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How to: Time traveling in RPGs – Timeline Changing

Thumbnail Image from Steins;Gate anime With the whole Do-Over part already out of the way, today is time to dive into probably one of the most complex ways to time travel. This time-traveling method shares many similarities with the Do-Over: ...
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Essentials of Character Backstory

Building a character backstory doesn’t have to be a lengthy or labor-intensive affair. And you don’t have to write beautiful fiction to create one that will be useful during play. Instead of character backstory as a story, think of your ...
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Advanced Character Backgrounds

Not all games start at level one. When this happens, the characters are leveled, and maybe, if the GM/ DM is lucky the player might add a sentence or two more to the background to flesh it out more. Unfortunately, ...
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How to Run A Tutorial One-Shot

So, you have a bunch of friends who want to play Dungeons & Dragons but none of them have played before. You might consider running a one-shot meant to serve as a kind of tutorial. In the session, you’ll want ...
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Storm Edge Campaign Setting 17: Gods of Eight Isles ‐ ...

Welcome back to the world of STORM EDGE: THE ADVENTURES IN EIGHT ISLES! This week, we are continuing to learn more about the Gods of The Eight Isles, from Archfeys of The Eight Isles. (Go here for Part 1, Go ...
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Improvising and Adjusting to Character Decisions

In any campaign that I have DM’d the players came up with some solution or go off toward some blank part of the map. That would send me scrambling to catch up to the player’s decisions, improvising my way to ...
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Reasons a site might be abandoned P6

(Author’s note, I’ll be picking up where I left off numerically) One of the classic D&D tropes is a party entering a dungeon. Such places are either abandoned, in the middle of nowhere, or, sometimes, under a bustling city, but ...
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Storm Edge Campaign Setting 16: Gods of Eight Isles ‐ ...

Welcome back to the world of STORM EDGE: THE ADVENTURES IN EIGHT ISLES! This week, we are continuing to learn more about the Gods of The Eight Isles. (For part 1 – go here) Celestial Nobles Celestial Nobles consist of ...
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HeroQuest 2.0

Hasbro has been teasing us with a countdown for HeroQuest for a while now. So the news was released, and we are shown a crowd-funding effort with a $1M USD goal. It took a little time (less than a day), ...
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How to: Time traveling in RPGs – Do Over: The ...

Thumbnail image from Looper movie Last article we talked about how Do Over Time Traveling works, and how it branches into two different categories. These two are The Loop and The Reset, which despite sharing many similarities they provide widely ...