Stories vs Adventures

Tue 29 August 2017 by Bighara from Echoes from the Geekcave

I ride the subway to and from work every day. Since I don't tend to obsess over my iPhone's screen and I don't like carrying "extra encumbrance" e.g. books, this leaves my mind some time to roam freely. Of course gaming is a common subject.


The Sprawl: Hacking It for Night's Black Agents

Tue 29 August 2017 by Lowell Francis from Age of Ravens

I’ve run seven sessions of The Sprawl this year. The rules for this cyberpunk PbtA rpg grabbed me when I read them. But when I went to play the actual game differed greatly from what I had in my head. That discontinuity left me unsure. A few months later ...

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High-Fives and other in-Game Rewards

Mon 28 August 2017 by Mike Bourke from Campaign Mastery

With this item, I continue the practice of offering shorter articles to start the week. Usually, this is to make room for a longer article later (and from time to time, the sequence has been temporarily inverted), but for much of the next year, that’s the plan. This week ...

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RPGaDAY Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven

Sun 27 August 2017 by Renaissance Gamer from Renaissance Gamer

What is the best way to thank your GM? Be a good player. Show up on time, shut off the electronics at the table, and pay attention. In combat, be ready when your turn comes around so you aren’t slowing things down. Your GM puts in a bunch of ...

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We're in the Shadow Realm of attack carpets!

Sun 27 August 2017 by Traxy from Shit Roleplayers Say

Soooooo ... We've started playing Godbound, but I need to make a copypaste post and grab a logo and stuff, and since we're having the bank holiday Monday off, we're gonna need a filler anyway, so let's do that this week and start on the new stuff ...

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RPG A Day 27: Alternate alternate.

Sat 26 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

I have already answered this question in the past.  The answer has not changed.  Originally the post was in response to something written by Contessa and can be found here.

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Frugal GM Review: Dice Cheat Sheet

Sat 26 August 2017 by Christopher Stogdill from Frugal GM

I really wasn't planning on doing any more reviews until I get some RPG projects off of my plate, but there is something that just stuck with me for this

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#RPGADAY2017 - Day 25

Fri 25 August 2017 by Justin Isaac from Halls of the Nephilim

Day 25: What is the best way to thank your GM?

While it's cool when players pitch in and buy books for their GM or bring pizza, the best way to thank your GM is by being fully engaged when you play. Don't build dice towers or play ...

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#RPGADAY2017 - Day 25

Fri 25 August 2017 by Justin Isaac from Halls of the Nephilim

Day 25: What is the best way to thank your GM?

While it's cool when players pitch in and buy books for their GM or bring pizza, the best way to thank your GM is by being fully engaged when you play. Don't build dice towers or play ...

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#RPGaDAY 2017: Day 25

Fri 25 August 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

a GM can't hear that enough. What is the best way to thank your GM? Tell them they are doing a good job,  a GM can't hear that enough. Additionally, ch...

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#RPGaDAY 2017: Day 25

Fri 25 August 2017 by Mark Craddock from Cross Planes

a GM can't hear that enough. What is the best way to thank your GM? Tell them they are doing a good job,  a GM can't hear that enough. Additionally, ch...

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Tags gm, #RPGaDAY, GM

RPGaDAY #25 - How to show appreciation to your DM

Fri 25 August 2017 by David Dolph from Big Ball of No Fun

What is the best way to thank your GM?

Let me count the ways. As I mostly GM I think feel qualified to answer this one. The best is to actually show up and be engaged. Missing multiple weeks for weak reasons or showing up and not paying attention will ...

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RPG A Day 25: What is the best way to thank your GM?

Thu 24 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

I GM all the time.  The last game I was in as a player must have been near 12 months ago and I only played one session.  I am an

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RPG A Day 25: What is the best way to thank your GM?

Thu 24 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

I GM all the time.  The last game I was in as a player must have been near 12 months ago and I only played one session.  I am an

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3 Ways to Help Your Fellow Gamers Have More Fun

Thu 24 August 2017 by Creighton Broadhurst from Creighton Broadhurst

Gaming is epic. You get together with your friends, slay dragons (hopefully) and have a great time. At least that’s the theory, anyway…   How many times have you been at a gaming session, though, and one of the players seems focused on their own fun above all else? You ...

