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October 26, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 4    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Session 4 offers the barest of clues as to what happened to Morano

October 22, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 3    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

With Morano kidnapped, how will the players go about protecting Reginald?

October 20, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 2    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

The second session is where the fun begins.

October 15, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 1    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Old Man Morano arrives in the town of Pyrim to collect all my players together and make them do stuff...

October 8, 2012
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The Non-Assassination of Jaspar Zane    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
The best laid plans often don't survive contact with the PCs- or Character Generation


October 6, 2012
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The Kingmakers    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
The umbrella sub that will hopefully, Mathom willing, link to all the submissions relating to the campaign that I am planning on running.


September 22, 2012
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ScrasTech Templates    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

that I'm tired of getting the book out to look up the salient points

September 20, 2012
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A Guide to Metals and Their Properties    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

A Mastersmiths' guide to metals of worth and the knowledge you will need to become a true Master of Metals.

by Master Blademsith Cethrik Hammerstone

Master of the Thirteeth Blade, Bladesmith to King Regrare Alderkin, Maker of Caldebane - The Ever Cutting Blade

July 27, 2012
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Evoking Places in a Game    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

A set of basic things to remember that will aid your description of the places your players are in.

July 20, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #18    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)


“What made you think all these naked dummies were zombies?” –Renee, still amazed at Jessy’s lack of control.

“Because normal people don’t stand around naked in the rain?" –Jessy, displaying his “common sense.”

July 11, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #12    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

“I’d Kiss you Jessy, but after everything that’s wound up in your beard of the past few weeks I’d probably catch the plague and become a zombie.” -Heather Wilks, grateful for Jessy’s brilliant landing location.

“That might jus be an improvement to both yer looks and yer attitude.”-Jessy Hannaford, being his sarcastic self.



July 9, 2012
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Post Apocalypse Gaming    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Nuclear war, zombie outbreaks, meteor strikes, economic collapse, alien invasion, no matter how it happens an apocalypse makes for a unique and engaging setting to run a campaign in, even for a jaded GM.

Here’s a few quick tips that can make a good zombie or other post apocalypse game a great one, and keep the group coming back (from the dead?) for more.

July 5, 2012
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7 Things about NPCs    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

Seven things I've learned about NPCs

July 5, 2012
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Pet & Peer NPCs    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Sometimes playing a major NPC that’s part of the party can be tough. After all, it’s hard not to have the NPC come up with a winning strategy, spot a piece of evidence or find a trap the PCs overlooked. However, if one does this too much, the NPC becomes the crutch the group leans on as soon a problem presents itself.

When done too little, the NPC is usually treated as a useless addition outside of menial labor and an extra weapon in combat. Here are a few techniques to keep them fun and useful , and become a party member the GM and players will like having around.

July 4, 2012
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Running a Zombie Apocalypse    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A few quick and techniques any GM can use to make a zombie apocalypse campaign a success without becoming to stressful or repetitive for to run over the long term:

June 25, 2012
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Applying the Hollywood Formula    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Learn how to apply one of screenwriting's most effective tools to your own campaign, for a game with better pacing and solid endings.

June 14, 2012
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Just in Time    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

So you’ve finally done it.  With the best of intentions all around the table, your PCs have finally blundered into the blender like curious gerbils, and now they are hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.  They are doomed, unless you unleash Secret GM Gambit #4 on them.

June 6, 2012
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30 Ways to Cheat Death    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Everyone dies. But delaying that impending sentence is the holy grail. Science, scorcery, and wishful thinking do all in their power to bestow such delays. Be your deeds pure or evil, cheating death is neither easy nor reliable.

May 21, 2012
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30 Simple Rhyming Riddles    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Wanderers beware, these gates open not,

Except to those only who the way have bought.

You may purchase the right to pass me by,

By each guessing my riddles. Care to try?

May 17, 2012
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CRTF: Session 6    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

And the walls came tumbling down...

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Marraige custom. The groom must prove his worth to the friends, family, and future wife. The best man is obligated to challenge the groom to a duel and the best man chooses the weapons. (can be anything, toothpicks, cotton balls, anything) If the groom wins then he proves his worth. If he loses then the bride will accept him for his faults and could sometimes gives him a task to accomplish before the wedding.

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