If your group has kids and you play Role-Playing Games, then eventually, at some point, your kids are going to ask if they can play Role-Playing Games with you. And so, you wind up asking yourself the inevitable question: How to I get them involved?
This great How to book will give you the secrets to including your kids in your hobby and have fun doing it.
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Once you've decided to push beyond the exceptional and become an Expert Gamemaster, then it's time to take a step back to take a broader view of Gamemastering, and, once you have that view, ask yourself what refinements you can make to your craft.
Out of the entire group, the Gamemaster is the only person who must bring craft to the table, and it is the quality of that craft that separates... [click here for more]
Role-Playing Games are dungeons.
Sure, there are a lot of other aspects to Role-Playing Games, but their heart is the dungeon. Most games have only a few other states you can be in - traveling, in town, and editing your character. And most would have you spend as little time in those other states as possible.
The three most classic dungeon locales are the ruined keep, the cave system, and the... [click here for more]
Combat is an integral part of most role-playing games, and in many of them the most IMPORTANT part. Lots of RPGs have game systems almost entirely devoted to rules used for adjudicating fights; whether between individuals, vehicles, or massed armies. Many of these conflict resolution mechanics are complicated, and can take a long time to resolve at the table. This can lead to lots of downtime,... [click here for more]
Role Playing Games tend to focus on their unusual aspects. In a Science Fiction game, there will be great emphasis on the different alien races and the superior technology. In a Horror game, you will see it accentuating the source of the fear in it. And in many other settings, this unusual aspect is magic.
This book will introduce you to all different
possibilities of integrating magic into... [click here for more]