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 RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #595 — Retro Style Posted: Tue, 23 Jul 04:19:16  
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Venger’s Best Adventure Writing Tips From: Venger Satanis 1. Tap Into Shadow Creation Write in stages. Leave blocks of time between creative spurts. Those non-writing periods allow the subconscious mind to influence the creation in unexpected ways. I call this period shadow creation because it happens in a sneaky, crafty way under cover of darkness. […]

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 How To Stop Pixel Bitching In Your Adventures — RPT#596 Posted: Tue, 23 Jul 03:39:10  
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From: Johnn Four A reader asked for tips on how to help players who overlook clues, which then causes your adventure to grind to a halt. One form of this problem is pixel bitching, which Urban Dictionary defines as: “Originating with the point and click adventure games that the computer gaming market was overflowing with […]

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 8 Ways To Use Time For More Interesting Gameplay — RPT#597 Posted: Tue, 23 Jul 03:21:01  
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From: Jesse C. Cohoon, We live in a world of three dimensions: height and depth, left and right, forwards and backward. But we forget time is also a factor in how things happen. Here are eight ways you can add the time dimension to your games. 1. Before The Game Travel Whether you visit some […]

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 Tips For Running Single Class Campaigns (PCs of the same character type) — RPT#598 Posted: Tue, 23 Jul 03:12:02  
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From: Brian A.C. Most games are played with a balanced group of character types. It’s uncommon to find games where the entire group plays characters of the same type. An entire party of casters or thieves, for example. Such games offer a whole new set of challenges. What happens when a group of stealthy characters […]

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 3 Tips For Better Storytelling — RPT#600 Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 07:57:37  
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From:  Johnn Four 1. The Question-Dangle Technique Great stories have mystery. They create a question and leave you dangling for the answer until the end. Use this same sequence to create story tension in every part of your game. For example, you could say that Black Razor is an evil sword that steals souls. But […]

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 How To Build Awesome Description On-The-Fly — RPT#601 Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 07:50:45  
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From: Bob Fedick (ask) Hi Johnn! You are doing a great job with the tips. I struggle with being consistently descriptive in my DMing. I try to fight the “now roll a 20, ok, you hit for 5 damages” type of droning, but sometimes the game gets slow (totally my fault). I have taped a […]

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 Don’t Give it To ‘Em! Seven Ways to Improve Role Playing by Managing UberToys — RPT#602 Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 07:39:17  
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From: Joel Stottlemire An over-abundance of powerful toys in your campaigns takes the creativity and spark out of your players. You get an overpowered party that blasts, shoots and hacks through situations without doing any real role playing. That’s boring and frustrating. It’s kind of hard to advance the story line when your party is […]

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 Good vs. Evil: GM Tips From Legend The Movie — RPT#603 Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 07:29:46  
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From: Matthew Ipock Legend deals with the struggle between good and evil. The young hero strikes out with the help of a small band of misfit fairies to fight the red-skinned, black-horned stand-in for the Devil, hoping to rid the world of Darkness and usher in an era of Light and Happiness for all. While […]

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 10 Tips For Running a Riddleport Style Campaign of Intrigue and Peril — RPT#604 Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 07:16:20  
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From: Johnn Four It ran for about two years and is one of my few campaigns that took PCs from first level to a stunning and epic conclusion. Riddleport is my favourite campaign so far in my GMing career. A reader wrote in asking for tips on how to run a similar campaign. Here are […]

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 Evernote for GMs — RPT#605 Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 05:45:59  
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From: Scot Newbury The Evernote app (Windows, iOS, Android, more….) allows you to take notes, add attachments, and synch with their cloud service as well as all your devices. It is available free. And it has a subscription option ($5/month or $45/year) with more advanced features such as 1 GB of uploads, group note editing, […]

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 RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #409 — How to Add Atmosphere (Without LARPing or Bank Loans) Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 05:36:29  
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Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Hannah How to Add Atmosphere (Without LARPing or Bank Loans) What’s Your Favorite RPG? Johnn Recommends Readers’ Tips Of The Week   This Week’s Tips Summarized How to Add Atmosphere (Without LARPing or Bank Loans) Food Dice Music Maps and Scrolls Miniatures Quick Tips What’s Your […]

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 RPT Weekly E-Zine Issue #444 — 5 Tips to Create Game Room Atmosphere Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 05:19:33  
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Contents: This Week’s Tips Summarized A Brief Word From Johnn 5 Tips to Create Game Room Atmosphere Gamemaster Tips   This Week’s Tips Summarized 5 Tips to Create Game Room Atmosphere Light Sound Remove Distractions Room Arrangement Remote Atmosphere Gamemaster Tips Summarized Villain’s Escape For PBeM or Online RPG – Common Writing Mistakes in RPGs […]

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