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MoonHunter
April 5, 2010
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2009    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

MoonHunter
December 20, 2008
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Roddenberry Writes I    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

In the World of Star Trek," authored by David Gerrold, Gene Roddenberry explains how a central character trying to solve one or more needs builds drama into any type of story.

MoonHunter
July 21, 2008
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Gamer Group Traditions    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

What traditions or habits does your gaming group have?

MoonHunter
June 12, 2008
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2008    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

MoonHunter
April 17, 2008
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Grue - An Explanation    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

MoonHunter
April 17, 2008
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The Players    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Gaming - Genre)

The Players… you know, those other people hanging out with the game masters/ dungeon masters/ keepers/ referees

MoonHunter
December 29, 2007
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2007    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Another year, another set of tips.

MoonHunter
December 25, 2007
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Black Christmas Rules v1    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

This Christmas game concept is infectious. So lets say some monsters from somewhere else try to destroy Christmas (actually they are destroying humanity, Christmas was just incidentally the day). So of course the Elves will stop them. And what about some other mythics?" This is the rule set I created in about three hours.

MoonHunter
December 25, 2007
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Black Christmas the Campaign    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

It is December 24th. People around the world are doing last minute shopping, traveling, and getting their work done. The world is filled with moments of joy and amusement as the world is desperately getting ready for a joyous holiday (or going to the movies or Chinese food w/ the family… depending on the tradition).

Then, the Gates open and the world changed. Mythics began to appear. However, out of the gates, yes those magical gates, out pours death and mayham into the Malls and Streets. They don’t have a name, nor do they give one. Some call them demons, aliens, or experiments; others just call them Monsters. The Elfs, they call them Grinches. 

Continued Below...

MoonHunter
January 12, 2007
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Worksheet Settings    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

One of the most powerful tools found in the World Building 102b article is the Worksheet. Here is a place to put the settings you might make with them.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2006
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Against the Storms - The Kerren Setting    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

For hundreds of years colonist from Earth have lived on Kerren.  They came to Karren to live a simplier peaceful life. A pity that dream never materialized. 

Kerren is a world in an age of Saurians.  Giant megafauna live among huge trees. Smaller saurians and giant insects live in their shadows.  The Humans live in Clusters, walled cities usually along cliffs, to protect themselves. 

Kerren is a world of little metal.  The colonists expected resources to maintain a minimal level of technology.  Those resources did not exist or were unobtainable given their tools.  They adapted to the materials they had.

In short their life was simplier, but it was not peaceful. 

Zhan are extradimensonal blobs that fall from rifts caused by electrical storms.  Zhan infect living things, twisting them into rampaging monsters.  If Kerren was not dangerous enough, now “things” roamed the lands.

However, the Colonists found allies on Kerren- The Dragons. Working with this native animal species, The Ryders defend their people.  Riding their dragons they destroy Zhan as they fall before they can contaminate the world, remove Zhani monsters in Grey Zones, and wrangle Mega Fauna and Jumpers. Together with their Dragons, Ryders help build and maintain the colony.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2006
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2006    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Another year, another List. I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List. These are this year’s ten most common pieces of gaming advice I have given out.  They should be useful to you to some level.

MoonHunter
March 27, 2006
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What is a homebrew?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

D’hui said, “What is “homebrew”?

MoonHunter
January 9, 2006
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Get a Plot    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Sometimes, you just need a new plot.

MoonHunter
December 15, 2005
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GM's Block    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

GM’s block is a serious problem in the roleplaying world. Related to writer’s or actor’s block, it prevents the GM from being creative and enthusiastic about their work.

MoonHunter
December 15, 2005
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It is a Small World    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

This article is also know as World Building 1A.

MoonHunter
December 15, 2005
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Dip Happen    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

I personally always recomend creating your own game worlds for your campaigns.  It makes the game your own, rather than something you are just using.  Most people will not run characters that other people create. why should game worlds be any different.

MoonHunter
December 14, 2005
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Gaming is Like Pizza    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

From Feudal Japan to the modern Pizzaria, you can learn a great deal about gaming from food.

MoonHunter
December 14, 2005
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Campaigns are like Plants    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

Literally, Campaigns are like plants.  They can only grow if the conditions are right.  The GM must plant them in the correct place and right environmental conditions (i.e. the players must like the ideas behind the games and be willing to play in them). Just like the gardener must prepare the soil and growing environment, the GM must create the basics of the campaign before play.

MoonHunter
December 14, 2005
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Lazy's man guide to constructing a CoC or Horror adventure    Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - Genre)

This is a great article posted on another site (who reposted it from another site, who took it from another), but I thought many would enjoy it here. It is The Lazy Man’s Guide for Constructing a Call of the Cthulhu Adventure, written by Sandy Petersen, original author of the Call of Cthulhu.

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Hooper McFin's Two Shot Portal

       By: dudeington

Now, this ol' ramblin fellow tends to walk his talk a bit too far down the train sometimes.. So I'll be brief in my recantin' of how it was my Tavern "came to bein'" on the multiverse as a weave of it's own spell.. And how I'm even alive to tell the story!

You see it's simple really, trust me.. that's my specialty, keepin it elementary. And you can trust this old Bard.

Anyway, this one night these wizards get a ramblin' on about the temporal exististance of space and time and how it could be manifested in a weave of super dimensional space. whereupon the folded space would give rise to an infinite number of entrances and exits to one or many spaces. Now, seein' how my talkin' sometimes get's locked into the way us folks used to talk back in the ol' west. These wizards didn't know I was a master of the word. and I had heard everything they said. They were also a bit over the wagon, while I was steerin' the show.

So that's how it came to pass, I struck a bargain with the wizards. They come to me in the morning and conjure up their idea into reality and I'd pledge them my life, my existance.. in essence my soul. but in a much nicer sense of the word. So they came by in the morning a half remembering our talks the prior evenin'. And I recanted their words verbatum, and that's how it came to be. The spell was complete that afternoon. My tavern would be the super dimensional cube that would exist in this weave of space and time, folks could come and go as they please, knowin in mind some of the rules and limitations set forth.

A few of 'em as follows.

No feller can be causin a ruckus inside any of my fine establishments, as always rule number one god damnit.

n' second the portal works kinda tricky. When ya outside ya cast the spell and lend your will to luck a bit and regardless the doors to the bar will appear, the windows a luminescent amber.. you can hear the chattee but ya can't see in. And the catch is the door might be locked, in which case you chalk it up to lady luck and go walk off and try again in an hour. Now most times the door pops right open and from the outside you always come in the front door, immediately greeted by myself or one of our many fine patrons of Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

Now when ya cast the spell from inside the Tavern, another catch comes up. The back door is mainly a secret for the non-initiated staff and the regulars but for sake of the prose let's assume we all know there's a secret door in the back with a portal there. Now when you go on through this one, you got two scenario's you oughta be aware of. One is ya pop outside relative to the same spot you came out. The other is, you walk back on into this one or another of our many Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

so it's a clever quantum railroad I got my tavern and my people's caught on. But, Hey the show's sure as always goin. ohhh' rutin tootin skidoodle -

** And that's it.. that's the only notes I found on the spell, apparently out there somewhere is a Tavern caught on the mighty ebb and flow of the multiverse. Well. at least I can put to rest my torment as to the condition now referred to as "Hooper McFin's Teleportation Paranoia".

Dr. Clarke T. Mulligan - Professional researcher of Time & Space.

Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse

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