GM Tips: First Time GMing Advice

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. We all have to start somewhere - even people like Matt Mercer and Matt Colville had session #1 once. What follows is my advice for those of you out there who are about to run your first sessions. Start Small Small group,…

GM Tips: A Guide to NPC Creation, Design & Role Playing

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: A Handbook of Rome and the Campagna Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. One of the most common things you'll have to do as a GM is creating and voicing NPCs. In that vein, here's my guide to building, running and developing NPCs of all types,…

GM Tips: The Foundations for Great Villains

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. At the core of any great story, be it told through a book, a film, or at a tabletop, are the players and their antagonists. Whilst you can have a great story without a great antagonist, it's certainly easier and more engaging…

Lessons Learned: RPG Campaign Story Crafting

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: Alice in wonderland by Gordon Tarpley Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. Campaign building in RPG, be it D&D, Numenera, The Sprawl, Pathfinder or anything else, the main thing is to make sure that the story you're crafting is engaging. That means bringing the…

Lessons Learned: Running Campaigns Involving "The Chosen One"

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: Alice in wonderland by Gordon Tarpley Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. In a post I put up recently on popular films as inspiration for campaigns, there were a few comments in the comments around the community from people which were basically this: I wouldn't want…