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Political Campaign Tip: Create A Social Ladder

From Johnn Four Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0201 A Brief Word From Johnn Free Archives Download Updated This is one of the reasons last week’s issue was delayed; however, I’ve finally got the archive plain text zip download updated to Issue #200 and it’s available free for download! https://www.roleplayingtips.com/encyc/ Merry Christmas! The RoleplayingTips GM Encyclopedia Is […]

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Innkeeper Intrigue

From John C. Feltz Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0185 Innkeeper Intrigue The innkeeper or bartender may very well be the most stock, archetypal, and boring NPC ever created. PCs interact with innkeepers every day, relying on them as a source of food, shelter, and information. But even if the GM roleplays each innkeeper well, there’s usually […]

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12 World War II GMing Tips

From Dennis Detwiller and Shane Ivey Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0171 A Brief Word From Johnn Last Week Of Contest: Wilderness Encounters & Conflicts This is the last week of the contest, which ends May 10th. Send in an interesting wilderness encounter (between one sentence to 500 words max) to enter. Multiple entries are allowed to […]

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Creating A Sci-Fi Setting With Depth: 5 Tips On Creating Sci-Fi Locations

From Jonathan Hicks Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0170 A Brief Word From Johnn New Contest: Wilderness Encounters & Conflicts Up for grabs in this new contest: 2 Print Books: “NPC Essentials” By RPG Objects & Johnn Fourhttp://roleplayingtips.rpgshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=32181 3 eBooks: “Swords of Our Fathers” by The Game MechanicsSwords of Our Fathers 4 eBooks: “101 Arcane Spell Components” […]

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Two Guest Articles: Valentines For Your Valentine & Ritual Sacrifice

From Rebecca Laffar-Smith Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0168 A Brief Word From Johnn D&D Module Nearly Fini I’m just about finished a second-round edit of my first D&D module, which I’ve co-written with Jared Hunt. It’s an action adventure and should be quite entertaining to play. Plus, we’ve fooled around with the standard module format a […]

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A Touchy Subject: Political Incorrectness In RPGs

From Julia Pope Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0149 A Brief Word From Johnn New Reviews Of GM Mastery: NPC Essentials Posted Here’s what RPG.net had to say about my eBook:Review of NPC Essentials And here’s GamingReport.com’s critique. Ordering info, sample pages, and other stuff for the eBook can be found at: http://www.gmmastery.com NPC Side-Plots Downloads Todd Landrum, […]

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Challenge And Response: Designing Cultures For Your Game World Using Toynbee’s Principles

From Dariel Quiogue Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0142 A Brief Word From Johnn I’m pleased to publish another though-provoking article from Dariel Quiogue this week. It describes a simple, two-step process for creating realistic societies and cultures. I hope you find it useful. I also feel you’ll find Reader’s Tip #3: Roleplaying Economics, from Runester a […]

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From One Tyrant To Another: Villainous Tips Inspired By A Real World Dictator

From John Dunkelberg Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0125 A Brief Word From Johnn Is The Hackmaster RPG For Real? Oh yeah, it’s real all right. I’ve been taking baby steps in the planning department recently to prepare for GMing a Hackmaster game, so I wandered over to the Kenzer Co. web site. There I saw a post […]

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Religions In RPGs – Designing Religions For Your Game-World

From “Ghoul” Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #0124 Religions In RPGs – Designing Religions For Your Game-World Religious Ideas Issues: Theology and ideology, sins and virtues An important thing to initially create are some ethical and moral dogmas to be imparted by the religion. Consider such issues as how real are the deities and how accurately does […]

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