GM Tips: The Foundations for Great Villains

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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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 when you do have a great villain to…

Lessons Learned: RPG Campaign Story Crafting

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: Alice in wonderland by Gordon Tarpley You may have come across parts of this before - this is the final compiled version of a series of short posts that I previously put up separately to get feedback. This will be continually edited and improved into the future, but…

From the Community: Clarifications to & Lesser Known D&D Rules

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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LemonLord7 and Ripper62 from Reddit compiled these a large set of clarifications to and lesser-known rules. I thought I'd organise the list and tidy up the answers a little. Hopefully you'll find it a useful resource for next time there's an argument over one of them. Spells Casting a spell…

22 Film-Based RPG Campaign Ideas

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Someone recently posted up an interesting question, which got more than a few responses: What movies would like to see as an adventure? I thought the responses deserved a follow-up, so I pulled them all, worked out which were the most popular suggestions, and then created a short description for…

Player Tips: 18-ish D&D Character Backstory Questions

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: Bronze Carved Dice by Ty Konzak When creating a new character for a campaign (or for a book or anything else really), it's useful to have a fleshed-out backstory. That way, whenever you have to improv how your character responds, you'll have a thorough understanding of how their…