The second part of our conversation with Johannes Paavola about all things gaming prep.Continue reading “Gaming Prep – Part 2”
I’m an unashamed fan of the idea of clocks within RPGs, if you’re not familiar with this concept the clock (a concept I encountered first in Apocalypse World) is simply a method of tracking how many intervals of time have to pass before an event occurs. Clocks tend to be represented in Apocalypse World and other such games as a circle divided into segments.
In the clock to the left there are eight segments, each time certain criteria were met you–as the GM–would fill in one or more segments, when they are all filled in the event (whatever that might be) occurs in your games.
Spurred on by an idea from Hannah and the discovery of a cache of old Dragon magazines in our garage, this episode we’re talking about running games with multiple plotlines.Continue reading “Multiple Plotlines”
In our first episode of 2021 myself and Hannah are looking at five simple tips you can use to encourage people to stay in-character during your games.Continue reading “5 Tips for Staying In-Character”
In this episode we discuss how you can use that most powerful of all magics, wishes, in your D&D game.Continue reading “Wishes”
Running NPC heavy scenes can be very challenging for both GMs and players, in this episode we’re offering some tips to help lighten the load a little.Continue reading “5 Tips for Running NPC Heavy Scenes”
It’s been a long day here at Red Dice Diaries, so I thought that–whilst Hannah is running her Star Trek game on my desktop upstairs–I’d offer some advice on running a game when your well of creativity has run dry or you’re feeling low in energy.
It’s bank holiday Monday here in the UK, and Hannah has some questions about what do to when players “go off the rails” or spin off into a random tanget.
It’s Wednesday and we’re offering some tips to make running your first session of a new system go a little smoother.
It’s the middle of the week and–given the current situation worldwide–many people are planning on taking their gaming online.
In this episode Hannah and myself often ten tips for making your online gaming experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.