• 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...

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  • Experience for the ordinary person

    Johnn’s recent mention of the Ostrich-GM approach he sometimes takes to the question of how Administrators and Nobles get their character levels (comments, City Government Power Bases – Class and Level ) struck a chord. There...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • On The Nature Of Flaws

    Disclaimer: This article was prompted and inspired by my receipt of a free copy of Player’s Option: Flaws from 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, but it is largely based on my experience with the Hero System. 4...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Life & Death in RPG Blog Carnival Wrap-Up

    March 2011′s RPG Blog Carnival covered Life and Death in RPG . Full XP to everyone who participated with insightful and inspirational articles, and thanks for your contributions. Readers, you are in for a treat as...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Pow! Wham! Bang! Story Conventions In Pulp

    This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grown so substantially that it has become necessary to split it...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Blat! Zot! Pow! The Rules Of Genre In RPGs

    This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grown so substantially that it has become necessary to split it...

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  • Roll vs Boredom: Mentally Challenged

    Roll vs Boredom is an ongoing project to fight off boredom from behind the game master’s screen.  My challenge to myself, to create one signature mechanic for every “adventure” I run in my current campaign, whether...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • “How Hard Can It Be?” – Skill Checks under the microscope

    Fans will recognise the quote used as the title of this article as something often said by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear when the trio of presenters are about to attempt a challenge posed by the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Ask The GMs: How to set up a fun fishing mini game

    Campaign Mastery reader Andy S. asks, “I want to set up a fishing mini game, and I have all the fish and weight/length charts. I just want a better challenge then a STR vs. STR(strength) one...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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