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Ways of Using Sounds in Your Tabletop RPG

(Author’s note: I am not affiliated with, nor do I own any of the products I am providing reviews for. All product information is adapted from their respective websites) Before we begin, we need to have some idea as to ...
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Using Tokens in Your Game, Part 2

What do the Shovel Knight’s magical shovel1, “Scrooge McDuck’s” lucky dime2, Thom Merlin’s colorful cape3, the barbarian’s totem, and your lucky “get laid” underwear all have in common? They’re symbols of a characters personality, tokens of who they are, what ...
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Using Tokens in Your Game Part 1

What do Presto’s magic cap1, “Dollar Bill’s” sword necklace2, Linus’ blanket3, the rogue’s lucky dice, and your lucky rabbit’s foot keychain all have in common? They’re symbols of a characters personality, tokens of who they are, what they stand for, ...
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Dealing With Difficult Topics in RPGs

(Author’s note: this article will be a bit different than the ones that I have written in the past because it is explicitly aimed at the group dynamic, not the ones running the game per se. Also, please pardon the ...
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One Dozen Ways to Make Familiars More Memorable

Before we begin let’s define what a familiar is. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, a familiar is: a spirit often embodied in an animal and held to attend and serve or guard a person According to the Collins dictionary: an evil ...
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How to Run a Circus in your Game, Part 4

(Author’s note: unless someone tells me about a subject that I missed, this will be the last article of this series. Also, keep an eye out for the many links in this article. Enjoy!) Last time we talked about events ...
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How to run a circus in your game part 3

Last time we talked about the travel, finding locations, time needed to set up the circus, battles within the circus, sound in the circus, and circus games and rides, as well as circus food. This time we’ll talk about events ...
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How to Run a Circus in Your Game: Part 2

(Author’s note: Last time some of the commenters pointed out that they wanted to see a bit more of the how it should be ran. This article continues the thought process of the last article digging into some of the ...
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How to run a Circus in Your Game

(Author’s note: One of my article readers suggested looking at Ravenloft’s Carnival, which I did, and expanded the article in certain places. Hopefully, you’ll like the expanded ideas contained herein) Circuses have been around forever as traveling entertainers of acrobats, ...
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What we can learn from the MegaMan Series

Author’s note: To get the most nostalgia out of this article, go to youtube and find your favorite megaman music to play while reading this article. Megaman is one of Capcom’s most iconic properties, having various games on the various ...