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GM Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks to improve your game or at least give you some new cool ideas.

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When should GMs ask for Dice Rolls?

Have you ever asked your player to do a Perception check to see a paper with a clue they need over the table, even though it was extremely easy to spot, only to have them roll poorly? Now, what do ...
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How to Roleplay in RPGs

Thumbnail image from Wizards of the Coast You have been invited to take part in a new RPG table. As the name indicates, this is a Role-Playing Game. You are nervous as you have never done something similar to this in ...
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Give a meaning to your open-world quests

Thumbnail art by Anato Finnstark How to create an open world campaign || How to create quests for open world campaigns When it comes to creating a reason for a quest to exist, there are millions of options to choose ...
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How to create quests for open world campaigns

Thumbnail image from Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red How to create an open world campaign || Give a meaning to your open-world quests We took some time creating a perfect world for our characters to dive in. How important ...
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How to GM an open world campaign

Thumbnail image by Alena Aenami How to create quests for open world campaigns || How to create quests for open world campaigns We’ve all been there. A friend approaches you after finishing The Witcher 3 or Assassins Creed: Valhalla videogame ...
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How to make “leveling up” a narrative tool

Thumbnail image from the Dark Souls videogame You killed a dragon, gathered a certain amount of experience for doing so, and lvl up, just while the lair the dragon was in starts to crumble and collapse. The draconic sorcerer makes ...
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How to: Time traveling in RPGs – The Unique Timeline

Thumbnail image from Netflix show Dark With all other time-traveling methods out of the way, we end up with my favorite one: The Unique Timeline. We went from ways to manage time traveling that involved many deus ex machinas from ...
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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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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 ...
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How to: Time traveling in RPGs – Do Over: The ...

Thumbnail Image from the Groundhog Day movie Welcome to my time-traveling series in RPGs. Today we will be covering how to handle the Do-Over method of time traveling. In order to do that, we will need to firstly analyze how ...