Tag Archives: rpg advice

Explaining Fate’s aspects

I recently posted this in response to a question over on RPGG and I thought it might be useful to others who are new to Fate and are trying to figure out how aspects work. This is necessarily the definitive explanation, but it distills down many of the important points. You can read the complete thread here . Bazin originally wrote: “In the games I played…

What Lies Beneath… (Dresden Files RPG AP)

The player characters in the third session were Fatih Yilmaz a young Turkish ectomancer; Professor Henry van Bergen , a Prussian historian with a lot of knowledge about magic; Horatio Quinn IV , an American wizard from a long line of wizards; Kieran Dorn , a Scots-German ex-cop PI; and Quincey Harker V , a vampire hunter with inhuman speed and reflexes. The major NPCs were Konrad Schiffer , scion of Portonus…

What Lies Beneath… (Dresden Files RPG AP)

The player characters in the third session were Fatih Yilmaz a young Turkish ectomancer; Professor Henry van Bergen , a Prussian historian with a lot of knowledge about magic; Horatio Quinn IV , an American wizard from a long line of wizards; Kieran Dorn , a Scots-German ex-cop PI; and Quincey Harker V , a vampire hunter with inhuman speed and reflexes. The major NPCs were Konrad Schiffer , …

What Improv Has Taught Me About GMing

Great stuff.

Dealing with Problem Players

One of the things which has been on my mind recently is the issue of dealing with problem players. My weekend group has recently shrunk in size due to a lack of shared vision leading to a horrible rift in the group. What follows is a collection of my thoughts on the issue. The events at my gaming table have left me …

Review – Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters

Today I’m reviewing Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters , a book produced by the authors of GnomeStew.com. Here’s how the publisher describes their book: Featuring a foreword by gaming industry legend Monte Cook, Eureka contains 501 complete adventure plots usable with almost any roleplaying game, plus GMing advice and tools for making the most of every plot. If you game…

Audio tips for RPG podcasters

I listen to quite a few RPG-related podcasts and while the audio quality of most have improved immensely over the last couple years, some still have a way to go. Therefore I thought I’d offer some simple advice for podcasters to improve their audio quality of their product. What makes me think I’m qualified to offer advice? In my …