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Issue 519 – Cunning Cohorts Build Character: Four GM Tips

This Week’s Tips and Features: Cunning Cohorts Build Character: Four GM Tips Riddleport Session 21 – If He Has a Cape, Run! Time Travel Tips From RPT Readers One More Tip: Top 12 Ways to Stop Sounding So Damn Metagamey [Leonine Roar Website] Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 518 – Watch Out For These Time Travel GM Traps

This Week’s Tips and Features: Watch Out For These Time Travel GM Traps Dungeon Tile Mastery: 9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Tile Collection Review: Art of Wor City Tiles: The Stone Bard Inn Super Heroes + Zombies? Book Review: Ex-Heroes Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 517 – For Awesome Campaigns Build A Player Campaign Book

This Week’s Tips and Features: A Brief Word From John: Riddleport Session 20 – Showdown at the Gold Goblin For Awesome Campaigns Build A Player Campaign Book Free Heists Deck Helps You Run Awesome Heists Hot Pursuit Tips Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 516 – 22 Terrain Hacks For the Low Budget Game Master

This Week’s Tips and Features: A Brief Word From John: Riddleport Session 19 – Power Struggle 22 Terrain Hacks For the Low Budget Game Master Three Ways To Game With Casual Players Organize Your Information With Evernote When You Need To Cast In Secret A Trick For Easier In-Game Communication Speeding Up Combat One More Tip: I Smell Props Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 515 – 29 Minis Tips For The Frugal Gamer

This Week’s Tips and Features: A Brief Word From Hannah: Donkey Catapults and Leather Jackets 29 Minis Tips For The Frugal Gamer Use Google Documents For Campaign Organization Spy Tips: Blind Communication Demonstrate Character Heights Tips For Naval Battles Turn Terrain Into A Monster Three Quick Equipment Tips One More Tip: How to Handle Pursuit Adventure Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 514 – 10 Ways to Train Your Brain for Inspiration

This Week’s Tips and Features: 10 Ways to Train Your Brain for Inspiration Use These Mechanics To Roleplay More How Do You GM Great Droids? For Your Game: 10 Divine Concepts Create a Communications Service for Your City 1,000 NPC Traits Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 513 [updated] – How to Use Body Language For Better Storytelling

This Week’s Tips and Features: A Brief Word From Johnn: An Experiment, Hero Lab, 7 Nations Session #2 Design: Start With Your Most Limited Resource How to Use Body Language For Better Storytelling 5 Non-Epic Prophecies 7 Ways on How to Run a Treasure Hunt Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 512 – How to GM Awesome Heists, Part 2

This Week’s Tips: The “All Part Of The Plan” Feat Use Flashbacks And Soft Fails How I Ran A Heist Better Gaming Through Planning, Rehearsing And Training Leverage RPG Create A Set Of Cards Feature: Fun with Traps: Books, Boxes and Baubles Game Master Tips & Tricks: How Do You Make Swarms Interesting? Random Monsters Via Two Monster Combos A Few Quick Campaign Tips Egyptian …

Issue 511 – How do you make the boring stuff fun?

This Week’s Tips and Features: How To Make The Mundane Tasks In Gaming Fun And Playable Idle Hands are the DM’s Plaything – Make your players’ jaws drop to the floor Game Master Tips & Tricks: 2010 GMing Learnings Creating Emergent Stories Use Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs To Create Cultures Another Way To Make Plots For Your Game Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 510 – Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 2

This Week’s Tips and Features: Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 2 Reader Tip Request: How to Run A Campaign With 8th Level NPCs Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 509 – Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 1

This Week’s Tips and Features: Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 1 Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 508 – How to Run Killer Zombie Campaigns

This Week’s Tips and Features: How to Run Killer Zombie Campaigns Modern and Sci-Fi City Encounters Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 507 – 5 Tips For Running Long-Term Epic Campaigns

This Week’s Tips and Features: 5 Tips For Running Long-Term Epic Campaigns GM Mistake: Using Single Thugs To Spy on the PCs Game Master Tips & Tricks: Being Succinct Is Ok Try Player Input Use The Movie Style Intro A Fast Way To Settle Rules Disputes: Roll For It Story Spine For Plotting Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 506 – Taking The Initiative: These Methods And Ideas Will Surprise You

This Week’s Tips and Features: Taking The Initiative: These Methods And Ideas Will Surprise You Reader Tips On Initiative Game Master Tips & Tricks: 20 Ideas For Inserting Legends And Myths Into Your Campaign Source of Maps And Inspiration Use Wallpaper For Great Mapping Use Tarpaulin For Maps Generate Encounters Using Tarot Meets 5W2H Meets Maslow Haunted Western Ideas Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 505 – 56 Campaign Concepts & Starts

This Week’s Tips and Features: 56 Campaign Concepts & Starts Game Master Tips & Tricks: Another Great Obstacle Course Idea Good Tile Map Maker Create PC Dossiers Showing Players A New Game Without Overwhelming Them Interesting Game Master Links Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 504 – Heists and Haunted Houses

This Week’s Tips and Features: Heists and Haunted Houses 4 Ways To Make Haunted Houses Great Readers Respond: Halloween Westerns Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 503 – Design The Party, Not The Characters

This Week’s Tips and Features: Design The Party, Not The Characters The Art of Delegating Readers Respond: One-On-One Games Game Master Tips & Tricks: Spicing Up Competitions How Do You Use Dice In Ways Beyond System Rules? Instilling Common Sense Into Players RPG Manager Software City Tips Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 502 – 6 Ways To Assemble The Party And Kick-Off Your Campaign

This Week’s Tips and Features: 6 Ways To Assemble The Party And Kick-Off Your Campaign For Your Game: 10 Disasters Exotic Brews And Drinking Customs Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 501 – The Final 50 – Top 100 City Encounters and Plots

This Week’s Tips and Features: The Final 50 – Top 100 City Encounters and Plots Treat Combat As Skill Challenges, And Challenges As Combats RPG Reviews: In the Company of Gargoyles The Genius Guide to Air Magic Campaign Mastery Blog

Issue 500 – Top 100 City Encounters and Plots – Part 1

This Week’s Tips and Features: Top 100 City Encounters and Plots – Part 1 Game Master Tips & Tricks: Links To Laws Obstacle Course Ideas Extra XP For The Trailer Link: Play By Forum Games Link: Virtual Gametable Software RPG Reviews: Agents Of The Crown Wrack & Rune High Valor Campaign Mastery Blog