The Usual Disclaimer

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

With all my writing on here, but especially with regards to advice for RPG players and DMs, these are purely my thoughts from my experience of playing in and running games. There's no right or wrong way to play. As long as everyone is having fun and rolling dice, everything…

For Players: Beginner's Role Playing Tips

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. A little something different this time - rather than the normal GM-ing tips I run, I thought I'd spend some time over the next few weeks talking about the player side of being in an RPG. Specifically, the RP letters in that…

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…