Roll 3d6 - Roleplaying Resources

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This site features resources for the tabletop roleplaying game crowd, designed to work on any device. Bookmark this site as a handy, cell-phone friendly GM toolbox.

Tools features useful random game information generators. Names will take you to a variety of person, place, item, and event name generators. Archives links to useful RPG-related articles. Games accesses information for my various campaigns. News brings in RPG news from multiple sources. Dogs is a section for my pets and other miscellaneous info.

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Today's featured gaming tool: Dice Odds Calculations

Gaming Tips

Tips for Players
Avoid cliches when creating your character's personality and history. If you include one of these concepts, you may be cliche: orphan, amnesiac, assassin, dark and mysterious, panther pet, silent type, never retreats, cultural rebel, infamous, piercing blue eyes, very sexy, black leather clothes, black hair and pale skin, or very unusual name.

Tips for GameMasters
Avoid PC Puppets - Except in rare circumstances, the GM should not control a player's character. If the PC is charmed, explain to the player how they should roleplay until the effects are over. Don't run a PC while the player is gone - if necessary, let another player get permission to do so.

From the RPG Glossary...
Pulling a Viggo Mortensen - Describes a character that keeps their armor on all the time, even at when sleeping; originates from the movie "The Lord of the Rings".

Gaming Humor

When I Am the Evil Overlord...
The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box. The same applies to the object which is my one weakness.

You Might Be A Gamer If...
You've had a heated debate about how your paladin could beat the alien in Predator 2.

Gamer To Avoid
The Rollplayer - He doesn't describe his actions. He merely says, "I try to hit it" and rolls the dice.

Things I Learned While Gaming
Tourretes is not a flaw, it is a reason to kill the character at creation.

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