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[ #RPG ] Can An Experienced GM Play In A Game With An Inexperienced GM?

Thu 24 August 2017 by Tim Knight from HeroPress

An unexpected side effect of this month's focus on roleplaying games (thanks to #RPGaDAY) has been one of my readers, over on the HeroPress Facebook page, asking me a question about gaming. I've tried to answer their question as best I can, but welcome any input from other ...

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Starting at Higher Level

Wed 23 August 2017 by J.T. Evans from Gnome Stew

Some of your stories may involve a higher power scale than starting off at “level one” or the equivalent in your game system. Perhaps the tale you want to tell with your players is on a greater epic scale. Perhaps you tire of struggling to keep those lower-level characters alive ...

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Dealing With Difficult Topics in RPGs

Mon 21 August 2017 by Jesse Cohoon from Tribality

(Author’s note: this article will be a bit different than the ones that I have written in the past because it is explicitly aimed at the group dynamic, not the ones running the game per se. Also, please pardon the use of block quotes; I didn’t want to ...

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Adventure Hooks and Encounters Inspired by Cicadas

Fri 18 August 2017 by admin from Follow Me And Die!

Over on G+, +Greg Gorgonmilk shared a picture of a cicada. This got me to thinking, “How would this affect various creatures in D&D?” What if there were forms of various burrowing monsters, Ankheg, bulette, etc. that had a cycle like the 17-year cicada. There are not just one ...

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Invisible Sun: Changing the Way RPGs are Played

Thu 17 August 2017 by Charles Ryan from Monte Cook Games

We’ve been revealing much about the rules and setting of Invisible Sun in the months since the Kickstarter campaign. Here, however, we just wanted to hit some of the highlights to convey what a different game this is. Monte had this to say: “It all starts with my childhood ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Which RPG Have You Owned the Longest and Not Played?

Thu 17 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

I think this question is supposed to be “…and never played.” At least that’s how I’m taking it. Hands down, this is Jovian Chronicles by Dream Pod 9. It’s an anime giant-robot setting with a lot of hard science trappings. Think The Expanse meets any Japanimation space ...

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Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game in the works

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Have you seen the indie film Iron Sky? It’s a quirky adventure that deals with Nazis secretly living on the dark side of the moon. In 2018 there will be a sequel and, perhaps, an Iron Sky RPG. There’s a Kickstarter campaign live today. [Back this Campaign] At ...

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Free GM Resource: Uncharted Territory YouTube Channel

Mon 14 August 2017 by Christopher Stogdill from Frugal GM

This week's Free GM Resource is yet another YouTube channel, but this time we're trying to get you in on the ground floor.

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RPG A Day 15: What do you want out of an RPG experience?

Mon 14 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

I am subbing in an alternate question for today.  The “which do you like adapting” is clearly FATE because that is what it does.  So there you have my answer

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GM Inspiration: Scary coin trap

Mon 14 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

What a fascinating trap! This dangerous coin trap was put together by Roman Booteen. He’s had lots of offers to buy it. I think a discovery like this is a good way to keep player characters distracted for a while. The snapping teeth don’t have to be all ...

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Alchemy Hazards

Mon 14 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Another supplement/small study of mine, this time centered on alchemy! It contains a few notes on pieces to make the brewing process more immersive and, of course, gives GM's and players options to blow stuff up in the name of science without even the most remote ounce of ...

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RPG A Day 13: Game experience that changed how I play?

Mon 14 August 2017 by Mark from RPGKnights

I have already documented the experience that most changed the way that I play on this site here.  The C Team shaped the way that I played forever after that

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Crafting RPG Adventures from Scratch

Mon 14 August 2017 by Katrina Ostrander from Triple Crit

Whether you’re writing a one-shot for a convention or an adventure for your home campaign, sometime between when you wrangle a group and when you start playing, you have to create said adventure! There are many components that go into roleplaying game adventures—encounters and maps, non-player characters and ...

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Dispatch Guide WIP

Sun 13 August 2017 by Michael Wenman from Observations of the Fox

The GM in The Law is called Dispatch, they are the central communications hub for the agents of the law in the local area, they have an overview of the situation and a perspective that agents simply can't have in the narrow alleys and dark shadows of the sprawl.

