days–my apologies! The mail server has been down since Sunday, but everything is back up now and I’m able to send you this issue. I hope you find the story sparks useful! Contest […]

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4 Tips For Whipping Up Scenarios For Conventions

From Nik Palmer Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0222 A Brief Word From Johnn Seeking Volunteer Excel Afficionado If you’re a whiz with Excel and have some free time, I’d like to chat with you about whipping up a campaign calender tool. Thanks! Yahoo! Mail Delivery Problems Yahoo! is pretty consistent about _not_ delivering the ezine to […]

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