Tag Archives: preparing for a game

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 Fábio 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 »

How I prepare for a Star Wars one-shot

By | 7th February 2016

Sam posted in the Tide of Change group saying that it would be useful to see how some of the GMs prepare for their sessions, so over the course of the weekend I’ve maded this video outlining the process that I go through to create a Star Wars one-shot.

Written material for my Changeling: the Lost game

By | 28th June 2015

I’ve posted a video talking about the planning that went into my Changeling: the Lost one-shot and the actual play of the game is also available on my Youtube channel; I’ve also combined all of the written material and graphics that I prepared for the game into a single zip file that you can access.… Read More »