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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 749 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 752 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 755 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 758 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 766 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 780 days ago
8 Easy Ways to Organize Your Dungeon Tiles
This month’s RPG blog carnival is about cartography and mapping. So, I thought I’d talk about D&D tiles, of which I have several sets, and I like them a lot. If you own more than a...
- Posted 786 days ago
The failure of …urmmmm… Memory
The thing that I hate most about being a regular blog writer is that your best ideas come to you when you have absolutely no chance to write them down and no hope of remembering them....
- Posted 791 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Magic and Psionics
What forces govern your city? We resume the city design series this week with thoughts about how to use magic and psionics to build interesting city government power bases. For the purposes of this article, magic...
- Posted 793 days ago
How To Cast A Spell On Your Campaign And Polish Till It Gleams
The dead will not always give you clear answers In part one, you saw how spell details can inspire encounters . In part two today, we continue to walk through the plight of poor Halcos and...
- Posted 801 days ago