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: 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,…

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…

For Players: 18-ish D&D Character Backstory Questions

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: Bronze Carved Dice by Ty Konzak Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. 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,…