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Cheka Man
October 20, 2012
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30 Nobles    Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)

Many roleplays are set in a world where much of the land is held by barons and other nobles serving under the King or Queen. Sometimes the PCs may need to meet these nobles to ask for help in their Quest, at other times they may be caught for breaking the law and end up with their lives in his hands. Yet nobles are different;some may be good people who care for those underneath them and are loved in return, others may be unpleasent tyrantts hated and feared by their underlings, and still others a bit of both. With this in mind I present thirty nobles

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

Seven things I've learned about NPCs

Gossamer
March 20, 2013
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But they're only minions...    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

A quote from my solo campaign that really got me thinking about how players perceive Npcs.
Does your players treat your precious Npcs like nothing but obstacles, exploits and cannon fodder, whether they are gelatinous cubes or humans?

And if so, what can we do to change it?

Stephie
December 10, 2007
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Court Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

When dealing with nobility and court settings, players can sometimes skip the roleplay aspect and jump straight to behavior such as, "I bow, greet all in the court, and ask the duke for his assistance."  While in most scenarios this type of action is sufficient, taking it a step further can enhance gameplay (or maybe even manipulate a plotline).

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 18, 2007
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Developing PC's    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

Advice for players on different ways of fleshing out and developing the Player Characters.

Kuseru Satsujin
March 10, 2008
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Fantasy Land Ownership    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Advice on how to handle land ownership in fantasy settings.

Druid_Wiking
February 14, 2006
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Legal Codes    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

A guide on creating legal codes for games, history, examples, and why bother?

Michael Jotne Slayer
May 18, 2008
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PC's- Childhood    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

An article that debates the matters of childhood in fantasy RPG’s in relation to the Player Characters.

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 17, 2007
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PC's- Family and Friends    Articles  (Campaign)   (Players)

An article for GM’s and players alike upon the matter of the family and friends of the players.

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 18, 2007
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PC's- Goals and Morals    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

Different aspects of forging your Player Character- Geography and Goals. Enjoyable for Players and Gamemasters alike.

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.



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       By: manfred

On a location with numerous webs, and at least one big spider, there is a something inside a cocoon. It is humanoid in shape, still moving. If the heroes free it (not before they kill or drive away the spiders), they meet a ... zombie!

The poor zombie wandered the dungeon alone, and tried to kill a big living creature (= a spider). The spider used the usual treatment, even if this victim did not look tasty. The zombie can be easily killed as any other zombie. It got but several doses of spider-poison, so can be something worth if it is extracted. You can mention to a druid or ranger the fact the spider had no poison anymore.

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