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Aramax
February 19, 2017
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Musings on the Stolen World    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

More a note to myself on Stolen World topics

Aramax
January 2, 2015
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31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A study of my VERY long running game. A work in progress that will prob never be finished

10/81 - 1/14 RIP

Ted
December 13, 2014
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Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity?    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

I can explain! Really! (Note: This is for my Demon Hunting Campaign set in 1640's Ireland, so here be campaign specific dragons.)

Ted
August 10, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Final Update/Autopsy    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A final update on what happened to Kingmakers.

Ted
January 2, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Holiday Season Planning    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
With about three weeks off from the campaign, I have some time to think about the best laid plans.


Ted
November 5, 2012
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Kingmaker Planning- Baron Frond    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
The first real link in the conspiracy that wants the heir dead, Baron Frond is the first really important antagonistic NPC my players will meet. This calls for planning!


Ted
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

 

Ted
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.

 

Silveressa
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.”

Silveressa
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.

 

 

Silveressa
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.

Silveressa
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.

Silveressa
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:

Dossta
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.

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

And the walls came tumbling down...

Ted
May 15, 2012
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CRTF: Session 5    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Letting one of my players encounter a Raccoon might have been a bad idea... (now with PC summaries written by their respective players.... if everyone does it)

Ted
May 8, 2012
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CRTF: Session 4    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Get ready, a great deal happened.

Ted
May 2, 2012
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CRTF: Session 3    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Interrogating the suspects doesn't go as planned.

 

Ted
April 24, 2012
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CRTF: Session 2    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

My commentary and thoughts on the session we played tonight.

Ted
April 22, 2012
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CRTF: Session 1    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

My commentary and thoughts on the campaign I started tonight.

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       By: Ancient Gamer

The air had grown chill the minute they descended into the strange valley, which was unmarked on any of their maps. It was so strange here, devoid of animal life and completely silent. The horses were nervous the entire journey through the vale. As they set about to collect firewood for the campfire they could hear their own voices as dim echoes through the eerie silence.

The food didn't taste anything that evening and their sleep was cold and troubled by nightmares. While they are clearing camp the next morning, one of them stumbles over a piece of stone jutting out of the ground nearby the horses. On closer inspection there seems to be runes engraved into the polished surface. The symbols true meaning is no more known among mere mortals and if they decide to dig deeper, they will discover that it is an ancient altar buried within the soil.

Any historically oriented party member will recognize the largest symbol to be the insignia of the powerful warlock who ruled this realm several centuries ago. At their departure from the area, something will seem amiss with one of the party members and all will remember the stories of the warlock's thousand curses.

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