Tag Archives: gm tips

Quick NPCs for LOTFP

By | 19th March 2018

The rules for creating NPCs in LOTFP are fairly streamlined, but I was looking for a method of creating NPCs that were a little more different stat-wise without adding an undue amount of complexity to the game, to do this I’ve drawn on my experiences with the Fate RPG system. Method for Creating Quick NPC… Read More »

Want to make campaign creation easier? Make like Doctor Frankenstein

By | 19th January 2018

JosIn-case anyone is planning to point it out, I’m aware that the featured image for this post in Frankenstein’s monster rather than Frankenstein himself đŸ˜‰ Any of us who’ve created and ran a campaign world–whatever the game may be–you know that it can be an awful lot of work. Not only are you having to… Read More »

GM Tips: Expand your reading material

By | 11th January 2018

One of the aspects of the roleplaying that I really enjoy is producing campaign wikis/blogs, etc that provide more of an insight into currently running games and campaign worlds, it lets me keep my writing-hand in, keeps up my enthusiasm between games and also helps refresh my (unfortunately poor) memory concerning the salient details of… Read More »

What should you do when a session feels a bit flat?

By | 7th March 2017

We’ve all been in that position from time to time when you run a game session that you don’t feel is up to your best standards, this could be for any number of reasons, you might be tired or have other things going on that serve to distract you from running the game.

GM Tips: Prepping for a Campaign Part 5 – Post Game Prep

By | 16th February 2017

Okay so you’ve done your prep, got the campaign running and have run your first session, surely that’s it for prep until you start getting ready for the next session right? Wrong. You certainly could run games like this, however, there’s a few little bits of prep you can do after your session has finished… Read More »

GM Tips: Prepping for a Campaign Part 4 – Prep for the Start of a Session

By | 15th February 2017

The main focus of a lot of peoples prep occurs when getting ready for running an actual session, this post isn’t going to talk about the specifics of writing an adventure or creating a story for a session, but rather what sort of things you should get ready and have to hand when you run… Read More »

GM Tips: Preparing for a Campaign Part 3 – What sort of things should you prep at the start of a campaign?

By | 31st January 2017

We’ve talking about about pre-campaign prep and scheduling your game prep in previous instalments of this series, now it’s time to talk about the sort of things that you should be looking to have prepped for the start of your campaign.

GM Tips: Preparing for a Campaign Part 2 – Scheduling Prep

By | 19th January 2017

Scheduling your prep I generally try to be organised when it comes to getting my prep done for a campaign, some people prefer a more seat-of-their-pants approach but I like to know what I have left to do and organise it into managable pieces, it helps me get the prep done and also helps relax… Read More »

GM Tips: Preparing for a Campaign Part 1

By | 25th October 2016

A while back on a YouTube video I did about preparing for a Star Wars game FĂ¡bio Fontes requested some more advice on prepping for a more long-term campaign; I’ve been thinking for a while about how best to do this, and I think that doing it as a video probably isn’t the best way… Read More »