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: Running Campaigns Involving "The Chosen One"

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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…

Those times when they natural 20 Investigation, and you have to think up *something* as a reward, fast...

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Sounds about right...…

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, find the sources and tidy up the answers a little. Hopefully you'll find it a useful resource for next time there's an debate. Spells Many spells can only…