Monthly Archives: March 2016

GM Tips: Ask Questions and listen

By | 31st March 2016

GM Tips articles offer advice and ideas for gamesmasters to help hone their techniques and run their games, these lists are not exhaustive but provide some tips to point a GM in the right direction. In this article we offer a few tips related to that most useful of GM resources, the players.

Random Things that you might hear about a Haunted House

By | 30th March 2016

These random things articles are designed as quick idea generators for time-pressed GMs who want to inject some additional details into their game, in this article we look at random rumours that you might hear about a haunted house. When you need some inspiration just roll a D20 and consult the table:

All About Aspects: Magic Powers as Aspects

By | 29th March 2016

Magic Powers as Aspects We’ve explained the basic formatting for our high concept aspects in one of our previous post, in this post I provide a single descriptions table (that can be used instead of the ones in previous articles) to add aspects concerned with psychic or magic powers. Please note: This article does not… Read More »

Shadows of the Century Beta Playtest – Pitch Session

By | 26th March 2016

I was luckily enough to picked to take part in the Shadows of the Century Beta playtest by Evil Hat Productions, looks like a real cool game, I’ve just run the Pitch Session (or session zero) for my face-to-face group; obviously I can’t give anything away about the mechanics at this stage but thought I’d… Read More »

Random Things: Gothic horror trinkets for D&D 5E

By | 25th March 2016

These random things articles are designed as quick idea generators for time-pressed GMs who want to inject some additional details into their game, in this article we look at trinkets. Trinkets were one of my favourite things about character generation in D&D 5th Edition, each character starts with at least one, a small item or… Read More »

Matters of Fate: Representing the Rules Fairly

By | 25th March 2016

Video Version Audio Version [iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4247688/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/legacy” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode we talk a little about the importance of being fair and maintaining consistency when it comes to the rules. Check out this episode!