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Populating Your World With Somebodies
Portraying the rest of the world surrounding the party can seem quite the daunting task. You don't want it to seem dull yet you might not know who the characters will interact with. Instead of crafting each person or assuming people insignificant to the adventure are the same, make “types.”
Productive Tips to Streamline Prep
Work, school, cleaning and then prepare the game? Something all GMs learn to remain efficient and keep up with their own lives is streamline the prep process. While that means different things from one person to the next, here's four tips when you've got fewer (or shorter) blocks of time to spend.
Reintroducing Creativity Into Your Prep
Dragons don't all look alike. If they do, or worse yet, if they all look like a string of numbers and a grid outline – you might be suffering from rule-overload. The remedy is not halfway across the world or at the end of an epic quest, however. It's here at the click of a button.
Repurposing Prematurely Ended Campaigns
You know that campaign you put so much work into but it never got to finish? There's that wonderfully epic battle waiting for the party, but each of the players have all moved or aren't game to play anymore. If you can't reuse it, recycle it into it's own fictional work.
Role Playing Games Free Newsletter
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Role-Playing for Personal Evolution
Why do we role-play? Is fun the only reason? If you've ever been asked or wondered then this article is for you. A great deal of personal growth comes from role-playing. Here's four benefits which are not as easy to come by through any other medium.
Role-Playing Game Social Contracts
You may have heard of social contracts before: common understandings among a group of people, either explicit or implied. Oftentimes they're both. Role-playing games utilize this concept very often. Understanding what it has to do with your game and your group is important.
Role-Playing Games and Social Intelligence
Role-playing games are good for more than a pastime. Valuable life skills such as social intelligence are gained from role-playing. From anticipating the appropriate thing to say all the way to appreciating differences in values, the experience we gain from this hobby translates to our lives.
RPG Adventure: The Way of the Silent
Deep within the desert, a dark and wicked secret awaits. Some say it's the gold of a long lost king but others say even rarer relics are to be found. A few circles even talk about a forgotten shrine with enough power left within to make you immortal. Here's an adventure for your players.
Searching For The Perfect RPG
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and RPGs aren't any different. The perfect RPG for you probably won't be the perfect one for me. When you find the best one for you and your group all others will pale by comparison. Here's a few key differences to get you started.
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