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Silveressa
Post Apocalypse Gaming By: Silveressa

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.

by Silveressa
150xp
7 replies
2300 views
Silveressa
Running a Zombie Apocalypse By: Silveressa

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:

by Silveressa
240xp
12 replies
3193 views
Silveressa
Pet & Peer NPCs By: Silveressa

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.

by Silveressa
95xp
7 replies
1934 views
Aramax
31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign By: Aramax

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

10/81 - 1/14 RIP

by Aramax
110xp
22 replies
3000 views
Ted
Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity? By: Ted

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

by Ted
55xp
5 replies
2039 views
Ted
The Kingmakers: Final Update/Autopsy By: Ted

A final update on what happened to Kingmakers.

by Ted
160xp
9 replies
2365 views
Ted
The Kingmakers: Holiday Season Planning By: Ted
With about three weeks off from the campaign, I have some time to think about the best laid plans.


by Ted
65xp
5 replies
2058 views
Ted
Kingmaker Planning- Baron Frond By: Ted
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!


by Ted
40xp
1 reply
1914 views
Ted
The Non-Assassination of Jaspar Zane By: Ted
The best laid plans often don't survive contact with the PCs- or Character Generation

by Ted
130xp
9 replies
2685 views
Ted
The Kingmakers By: Ted
The umbrella sub that will hopefully, Mathom willing, link to all the submissions relating to the campaign that I am planning on running.

by Ted
45xp
1 reply
2462 views
Dossta
Applying the Hollywood Formula By: Dossta

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

by Dossta
105xp
6 replies
3702 views
Ted
CRTF: Session 6 By: Ted

And the walls came tumbling down...

by Ted
80xp
5 replies
1818 views
Ted
CRTF: Session 5 By: Ted

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)

by Ted
60xp
3 replies
1815 views
Ted
CRTF: Session 4 By: Ted

Get ready, a great deal happened.

by Ted
80xp
4 replies
2051 views
Ted
CRTF: Session 3 By: Ted

Interrogating the suspects doesn't go as planned.

by Ted
90xp
4 replies
2075 views
Ted
CRTF: Session 2 By: Ted

My commentary and thoughts on the session we played tonight.

by Ted
80xp
3 replies
1918 views
Ted
CRTF: Session 1 By: Ted

My commentary and thoughts on the campaign I started tonight.

by Ted
80xp
5 replies
2150 views
PoisonAlchemist
The Ten-Second Story By: PoisonAlchemist

Giving NPCs memories can go a long way to making a more realistic and enjoyable game world.

This is not a submission about creating NPCs, this is about presenting them. Not everyone walks around with a different accent, strange tic, or catchphrase, our memories are what make us different.

by PoisonAlchemist
210xp
12 replies
2984 views
Mourngrymn
Campaign Level Thinking By: Mourngrymn

The question was asked about how you run a high level campaign. While this is a simple question it is not very simple to answer. Anyone who is an experienced DM will tell you that, especially for a beginner. In order to answer this I began thinking backwards.

by Mourngrymn
315xp
20 replies
8404 views
2 HoHs
valadaar
30+ Burial Customs By: valadaar

30+ Burial Customs for building cultures

by valadaar
390xp
23 replies
17853 views
5 HoHs