• 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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • Undead Foe Generator – and Skull Dice Giveaway

    Win a set of these Who says undead can’t have personality? While rank and file skeletons and zombies will get mowed down faster than you can roleplay, you can turn any single undead into a remarkable...

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  • Lessons From The West Wing III: Time Happens In The Background

    One of the best pieces of writing/direction that I’ve ever seen in a TV production takes place in a later episode of the series, in season 6 or perhaps 7, and it’s something that has made...

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  • Drow Generator & Dice Giveaway

    Drow are soon to make their appearance in my Riddleport campaign. They are part of The Great Game being played out in the background as the characters struggle for fame and power in the pirate city....

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  • Johnn’s 2010 Year in Review

    How high do you dream? Today I go over my 2010 goals to see how I graded. In part two, in an upcoming post, I talk about my 2011 goals and let you know what kind...

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