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Ted
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


Ted
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?

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

The second session is where the fun begins.

Ted
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...


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.

 

Scrasamax
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

Mourngrymn
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

EmilioV
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.

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.

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

Seven things I've learned about NPCs

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.

Forganthus
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.

OmegaDraco
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.

OmegaDraco
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?

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

And the walls came tumbling down...

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       By: Incarnadine

Stormbound, the ship rolls hard over to once side. All that is not strapped down is tossed violently overboard in a splash of freezing water.

There, on the horizon- a tower. Squat, it stands alone on a tiny island. However, it's the only land in sight, and any more of this ferocious storm will crush the boat to splinters.

Taking shelter within the ornate entryway of the squat tor, the party notes with interest that no signs of life break the silence of the stone tower. As they take another step forward, they realise why.

Traps.

This is the fabled tower of Brenji, a rich merchant who wished none to share his enormous wealth. He constructed this tower to store his gold- trapped and ready for any potential thieves. But the ingenious pitfalls and scything walls are not the only dangers within the silent walls of the building. A guardian, left behind by Brenji, still stalks these very halls.

A rattling hiss echoes somewhere from below...

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