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Campaign Logger Just Replaced My Paper Notebook

Starting a new campaign is like the last strip of Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes: “full of possibilities!” It’s a blank piece of paper, a fresh field of snow, or whatever analogy is most appropriate for the area you live in. The only thing standing between you and the epic plans you have for your players’ characters is penning them all down.

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Trying Out Funnel Adventures and Campaign Logger for the First Time

During last Sunday’s game, my group and I played something I have wanted to try for a long time: the funnel game. Characters and monsters both fell to gruesome deaths, chickens were sacrificed in the name of the greater good, and treasure was avoided in case it was tied to a trap that would blow one of our would-be heroes away. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to start a fantasy campaign any other way again. To prepare and help me run the game, I also got to use Campaign Logger for the first time.

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RPG Movies For Game Masters

Interested in movies for game master and RPG inspiration? Today you’re in luck! Below is a list of movies submitted by RPT readers as perfect for GMs to watch and get ideas from. The List: RPG Movies For Game Masters 11:14 13 Ghosts 13th Warrior Must-watches for any viking campaign. Gritty combat with pseudo-fantasy elements. […]

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Masks, the good, the bad, and the ugly

By Silveressa Today I have the opportunity to review Masks, a system neutral RPG supplement written by the authors of gnomestew.com. Overview Masks is perhaps best described as a “must have addition to any GM’s tool kit.” Contained within is 1000 NPCs, categorized by genre, skill set, trait, disposition towards party etc. (The book marking […]

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Character Creation and Roleplaying Rewards

From The B’omarr Punk When I started emphasizing in-depth roleplaying in my games, some players didn’t want to play along. So, I instituted an incentive program that granted bonus xp, items, or ability points for giving characters depth. The program has two phases: character creation and roleplaying rewards. Character Creation During character creation, players complete […]

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Dungeon Tile Mastery: 9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Tile Collection

This month’s RPG blog carnival is about cartography and mapping. And I thought dungeon tiles would fit that theme nicely. I like the WotC dungeon tiles a lot and have been collecting sets over the years. They offer a number of advantages over other mapping methods. They save on your toner bill. Printing out maps […]

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Review: Art of Wor City Tiles: The Stone Bard Inn

The Stone Bard Inn city tiles by Three Sages Games are seven slick full colour productions designed to enhance tavern brawls and inn encounters. The tiles are actually letter-sized plastic sheets with anti-skid foam backing. Because of the plastic, you can use wet and dry erase markers on them. Three sheets combine to offer a […]

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