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Roleplaying

Preparing to Run the Zombie Apocalypse

Everyone loves to talk about their zombie plan, but who actually needs one? Game masters, that’s who! The zombie apocalypse is ever popular for roleplaying games, but it’s also challenging. Many factors go into creating the perfect undead playground, even when they seem simple from … read more »

Roleplaying

Running War in a Roleplaying Game

War. Huh. What is it good for? Well, if Western literature is anything to go by, it’s good for storytelling. We’ve got no shortage of stories set on or around the battlefield, from the Iliad to modern blockbuster films. It makes sense. War is the … read more »

Roleplaying

Ten Techniques I Use Every Session

GM Screens

A lot of great GMing advice posts are out there,* but most of them focus on abstract, big picture suggestions. That’s great, but what about when you’re in the trenches, running the game? Fortunately, plenty of advice is useful to you right now. Including right … read more »

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Using Play Aids in Roleplaying Games

A good GM can run their game with nothing beyond dice, notes,* and their dulcet voice, but what if you want to add something extra? If you’ve already got a solid foundation in the basics of plotting, NPC characterization, and encounter balancing, then it might … read more »