GM & Player Tips: Voice Acting Warm-Ups, Tongue Twisters and Practice Lines

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. For those of you who are part of a more acting-heavy game, or who do voices for their NPCs, you need to make sure you're getting your voice ready before a session. Here's a quick guide to ensure you don't strain anything…

A Problem Deeper Than Surface Wounds

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always, with a twist. This post is about the RPGs Equal Combat trope. There's nothing wrong with enjoying combat-heavy games. I do too. And I realise there's an irony in me, an upper-middle class white man writing this. But... I attended Dragonmeet this…

D&D Backgrounds - A Complete, Organised List

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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A few people have put together lists of all the D&D backgrounds available, but mostly they're a bit disjointed, so I thought I'd spend a few minutes categorising them and then put up that sorted list here. Players Handbook Acolyte - p127. Insight, Religion, and Languages +2 Charlatan…

Lessons Learned: D&D Adventure Template

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. A little while ago, I wrote a guide on crafting RPG campaign stories. This, in many ways, is the second part to that - looking at how you craft the individual adventures that make up a campaign. Over the years, I've created…

D&D Classical Background Music Playlists

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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I'm something of a fan of classical music, both modern and new, so I thought I'd take some time to put up the playlists I use for all you GMs to use. They're organised by theme, sort of, so you pick what makes sense for the situation at hand. So…