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…

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

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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…

GM Tips: First Time GMing Advice

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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

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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,…