GM Tools: Random Magic Item Generator

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: matte background by Futurilla I built this as a minor tool for generating interesting things for loot or items for parties to discover. Poke the button to create a new suggestion. The things it suggests often won't make sense as a complete item, so I find it works…

GM Tips: Keeping Player's Engaged

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. When it comes to running any tabletop RPG, be that D&D or Numenera, Call of Cthulhu or Paranoia, the touchstone for you as a GM has to be this: Keep your…

Lessons Learned: Top 11 GM Tips

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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Main picture: Alice in wonderland by Gordon Tarpley If you're newer to running adventures, here's some tips from my experience over the years. Hopefully you'll find them useful. 1. Peaks and Valleys You can't just "get to the good stuff" all the time. The good stuff is only…

Making a Tabletop RPG: The Imperial System

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

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I spent much of the last year or so mulling on an idea for the setting for an RPG. Towards the end, while taking a break before editing my book, I decided to sit down and created a system around it. Here's my collected thoughts on what I've learned from…