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GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. The GM Quick Tips are single hacks discovered in the minds of storytellers everywhere.
There you are, on game day with players due to arrive any minute, and your table…

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The world of Overlight is chock full of bright colors, weird creatures, and kaleidoscopic fantasy. We’ve been having a blast exploring the world in our Overlight: Fractured Paradox series and hope that gamers have been playing the game and creating their own adventure across the different s…

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GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we took care of dice fudging, and now it’s finally time to get back to encounters.
Encounters are the mainstay of every roleplaying game. Simply defined…

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As a good DM, you’ve probably put together playlists of just the right mood music. Have you considered changing up your lighting, though? With modern (and increasingly inexpensive) smart lighting, you can pull off some fancy tricks to get your players into the game.
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GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we touched base on captivating player interest, and this week let’s set some shiny objects in front of them.
We’ve covered a variety of topics with the GM Tip…

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GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we touched base on using story beats to check your campaign framework, and this week we hit on a pretty vital topic—player interest.
Without players at the t…

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GM Tips Our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we talked about the plague of favoritism and how to avoid it, this week we shift gears entirely to discuss running games out of a single location.
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GM Tips Our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we focused on relationships between characters and this week we will move to a heavier topic of relationships between people—favoritism.
Favoritism is a subtle t…

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GM Tips is ur series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we mixed cocktails and talked about storytelling while drunk, and… now we come back down to earth—getting your large swath of NPC’s into your play…

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GM Tips Our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, tackled making living cities, and this week we will discuss an infinite pool of sidequests—downtime actions!
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