- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 223 days ago
Fastest Pathfinder Combat Ever – How We Did It
Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth Two weeks ago I reported on my combat timing and discovered I was taking the longest turns at the table. I vowed the fix this, and Friday’s session bore great results. Here’s...
- Posted 713 days ago
Speed Up Combat By Building Your Own Combat GM Screen
Photo courtesy of sdobie What is the number one way to make combat go faster? For D&D type games, it is mastering the rules. When you can make decisions based on accurate rules knowledge, not only...
- Posted 718 days ago
How To Fall In Love With GMing Again + iPad App Review of Daily Notes
Write down your ideas when they come to you. This core GM tip gets repeated often in the Roleplaying Tips newsletter for good reason. If you do not record your ideas, they could get lost or...
- Posted 721 days ago
Taming The Time Bandits: Some time-saving combat techniques
Synopsis Of The Problem In Johnn’s last blog post, “My Group’s Time Thief Revealed,” he described his discovery that the chief drag on the pace of his combat was the GM, despite his expectations to the...
- Posted 725 days ago
My Group’s Time Thief Revealed – Chronology iPad App Review
Chronology for iPad helps me time combats I was curious to see how long combat encounters last in my Riddleport campaign , and how long my group takes on each turn to do our actions. I...
- Posted 728 days ago
Perfect Skin: Some Musing On The Design Of Monsters
Monsters generally come in three parts: Stat Blocks, Descriptive passages (which some people refer to as Fluff), and Templates, enabling you to add the “monster description” to an existing race – sort of an ersatz Class....
- Posted 732 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Land
What forces govern your city? In many societies, landowners have great power. With all the economic, defensive, military, and strategic benefits land provides, most governments use this as a starting power base for their regimes. For...
- Posted 735 days ago
Top-Down Plug-in Game Design: The Perfect Recipe?
Click on the image to see a larger version As someone who writes about RPGs
- Posted 739 days ago
It’s Reality, Jim, but not As We Know It: St Barbara
Two of the most important skills that I added to the Hero System when I was writing my House Rules for my Champions campaign were Paranormal Physics and Paranormal Biology . The first explains how powers...
- Posted 746 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Religion
What forces govern your city? Religion, spirituality, and ideology make excellent government power bases because they are powerful sources of influence, prestige, and affiliation. Religion and cosmology varies from campaign to campaign, but it’s likely gods...
- Posted 749 days ago