Campaigns, World Building, and Character Development

Hey, guys! Venger Satanis here. How's it going? More importantly, how's your Game Mastery? I'm writing a book on how to Game Master better. It's called How to Game Master... more
Shit happens when you're out adventuring. There's you and your comrades vs. the enemy, but every once in awhile, something else creeps in, becoming a minor or major issue,... more
I've long been a fan of Dungeon Crawl Classics and its Mighty Deeds rule. While GMs can routinely encourage players to fully describe their actions and think outside the box, it'... more
While this article is specifically geared towards Vampire: the Masquerade, the ideas presented are applicable to most tabletop RPGs. As a Storyteller for beginners and “local”... more
Background: For some time now, I have been looking for a setting which contained elements of the Cthulhu Mythos, weird pulp-fiction and high fantasy. My desire to find such a... more
This morning, I was thinking about the power of visualization. Athletes, business people, and life coaches do it. Why not gamers? Especially when most of our table time is... more
I put on my DVD of The Dark Crystal this morning for my 3 1/2 year old. Watching the gelflings, I thought... why not elf females? The elven women of Kyrra are born with... more
I'll be posting weekly write-ups on regional PC races. Humans have different cultures (implying various strengths and weaknesses) based upon where they live, why not the... more
I've added this d100 list to my dropbox here. I'm not sure who created this list or why all the words run together without any spaces in them when I copy/paste it anywhere, but... more
By Rick Stump Many years ago I spent an entire Summer studying demographics (some details here as to why a 10 year old would do that) and concluded that I would reject what was... more
The more I run the game, the more I realize the importance and simplicity of a 1 in 6 chance. Flipping needless through your unorganized GM binder trying to find rules, stats, or... more
Are you like me and enjoy running RPGs at conventions? Do you run an ongoing campaign? If so, here is an idea. Take adventures written for your campaign and modify them into... more