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Which Game Changed the Way You Play?

Sun 13 August 2017 by Angela Murray from Gnome Stew

If you’re out and about on social media with a preponderance of RPG loving friends, you may have seen the #RPGaDay thing that’s been going around for the month of August. I’ve been putting them up each day on my Facebook and it’s been sparking some ...

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Which Game Changed the Way You Play?

Sun 13 August 2017 by Angela Murray from Gnome Stew

If you’re out and about on social media with a preponderance of RPG loving friends, you may have seen the #RPGaDay thing that’s been going around for the month of August. I’ve been putting them up each day on my Facebook and it’s been sparking some ...

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BBT04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Blood Blade and Tusk – Moment of Truth

Wed 09 August 2017 by Stu from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

BBT04 GM: Stu Players: Gina, Jason, JiB, Stork Note: Blood, Blade & Tusk is a medieval European setting with Orcs, using Stu’s Moment of Truth RPG. You can get a free copy of the most...

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August 9, 2017: The Discworld Roleplaying Game: Moving Along

Wed 09 August 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator
The Discworld Roleplaying Game has been out for half a year now, and the recent release of the PDF version offers an excuse to add a few notes about the book. To start with, anyone still wondering what's inside might like to read some of the (at least) four ...
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#RPGaDay 2017 (part II of III)

Tue 08 August 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

Here's part I of my RPGaDay answers. Let's get to some more questions, shall we? #7:  What was your most impactful RPG session? I've had RPG sessions that were so bad that it forever changed how I approached the hobby. Some games were too boring, others too ...

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Invisible Sun: Games as a Group Purchase

Tue 08 August 2017 by Charles Ryan from Monte Cook Games

Tabletop RPG groups of all stripes always have a “thought leader.” You know the one—the person who learns about new games, buys all the games, brings them to the table, and teaches the rules. (And often, hosts the game as well.) Now, 99 times out of 100, this person ...

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Do you even campaign bro?

Tue 08 August 2017 by Mark Van Vlack from Dust_Pan_Games

When using the term "Campaign" to describe a roleplaying game the phrase"Particular Objective, confined to a particular area" part puts me off. Moreover I think it's just a convenient term held over from the hobbies wargaming roots. What I normally run is not by definition a campaign. There ...

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D&D: Legacies (Player's Guide)

Tue 08 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Rules for developinga heroe's Bloodline to generate family members and even children of the hero. Unique training based advancement that allows for class, skill, and feat advancement to move independantly creating the exact character you want. If you buy the D&D Legacies Player's Guide now you will ...

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When the Players Don't Show Up

Mon 07 August 2017 by Vb Wyrde from Elthos RPG

I saw a post on quora asking how to handle when players don't show up for your games... here's my reply...

That’s a continuous challenge, isn’t it? I have a couple of thoughts. First you need to figure out why people aren’t showing up. Is ...

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RPG A Day 2017 August 6

Mon 07 August 2017 by Lizard from Lizard's Gaming and Geekery Site

RPG A Day, 2017 August Sixth (Belated) Prompt: You can game every day for a week. Describe what you’d do. I’m not sure if this means “for the rest of your life” or “for one week”. Let’s assume the latter. …

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Free GM Resource: Mipui Mapping App

Mon 07 August 2017 by Christopher Stogdill from Frugal GM

Frugal GM Note: Postings have been a bit sparse as of late due to some commitments/projects that should mostly be wrapped up by the end of the month. Word on these endeavors will be shared here. This week's Free GM Resource is another mapping resource, but I cannot ...

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RPGaDay 2017 7th August

Mon 07 August 2017 by Craig from LunarShadow.net

7th) What was your most impactful RPG session? Once again another difficult question to answer as while I can think of numerous impactful games many of those came from looking back after a campaign and seeing how the story arcs had come together. I could mention my first campaign of ...

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Review: Tales from the Loop

Mon 07 August 2017 by Justin Alexander from The Alexandrian

Lately I’ve been reflecting on the “nostalgia kids” subgenre of urban fantasy / supernatural horror. It’s epitomized by Stephen King’s It and Hearts in Atlantis, J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, and, of course, the recent sensation of Stranger Things.  There are a lot of different elements which make ...

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