The Arcana Wiki – Generators

The Arcana Wiki has a tools menu containing an excellent series of random generators (covering a number of different subjects) that will be very helpful to time-pushed GMs: http://arcana.wikidot.com/random-nations  

How I use Fronts in my Jadepunk Game

Recently I chatted on-air with James Chambers about the organisational aid called Fronts that is featured in the various ‘powered by the apocalypse’ games (Apocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monster of the Week, Tremulus, etc) and how they could be used in other games to help a GM organise their plots and keep track of what is going on. […]

Discussing Fronts with James Chambers

In this video I discuss Fronts (an excellent tool for GM organisation and plot planning pioneered in the Powered by the Apocalypse series of game with James Chambers.

[RPG] Using Rory’s Story Cubes as an Idea Generator for RPGs

Using Rory’s Story Cubes as an Idea Generator for RPGs I’m sure we’ve all been in this situation at one point or another in our lives, you’ve got a game to prepare for the end of the week, you’ve been staring at your notes while the seconds tick by and waiting for some sort of […]

[Handout-RPG] Jadepunk NPC Journal

In addition to providing a newsletter for my players (as detailed in my last post here) I also wanted to create a sort of NPC journal that would store details on major NPCs that have been encountered and that would act as an aide memoir for both my players and myself; i’ve created a rough […]

[GM Tools-RPG] NPC gestures/body language

Below is a link to a great document detailed potential different body language signals for various emotions, it was shared on the G+ Tabletop Roleplaying Community by Giuseppe Antonelli and should be of great use to anyone looking to get a bit more drama and emphasis into their NPCs. (I also found out from Guiseppe’s post that […]

[GM tools-RPG] Edittable old newspaper template

This is a resource that TheRogueDM put me onto for use in my Jadepunk campaign, it’s a Powerpoint presentation that allows you to create an antique style newspaper: http://www.presentationmagazine.com/editable-old-newspaper-template-4520.htm

[GM Tools-RPG] Tabula Rasa Custom Item Cards website

The following website is an excellent resource for roleplaying games (particularly those of a fantasy genre), it allows you to create customisable item cards using an easy template system. http://itemcards.com/

Notes from recent Tremulus game

I recently ran a session of the Tremulus RPG, a game using the ‘powered by the Apocalypse’ engine in a mythos horror setting (you can find a write-up of the session here – http://reddicediaries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/ebon-eaves-tremulus-session.html) the game went really well despite having had minimal prep put into it; to show how little prep went into it i’ve put […]